Two seperate wear tests on my dehydrated skin!

The Hourglass Illusion Skin Tint promised to be my new holy grail foundation. It is designed for dehydrated skin with hyalauronans (whatever they are!) to keep the skin hydrated and fine lines plumped. Despite being a skin tint it also promises a medium to full coverage! Luckily I only picked up a sample as I have never had a foundation fail so badly on my skin. I was so disappointed I did a week of intensive skincare and tried it again as I was sure my skin must have been an abomination to see a result like I did (totally worth watching the video to see the closeups!). Although the foundation performed better on my skin second time around (with more hydrated skin) it still didn’t look great.

This foundation sat on top of my skin and ended up looking like curdled milk. It quickly sunk into the fine (and not so fine) lines on my face. As the day wore on it separated further and looked very powdery and clung to all skin texture and dry patches that I wasn’t even aware I had! This is definitely not a foundation I would recommend if you have dehydrated skin, dry skin, skin texture or fine lines. I’m not even sure it would work on oily skin as it separated quite noticeably in the areas of my face I tend to get oily. On top of trying the foundation with two different primers I also gave it a go with no primer and with a face oil. All different combinations left my skin looking aged. On the plus side this was all only noticeable in person and in photo’s my skin looked pretty good (other than my forehead lines being accentuated).

Let me know if you use this foundation and how you have got it to work on your skin. Are there some tricks I’m missing?

Products used:

  • Hourglass Illusion Skin Tint (Shell)
  • Too Faced HangoverRx Primer
  • Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (Vanilla)
  • Ilia Fade Into You Soft Focus Finishing Powder
  • Hourglass The Veil Mineral Primer
  • RMS Beauty Un-Cover Up (11)

Brushes Used:

  • XO Beauty Flat Face Brush
  • Beauty Blender
  • Mac 227
  • Mac 135
  • Mac 237