A good few weeks ago I went into Selfridges to visit the Illamasqua counter as I wanted to try the Skin Base foundation really badly.
As you know they do not give samples of their stuff. Not sure why but it sucks!
Anyway, after reading lots of reviews I realised that you either love or hate this foundation.
I wanted to love it so I got matched and all done at the counter to see how I felt about it.
The numbers did not make a lot of sense to me.
The GORGEOUS girl at the counter matched me with number 11 and another number like 8 say.
I asked her why the jump in the number but she mainly said something about the undertones.
She was super nice and even said that the light at the counter wasn't great and that I should check myself in a mirror that was far away. I thought that was risky for her. Sales assistants are always for that split second when you decide to buy it or not and than generally happens when you are looking at yourself int he mirror after they apply the product.
I guess she was very confident on this foundation because I indeed went back and said: I'll take it!
Here is what I look like with the foundation on.
Mind you, this was taken with my super camera (my new Canon 600D), which I haven't mastered yet.
I find it too realistic. I mean there are even things that are not visible to the human eye but yet you can see them on the photos. Also, my brows look horribly done but trust me- they were perfect in person.
The photos below are some with flash and this is how it will look! I haven't edited or retouched any photo!
Also I didn't set the foundation with any powder! You do get a stain finish with it.