Hylamide Photography Foundation Review - Really Ree
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Hylamide Photography Foundation Review

29 Sep 2015 (Updated: 19 Jan 2019)

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So this is a really interesting launch from Hylamide and the first time I have tried anything outside of their skincare expertise. They are calling it PHOTOCANDY!! I adore skincare but I am completely obsessional about makeup so this is very exciting indeed! Hylamide Photography Foundation is a next-generation “transparent” foundation that has been designed to make the skin look better on camera and also blur imperfections in real life. Sounds good doesn’t it?

Hylamide Photography Foundation Review

This is all about the #nofilter trend for photos. You won’t need a filter because you apply it straight to your face! If you ever looked in the mirror and thought you looked fine and then saw the photos and were horrified, then this has been designed for you! It promises to stop the camera lens doing horrible things!

Hylamide Photography Foundation Review

Hylamide Photography Foundation Features

  • Nano fractions of silica-based prisms create light confusion for reduced visible lines and pores immediately
  • Ultra-advanced super-fine hue correctors black out unwanted tones in real life while creating the look of angular shadows for more definition on camera.
  • Prismatic Gold Technology adds a subtle golden glow instantly for radiant, healthy-looking skin
  • Adds a cinematic look in photographs
  • Oil-Free Bio-Sugar Complex is clinically proven to offer comfortable hydration immediately with an effect that lasts 48 hours after each application
  • Doesn’t have the look of traditional makeup
  • Can be used alone, under makeup, or mixed with foundation
Hylamide Photography Foundation Review

Hylamide Photography Foundation Ingredients

aqua (water), titanium dioxide, hexamethyldisiloxane, trimethylsiloxysilicate, mica, methyl methacrylate/peg/ppg-4/3 methacrylate crosspolymer, propanediol, adipic acid/neopentyl glycol crosspolymer, cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, pentylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, polypodium vulgare rhizome extract, cetraria islandica thallus extract, sphagnum magellanicum extract, fructose, allantoin, glucose, maltose, trehalose, urea, citric acid, sodium lactate, sodium pca, polyacrylate crosspolymer-6, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, isohexadecane, dimethicone, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, vp/va copolymer, polysorbate 60, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, amodimethicone, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, tin oxide, phenoxyethanol, chlorophenesin, caprylyl glycol.

Hylamide Photography Foundation Swatch

Hylamide Photography Foundation Swatch – Transparent

So you apply the Hylamide Photography Foundation as the last step in your skincare. You can leave it there if you want to go makeup free, or you can then go ahead and apply foundation.

Hylamide Photography Foundation Before & After Photos


Hylamide Photography Foundation Review – Before


Hylamide Photography Foundation Review – After

It instantly perfects the skin and blurs away pores and lines. It also blacks out high colour and makes everything look more even. I love the way it gives the skin a soft golden glow – it is sheeny without being metallic.

It sits really nicely under foundation. Here it is under the new L’Oreal True Match Genius.

Hylamide Photography Foundation Review – After (with foundation)

Well I am loving this! I don’t think I’ll be getting out every day but for nights out, I am all over it! It feels really light on the skin and is perfectly beautifying.

Hylamide Photography Foundation is £18 for 30ml. It is available in Transparent, Golden Tan and Dark Tan. It will be in Boots soon, but find it here now.




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