Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Beauty Spotlight

I sampled this glorious product months ago, but I had been having issues with my skin recently, so I didn't feel like it was the right time to buy the full size just yet. Then, I had a reprieve and I figured it was now or never.

Immaculate by Hourglass
Photo from Sephora

I couldn't for the life of me figure out what color I decided was right for my skin tone and I alternated between wanting to go for Porcelain or Pearl. Pearl ended up winning out this time because I just didn't think Porcelain was the right fit at the moment. Maybe in a few more months when my skin is even more alabaster than it is now. 

Perhaps it's the dry weather we've been experiencing and my skin has been trying to compensate for it by being ridiculously oily, but I noticed by noon I was feeling a little, er, shiny. The "dewy" look might be "youthful" or whatever, but it is certainly not a welcome factor in my life. Anyone with oily skin knows exactly what I mean. So, when I started to feel the undesired sheen beginning to appear midday, I knew I was needing this foundation STAT.

Immaculate by Hourglass is a lifesaver. It covers imperfections surprisingly well and because it has a powdery finish, I don't need to top it off with a finishing powder. Applying it flawlessly requires a little trial and error because the consistency isn't like your normal medium to full coverage foundation, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be hooked. I apply mine using my favorite Dior foundation brush and it works wonders. Quite frankly, Immaculate lives up to its name by giving me an immaculate finish. By 4PM, I'm still feeling pretty good about how un-shiny my face is because the matifying effect of this foundation is amazing. Though I have yet to test the humidity-proof and water-resistant claims, I'm betting it still holds up fairly well.

While it can be a little tricky if you have areas of dry skin on your face, I've found it isn't really that noticeable, at least not on me. I'm pretty in tune with my skin, so I do still alternate between Hourglass and Dior, but when I need a little extra help with the shine, I'm picking up Immaculate every single time.


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