Those of you with very oily skin, or like me, combination skin that gets very oily in hot/humid weather, you know that finding a foundation that's even WORTH spending a few minutes to apply is a challenge.
That's simply because many of them just don't hold up to the challenge of oil control and still providing a nice, polished finish for great coverage.
If you've been on this quest, I can tell you Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free is exactly what you've been seeking. The texture of the foundation is liquid, but it has a very creamy, almost gel like quality to it. On my skin it was very lightweight and "breathable". It blended beautifully and provided immediate mattifying effects on my t-zone, while setting quickly and providing very good med coverage to my skin. I used the shade Sable, which was a very good color match as well.
For the best results, I liked using their Hourglass Double-Ended Complexion Brush , but fingers will work in a pinch. Just note that because of this formula, if you use fingers, you'll need to wash your hands very well in order to get this long lasting formula off.
This foundation made my skin feel silky smooth and dry to the touch. It's a perfect solution for a liquid-to-powder look when you don't have a lot of time and don't want to work hard to maintain and set the coverage. The finish during the day was very good - and while I did have to blot a bit during the day, I notice a considerable smaller amount of oil on my blotting papers when I did. On a very hot day I used a bitt of setting spray, but otherwise the finish was flawless ALL day- even though a bit of perspiration.
You should also know the Hourglass Double-Ended Complexion Brush is an excellent investment as well. The two brushes in one already is a dream to carry in your bag during the day for touchups and for travel. Each end has a great end cap that means there's never any mess in your bag.
The brushes are perfect for both liquid and creams and don't absorb the product- which means more of it ends up where it should - on your face! The short brush side can be used as a precise foundation or concealer brush for smaller areas.
The larger end, which is retractable, can be used for loose setting powder - or if you want to blend liquid or cream foundation on to the entire face. The synthetic bristles are very soft and never fall out or splay and are easy to clean. Make the product duo your go-to for summer or year round if oily skin is an issue for you! - RLB
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*These products were provided courtesy of Hourglass PR for reviewing purposes.