Illamasqua Powder Foundation.

Saturday, April 27, 2013


 "Be the star of your own drama. The mainstay of film and theatre make-up artists, Illamasqua Powder Foundation glides over your skin, covering blemishes, correcting skin tone and leaving a shine-free look that lasts all night. Create a stunningly flawless base that begs to be touched. Comes in a mirror compact for touch-ups on the go."


I really like Illamasqua; their brand ethics, style and dare-to-be-different attitude really sets them apart from many other brands around at the moment. As a pale-skinned lady, they're always the first counter I head to if I'm in need of foundation as they have some of the palest shades on the market - including a pure white! I've been using their Skin Base Liquid Foundation for over a year now and really love it, so I decided it was justifiable to splash out on another of their face products - the Power Foundation.

Firstly, the shade is perfect, which is definitely no mean feat for me. I was matched to 115, the lightest shade minus the whites. Described as being for "very light skin with neutral undertones", the colour is undetectable on my skin - it just makes my skin much more even, and gives it a soft, matte look which I love. Illamasqua include a little powder puff with this product which is a nice touch, but I've been applying it with a soft kabuki brush which I much prefer. I've been using this dusted lightly over any oily areas after applying liquid foundation, or just on its own for a slightly more casual, everyday look. It can also be used with a damp brush for fuller coverage.

12 comments

  1. this sounds fab!! I didn't realise they did really light shades, so I definitely need to check them out :) xx

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  2. That looks amazing! xx

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  3. Thank you very much for the review - I've been looking at the brand for a while. I think I will try this powder after I finish the one I've got now. x

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  4. I've seen the brand on so many Blogs, it sounds like it's a great brand, I don't like how I can't find it anywhere here!

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  5. interesting, i've always wanted to try their stuff but never have!
    thanks for sharing, i really like your blog & i'm definitely going to start following
    can't wait to see what else you have to share (: so please keep it up!

    xo, shannon marie

    shannily.blogspot.com

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  6. This seems like the perfect foundation for me! Definitely going to check it out. x

    Love your blog!
    http://catatheart.blogspot.com

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  7. Ooh, thanks for the review! Illamasqua just came to Toronto a few months ago and I'm so glad that it did! Such unique shades and formulas. This foundation sounds like such a great option for my combo/oily, fair skin! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  8. Your blog is just gorgeous.. I'm in serious awe of your photographs xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  9. I'm yet to try Illamasqua but this looks lovely!

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  10. I love Illamasqua <3<3 :-) Your blog is very lovely :-)

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  11. Love illamasqua. I want to try more of their blushes, but this bronzing duo called Glint and Burnish is a definite holy grail summer cheek product for sure! I should check out this powder foundation, I'm intrigued

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