Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation
Friday, 25 July 2014
Maybe not the timeliest of posts with it being Summer! As the weather is warmer and more humid and my skin is typically oilier I've been loving lighter barely-there bases and have even been skipping makeup completely! But I thought that these are perfect conditions to put the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation to the test.
I'm very fair (yes, even in Summer) and so was colour matched with the shade Porcelain which has yellow undertones. It has a thick consistency but it is not as thick as Estée Lauder Double Wear. It glides on smoothly, blends really well and drys to a powder like, velvet finish. It is comfortable to wear and doesn't feel heavy or cake-y on my skin unlike some other fuller coverage foundations. As it's oil free, I don't have to worry about it aggravating my acne prone skin.
As for longevity? This is ridiculously long lasting. Even after long days in work in an office with broken air-con - 12 hours later and this still looks the same coverage wise. I can get through the entire day without the need for touch ups and don't need to set this with powder. I've been using this with a sample I have of the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer but I'm curious to see how it will work with my Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer.
I don't think this would work for those with drier skin types. I find that it "sets" quickly so I have to work fast to blend this in fully. I was hesitant to buy this at first but I'm glad I finally caved as I think this will be my new go-to for those long days or occasions when I need fuller coverage foundation.