I have yet to find a holy grail foundation product for my oily AND sensitive skin. My pores are easily clogged and I product insane amounts of oil since my hormone medications have changed… I’ve been scouring the interwebs for assistance and this foundation made it on sooo many lists. I think this will be my last ditch effort before I begin to dabble in high end foundations. If you want to check out my other foundation attempts check out the links below!
This Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation retails for a whopping $56.00! And we’re going to compare it to foundation with similar claims from the drugstore. The HOLY GRAIL of many… The ultra hyped L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte 24 hour Foundation (which retails for $12.99 at Ulta)
We’re going to test this product with…
NO SETTING POWDER
JUST the product….
The claims and the brand…
This foundation is available on Sephora as well as Amazon, but you might find some of the old packaging which may be in a pump. The old pump packaging I heard might be a little different of a formula… so this is the NEW formula I am testing in the squeezey tube.
This is meant for Sensitive, Combination, & Oily skin… which is pretty much me! And reports Medium to Full Coverage. If it’s not obvious by the name it is a liquid…. with a powder finish! And the powder is supposed to absorb oil, and deliver a velvet-matte finish.
Ingredient info: It’s formulated with Cashmere Kaolinite Clay which apparently absorbs 75% of its weight in oil without over drying (yay my skin likes clay!)… Unfortunately it also has a moderate amount of Silicones… My skin hates dimethicone the most… (Cyclopentasiloxane is the 2nd ingredient, and Silica is the 5th ingredient, and Polymethylsilsesquioxane and Dimethicone are the 7th and 8th ingredients respectively). This product is also vegan,
Let’s see how this foundation lives up to the Loreal pro matte… which also has a lot of silicones, also has a powdery finish… but is about 1/4th of the price!
Before Make up
As you can see I have a lot to cover up in terms of acne scars and a few active acne bumps. (This is pretty good for me, check out how I cleared by skin!) I have mega oily skin, so we’ll see how this foundation holds up.
Comparison at initial application
The Loreal Foundation has a slightly better coverage Than The Hourglass… AND L’Oreal side covers pores better than The Hourglass side
Both sides have a powdery finish and a flashback initially with flash photography… The Hourglass side feel slightly more powdery when you touch your face but it feels more lightweight on the face than the L’Oreal side…
3 hour Check In
Attempts to make the product work for me…
Mattifying Level (At initial application)
Coverage Level (At initial application)
Longevity and wear (Includes level of greasiness, fading, and end of the night appearance)
Maybe she’s born with it? (Natural-ness)
Overall I do enjoy this foundation… if you’re not in the market for a $56 dollar foundation, the Loreal pro matte is a pretty good dupe. Both foundations left me with a few tiny bumps (as ALL foundations do on my skin), but the Hourglass side did leave a couple less bumps… so it does seem to be a little better in the long run for oily skin. (it still has silicones though… check out why I don’t like silicones in my foundation) I would recommend trying the other “light” shades, (not Bare) because I have some warm toned skin and this was WAAY too yellow for even I. The foundation was good… NOT great…. and I’m not a billionaire, so it’s a goo product, but I would have a hard time justifying the price unfortunately.
******FULL DISCLOSURE: This are my personal experiences and thoughts. I am not being paid by the brand or the company to review this product or talk about any claims. This product was not sent to me. I have no affiliation or monetary gain at stake for rating this product highly or poorly.*******