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Updated on 2 Jan 2019. Posted on 13 Nov 2018

This Foundation Is The Only Thing That Works For My Oily Skin

I feel extremely obliged to share this information with you.

Hi friends! Let's get straight into this. I have oily skin and my face usually looks shiny AF by lunchtime.

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And I'm not talking about a cute, dewy shine. I'm talking serious business.

For this reason, I've only ever used powder on my face because liquid foundation formulas (even ones advertised as "matte") just weren't matte enough.

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I also had to constantly touch up throughout the day, which was time consuming and annoying.

That was until my friend recommended Hourglass' Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation to me.

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It has a liquid-to-powder consistency, which means it comes out of the bottle as a liquid. But once you apply it with a brush, it changes to a more powdery, light clay kind of texture.

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It's not heavy at all – in fact it feels like smooth silk on the skin.

When I was looking at reviews online and they said things like "this is WAY too drying for me", I knew it was going to be perfect for my oily-ass face.

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The foundation's coverage is pretty light in reality but you can definitely build it up to make it heavier.

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I've found that it works best when used with Hourglass' Veil Mineral Primer and a setting powder for extra matte-ness.

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See? Minimal shine at lunch time!

Unfortunately the range doesn't come in a huge variety of shades, so I have to mix two colours together to get the right one for me.

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It works out great, because even though I pay double, I get twice the product and I can adjust the ratio based on the time of year and my summer tan. At the moment I'm using two parts Beige with one part Sable.

It's available in Australia for $82 at Mecca. Yes, it's pricey – but for me this has honestly been SO worth it.

Go forth, oily queens! Shiny legends! Thou can be matteth if thou desires.

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