The new Hourglass Light Correcting Primer aims to neutralise colour on your skin for a perfect canvas over which to apply foundation or any other base. It’s oil-free which is definitely a plus and makes it far less likely to interact with any products you’re putting over the top. It’s also supposed to have a blur effect and give a skin glow.
I really wanted to like this – I have loved certain Hourglass products in the past – but just didn’t get it. I found it didn’t sink into my skin that easily, didn’t really give a glow and I couldn’t find any blur effect! Maybe I’m beyond saving on that count! However, I think this is maybe a product for the real skin conoisseurs – those that love the minute detail and like to spend time on skin prep before make up.
In the picture above you can see Mood Light, Lumious Light and Dim Light and in the same order on the swatch below:
I think you can see in the swatch that it looks quite dry – great for oily skin possibly – but for my older skin, I’m far better with a luminizing serum or something a little more hydrating and skin softening. In terms of tone, you choose according to the effect that you want to create, so Mood Light for softening, Lumious for brightening and Dim for warming.
Maybe this is one for the already blissful skin blessed who love attention to detail when it comes to a perfected complexion. You can find it HERE for £36. I would advise a counter service (it’s at SpaceNK) to pick out the correct one for your needs. From all three, the one that did give the best result was Lumious, and left to my own devices, I would have chosen Dim.
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