I have been going insane this past week! Between a bizarre allergic reaction, and a bad cold, I haven’t been able to try any of my new products! It’s been killing me to see all of my new stuff piled on the counter.
My brother in law has been living with us for the last few months, and since he is leaving tomorrow, we went to dinner tonight. I mustered the strength to try out some of my new stuff, and I just had to do a quick review of the Hourglass Liquid Powder Foundation.
Let me just say, if you are incredibly oily, this foundation will be your holy grail! It is EXTREMELY mattifying and oil absorbing. I am usually really oily in my T-Zone area, and slightly oily on my cheeks over time, and this stuff kept me DRY, DRY, DRY!
Application for this foundation is easy. I used my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and did 1/4 of my face at a time. You have to apply this foundation in sections because it dries so quickly. I am an NC42 for MAC’s Studio Fix, and after some research online people were recommending Honey as the nearest match. So, sight unseen, I ordered Hourglass Immaculate in Honey from Sephora, and hoped that it would be a match for me.
When I received the foundation in the mail, I was scared because it looked rather orange out of the container, but once I applied it to my face it actually didn’t cast orange, and blended quite nicely on my skin. Take into account that I am on the lighter side of NC42, so the shade Honey would not work for someone on the darker spectrum of NC42.
I applied one layer of the foundation to wear to dinner, and it was medium coverage. I am sure this foundation could be buildable, but since it dries to a powder finish, I am sure I would have to play with it a little in order to make it so it doesn’t show as cakey.
After wearing this foundation for about 4 or 5 hours bundled up, and in a hot restaurant and walking around, my foundation did not budge and I had ZERO shiny-ness. I unfortunately did not take any photos, but I will update this post with photos the next time I wear this foundation.
If you have any dry spots on your face this is not for you! However, if you are an oily girl who hasn’t found your HG mattifying foundation, then you need to give this a shot! At $55 a bottle, it is on the expensive side for a lot of people, but a little goes a long way, so it is worth it. I do suggest getting color matched, and getting a sample of this foundation to try it out to see if you like the way this foundation feels on your skin. I like it, I will continue to play around with it, and I will update this post once I get more wear out of it.
Have you tried it? Do you like these kind of liquid to powder formulas?