There has been a lot of hype over the past few months about the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick. I had watched several reviews on this foundation, and after seeing the way it looked on other people, I decided to try it out for myself. The foundation is described on Sephora.com as “a long-wearing foundation stick with the coverage of a concealer, fluidity of a liquid, and weightlessness of a powder for invisible, full coverage.” This description seemed like music to my ears, but does this foundation live up to its promises?
Before I get into the product itself, I want to make it clear that I have experimented with applying this foundation in several different ways. My favorite way to apply most foundations is with the older version of this Classic Multitasker Sephora Brush , so I tried applying this foundation with this brush first, and then went in afterwards with a beauty blender to get rid of any brush strokes. I also tried using a standard foundation brush by Sigma , and just the beauty blender on its own. The best way to apply the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick for me, however, was with the Classic Multitasker brush. I really feel like this worked all of the product on the skin the best , and I had a hard time doing that with the other forms of application. Before applying this foundation, I used with my typical primer, and I went in with my every day concealer and translucent powder afterwards, to give it a fair shot.
Overall, I really wanted to love this foundation, but it didn’t end up working for me the way I expected it to. Although it is super easy to apply,and is a full-coverage foundation, I didn’t find the foundation to have the fluidity of a liquid. The product appeared fairly cakey on my skin, and I got a few comments from my family saying that the foundation had settled into my fine lines, even after setting with a translucent powder. This product didn’t seem to work very well for me as a foundation, but i did enjoy it as a concealer. I have been using this product as a concealer here and there, so the product isn’t being wasted, but when I buy a $46 fondation, I want it to perform well as a foundation.
Being a small blogger, I am not paid to give my opinions on beauty products. I purchase all products featured on My Loquacity myself, and truly want to give honest reviews to my readers, so they can decide on their own if they want to spend their money on the products I mention. Hourglass is a great brand, and I love a lot of their other products, but in regards to this specific foundation, I was not a fan.
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