Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
A little bit of this foundation goes a very long way. And just as well as it is an expensive purchase, costing $46USD for just 0.25oz. The sleek, sophisticated packaging and shape goes some way to ameliorating the guilts over this splurge purchase – but not totally.
This foundation stick comes with instructions, and just as well, as Hourglass make it very clear that proper application requires you to press the stick in a few key areas and then buff buff buff (preferably with their foundation brush). It’s a very creamy, highly pigmented foundation – and it feels even creamier if you have oily or combination skin – though it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. It’s definitely a ‘satin matte’ finish and is relatively long lasting. The shade range isn’t quite as extensive as ABH – but it does carry more red/yellow undertones that ABH’s foundation stick. The Vanish stick can be applied as full coverage foundation, though we find it works better at medium coverage (less transferring and patchiness).
If you’re after something creamy, smooth, long wearing (though it’s about 8 hours and not 12 hours as promised), then this is the stick for you. Our tip is to set this foundation to avoid transferring it onto your outfit or your lover’s t-shirt.