I enjoy medium to build-able coverage and whilst my skin is by no means terrible, I do suffer from break outs and being so naturally pale, my skin display’s a number of different colours from blue to pink, resulting in an uneven skin tone that looks better (to me) when evened out with foundation.
The SB foundation range has an amazing shade variety suiting a number of skin tones meaning it is more accessible for everyone. I am currently wearing the shade 4.5 which, whilst I have been colour matched by a make-up artist at Illamasqua, I find it interesting that I am wearing an olive yellow undertone when I would always position myself with a pink undertone. Of course, I am glad about this as yellow undertones are much more universal and flattering, however it is worth noting that this foundation line also carries shades with other undertones such as ‘pink with yellow’, ‘red with yellow’ and ‘yellow with pink’.
The ‘Skin Base Foundation’ combines the finish of a BB cream with the coverage of a liquid foundation and was inspired by asian beauty balms and a realistic, effortless complexion. I would compare it in likeness to ‘Face + Body‘ from MAC, providing a light, build-able coverage which is neither too dewy or matte. I dispense two or three drops and apply with the Real Techniques Expert Face brush in a buffing motion. I must admit this foundation is an odd one to get out of the plastic bottle which is not squeezy, the foundation just seems to drip out when you shake it and I do wonder how you acquire the last dregs.
It’s worth nothing that SBF doesn’t contain an SPF so make sure you wear one underneath to protect your skin. Remember if you’re being photographed with flash the lack of an SPF means you’re not left with a white chalky complexion.