Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Review: Hourglass Immaculate Foundation

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation
Hi loves!!! Finally I am able to post up this review! Today's review is for the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation. This is the first Hourglass product I have tried, and they are still a fairly new cosmetic company, and they are big because of their Veil Mineral Primer. I am not a big fan of makeup primer, so I am gonna skip that first and just right jump to the foundation :) 

The one thing that I like about this foundation is it FREE of: paraben, oil, fragrance, nanoparticle, phthalate, synthetic dye, gluten. In addition, it is also water resistant and a vegan product. I have been searching for foundation like this because I am soooo allergic to these harsh chemicals. Regular foundation makes me break out, and I feel they are also make my acne scars or current pimples more inflammable. This foundation does not make me break out at all. Yes I still have new pimples here and there but usually they come when it is almost 'the time of the month' or when I eat too much sugary food.

Another thing that I like about Hourglass Immaculate Foundation is it is a liquid powder foundation, which means it dries into powder, so you do not need powder to set up your makeup afterwards. It dries pretty quickly so you have to work on it really fast because once it dries, it won't bug or move anymore. I like to apply it with a flat foundation brush because it gives more even application. The first time I was using it, I really did not use any powder to set it up. I just went ahead applying my bronzer and blush. However, I feel like it gives more even better result when I use powder since I have combination skin (and it is so hot outside!). Therefore, I only use Make Up For Ever translucent powder because it is colorless and super lightweight, so it won't give me too much coverage or make my face look cakey.

This foundation is a medium to full coverage and you definitely can build how much coverage you want. For me, I still find the need for concealer to get more flawless look. If you do not have a lot to cover, this foundation will work wonderfully for you because the texture and consistency glides on very smoothly. In addition, it is very long lasting, it holds for about six to nine hours before I feel 'gross'  for my makeup and I just want to take it off! Hee hee.

Those are things I like about it. Now I am gonna tell you what I don't like about it. It is the pump. The pump just did not work! So I went ahead to Sephora to exchange a new one, and guess what.. It did not work either. Like when you pressed the pump, nothing comes out from it! So I have to get the product by pouring it to the palm of my hand which is very troublesome and not very hygienic. Also, I feel like this foundation kinda settles to my pores, making them look bigger, especially around my nose area. So what I do is using a circular motion with a fluffy brush to blend the foundation in the area. Also, powder helps to cover those pores too.

Overall, this is a great foundation and I will continue purchasing it because it does not make me breakout. However, this will suit you best if you have oily to combination skin. If you have dry skin, this foundation might not be for you because it will dry into matte velvety finish.. so it will give your skin looking drier and dull.

Where to buy: Sephora, $55 (this is seriously the most expensive foundation I have ever bought :( )

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Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation. I am in the color Shell. 

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation
Swatch - Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Shell
This how it looks like on my face :) 


  1. This foundation looks amazing on you. I was looking into getting this but I'm still unsure as I'm kind of wanting the Illamasqua Skin Base. Ahhhh decisions. x


    1. I never tried Illamasqua Skin Base (but I have been wanting to try it out, but my Sephora does not carry it), but I heard it is SO FULL coverage. This Hourglass foundation is medium to full coverage. Hope this helps!

  2. It looks amazing on you! I've been thinking of buying this as well but I'm not sure what shade. The swatches online always look different! Can you perhaps give me the shades you use in other foundations?? Maybe what shade you use in MUFE HD or MAC ??