Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

3.5

222 reviews

53% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Water, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Kaolin, Cetyl PEG/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Decyl Glucoside, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tribehenin, Glycerin, Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem Cell Culture, Xanthan Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lavandula Stoechas Extract. May Contain ( +/- ): Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have already repurchased this because it is an amazing foundation. This is meant for oily to very oily skin. I have very oily skin and this keeps the oil at bay.
However, it is very very very expensive. It's almost 60$ after tax which is ridiculous. It does last quite long. If I wear it every day, I can get at least 6-8 months out of a bottle. I can get even more if I use it sparingly. A little goes a long way with this. I haven't tried it with a beauty blender, but it would probably be beautifully applied with a sponge.
They've released more shades BUT, the color range in this SUCKS. There are 3 different colors that 'match' me but they are all beige undertoned versus golden. There aren't many golden undertone foundations in this line. I use warm beige and it works about 50% of the time. Sometimes it's a bit too dark, and sometimes it's too grey. It depends on the day.
Note: this foundation works best when used with the mineral veil primer.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'm on my 2nd bottle of this and am not sure if I will be purchasing a 3rd. The shade is great and I love the texture, it looks amazing when first applied but I find that I need to touch up by the early afternoon and after that it starts to look blotchy and my t zone will get shiny after I reapply although after months of trying other brands this is the first foundation that didn't make me breakout and matched my skin tone- it would be the perfect foundation if only it had all day staying powder!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I SOOO wanted to love this. I love the concept and have tried about 4 different times and 4 different colors. Initially when I test this on my wrist and looked back after a few minutes all of them were absolutely golden oompah-loompa colored, so yeah it oxidized something awful. But I still tried it anyway and every time it just sits in my pores and literally you could count every pore on my cheeks. Still stuff if awful, that being said it may work for a certain skin types because it seems to be either love or hate!!! Next...

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

On my 3rd bottle of this! People, I read a lot of reviews for this product and I admit its tricky to use but so much of the negative reviews is because its tricky to apply. So I'm going to help you out!

I use the MUFE stippling brush with this, this stippling brush is much softer than the mac 187 (just more plush and kind of airy). You stipple this on and blend and viola - you get an airbrushed look. In terms of primer for this, I have found the MAC radiance primer is amazing with this and if I really don't want this foundation to move all day, I layer another primer on top of the MAC primer with Too Faced sensitive smoothing primer.

This keeps my face non-oily all day, its amazing, light weight, covers all of your pores. And I love the color selection and it doesn't break me out at all and I have super sensitive skin.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Before buying a full bottle of this foundation I tried many samples and just loved the look and concept of it. It makes your skin look so smooth and flawless!! I actually thought it'd be my new HG foundation. However, after having tested it for a number of months now, there have been a few instances that've irked me and sort've changed my impression of it. I noticed that even after using a moisturiser combined with the hourglass veil primer, the foundation tended to set into my pores on the sides of my nose!! Ugh, not a good look. I thought it was just a one-off thing but it happens nearly every time I use the foundation. This has been the first foundation that I've used that has emphasised my pores! Also, I've found that it's not a good idea to conceal/highlight under your eyes (after applying the foundation) as it tends to go all muddy and it moves the foundation around. I guess it makes sense since it sets to a powder finish. I DO love the fact that it keeps my oily skin at bay for a reasonable amount of time although I've noticed that it starts to separate around my nose area after 3-4 hours. Also, it does highlight any dry patches on my face which is a bummer. Overall there are pros and cons with this foundation. Will I repurchase it in the future? Maybe not. The pricing of this foundation doesn't help change my mind either.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

To start I must say that I thought I would never find the right foundation for me. I have very sensitive skin and combo (although more on the dry side with an oily T zone). Over the summer I wanted to find a good foundation that would last the whole day and would look great even after a 12hr day not to mention the crazy North Cali 109 weather. I have tried almost everything seriously I wanted to cry I was frustrated .
Then, I go to Sephora frustrated and walk out with this foundation. Im in love! Not only does it keep me matt all day it looks great! The best part No Crazy breakout reactions!
At first it was hard to get what I wanted out of this foundation because I wasn't sure how to properly use it or the best way for my skin.

