The Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free
Price: $64 CAD (Sephora)
Free of: Parabens & Phthalates
Size: 1 Oz
I am someone who dislikes to have layers of make up on my face as I feel my skin cannot breath under a layer of primer, foundation, and powder. This is why I usually opt for foundations that are mattifying.
I stumbled upon this foundation on a hunt to replace my Bourjois mousse foundation and instantly loved it. Though its bottled like a liquid foundation it leans towards a mousse texture, making this foundation a good mix between liquid and mousse. When you first apply it, it spreads like a liquid but as you continue to blend it in it turns into a powder finish leaving a medium – light coverage. Since I have combination skin I have noticed that my dryer areas do get ashy therefore would not recommend it to those with dry skin. But if you fair on the more normal to oily side I highly recommend this foundation. As for fine lines I have not noticed a huge issue but using a good primer would definitely help in avoiding the foundation from sinking into lines.
I loved the packaging as clear bottles tend to look dirty as you use the foundation. However I did notice clumps forming at the pump, so before use you should wipe away the bit of foundation that has dried at the front but this has not clogged the pump.
The line carries 16 shades and I find that the shade Nude matched my skin tone very well. Being in Asian between pale and tanned makes it hard to find a middle ground that has a hint of yellow tone.
Finally, for last-ability it does a great job, it does not melt off in hot weather or from wearing it for long periods of time.
Overall, this is a great foundation for those who enjoy using foundation without setting powder. Though it is a steep price for just a foundation I feel it is a good investment as not much of the foundation is required if you are going for a natural cake-free look.
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