My latest favorite liquid foundation to fake glowy, flawless skin? Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup. Formulated with Retin-A, Matrixyl, Skin Tightener ST and vitamins A and E to stimulate the production of collagen, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin texture, this foundation promises to provide super, long-lasting coverage for a luminous complexion. It comes in a 30ml bottle with a pump and is oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free and contains SPF 15.
There are a total of 8 shades available, which all tend to run dark. I was sent a sample of No. 2 Light Beige, a medium neutral beige that is a shade darker than my NC30 skin.
Much to my surprise, the foundation had a semi-thick texture that resembled a cream foundation rather than a liquid foundation. Yet, it went on very lightweight and the silicones gave it a great slip so it spreaded and blended easily.
The coverage was on the medium to heavy side so using a light hand is key in applying this foundation. I like to mix this with a primer or moisturizer to sheer it out and it always covers up my undereye circles and fills in my pores nicely without creeping into fine lines or wrinkles.
The dewy, skin-like finish was another thing that I liked. I never feel or look like I am wearing makeup when I use this. The foundation also wore well on my dehydrated combination skin and did not change color, crease or turn my face into an oil-slick.
The only con I can think of was the price. The foundation is pretty expensive at a whopping $60 but considering how my sample (which contained no more than a few pumps) gave me at least 6-7 applications, a bottle should last a longggggg time.
Bottom line, I can see myself wearing this. Those with dry or mature skin will also really like it.
Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Fluid Makeup contains Matrixyl is available at Sephora or $60.
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