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What sets a great foundation apart from other good foundations?
For me, a great foundation has to be one that a) blends flawlessly and easily with my skin and b} has a consistency that provides great coverage. I had heard great things about Hourglass Immaculate liquid powder foundation, including the claim that it actually improves the consistency of one’s skin over time. But I was hesitant because this foundation costs the same as two of my standby Bare Minerals mineral powder foundation and at least four BB creams, like the Garnier skin renew BB cream. Ouch right? But I was still curious and vowed I would get myself a bottle of Hourglass liquid powder foundation when I had a small Sephora VIB discount.
I got matched for my Hourglass shade at a Sephora store and started testing out this much hyped product.
Call me a convert because I love this foundation. I love anything that’s easy to use because frankly I’m not a makeup person. I want something low maintenance but effective. Hourglass transforms effortlessly from liquid to powder so I could apply a few drops on my face and blend it in with my fingers. Within seconds, I had a light, but matte finish on my face. My face is a shade darker than my hands, but you can see from the second picture how easily the foundation blended into my hand.
I found this was even more effective with primer (it didn’t last all day on a hot day, but well what does really). I didn’t have any breakouts when using this, though I can’t say if it made my skin better. I can say I’d definitely get this gentle, but effective foundation again!
Hourglass Immaculate liquid powder foundation
– Yes, provides great and easy coverage
– Smooth, easy to apply
Hourglass Immaculate liquid powder foundation, $55, Sephora