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Skin Base Foundation


Skin Base Foundation

What it is: A foundation for creating a natural, skin-match finish. What it does: Skin Base Foundation lets you effortlessly create a perfect complexion, and like the entire Illamasqua foundation range, is undetectable in a professional HD environment. Suitable for all skin types, its hydrating formula primes, controls shine, hydrates, and smooths your skin while providing natural, buildable coverage. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Sulfates- Synthetic Dyes- GMOs- Triclosan
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Questions & Answers for Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

Question
Where are the rest of the shades?
There are more shades between 1 and 3.5...why isn't the entire shade range being offered?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on Skin Base Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
8.5 is missing too. I have been waiting months for it. The website also says it is not in any Sephora store in New York. I originally bought it at the Meatpacking store, and then online.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
villagegrl
(New York, NY)
answer 2
So I just heard back from Illamasqua and they said the numbering was no mistake. The shades sephora has are exclusives to sephora (but will shortly be added to the Illamasqua website). So they ARE different than what is on the Illamasqua website, and sephora is missing (quite) a few shades. The lady recommended that I go into sephora to find my "perfect match". Too bad Illamasqua's line isn't available in most sephora stores...yet (hopefully).
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
jswim
(Grand Blanc)
answer 3
I think the only shade they aren't offering is shade 2. I don't know where Sephora got the half-steps from, but the Illamasqua website only goes up in whole steps. I have shade 2. Shade 2 is VERY fair with pink undertones. In the bottle it literally is a whitish peachy pink.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
jswim
(Grand Blanc)
Question
does this foundation have any Parabens?
Hey there~~

Trying to match a color with MUFE 145 if this doesn't have any parabens in it.

Thanks!
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
effect
(Delta)
on Skin Base Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
It does contain parabens. Parabens have been stated to be a cause for cancer, when used excessively. The quantity that is used in cosmetics is usually not enough to cause cancer unless used along with many other products that cause cancer. I hope this helps.
answered 9 months ago
RedLips4ever
(San Diego CA)
answer 2
Except parabens have been found in breast cancer tumors.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
marilynashell
(OKC, OK)
answer 3
This foundation contains parabens as a preservative. I don't understand why it would matter, parabens have never been tested positive to having any negative affects on our health.
answered 2 years ago
calmomo
(Oakland, CA)
Question
colour match/store locations
Hi! I've been MUF HD foundation in 115 for the last couple of years but I find it a little bit too pink for me (I bought 117 by accident the other month and it was too yellow). I recently switched to Kat Von D Lock-it foundation in Light 44. The MUF HD was great other than the colour issue bc I like a more natural finish. The Kat Von D colour seems slightly better but is quite matte and a bit heavier than I'd like it to be. I'm pretty fair and I think I have a both pink and yellow undertones(?). What is the closest match for me in the Illumasqua line? (I don't mind buying the white to lighten a colour up, if need be.)

Also, which Sephora Canada locations carry this line?

Thank you!
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Saskatchewan, Canada)
on Skin Base Foundation
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you try your Kat Van D Lock It foundation with a damp beauty blender, you'll be much happier with it...
answered 7 months ago
indeed
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
I normally wear MUFE 115. The closest in Skin base is 3.5 but it is still pretty pink and a little darker then MUFE 115 so I need to lighten it with Skin base 2 to get the right shade. Hope that helps!
answered 11 months ago
Aurenn
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
I am a 118 in MUFE. I use 5.5 , so I might suggest to you 4.5 to try first. I have pinky surface tones and yellow under tones and this nuetralizes very well.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
beautywatcher
(Poughkeepsie, NY)
Question
Where is shade 2 or 2.5?
There is a shade missing and it is shade 2 or 2.5. Will this shade become available? Why are there not enough pale shades available in all foundations period?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
whistlingdixiee
(AL)
on Skin Base Foundation
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Thanks! I did order Skin Base Foundation in shade #2 from Illamasqua.com. It is pale enough for my skin! No oxidation at all.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
whistlingdixiee
(AL)
answer 2
Shade 2 is available through the Illamasqua website. They do ship to the U.S. If you are very pale with pink undertones, shade 2 is totally worth getting it from the UK. I have also found Bobbi Brown alabaster and Burburry foundation in shade 2 to be great for pale skin with pink undertones.