1. Don't use a beauty blender
2. I love brushes but not for this foundation
3. Wash your hands really good and use your fingers ( I found that doing one section at a time worked best)
4. Use a setting spray
I honestly think that this foundation works better on combo skin. I know it was made for oily skin, but I think If I was a bit oilier it wouldn't stay on as long. I know the price is up there but I would pay a higher price than dealing with a mediocre breakout cheap foundation.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have a love-hate relationship with this foundation. On one hand, it's definitely not the worst on the market. I liked it enough to repurchase 3 times. However since then, I have found even better quality foundations...at a drugstore price. Thus Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder foundation has taken a backseat.

My face is oily and acne prone. This did a good job covering all of my acne and scarring at the time. So I'd describe it as full coverage. It also kept me matte for 6 hours. That doesn't sound very long - but at the time I was producing an outrageous amount of oil. Edited to add: I loved applying this foundation because it easily glided onto my skin.

However it did very little to *blow me away*. It was a little bit cakey. Nothing too noticeable to the naked eye, but at $50+ a bottle - I better be impressed. The extra added "anti aging" ingredients really irked me because this was supposed to be a matte foundation, thus those type of properties have no place in it. I think Immaculate Liquid Powder could have kept my oil at bay longer if Hourglass didn't shove Lavandox or Phytostem Edelweiss into it. :(

Last but not least - shade selection. There was no shade match for me. However being NC10 (albino, neutral leaning yellow)...I somewhat expect that. I've learned to work around it by manipulating the color with sunscreen and powder.

Since people PM me asking - my all time favorite foundation is actually Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse. There's a review for it in my profile. It's a shame I wasted thousands of dollars at Sephora only to be left disappointed over the years. I suppose you live and you learn the hard way.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Insanely disappointed. Thankfully I got samples (enough to last two weeks so I've given it a fair shot). I loved it at first and then my opinion changed drastically. It's amazing when first applied and even the first couple hours, but I have tremendously oily skin and after a few hours my face is an oil slick. Does little to nothing to control my oil, which is surprising considering it claims to be for extremely oily skin as it has oil absorbing properties. Went back to using my Revlon Colorstay and it performed better as far as keeping my oil at bay, for a fraction of the price. All in all, this foundation does not perform well and it's price point is ridiculous. Definitely won't purchase.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Wow this foundation is THE BEST if you are looking for a full-coverage, matte-but-not-flat foundation. I got this pretty cheap off a local auction site and Natural is probably slightly too dark for me (NW20) but already I have had a few compliments on my skin. It does feel slightly drying to wear but I think I just need to amp up my moisturiser (I am on Px retinoids too) Yeah it's expensive, but I don't mind paying if works this well.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Okay, so I bought this at Sephora when I had to return my Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation and was in a pretty vulnerable state of mind. (More on Tarte in another review)

So here I am in the chair, getting color-matched and the Sephora person tells me since I want full coverage and get shiny in my t-zone this is what I want and need. It's only a little bit more than Tarte. ($15 more) And this even though it did not come up in my color match choices.

Whatever. They put some on my jaw and the shade looks good. I'm feeling a bit better about the whole Tarte debacle so, instead of leaving so I can walk around and see-- a) if it oxidizes and b) how it looks in different light -- I buy it.

So it oxidizes a bit. And it wears off a bit around the 8 hour mark (okay, so what do I expect, right?). And it is light as air to wear. I absolutely love that part.

But full coverage? Nope. Not even super buildable. Fingers, sponges, using primer, not using primer, the works. It's just not full coverage. Full coverage to me means covering up some faint reddish patches on my 50ish skin and maybe the occasional memento of a former pimple. And that just didn't happen.

And the other reviews are right-- you have to be QUICK to get this on before it sets. (Oh and very important to note that it did not break me out. Let's not forget that vital piece of information.)

So I like this one. But it's not $55 USD worth of like.



5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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