**UPDATE 6/12/2014: Swatches of every shade in this formula can now be found HERE!
I recently mentioned that I picked up the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid-Powder Foundation while in Seattle last month and many BP readers expressed interest in having me review this as soon as possible. Being the foundation fiend that I am, I am happy to oblige ; ) This formula is currently available at Sephora, Net-a-Porter, Space NK and Barney's NY.
The video above fully details my experience with the foundation thus far and includes an extensive product and shade description (I chose Golden) as well as an example of how I prefer to apply it (with an Evian-spritzed Beauty Blender).
What the video does not include are comparison swatches of the Hourglass foundation, ingredients or stills of the formula on my face...in turn, kindly scroll on for additional details, selected swatches, images of the foundation on my face as well as the "Bottom Line"
What Sephora says @ this...
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.
The Space NK I happened to be at a few weekends ago did not have testers of every shade available (there are 16 in total), but I was able to swatch a respectable nine and hope that is of help!
|Above: Swatches of nine shades of Hourglass Immaculate Foundation in direct sunlight.|
2. Porcelain: For very fair skin with yellow undertones.
3. Shell: For fair skin with neutral to peachy undertones.
4. Ivory: For fair to light skin with yellow undertones (though it looked quite orange in person)
5. Nude: For medium light skin with neutral to yellow undertones...more medium than light in my opinion!
6. Light Beige: For medium skin with warm yellow undertones.
7. Sand: For medium skin with peachy pink undertones.
8. Beige: For medium to tan skin with yellow undertones.
9. Warm Beige: For tan skin with warm undertones.
|Above: Swatches of select shades of Hourglass Immaculate Foundation in the shade.|
The following images reflect the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid-Powder Foundation on my face in different lighting at various points in the day...
|Above: Mid-day at work.|
|Above: At the end of an eight hour teaching day.|
|Above: First thing in the morning in direct, window-filtered sunlight.|
|Above: After a half a day spent in air travel.|
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Bottom Line: The Hourglass Immaculate Liquid-Powder Foundation is a mattifying wonder that provides full coverage, a beautiful satin matte finish, anti-aging properties, a streamlined ingredients list and formidable lasting power. Applied with a Beauty Blender, this foundation creates a flawless canvas that still maintains dimension while miraculously lasting the entire day with little to no touch ups! Although I haven't used this long enough to speak to its anti-aging benefits, I am definitely impressed by the overall wear and finish of this formula and am happy to report that it does not irritate my sensitive skin. This is a fantastic option for anyone who may struggle with an complexion that is on the oily side and is also a boon for those who work long hours and prefer their makeup to stay put. Highly recommended and currently available at Sephora, Net-a-Porter, Space NK and Barney's NY.
Have YOU tried the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid-Powder Foundation...thoughts? What foundations are you loving these days?
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