Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Makeup Obsession: Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free SPF 15

It never fails, you read every beauty article on the next best foundation only to run to the nearest store to purchase it, use it, and be disappointed by it. Foundation is the number one key makeup product that determines just how fantastic the rest of your makeup will look. Picking a great foundation is like picking out the finest wine. You can’t rush into it and you can’t just go for the cheapest thing. After all, we spend so much money on our clothes, our hair, our shoes, yet when looking for foundations we gasp at anything over 20 dollars.

I have recently become obsessed with a foundation by Hourglass called Veil Fluid Foundation. Never before has a foundation done what it’s actually been set out to do-make your skin look absolutely flawless! Now before I tell you the price of the foundation you need to know how amazing it is. I know many of you reading this are notorious for doing what we’re told never do-you pick your face. I too am guilty of this and therefore need a good foundation to make me look picture perfect (post picking). This foundation covers so well and does not look thick and mask like at all! It comes in 7 shades with good colour tones however does not go dark enough for a much deeper skin tone. Tyra Banks could wear it but Naomi Campbell may not find her shade. Nonetheless, for those who do find their shade they will be completely hooked!! It lasts all day and gives a natural slightly dewy look to the skin. Its best applied with a brush however don’t get sold on buying the specified brush, it’s not the greatest. This foundation is best applied with the MAC #187 Brush or MAC #190 brush. And now, to drop the bomb- its $60. This may seem like a lot of money but just think about the new shoes you just bought that probably only go with one outfit, which you can only wear once because everyone will remember that outfit! In other words, you will use it more than those shoes which probably cost ten times the price!! Here are the quick facts about the foundation:
  • Formulated with Matrixyl to stimulate the production of collagen and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Skin Tightener ST improves skin's texture and promotes younger looking skin.
  • Advanced silicone creates a flawless finish.
  • Oil, fragrance and paraben free, SPF 15.

Its sold at Sephora and before purchasing it I strongly recommend you get a few samples. You definitely want to make sure that you’re getting the right shade. Wear it for a few days and wait for the compliments to roll in. It will just confirm that $60 is a small price to pay for flawless skin.


Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you that the right foundation is indeed the most important factor that determines how good one's makeup looks.

I think, I'm just as obsessed to picking the "best" foundation as you, hehe... so nice to hear that I'm not the only picky one...

My recent favorite fluid foundation is PHYTO TEINT ÉCLAT by Sisley, for it's texture is so incomparable smooth and comfortable to wear, and for this foundation provides a color (Porcelain 0) that matches my fair asian skin tone perfectly.


yummy411 said...

persuasive! can't wait to try it!

Critty said...

I am on the hunt for a new foundation, I am going to add this to the list to check out!

Ell said...

Hey everyone! Great to hear your feedback!! If you end up trying the foundation let me know what you thought about it.. And Jess, thanks for the Sisley reccommendation!!Cheers

Anonymous said...

You are welcome, Ell! ;)


Skin Care said...

I totally agreed with your post. For the long time I am in the search of a good foundation and I think my search ends here and I have found the right thing and good foundation is the key of a good make up. If your foundation is not good your skin looks very bad. It feels like you apply too much foundation on your skin and looks many folds of foundation. Thank you very much for the post.