Monday, 12 January 2015

As White As Snow













 
Fair-skinned, and find it difficult to find a foundation that matches your skin tone?
Stop what you're doing and continue reading!

Say hello to Illamasqua's Skin Base in 01. I no longer need to worry about leaving the house with a mismatched face/neck combo. It works perfectly well with every foundation I've tried it with so far, especially Esteé Lauder Double Wear (which I have been reaching for a lot lately, as my skin has taken another turn for the worst!)
I usually mix it on my hand, 1/6 or so with my usual, and find that it lightens it up a shade or two, and doesn't effect the consistency of my foundation either.

I've used a white 'mixer' foundation in the past, (Barry M - many years ago), but I found that it made my foundation almost mask-like, as it was such a thick cream. This one is so much better, I'm not sure how I managed without it!
I'd been meaning to get my hands on it for about a year, and I wish I hadn't waited so long. I will 100% be repurchasing this when it runs out, and am also keen to try it in some actual colours as well, as I'm really impressed with the quality. 

The only foundation I don't feel the need to use it with, is NARS Siberia, as it's the only one I've found to be pale enough straight out of the bottle. However, with such a wide range of foundations in my makeup drawer, it feels like such a waste to turn my back on all of them. Thanks to this, I don't have to!

Have you ever given this foundation a go, or tried mixing your own colour match before?

13 comments:

  1. This sounds so good! I am not that pale myself, but I do have friends who are more on the pale side. Thanks for the great review Amy :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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    1. That's ok, it makes a good highlight, great for contouring too! x

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  2. I'm very pale too, and this sounds like it'd be perfect, finding a light enough shade is always a nightmare! xx

    Toasty

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    1. Tell me about it, haha!!! The end of a lifelong struggle! :) x

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  3. A product such as this is always super handy to have, I have most certainly thought about picking one up although I wish they did a smaller size.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. Definitely is! :) I was expecting it to be a little larger though, but I've barely made a dent in it so far, so I'm sure it'll last a long time! Luckily Illamasqua sales and discounts are usually quite good, so keep your eyes peeled ;) x

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  4. Hello Amy, I just wanted to say how much I love your blog! I stumbled across your Instagram which brought me here. I have always wanted my own house rabbit, and cannot get over how adorable Peter is! Hope to see some new blog posts soon :) Imogen x

    Miss Imogen Smith

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    1. Thank you Imogen! :D Sorry I haven't been that active recently, I'll be sure to write about Peter again soon! ;) x

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