Hylamide || Photography Foundation


The Abnormal Beauty Company are at it again with this incredibly forward-thinking foundation which was created by their Hylamide Brand. I previously wrote about Hylamide's SubQ Anti-Age Serum (link) and now their Photography Foundation is in the spotlight for the same reason. Because. They. Work. These products do exactly what they say on the tin bottle with little fuss and no flamboyant promises. Hylamide really just let the product do the talking. 

When I first heard about the launch of Photography Foundation I was hesitant to try it out because I've had terrible experiences with foundation in the past and presuming this was just like every other foundation I hesitated and didn't purchase. After seeing a few reviews, I figured it was worth giving it a try because it clearly wasn't at all ''foundation'' like - you know the thick full coverage foundation that results in orange patches or tide marks, well this isn't that. 


Foundations are suppose to improve the look of the skin, giving the appearance of an airbrushed and healthy appearance - I personally don't wear foundation because I rarely find out that can actually fulfill those promises but I do use concealer. My skin is super light so I find applying concealer to my problematic areas works better than applying a full face of foundation.

Hylamide's Photography Foundation comes in three shades - Transparent, Golden Tan and Dark Tan. I have the transparent colour because let's face it, Casper the ghost would look hideous with the other shades and so would I. This shade looks like a milky light lotion and it works by blurring your lines, textural irregularities, pores and pimples by correcting the varying shades in our skin to give the effect of a soft focused filter on a camera. You don't have to purchase varying colour-correcting powders and liquids anymore because this product does that.

You only need to apply a little and then blend it out to see how it works - rather than applying a thick coat of coverage it instead blurs the appearance of pores and bumps quickly which is completely unique because no other foundation does that.

The swatch above was actually a square. You'll notice there's a gap in the upper left hand side (to the left of the little squiggle and above the thicker part below) you'll also notice that it looks super soft and blurred, you can't see the pores in that area that you can see on the rest of my hand. That's simply because I've blended in product to that area - pretty amazing huh! 

I also found this is an amazing base to use with loose powdered eyeshadows and face powders. The result is colour but with a soft satin finish and the staying power is second-to-none when I use this as a base, just the same as when I use Benefits POREfessional as an eyeshadow base.

This product looks like a milky light lotion, you only need to apply a little and to blend it out to see how it works - rather than applying a thick coat of coverage it instead blurs the appearance of pores and bumps which is completely unique because no other foundation does that.

The best part is that it's so light. I despise certain makeup practices because I tend to feel like I'm wearing a mask, this is so light you forget you're wearing any coverage and it's buildable. I know my t-zone needs extra coverage but at least I don't have to worry about patches of orange showing up. I also don't need to worry about buying two shades to suit the changing seasons (how I miss Summer) which is a total bonus.

Photography Foundation is available instore at Boots guys if you fancy changing up your makeup routine to something lighter and easier.

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