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Thursday, 20 August 2009

Illamasqua Swatches

Rich Liquid Foundation in RF135

Illamasqua Rich liquid Foundation Swatch

Bronzing Duo in Glint/Writhe

Illamasqua Bronzer Swatch

Cream Blusher in Rude and Powder Blusher in Thrust

Illamasqua Blusher Swatch

Liptick Palette in Submit/Liv/Sonnet/Maneater and Intense Lipgloss in Absorb

Illamasqua Lip Swatches


  1. Ooh I *really* like Maneater and Rude


  2. Maneater is the perfect red, I really can't see how it wouldn't suit everyone.

  3. Would you recommend the RL foundation? I've been considering trying it, do you know how the colour 135 compares to other foundations? Have you tried NARS Sheer Glow? I noticed you tried the MUFE foundation in 117 also, is it similar in colour to the 135? Do you have any swatch comparisons?

  4. Having tried the new Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation I would no longer recommend the Rich Liquid. RL is very heavy and can look dry and mask like if you're not careful on the other hand the Skin Base looks natural and give the Illusion of perfect skin.
    I would say 135 is similar to a MAC NC20 but I'm shade 3 in Skin Base. MUFE 117 would be very close to 135 as would NARS Sheer Glow in Gobi.
    I love NARS Sheer Glow but I find I have to mix 2 shades to get my perfect match, I mix Gobi with a little Fiji.
    What shade are you in MAc foundation?

  5. I also want to try the skin base :-), does it have good coverage?
    I was looking for a high coverage foundation so I thought the RL would be perfect.
    MAC foundations are far too dark for me unfortunately. MUFE in 117 is really very dark on me but I can wear Gobi, I'm somewhere in between Siberia and Gobi. Do you have any swatches of the 135 with MUFE 117 or NARS Gobi? Is SB 03 the same colour as 135?
    Thank you so much for the help! I have no clue what shade to buy and I don't want to buy a foundation I can't use, I bought the CF 115 and it's far too light, such a shame.

  6. Skin Base as really good medium to full coverage but it looks natural.
    SB 03 is lighter than a MAC NC15 and as far as I know matches the RL in shade 135, I would say it close to NARS Gobi but I have finished my bottle so can't be 100% sure.
    Illamasqua foundations seem to run really light, I could have got away with the SB a couple of shades darker and it would have still blended in fine.
    I would say if you like NARS Gobi you'll like the SB 03, if your skin is more pink toned go for shade 02.