This Foundation was the first product I tried in the Hourglass line up. My skin has a tendency to be shiny so I love the mattifying effect of this foundation. I went to Sephora to be colour-matched, and it matched me with beige in the Mineral Veil Fluid Make Up Oil Free Broad Spectrum SPF 15 foundation (review on that to follow). The cosmetician helping me said that the beige in this formula would also match. I bought this is beige and warm beige, mostly because in the summer my skin tone becomes a bit more tanned, and I figured I can mix them to get the right shade up until the fall winter season. I’m glad I did. The beige in this formula is a bit lighter than it is in the other.
This is the formula I choose if there are potential photo ops, it keeps the shine down, and is velvety in texture. But mixing of the shades is a bit cumbersome. Overall, I really love it.
According to Hourglass/Sephora this is “A breakthrough liquid-to-powder foundation formula that absorbs oil, camouflages imperfections, and delivers a long-lasting, velvet-matte finish.”
What it does:
This high-tech foundation incorporates cashmere kaolinite clay, which offers exceptional oil absorption—absorbing 75 percent of its weight in sebum while retaining the skin’s natural moisture. The oil-free, humidity-proof, and water-resistant formula transforms instantly from liquid to powder creating an all-day finish that camouflages imperfections and never looks dull or flat. Immaculate’s superfine treated pigments provide unsurpassed coverage without looking cakey or mask-like, and effectively eliminate the need for powder, blotting, or constant touch-ups throughout the day.
Apparently there are anti-aging properties in this foundation. I wasn’t able to tell, but I love the finish, and am a bit hooked on Hourglass products as a result.
I’ll post some swatches shortly.