Sunday, 5 March 2017

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Review



I have wanted to try this Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick for the longest time and I am so happy that I finally have my hands on it. From the moment that this foundation was first released I think every single person in the beauty world owned it except for me, so naturally I had to get my hands on it and try it out for myself. I watched so many reviews and read so many blog posts about this foundation and the main thing that everybody said about it was that it was high coverage, so without hearing anymore, I had to put in an order and try this out for myself.

I would say that my skin is pretty normal. I don’t have problem skin as such, but I do have hyper pigmentation on my cheeks which does tend to put the term full coverage to the test. If something is super full coverage and really pigmented it will cover it straight away without having to go in with more product. I can also get slightly oily around my nose and around my t-zone, but I find that it nothing excessive and it is something that a primer can normally neutralise pretty well. So, for a while now I have been using this foundation and I feel like I am finally ready to share my thoughts with you guys.


The first thing that I noticed straight away about this Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick was how lovely and luxurious it felt when you pull it out of the outer packaging. This is a lovely and weighty product and I feel like the packaging really does reflect the high price tag that is on this foundation stick. When you compare this to other foundation sticks such as the Anastasia or the Makeup Forever Stick Foundation it does feel and look overall much nicer and so it should for the money. I will admit though that I am a sucker for a stick foundation because of how quick and easy they are to apply.

The first time I used this foundation, I was in love with it from the off. I would take the foundation stick and draw lines all around my face. I found that directly from the foundation it glided straight onto the skin so beautifully and smoothly. I also really liked the shape that the foundation stick is because it can get in all of the hard to reach areas really easily. Then, I will just take either my damp Beauty Blender or Morphe M439 to blend it into the skin. I feel like it such an easy product to blend in because of how creamy it is. I do have to admit that my favourite way to apply this foundation stick is using a buffing brush because it retains the coverage.  

With one light layer of the Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation all over my face, my hyperpigmentation wasn’t completely covered, which is always the test for a new foundation. It did cover it pretty well but to me it was still visible. All I had to do was to draw a couple more lines of product, just in the areas where I needed it and then using my Morphe M439 I just pat it into the skin and everything is locked into place and it looks really nice and full coverage and all of my problem areas are covered completely.

To really put the foundation to the test I tried it out without a primer underneath to see how it would control the oils around my nose. But I have to say that after setting it with powder and doing the rest of my normal makeup on top of it, it looked flawless. It wasn’t drying on the skin like most stick foundations can be, but to me it looked really nice and matte once it was set in place. I had to blot once throughout the day which is good going for me because normally in the office with the heating on it can get really warm which doesn’t help things!

I have found myself reaching for this foundation so often because I have really been enjoying using it. The only thing that puts me off from using is how much product you get in it. I think it is 7g, which is more or less the amount of product that you get in a concealer. I know that it is meant to be super highly pigmented, but I still use a decent amount of it to get the look that I want, and it seems to be going down really quickly!

I do love this foundation and because it is in stick form and so quick and easy to use. I cannot seem to put it down which just proves that it has my seal of approval. I do recommend this foundation, whenever I use it I get compliments on my makeup and my skin, best of all it feels really lightweight which is so refreshing for a full coverage foundation. As normal I, will leave a link down below to where you can check this foundation out. Also, please feel free to leave me any questions that you may have down below, and I will get right back to you. Have you guys tried this foundation, what did you think?

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6 comments

  1. I feel like this sounds like it would be my perfect Spring foundation, something lightweight and easy to use. I might need to get matched up and give this a try x

    Lily | www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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    1. I didn't think I would love it half as much as I do, I am hooked on it!

      Danielle xx

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  2. This sounds lovely! I've never tried a stick foundation before but this one would be top of my list to try!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I love a good stick foundation and this by far is my favourite!

      Danielle xx

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  3. I want to try this foundation but I want to get to a store because it's pretty pricey so I don't want to buy the wrong shade! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. That is a good idea!
      I took a guess and by a miracle ended up with the perfect shade!

      Danielle xx

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