Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation
This very lightweight cream-to-powder foundation is true to its name because it provides immaculate blendability and buildable sheer-to-medium coverage. The combination of a thin texture, rich pigment, and matte finish make this foundation an excellent option for normal to slightly oily skin because it minimizes shine and evens out skin tone without ever becoming cakey.
The shade range is mostly neutral, and is workable for light to medium-dark skin tones; however, the Shell and Sand shades may be too pink for some, so consider them carefully and check the results in natural light (as you should when selecting any foundation).
Although there's much to praise about this foundation, there is a small amount of fragrant lavender extract. The amount is low (and thus, may not be a problem for most), but it is something to consider for those who have sensitive skin.
- Matte finish helps reduce oily shine without looking cakey.
- Provides rich pigment, but has a lightweight feel.
- Wears well throughout the day without creasing, slipping off, or fading.
- Contains a small amount of lavender extract, which poses a risk of irritation for sensitive skin.
Hourglass Cosmetics bills itself as luxury performance makeup, and for the most part that description is apt. The luxury aspect is apparent in the brand's packaging, which evokes sophistication and glamour. As for what's inside, while not every Hourglass product is a blockbuster, it has a number of strong products in its lineup, particularly its Ambient Lighting collection of powder makeup products. There are also some standout options for lip colors, and its Veil Fluid Makeup Oil SPF 15 foundation is a blogger and Beautypedia favorite for good reason (you can find out exactly why in our individual review). Hourglass does offer a small selection of skincare, but when it comes to this brand makeup is truly where its strengths lie.
For more information about Hourglass Cosmetics, visit www.hourglasscosmetics.com or call 310-392-7799.
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