Hourglass • Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||49%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
My HG foundation and I have dry skin! I never get oily, but I rarely flake either (face oils solved that for me). I apply this with the Hourglass foundation brush and buff it on - the colour looks orange at first, but once buffed, I basically look completely smooth and with perfectly even skin. It lasts all day and I have had no breakouts, dryness or any issues. In the UK we're still waiting for the new pump - so can't buy another one yet, but I definitely will as soon as it's available. I have been using it for a few months and admit the first couple of weeks I did think too orange, but I think it must have those colour adjusters in it. Properly obsessed.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Wow, so many negative/ blah reviews for this HG foundation! :O
First off, let me just say that i am extremely acne-prone. Like, I can just look at a MAC foundation and break out acne-prone. To top it all off, my face oils up faster than a juicehead at the shore on spring break...not a pleasant combo. This was actually reccommended to me by a SA at Sephora when I told her of my little situation and got a generous sample from her and went on about my day.
When I tried it, my color match was off, but nothing a little bronzer can't fix. I was very pleasantly surprised and how I DID NOT need to blot 2 hours after applying this. Usually, in the past, im not even done with my entire makeup before I have to start blotting. The big test came when after wearing this foundation for approx 4-5 days (12 hr days) I DID NOT breakout! Immediately after that the sky opened up and I heard a heavenly choir rejoice with me... no, not really. But it was a heavenly experience nonetheless. :) I had found my HG foundation!
In short, ladies just give this a try! Coverage is moderate but very buildable, it's not going to break you out, and although the price tag may scare some off, the amount you get is really very generous. Totally worth it. ;)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
PROS: This product has great coverage. I normally wear a concealer before putting on foundation, but with this product you don't have to. It stays on the whole day and touch-up is not necessary.
CONS: I had issues with this foundation going on blotchy. This may be due to the fact that I have combination skin so it might work better for someone with very oily skin. This is a liquid powder foundation so it needs to be applied quickly as it dries up fast. Because this product goes on blotchy and dries quickly, wearing multiple layers is difficult. You MUST use a foundation brush for this product; it goes on poorly with a sponge. Lastly, I find that $55 for a bottle of foundation is a bit pricey.
CONCLUSION: Coverage was the only thing going on for this product. The blotchiness issue was a big problem for me and I could not finish using the whole bottle. I will not be purchasing this product again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This foundation was pretty disappointing to me, for several reasons--the first and most frustrating being how the pump was entirely nonfunctional :/ One defective pump I could understand, but the second one I received after returning the first foundation bottle was also broken! (To be fair, though, I hear that Hourglass has already re-released this foundation with an improved bottle and pump, so I hope that no one buying this now runs into the same problem).
So my product design griping aside, I had issues with the foundation itself. I had a really hard time finding a decent color match--everything ran too dark and/or too yellow, even the lightest shade, and even then while it was applied very sheerly. The coverage is decent, and the foundation's finish was nice and matte from far away, but up close the texture was totally jacked up--pooling into my pores and creating flakies that where there weren't before (I like what another reviewer said, calling it 'a 30 foot foundation,' lol!).
To top it all off, it smells kind of stinky too D:
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm currently using a sample of this foundation in Nude. It has a lightweight consistency but delivers pretty pigmented coverage - I'd say this is solidly a medium coverage foundation, but it feels like nothing going on. Unfortunately, this gradually oxidized on me as the day wore on, so I can't say I'd recommend this if you have similar issues with other foundations. Aside from the oxidation issues, this is a good natural-looking foundation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Brilliant foundation, am using this as going out make up. Great coverage and lasts really well. I'm so excited to have found hourglass, i'm loving their products so far
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This was the WORST foundation!! Made me so super oily and breakouts after 2 days of using! Also did not last on my oily T-Zone - caked up on my nose!!
Really wanted to love this - Hourglass make some great products - this is not one of them for me!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Inlove with this product! Adhere to the skin perfectly and blends out like it's your own skin. I don't even have to do alot of blending because this is a perfect match for my skin. Lasts the whole day without touch ups.
My skin has lots of scars and everytime I use this people think I don't wear makeup at all. Very buildable and covers alot of imperfections without looking cakey! Worth the investment :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I am always looking for a foundation for my oily skin. I have tried them all including Bare minerals and other mineral brands. This is by far THE best foundation I have found yet! It is more of a minimal coverage foundation but it feels great on my skin. I do get oily throughout the day and have to blot but not nearly as often.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I tried Hourglass on a recommendation of a BA. I really love this product in the summertime. In the winter, because I tend to have drier skin, it seems to just flake. but in the summer, with the humidity, this stuff sticks and stays on like no ones business. It lasted for a good 15 hours through the sweat and constant face patting. It did not feel mask-like at all. The coverage is sheer-medium. If you live in a hot climate or go through humid summers, Hourglass is a really amazing product.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have oily skin that SERIOUSLY dislikes humidity. I mean, seriously. If the humidity is high nothing short of smearing my face with cement will keep my face matte.
I just came back from two weeks in gorgeous but insanely humid and hot Charleston, SC. Did I say it was hot and humid? Emphasis on 'humid'? Anyhoo, knowing that I armed myself with samples of two foundations supposed to be long-lasting and matte: Tarte's new Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 (whew, there's a mouthful), and Hourglass' Immaculate Liquid Powder fdt.
Tarte's fdt looked good enough ... with powder on and inside the AC. As soon as I stepped out it started melting off my face like ice-cream in in the sun. Never mind how much I blotted and powdered, I'd be shiny seconds later. Very frustrating.