You could also purchase the white and mix it in to your current foundation.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
jswim
(Grand Blanc)
Question
Is shade 3.5 the same as shade 3? Why the half numbers?
And does it have yellow undertones? in the picture it looks more pink than yellow to me.
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
rav85
(Baton Rouge, LA)
on Skin Base Foundation
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
3 is "olive yellow undertones" and 3.5 is "pink undertone with yellow" the shade numbers aren't necessarily an indicator that it is darker with this brand, sometimes they are similar in how "dark" or "light" they are but it just indicates a different undertone. The Illamasqua website describes the shades much better than the Sephora website does :)
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
omgsars
(Victoria, BC)
answer 2
No, 3 and 3.5 are NOT the same! You are right: 3.5 is pink based while 3 is yellow based. The .5 shades are new ones that were recently added to the Illamasqua website. You can contact them through their website, illamasqua (dot) com. HTH.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Toronto, Canada)
Question
Best way to apply??
Beauty blender, buffing brush, ect? Thanks!! Also, what the heck is with the .5's? Is sephora carrying shades with a neutral base?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
emilytrue
on Skin Base Foundation
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've found this to be one of the easiest foundations to apply. I put a dot on my finger and then dab and pat it all over my face. Then I take my Tarte foundation brush -- its kind of like a kabuki brush -- and buff it into my skin. It's fast to do and doesn't take a lot of work. I've never gotten a more natural, airbrushed look from a foundation before in my life!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
jacinta7990
(NJ)
answer 2
Use a buffing brush. I use real techniques expert face brush. A little goes a LONG way. The yellow/pink are what they consider neutral I believe. The .5 shades are exclusive to sephora (at the moment) according to Illamasqua.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
jswim
(Grand Blanc)
Question
is ths foundation great for dry skin ?
I have pretty dry skin except for around the t zone. I tried using the hd foundation and didnt really like it .Before that i used the Dior skin forever flawless perfection makeup(in shade 21 ) and loved that dewy finshed it gave my skin . So will this be a good foundation for me ?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
brittanycchavez
(San Bernardino, CA)
on Skin Base Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
You could use this foundation with dry skin, but if you want a more dewy luminous foundation this is not the one for you. Perhaps try NARS sheer glow!
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
omgsars
(Victoria, BC)
answer 2
Yes it does the same thing. :)
answered 2 years ago
samamfa
(East Fishkill, NY)
Question
IS this product good for acne prone skin?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
barrel
(Brooklyn, NY)
on Skin Base Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
I have sensitive break-out prone skin and this foundation has caused me no problems.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
omgsars
(Victoria, BC)
answer 2
I wouldn't say its "good" for acne skin because it doesn't contain anything that would treat breakouts but I have mild breakouts/post-acne marks and I love it.

It's not oil free but it glides on really smoothly, (buff it on with a good brush) it stays in place all day and has good coverage for blemished skin.
answered 2 years ago
calmomo
(Oakland, CA)
Question
Is it possible to use Shade 1 as an everyday foundation?
I am incredibly pale, and have found Shade 2 to be too dark for my skintone. If I buff it out well, could I use Shade 1 as an everyday foundation, or would it look too theatrical?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
carrolling
(Dublin, Ireland)
on Skin Base Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
Shade 01 is pure white. I purchased shade 01 and mix it with my darker foundations to make them the right shade :)
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
omgsars
(Victoria, BC)
answer 2
It would be better if you mixed shade 1 with shade 2, as the purpose of the white shade is to lighten foundations if need be to get your perfect shade. Shade 1 on it's on would, I believe, look too theatrical. Hope this helps!
answered 1 year ago
natalieviolet
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
What's the best shade for NW 10 complexion?
I'm trying to pick the right shade from the online swatches, which is making me nervous. I have NW10 skin - usually I use the lightest shade of any foundation but I want to be sure. Any suggestions?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
adorablevillain
(Seattle, WA)
on Skin Base Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
NW10 is a touch too dark on me and I found shade 2 (available on the Illamasqua website) was perfect on me. If you're a true NW10 you might be okay with 2.5-3.5 depending on your undertones. If you buy from Illamasqua's website you can't try and return though, so I'd start with Sephora and go lighter if you find shades 3 and 3.5 too dark.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
BriannaB
(Winnipeg, MB)
answer 2
I am a NW20 and I'm a shade 6.5. I would definitely go higher. To be on the safe side, I would recommend to go personally if you have the opportunity.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
GE24
(New York, NY)
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