By Sheila Arkee
When it comes to foundations that promise to keep us oily-skinned individuals looking decent, I can definitely declare the following: been there, done that, not buying a t-shirt because I’m not impressed! And then I discovered Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation which keeps skin matte and helps fight acne without the use of drying salicylic acid.
Dubbed a “Miracle Foundation For Oily Skin”, Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation claims to, “absorbs oil, camouflage imperfections, and deliver a long-lasting velvet matte finish without the need for touch-ups.” When I have a new foundation, I like to give it a couple of weeks to see how well it weathers all of my potential life situations, and have to say that Hourglass performed beautifully.
When applied with the also wonderful Foundation Brush by Hourglass, the foundation just blends right into your skin. As a liquid-to-powder formula I had no idea what to expect, but you do not need a powder to set this foundation. That’s been an adjustment for me, because I am the queen of setting foundation and concealer with powder AND frequent touch-ups. However, when you use a powder, the following happens – a little too much matte for my taste!
On the other side, this look is the result of not using a powder to set anything AND it stays this way for a good 6 or so hours:
The texture of this amazing foundation is quite unusual, sliding right onto your skin and blending into a powder finish that doesn’t cake up or separate at all.
After getting positive feedback from customers on the acne-fighting benefits of this foundation, Hourglass commissioned a 4-week consumer study of 30 women with oily, acne-prone skin, with the following results:
- 100% reported an improvement in overall skin appearance and skin smoothness
- 100% reported that the product worked without drying skin out
- 83% reported a decrease in oil production and the need for touch-ups
- 80% reported a visible improvement in acne scars
- 70% reported a visible improvement in pore size
- 63% reported a reduction in the severity of breakouts
The verdict? Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation is a game changer. For reals. This “miracle” foundation is definitely worth looking at if you are prone to oily skin and especially if you are need of an acne control product. Plus, Hourglass has recently added 8 new shades to increase the range to 16 shades.Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation retails for $55 and can be found online and in Sephora stores.