The Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation is an innovative liquid to powder formula that claims to absorb oil, camouflage imperfections and deliver a long wearing velvet matte finish- no touch ups involved. The foundation comes in 16 shades and I was sent over the two deepest shades- Sable & Chestnut, for review consideration.
The Immaculate Foundation contains Cashmere Kaolinite Clay which has been proven to absorb 75% of it’s weight in sebum (oil) while retaining the moisture in the skin. The oil-free formula immediately transforms from liquid to powder and dries down to a velvet matte finish. I was super excited to try this foundation as I have an extremely oily t-zone and have to blot that area multiple times a day, regardless of the foundation I’m wearing.
Sable & Chestnut
Sable & Chestnut, after the formula has dried down.
Sable is a bit light and way too cool-toned for my complexion, so I decided to take Chestnut for a spin. Chestnut ended up being a tad bit too light as well, but I added a drop of my Cover FX Custom Cover Drops to adjust it to match better with my complexion in order to test the wear. Here is how it looks on…
When first applied, the foundation looked a little scary as it’s EXTREMELY matte, like dead in a casket matte… but as it melts into the skin it adjusts leaving a velvety smooth finish. It dries quickly so you have to work very fast. The directions suggested that you use a foundation or kabuki brush so I used my Real Techniques Stippling Brush, but I ended up switching to my Beautyblender and found that I liked the finish better. After the foundation was dry, it was very hard to blend my under eye concealer. I had to actually remove the makeup from my under eye area, add my concealer and blend everything together. I would suggest doing your concealer first. Once I completed my face it looked like this all day (the foundation did oxidize a bit and got a little deeper.) I did not have to blot not once. No oily t-zone. No fading. My face did not budge. The formula of the Immaculate Foundation is the truth, but Hourglass really needs to do better with the shade selection. The deepest shade is barely dark enough for me, so if you’re darker than me you can forget about it. If Hourglass extends the shade range (and I’m hoping they do *ahem Hourglass*) they’d really be on to something. The price is pretty steep, but if I had a perfect match I’d actually splurge on it. The formula is that good. It’s definitely worth giving the Immaculate Foundation a try if you’re able to find a match.
Available at Sephora $55
It’s so pricey to me but god I LOVE IT. I’m kind of between Warm Beige and Sable but just wear Sable due to price. I’m a solid 8.5 on a 1-10 combination-to-oily scale lol.
I know right lol. I can’t front, if it was a better match it would be a holy grail. Thank goodness I have my Cover FX Custom CoverDrops so that I can still enjoy it 🙂
I can’t edit but between Warm Beige and Sable meaning I could stand to mix a little Warm Beige w/ Sable (just a little).
Gotcha. You should try mixing in a liquid illuminate like NARS Orgasm. I used to mix it with my Revlon ColorStay in Cappuccino to make it lighter.
Sounds like a good idea but that won’t affect the oil control properties in the foundation will it?
It didn’t for me. It’s just pigment drops, so it doesn’t change the formula!