Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation

July 25, 2016

Stick foundations are making a comeback and Hourglass Cosmetics just launched their own version: Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation with an innovative twist.

Available in 26 shades, these foundation sticks are already gaining a lot of momentum with intriguing claims and the gorgeous packaging…

Hourglass Seamless Vanish Finish Foundation

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Stick foundations are basically cream foundations in a stick form. Typically they are medium to full coverage and can also be used as concealers because of their high coverage factor.

One of the downsides of working with stick foundations is the texture which can also affect application. They can be tricky to blend, drag or look patchy if not applied correctly. This is where the latest new and improved formulas are changing the stick foundation game, making it a convenient, easy to use one-step product.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation comes in a twist-up tube with an interesting triangular shape. Compared to the traditional cylinder tubes, this is quite an innovative design. The sharp lines and pointy corners make it easy to get right under the eye area, sides of the nose and anywhere else that may need precision application.

Along with this being a long wearing and waterproof formula, the main features of the Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation is that it covers like a concealer, applies like a liquid formula and feels as light as a powder. At first I thought this was too good to be true too but having seen plenty of PR materials and demonstrations, I think Hourglass really did hit the ‘stick foundation jackpot’ with this formula.

Hourglass Seamless Vanish Finish Foundation

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

The best part about the Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation is that it’s super pigmented – which not only adds to the coverage factor but a little goes a long way. You can go from a sheer layer buffed over your daily moisturizer for a light coverage or build it up to full coverage, including concealing problem areas, without the risk of it looking cakey.

Color range is also pretty good with the line featuring neutral and yellow undertones for light to deeper skin tones:

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation

Hourglass recommends using either their Veil Mineral Primer (for all skin types) or their No:28 Primer Serum (for dry skin) with this foundation. I have the Veil Mineral Primer and it’s one of my favorites. It smoothes over the skin and enables base products to glide over it for a flawless and long lasting finish. I highly recommend it if you’re after a new primer.

There’s also a new Vanish Foundation Brush to accompany the new stick foundations. Cream/stick foundations apply best with buffing foundation brushes as the bristles are firm enough to disperse the product over the skin yet soft enough to blend it out. You can check out this whole line in the links below.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation retails at $46 (for 0.25oz product).

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8 comments

Haley October 15, 2016 - 11:37 pm

I have really dry skin. Do you think this foundation will cling to dry patches? Is it hydrating?

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Sarah October 16, 2016 - 3:32 am

Hi Haley, as I mentioned in the post too, this foundation is designed for normal/oily skin. That said, those with dry skin can still use it but you need to make sure you exfoliate your skin so you don’t have any dry patches and use a moisturizer or a moisturizing primer with it. ABH has a nourishing oil on their site which they recommend you can use underneath the foundation if you have dry skin. Hope that helps.

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Sandra September 10, 2016 - 2:33 pm

Hi Sarah… i have the hourglass foundation brush no.2. Would this brush still work? How is the foundation best applied with this brush?
Thanks so much

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Sarah September 11, 2016 - 4:02 am

Hi Sandra, yes the #2 brush is perfectly fine. This foundation is quite easy to blend so small circular motions with the brush will give you good results. You can also spray the brush lightly with a setting spray (like Urban Decay setting spray) or Mac Fix+. This trick helps melt the product into the skin for a flawless finish ;) Let me know how you go.

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Jackie July 26, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Hi Sarah! Would this foundation be OK on oily skin? I tried stick foundations before and they were always too heavy on my skin type. I want this Hourglass one but I’m hesitant. Thank you!

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Sarah July 26, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Hi Jackie, due to their thicker texture, cream foundations can feel quite heavy and sometimes cause more oiliness. That said, the formula of the Hourglass Vanish foundation is long wearing and waterproof which means it sets. If you have excessive oil, or areas that you know get more oily than the rest of your face, I’d recommend using a mattifying primer and set with translucent powder :)

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Kyra July 26, 2016 - 8:43 am

The shape is really different. I don’t mind stick foundations so I think I’ll check this one out. Not sure about the brush. Do you think other foundation brushes will be OK?

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Sarah July 26, 2016 - 1:08 pm

Hi Kyra, yes other kabuki style buffing brushes are perfectly fine :)

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