“An ultra-hydrating, nutrient-rich primer and serum infused with 28 beneficial ingredients to nurture your skin as it prepares it for flawless makeup.” – Hourglass
PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★ (10/10)
PRICE DETAILS: $65 for 30ml./1 fl.oz. (♦♦♦♦♦)
PRESENTATION: Frosted glass bottle with pump.
TEXTURE & SCENT: Rich textured gel that melts into a hydrating oil.
SKIN TYPE: All skin types except oily/acne prone.
FEATURES: The “28” in the product’s name refers to the formula’s key ingredients, which include 14 essential oils, 10 lipid-rich plant oils, and four vitamins.
QUICK REVIEW: This serum/primer hybrid really gives skin a healthy, dewy look while keeping foundation intact. Amazing.
Hourglass Cosmetics continues to amaze me with their unique and effective formulations (read about Immaculate Foundation) and N° 28 Primer Serum is no different. This unique paraben-free primer, serum and facial oil hybrid truly makes skin glow and foundation last without feeling greasy or clogging pores.
A must-have for dry skin, Hourglass N° 28 Primer Serum banishes any dry, flaky, uneven patches without leaving a greasy film on the skin. Even over moisturizer, 3 tiny half pumps coaxes skin into a remarkably healthy and glowing state – emulating the pristine dewiness of a child’s skin. I’m not exaggerating. What impressed me the most was while making skin dewy – foundation also lasted all day (over 8 hours) and while it has a silicone base, did not clog my pores or feel like an extra layer of product like most primers do.
While this has a rich, oily texture initially, it absorbs well and creates a perfected surface for applying all types of foundation. I use this under the Hourglass Immaculate Foundation or Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation with incredibly natural and long lasting results. It also worked well under my favorite Jane Iredale PurePressed Base and Hourglass Oxygen Mineral Powder. At the end of a typical day, makeup still looks fresh – without any of the usual dry or oily patches.
N° 28 Primer Serum is also a multipurpose product and worked great on hair to add a touch of shine and control, over makeup to refresh, added a glowing highlight on cheekbones and also as a primer for under eye concealer. N° 28 also did wonders on dry lines around the lips before applying lip color.
While I normally do not like primers, this has become an indispensable part of my daily routine and has proven to make a difference in the overall look and feel of my skin. While it may not create the poreless, airbrushed look that mattifying primers offer, it definitely evens out skin texture on those with dry patches and uneven skin tone without mucking up the pores in the process. Skin even looks better at the end of the day when its washed off. Simply glorious.
HOURGLASS Nº 28 PRIMER SERUM DETAILS
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This silky, luxurious oil blend glides on to strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier, even out pores, and shield against environmental aggressors. The formula’s hydrating action helps to create a refined and retexturized surface for makeup. Skin appears dewier, younger, and more luminous. The “28” in the product’s name refers to the formula’s key ingredients, which include 14 essential oils, 10 lipid-rich plant oils, and four vitamins.
-Apply Nº 28 Primer Serum before or after moisturizer and before makeup.
-One small pump is sufficient for the entire face.
-Wait two minutes for the oil to dry before applying foundation.
HOURGLASS IMMACULATE LIQUID POWDER FOUNDATION INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Dimethiconol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ceramide 3, Sphingolipids, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Oil, Rose Hips Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Oil, Olive (Olea Europaea) Oil, Hazelnut (Corylus Americana) Oil, Borage (Borago Officinalis) Seed Oil, Kukui (Aleurites Moluccana) Nut Oil, Cherry (Prunus Avium) Pit Oil, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Octyldodecanol, Dioctyl Succinate, Peg-8, Tridecyl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Lithospermum Officinale Root Extract, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Citric Acid, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil, Geranium (Geranium Maculatum) Oil, Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Roseum) Oil, Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia) Oil, Clove (Eugenia Caryophyllus) Oil, Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis) Peel Oil, Petitgrain (Citrus Reticulata) Oil, Amyris (Amyris Balsamifera) Oil, Benzoin Siam Absolute, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Oil, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Leaf Oil, Bois De Rose (Aniba Rosaeodora) Oil, Cedar (Thuja Occidentalis) Leaf Oil, Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) Oil.
**Product was purchased from Sephora for personal use.
Hourglass Immaculate is available at Hourglasscosmetics.com and select Sephora stores.