Deceptively Great Skin Tint



As you probably know make-up has different definitions. Just like a size 10 pair of pants vary in wearability and fit between women’s stores, I find the term skin tint, foundation, base, etc. very confusing. Hourglass’ Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint offers amazing coverage and is my new favorite foundation … but it’s a skin tint … zuh?

I finally organized all of my samples into cute little clusters. One make-up bag for perfume samples, make-up, face washes, masks, body creams/scrubs, and moisturizers. Not only are these great for travel but they are also awesome for when you need a bit of make-up for an errand before you shower for the day. My choice sample time? Going to the dog park. Pretty much everyone in the family needs a bath after tromping around in the muddy dog park … but of course according to the laws of the universe I WILL meet someone I know there whenever I decide that I’m not wearing make-up/brushing my hair/wearing pants/etc. All that to say, is that 3 weeks ago I pulled out a little packet of the Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint in Ivory without high expectations. I was hoping for a slight evening out of my skin tone and some coverage of blemishes. What I got was WHAM BAM COVERAGE MA’AM!

This thick formula covers your most stubborn scars and scabs and leaves your skin feeling like butter. You rub it in like a moisturizer – it is really dense but then it melts into your skin beautifully. I actually made a special trip to Sephora to purchase this *gasp choke* $68 CAD for a 1oz tube. But who am I to argue with a product that works and saves precious minutes in the morning. I’m still loving Bobbi Brown, Nars, and Benefit (in that order) but my skin has changed. Wrinkles, combination skin, scarring, and blemishes meant a lot of time being spent on precise product application. I literally swipe this thick skin tint on and I’m out the door. It covers the messed up bits but doesn’t dry my skin out or gather in my wrinkles. The finish is also very light weight and pretty once you give it a few seconds to set.

My only complaint with this product is that it has a tendency to go shiny within 4 hours so a mattifying powder is a must. The gluey nature of the product is also a turn off for me but again, it works, so I can certainly overlook these flaws for its overwhelming benefits.

After using this product for 3 weeks I think my skin looks better and I haven’t experienced as bad hormonal break outs.

Give this product a whirl if you can relate to my skin woes. Or send me recommendations of what to try next!


– Missy

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