This little gem, however, passed the test with flying colors. I had to attend an event out in the open. It had rained the night before and it threatened with raining again. Needless to say, you had to push the humidity in front of you to be able to walk. I put this foundation on, dusted it with powder, and hoped for the best. And I got the best. After the event, I looked at myself in the mirror expecting to be appalled. I couldn't believe it. I looked fine. Not shiny at all. Satiny, if anything. I blotted and the sheet got only slightly oily. And I did not have to powder again till the end of the day. As I said, my skin misbehaves horribly in humidity and until now, I never found ANYTHING that helped me. If you have oily skin and are serious about looking matte in high humidity and heat, reach for this foundation.
The only drawback is the price: much too high for me. Since I live in a very dry place, I don't really need anything so potent. But let me tell you, if I lived in a humid place I would splurge on this remarkable foundation even if I had to eat only every other day for a month.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm middle eastern, tried on my friend's "Beige" shade, loved it, went to sephora and the girl matched me as "nude" shade. It looked fine in the light there but once I got home.. wow. I looked like a ghost!! Anyways, I didn't care for this product b/c it felt too dry on my face afterwards.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My skin looks flawless when I use this foundation. I have very problematic skin and this foundation has worked wonderfully and stayed fresh all day... I have very oily skin and usually have problems with foundation separating on my face but this one has stayed on all day. Makes skin look flawless and makes the discoloration and pores invisible.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
The color selection is extremely limited. Only 8 shades. The coverage was no more than a tinted moisturizer and I found that when it dried it left my skin looking dull and cakey. I only wore it one day so I'm not sure about breakouts or whether it dries the skin out with continued use. I wish this worked for me because it's supposed to have great long term effects on your skin ): Oh well, on to the next!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It is a good foundation because it applies on liquid but while blending or after blending in well it turns into a powder form! Genius ! I love this, but the CONS of this product is that it doesn't give full coverage, it makes your skin look alittle dry at times, so best used ontop of a good moisturizer. The PROS of this product is that it gives that really flawless finish and adds glow to the skin. I recommend it if you don't need full coverage. But best used with a goood concealer!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
When I first put it on, it covers well and looks amazing, but about 2 hours later, my face looks like it has no makeup on and all my scars and pores are all showing. However, I don't turn oily the entire day. So, it is a bit of give and take. You can only use foundation brush for this foundation. Using a sponge or fingers is not recommended and it gives the worst finish ever. If your skin is good and your only problem is oily skin, then you should go for this. If not, I don't think you should waste your money. It is VERY expensive. I will finish this one, but not likely to repurchase unless my skin is free of any blemishes by then! Highly unlikely.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This foundation takes a minute or two to "set" before I see the airbrushed effect but once it does it is gorgeous. The finish is satin-matte. Not entirely satin nor matte. It will accentuate imperfections such as spots or raised bumps though because of the mattifying effect. It does not transfer onto clothing and is long-wearing. It is not for people with dry skin and if you have dry or flaky areas on the skin it will not blend or cover smoothly.This foundation is really only suited for people with good skin. If you want to cover up redness or even out tone and control oil, this will do the job. It feels light and is so comfortable. However, if you have acne or scarring and do not have a smooth skin texture this is not going to be a right match. This is a beautiful, luxurious, high quality foundation but the shade range is limited and it will only be appreciated for those with fairly good skin to begin with.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Finally found a foundation that combats oily skin! It is a medium to full coverage (full coverage if you put a lot more, make sure to use a good hydrated/moisturizer on your face before applying Immaculate). This lasted me all day (from 11am to 2am the next day) and I seriously didn't want to take it off! I used this foundation at my friend's wedding; I also had visible acne at that time too. I was the Maid of Honor, so I didn't want to worry about my make up melting off, shine/oiliness seeping through, and acne/redness. Plus, I knew I wouldn't have any time to check to re-apply. It is pricey, but worth it. Downside is the pump is horrible. The liquid foundation dries up and get stuck in the tube, so it's difficult to pump it out. But the foundation works, so it cancels out? Heh
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Where to start...This is a 30 foot foundation - it looks good from 30 feet away but is a hot mess up close. It is MATTE. It does not require powder to set. And it stays put! The coverage is good, full, but not buildable in any way. My face felt soft to the touch and not at all like I was wearing anything.
Now for the negatives...it dries quickly, therefore there is no time to blend and this is not a forgiving formula. I have oily skin and live in the south where it has been 1,000 degrees several days this summer and this stuff managed to dry my skin like crazy. I agree with others who have noted the tightening effect and I am left with dry patches on my face which I didn't believe was possible with my skin type. The finish is very splotchy and uneven. I was matched to Shell which was a hair dark but gave some warmth to my complexion. The color oxidized right before my eyes to an orange/peach color that was several shades too dark. Some people like/need a matte finish but this robbed every bit of life from my face and left me looking older and sickly. All this does not even take into account the price of this foundation. At this price I should rate this a "0." I tried with and without primer including theirs. I really wanted this to work because of the company's ethics. The grueling seach for a new foundation goes on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I have been searching for the perfect foundation for my oily face for what seemed like forever and this foundation is by far the closest thing to perfection in my agenda. It makes my face appear flawless all the while controlling oil throughout the entire day without me having to touch up. It's very pricey but worth it.
Only downfall I have to complain about the product is the crappy pump. It worked for the first couple of uses and then it just doesn't seem to want to work anymore. Its such a disappointment for such an expensive product!