Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation Review!

Thursday 12 November 2009

Hey Ladies!!

I know i know, i’m a pap blogger & have been MIA quite a bit at the moment, i am constantly at work at the moment or being distracted by a boy, those of you who follow me on twitter will know all about it, had a death in the family & just haven’t been on my own for the longest time, so have had no time for anything let alone blogging, i have had time to shop, there’s always time to shop so i need to do a haul video or blog post ASAP, i.e. before i buy anything else. (i began writing this post a week ago & failed at that aim! big time)

So i wanted to do a review on my Illamasqua purchase for you all, after the makeover ‘experience’ i received at the Illamasqua bloggers event i had to buy the rich liquid foundation mainly because after rubbing 90% off with my scarf my skin was flawless.

My view on the product

In a word WOW! This stuff is unbelievable, the coverage is the fullest I've ever found to the point that i haven't tried using it on its own yet which is unheard of for me!

I personally have been mixing it with Revlon colour stay foundation or Nars matt foundation, i know you’re supposed to mix with a moisturiser but my oily skin would mean it would slide off & i need to not look like shit at work. These combinations last for a good 10 hours at work so i love the lasting power. As for coverage of blemishes it works a treat & the same for dark circles, my use of concealed has dropped dramatically and to use the word flawless with this foundation would be an understatement as it makes you look dead with the level of pigmentation and pore coverage that you get. This is obviously a good thing but can be a pain in the arse when you’re in a rush as you have to do more extra steps to make yourself look alive so you do look like you have a bit of makeup on so if you’re after the ‘no makeup’ look this really isn’t for you.

As most of you will know my holy grail foundation is my RMK creamy foundation, so as with testing any foundation i do have to compare it. So does this compete/beat the RMK? I have to say in a few departments it really does.

The coverage test is certainly won by Illamasqua as is the price as it’s about £10 less than the RMK, however the overall winner has to be the RMK due to the finish you get, it makes my skin look practically flawless and glowing whereas the Illamasqua makes my skin look completely flawless and dead. This means i use less makeup with the RMK & look glowing compared to the more makeup i need with the Illamasqua & i look flawless but have the slightly made up look.

I definitely recommend this product to everyone who needs/wants a fuller coverage & i’ve used it every day since i got it so i think that says a lot! The colour range is brilliant but choosing your shade may be tricky if you cant get to a Illamasqua counter, i personally used Illamasquas online swatches.

Illamasqua Swatches

Hope that was useful to some of you & let me know your favourite foundations, i love trying new ones out!! & let me know how you all are, i miss being on twitter so much & miss everyone!!

Thanks for reading & have a lovely evening/day!

Lots of love & hugs & kisses


  1. thanks for this, I've been curious about the Rich foundation for a while!

  2. damn i so wish we had illamasqua in new zealand!

  3. Wow great review, mostly for the RMK props as I have never tried them before *toddles off to counter* lol xx

  4. I wanna try this :) what sahde did you get Nic? xx

  5. @cheated hearts i got shade 140, its for yellow based skins & is quite light bit too light for me really but i mix with a darker foundation!! xxx


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