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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid to Powder Foundation, Final Review

I tried to like this.  I really, really did.


Color Match:

I've already griped about the color match I got but that's no fault of the foundation's.  The color of my Hourglass Immaculate Foundation was light but I guess not ridiculous since I haven't seen the sun in months, and I've used way too light foundations before and just covered them up with bronzer so how is this any different?

It's very different.  In the shade "Porcelain", this stuff is almost comically yellow toned and that does end up oxidizing into a very non-natural color on your face throughout the day.

Finish:

My main complaint, however, is the finish.  It's super, super matte and just looks very caked on, even when there's only one thin layer.  I know the bottle claims to be mattifying but I didn't expect it to be so matte, almost to the point of looking chalky.

Using other products on top of this to add some glow does not help.  I have very oily skin and so I hoped this would be a great product for me but it really wasn't.

Lasting Power:

My face didn't look as greasy at the end of the day but the foundation had still slid off of my nose and chin area, meaning I needed to touch up just as much, minus the blotting.

Application:

It balled up and flaked off during application whether with a brush, fingers or Beauty Blender.  I tried various moisturizers and serums under this to no avail.

Packaging:

The one upside was definitely the packaging - it's sturdy and the pump dispenses a good amount of product so you don't end up with way too much that gets wasted.  It is annoying that you can't see where you are in the bottle from the outside but that's really not a big deal to me at all since I normally get bored with something before I'm even done with it.

Don't worry though, I already ordered my YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat and I think it would have to be pretty awful to disappoint me after this stuff.

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