Until I read up properly on the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick I absolutely hated it. It’s a very high pigment, rather dry feeling base with a waterproof element. Which, obviously isn’t for everyone. But, given that it’s got double the amount of pigment of most other foundations, and it’s intended to be both concealer and foundation in one, I can more see it’s purpose. However, I’d have to say that I think it’s for those who have perfect skin already. The problem with many concealers and ‘stick’ foundations is that their powder content is high which for older skin, is a glow killer because it’s just too dry. On my cheeks this looked amazing – under my eyes and around any creases, not so!
You do need to blend out with a brush – fingertips won’t do for this one. My instinct is that this a ‘made-for-Instagram’ product and by that I mean, it’s the perfected, filtered look, but only if your skin is perfect in the first place. The triangular shaping is to allow for a precise application around contours of the face, but to be honest, if you need a special shaped stick to get foundation round your nose, you’re doing something wrong in the first place. The formula does react to your body temperature so does go more ‘melty’ after a few moments.
I see the place for the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick but I’m not in that place – I want really dewy and fresh looking skin so this was never going to be my product. However, if you like a concentrated, neutralised base and you don’t have dry skin, I think you’ll love it. I don’t think I know another product like it. Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick is £42 HERE and – yay for this – comes in 26 shades including very pale and very dark.
There’s quite a handy video on SpaceNK to show you how to get the best from the product – I found it useful in understanding what’s it for and how it should be used but did notice that it wasn’t tested on older women, but women with great skin already.
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