Haul of The Day: Illamasqua Foundation (Pictures & Review)

Happy Sunday everyone!

I can't believe a week has passed by since my last post. Geez, I've been busy with personal and work issues, sorry. Anyway, I just bought some new products, and I am going to share my experience with you guys. :)

Yesterday, I bought these some amazing stuff from Sephora. I was actually eyeing them for quite a while, but I stopped myself from buying any cosmetic product because I have tons of MAC sitting inside my bathroom drawer. Well, it was my BF who said, "Get them and get it over with if you want them so bad". LOL. I am so thankful to have a BF who is very supportive. In many occassions, he had helped me picked my dresses, and my lipsticks. Ha! Ha! :)

This is one of the products that I have tried:

Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation in RF 240

Color Swatch on my NC 42 Skin

You can find the color selection at Sephora.com

What this foundation does:

Lock away your inhibitions and bring your confidence to the fore. Touted by professional makeup artists, Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation provides maximum, long-lasting coverage without feeling or looking heavy. It blends easily and hides problem areas perfectly. Create your canvas and then paint your work of art.
My verdict:
I absolutely agree that this Illamasqua Foundation provides a long lasting coverage without feeling or looking heavy. It also covers dark circles like a great concealer, which is a plus. The only thing that bothers me a bit is the color selection. It only has about 9 colors to choose from. I am NC 42 in MAC, and I can't find my exact shade. Bummer! I should be in between RF240 (for deep olive skin with golden undertones) and RF210 (for medium skin with neutral undertones) since I have a medium golden/yellow undertone. RF210 is lighter than my skin color, but I tried it anyway, and of course it made me look pasty/ashy! Blaeh! One thing I hate to see is the color of my face is lighter than my neck! Some girls I know don't mind it, but I sure do! The RF240 color is darker than my overall complexion, but I don't mind it at all. (See above pic). I'd rather look tanned than pasty. LOL. All I have to do is blend it well, and set it with a powder than is a shade lighter, and voila, I am good to go! It does stay for a whole day, and does not cause any breakout. I will definitely repurchase. Oh another thing, IT HAS NO SPF, which is awesome for photography. ;)

I am going to post about others sometimes this week since I have not yet tried them.

Till then!




나니 said...

Ugh : / sucks that the color selection is very limited! I heard a lot about Illamasqua tho.. Might wanna try it out some time : D

Rinz said...

Lili: yeah..the colors are so limited! But I am sure you will find your shade :D

Christine said...

i really want to try Illamasqua, their products look so pretty :)

Christine said...

Yeah, amazing right? :)

xoxo Christine

Jo Woods said...

great review, the foundation looks amazing, shame about the colour selection xxx

gingerSnaps said...

This is absolutely what I need. I'm searching for a long lasting foundation.
I will try this product. looks amazing!

Bonnie said...

I probably sound like a mini-Snooki, guidette, Jersey Shore freak, but if anything, I prefer my face to be darker than my neck so I look like less of an albino. A fake tan is still a tan, right?
I like to match perfectly.
Otherwise it bothers me all day.
When I see girls whose faces are differently colored than the rest of their bodies, I just want to spray them with water and wash their makeup off.

Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Sana said...

Ooooh I really like the sound of this! Bummer it doesn't have more shades though. Great post hun! xx

Rinz said...

Bonnie: well said!! It bothers me too to see Asian girls or any colored skin girls to look lighter than their original colors lol . Bright is fine but lighter is a no no !

Marie said...

Thanks for the review, this sounds promising!:D

I'm an NC 42 too, this shade should work for me.:D

Have a great week!:D

***** Marie *****

Paola said...

answer:thank you so muche for your lovely comment!!


DinaXYYan said...

This sounds like a really amazing foundation! I need great coverage foundation :D

DesignerSpray said...

The foundation does make your skin look flawless. I'm between an NC37 - NC40. Must check out out Temptalia's foundation matrix to see if they have a shade for me. :) xo

Kirsty said...

Hey babe! Wow haven't heard from you in so long. I hope you are doing well :) I am NC 35 ish in Mac foundations but I do find it quite lighter on me. f I get 240 in Illamasque do you think this would be ok??

Merry christmas and Happy new year babes. :)

All the best

MsRinz said...

I was wondering why you didn't get RF233? Is a shade lighter than RF240.

dianxae said...

RF233 would still be too light for her. Illamasqua's shade range for this foundation if too small. I wear Mac in NC40 and RF233 is a bit too light but as long as I bronze the perimeter of my face and contour a bit I'm fine. Of course blending down to my décolleté is a must though.


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