Friday, 8 May 2015

ILLAMASQUA SKIN BASE FOUNDATION

This foundation is raved about sooo much and even though it's very pricey compared to other brands, I ended up buying two shades with my pro membership discount.  I was unsure of what shade to get but after asking around most said a 6 or 6.5 would be ideal for my NC25 skin.  I opted for 6.5 then an 8.5 for days when I'm more tanned.

I've been using 6.5 for the past week and I'm seriously in love with it... it gives amazing coverage but still looks like skin and gives off a subtle glow and satin effect.  I've also used this foundation on a few clients and love how it looks as it's great for more skin types and the fact that it's so easy to work with without having to blend for ages is a huge plus.  You can build up more layers for extra coverage, I need about 2-3 layers as I do have some acne scarring on my cheeks and it covers them perfect with a couple of layers without the need for any concealer.

For reference, I do have quite oily skin so I do need to touch up with powder every couple of hours just to keep it looking perfect which I don't mind doing... this product is amazing for photography too and I will possibly buy more shades and use it as my bridal foundation for clients.
FACE
MAC Prep + Prime Base
Illamasqua Skinbase Foundation '6.5'
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer 'NW15' under eyes
Chanel Bronze De Soleil
MAC MSF Natural 'Medium Dark'
MAC Power Blush 'Harmony' to contour lightly
MAC MSF Natural 'Deep Dark' to bronze the skin
MAC MSF 'Lightscapade' to highlight cheekbones
MAC Powder Blush 'Rosy Outlook' lightly dusted on apples of cheeks

EYES
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer 'NC20' to prime lids
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows in:  'Cocoa Bear, Frappe, Mocha' on the lid all blended
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in 'Corrupt' blended on outer edge up into crease
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in 'Shimma Shimma' to highlight tear duct and brow bone
Inglot gel liner in '77'
Smashbox Eyeshadows in 'Rustic and Oxidise' on lower lash line
MAC #35 lashes (love these!)

BROWS
Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade 'Chocolate'
MAC Pro Longwear Brow Set 'Bold Brunette'


LIPS
MAC Lip Liner Pencil 'Vino'
MAC Lipstick 'Diva'


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