Hourglass • Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||48%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This blends easily for a very smooth effect and does not settle into pores. It gives a flawless look to blotchy skin but the look is so terribly matte and powdery that I might as well just use a powder with all the ease of a sponge or brush. What is the point of using a liquid for a pure powder effect?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Bought this on a whim because I was looking for a new foundation that said "water resistant" on it.....we will see if that turns out to be true!
So anyways I am a Mac NC-25 and the shade "nude" matches me perfectly - it has enough yellow undertones to counteract the major reddness and red acne scars I need to conceal! For me, this is def med coverage and really does make your pores disappear while wearing it. I am reviewing a bit early; end of the first day but I'm really liking it! I will know by tomorrow if this breaks me out - if it does, I will let you know!
I don't have major oily skin, just combination and rosacea that is prone to break outs - so I did not use my hourglass primer like I usually do in case the combination was too drying. To apply I just used my La Roche Nutric 2.5% moisturizer ad let that settle and then just applied with my fingers - dotted over the first layer where I needed xtra coverage.
Only downside is the price - 66.00 in Canada and no SPF - BUT if it doesn't break me out and is somewhat water resistant I will def repurchase!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I ended up getting a small sample of this from Sephora because I hate buying items and then returning them when they break me out (im looking at you Nars Sheer Glow). The SA ended matching me up to Honey ( I am NC 37-40) and it seems like a perfect match. The consistancy is kinda thick; it almost reminds me of MAC Studio Sculpt. The coverage is sheer but it is definitely buildable and once you let it dry down, the results are amazing. I am use to putting powder on top of all my liquid foundations because I tend to be very oily and my makeup does not last a long time without some kind of powder on top. However, for this particular foundation, I wanted to see if it would deliver the result. Sure enough it did ! It stays put on my face after a long 10 hr work day and I do have to blot occasionally. It doesnt rub off a lot when I blot so that is a plus. The best part is that I dont have to continue layering powder throughtout the day. I will definitely be going back to Sephora and picking up a bottle of this foundation.
Oh and another plus, it has NOT broken me out. I have sensitive skin that tends to break out the same day I wear a new foundation. I have been using this for a week and have seen no acne breakouts. Definitely worth getting a sample and trying it out for yourself !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This has quickly become one of my go-to foundations. I have very oily skin and was astonished, when, approximately 8 hours after applying it I was still totally shine-free. Even with primer and powder I'm usually shiny within 4-5 hours. But this really holds up! I do use primer (I'm liking Becca's Ever-Matte at the moment) and powder, but if you're just mildly oily or have normal skin there's no need to set it with powder. I did take off a lipstick because the coverage could be just a smidge heavier - for something so matte I was expecting a more pigmented, opaque product - but it covers well enough. While I highly recommend this for oily skin, I would suggest those with dry skin to steer clear. My skin is oily but I occasionally get some patches of dry skin from Tazorac, and this foundation's matte finish makes them look 10 times worse than they do with other foundations. Otherwise, if you need something to last all day, this should work for you.
For color reference: MAC NC 15-20, Armani Lasting Silk in 4, and I wear Pearl in this (Shell was just a tad too dark.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this foundation. its supposed to be better for the skin (not that any foundations can be). I also don't have to powder with this foundation on because it controls oil on its own.
I love the convenience of applying this with the hands. goes on nicely - stays there too. coverage is fairly good - I didn't have to go over with a concealer.
However, this is too matte and heavy for my liking. the coverage isn't that great for such heavy weight too. with this kind of weight, I would expect at least Laura Mercier, or Tarte kind of coverage.
It sat on my skin and made me feel like I was wearing a heavy foundation - it didn't break me out though..
the color selection is bad. really bad. I should be between ivory and pearl - ivory was too beige and made me look dull, where as pearl was wayy to light and made my face look big.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
really love the look & feel of this foundation. very natural, light to medium coverage, build-able, great texture. i have very oily/combo skin (super oily t-zone and normal cheeks) and was looking for a daily matte foundation. this was perfect but unfortunately, its veryyyy drying-it just sucked all the oils off my face, not in a good way. i would not recommend this to dry skin people at all. it has a very lovely feel going on, no unpleasant smell that i can detect & its quite pricey at $55.00/1 oz...but definitely works in the mattify department (works too well imo but might be the HG for SUPER oily peeps). i got this in warm beige (medium to tan w/warm undertones) and i am NC42 southeast asian skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love how silky the formula feels but the finish and coverage were not where I would want. Kind of expected full coverage and it did not deliver.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
My skin: quite oily (need to blot within an hour or two of washing my face) but also dehydrated, sensitive, clog prone, visible pores on nose and cheeks near nose. Around NC20 skin tone, and I use Shell which is just a smidgen too dark, but it's not really noticeable because I only apply this foundation on my t-zone and blend out.
I've tried many foundations. Most of them make my skin more oily, break down quickly due to my extremely oily skin (even foundations that claim to be for oily skin), clog my pores/cause breakouts, settle into my pores, or dry out my skin. I love this foundation because a) It covers my pores and makes my skin look airbrushed. It does not settle into my pores, emphasizing them. b) Even though it doesn't keep my oily skin matte, it doesn't break down and look splotchy by the end of the day. After 10 hours, my skin still looks good. c) It doesn't clog my pores nor does it cause breakouts.
This foundation gives a very natural light coverage... maybe medium, but it is not full coverage. It's very hard to build up without looking cakey, splotchy, and unnatural. It will cling to dry patches and settle into pores if too much is applied. If you're looking for a full coverage foundation, you'll probably want to skip this. Also, it's definitely not for normal/dry skins IMO. After I've moisturized and applied sunscreen, I use about half a pump and dot on my t-zone, then blend with Sephora's #56 brush (Pro Flawless Airbrush). It's lightweight, undetectable, and makes my pores look nearly invisible. Immaculate helps control oil a *little* (again, I'm very oily), but it does not keep my skin matte all day. In fact, I still need to blot after a few hours, which is fine by me, but my skin still looks nearly poreless by the end of the day regardless. My only complaint is the packaging, not that it's terrible. I'd prefer a clear bottle, so I can see how much product is left. Will repurchase and recommend for oily skin that doesn't need a lot of coverage.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This foundation is horrible! Takes too much work and second layer made my face cakey and flaky and just looked unnatural. For the price I was not going to work with it to get the right technique to have the look I was going for.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I have just recently purchased this foundation & have fallen in love ! The finish is absolutely amazing. I have oily skin but am dry around my nose, I also am sensitive to a lot of makeup/skin products as well! I only use this for special occasions as it gives me an instant airbrush look! It is real expensive but I'll see how long it lasts me. I love that it has a pump & just makes my skin looks flawless. The only minor thing that bothers me is the smell of it. I'm not sure if it fades or not once it's on the skin but other than that! Great foundation :) x