Women's Fashion

I Just Tried the New Hourglass Foundation, and I Have Many Thoughts

This foundation isn’t matte, but it isn’t dewy, either. I would classify it as having a satin finish, with the glow coming from the soft-focus pigments. These pigments create a luminous, blurred effect that evens your skin tone and can be built up without looking caked-on, just gently perfected. Kind of like you’ve swiped the Instagram Paris filter over your face.

The formula is transfer-proof and water-resistant, but my T-zone did need powdering down after four hours, so if you’re oily like I am, be sure to prime and set to avoid unwanted shine. If you have dry skin, you’ll love the texture, as it’s comfortable to wear and doesn’t feel like it’s sitting on top of the skin. The formula is also non-comedogenic, so you don’t have to worry if you have skin prone to breakouts. For application, I preferred a buffing brush to really blend it in. I found when I tried applying it with a damp beauty sponge, it made it too sheer, and it sucked up a lot of the product.