Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
We've all heard the hype around the new Hourglass Foundation sticks. So naturally, I just had to get my hands on one. At $56+tax CAD, you really want to give this foundation a try and ensure that you love it. I've mentioned it before, but this is why I love Sephora's return policy. You have 30 days to return a product that you've tried as long as more than half of it is left.
The Vanish foundation is meant to be a long lasting foundation which provides buildable coverage while remaining weightless. Now this seems like an oxymoron. How can a foundation that provides high coverage still feel weightless? Oddly enough, Hourglass manages to do just that!
I picked up the foundation stick in Golden Almond. As you can see, it goes on quite creamy and it is really easy to apply. The best way to apply the foundation is to dab it on so you end up with triangles all over your face and then blend with the Hourglass Vanish Foundation brush (which I couldn't get my hands on because it's sold out everywhere! SO devastating!) Of course, you can use your own foundation blending brush as well.
When blended, this foundation really is seamless. It gives the skin a healthy glow as well, which I adore. It literally lasts ALL day, I was amazed! I did find that while Golden Almond matched perfectly on my arm, it was a bit dark for my face. I will have to grab one shade lighter, but I'm kind of loving the darker shade as a contour. (Or is this my excuse to keep the foundation and buy another one!?)
If you've read my previous posts on the CoverFX and MAC foundations, you know that I have been searching for that perfect foundation. I think the Hourglass Vanish stick may be THE ONE! I'm just interested to see how long one stick will last me.
Pros: LONG lasting, buildable coverage, seamless, lightweight, easily blendable
Cons: A bit pricey, but worth it!