Up to the last year or so, I’ve just used a bit of concealer with powder and blusher. However I’ve never really been happy with the finished look – I end up looking cakey around my nose (and come 2pm I look like I never went through all the trouble of putting makeup on in the morning...one word rough!!!). And also just to make it all better I suffer from redness around my nose, which given my lovely fair complexion really shows up, so I really want a more even look. I’m also after what every other girl wants – staying powder!!! (God that sounds like a cheesy ad)
Anyway, so I’ve recently purchased Illamasqua Light Liquid Fluid Foundation in shade LF115 £21.00 (for very light skin haha....I’m that pale). This is one of their new products which is meant to (from the website)
‘The new Light Liquid Foundation is lightweight and
has a dewy finish. It has been designed to mimic
the skin’s natural look, whilst still covering blemishes’
I actually had this put on at the counter with Satin Primer underneath and loved it! And was really impressed with the selection of shades they stock - a lot better than most brands.
So couldn’t wait to give it a go at home.....
I was actually a little disappointed on my first go at home. The colour is perfect for me, even though it looks quite white on, it blends into me skin tone really well. But I really don’t want to use the term ‘Blends well’, as this is my big problem with the product, it doesn’t really blend well. It is a bit pasty and goes very patchy by my nose within a couple of hours of application and really needs to be re-applied by lunch :(. I don’t apply it with a primer, as I don’t currently have one...that’s the next job!, so I don’t know if that would help, so may give that a try. However I still think the same problems will occur.
My disappointment with the product has resulted in me returning back to Bourjois – 10hr Sleep effect, mixed with ELF’s Tinted moisturisers (reviews of both to follow shortly)after just 2 weeks, and given the prices of £8.99 and £1.50 these are substantially different in price from the £21.00.
Giddy Princess has also purchased the foundation - however I’m unsure whether this is the Light Liquid Foundation or the Rich Liquid Foundation, however she’s had the same difficulties ‘goes on like a paste, hard to blend and although it stays on all day it looks horrible on my skin’.
I really want to love this but just couldn’t......just so disappointed as I love their nail varnishes, lip gloss, lip sticks and eye-shadows, basically everything but the foundation :(
Has anybody else given the foundation ago? How have you got on? Any recommendations for primers that may help?