I’m always on the look out for my next favourite foundation. I work in retail so I don’t really have many days where I want less than medium coverage, and the more long wearing the better. I’ve heard mixed reviews for the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick and I’ve loved their powders so I thought I’d give this foundation a shot.
For a start, this foundation is $67 for 7g which initially seemed a bit ridiculous to me as that’s pretty expensive for what you get. I did a lot of research prior to purchasing it and the way I justified it was due to the minimal wastage which is something that frankly pisses me off about most foundation packaging.
The application is super smooth, easy and fast. I’ve found that the best method has been three stripes on each cheek, a little arrow on my forehead and chin, and two lines down the sides of my nose. I then buff it in with a dense foundation brush. This foundation really does blend seamlessly into the skin. Depending on the level of coverage that I want I often add a couple of extra stripes on my cheek after I’ve blended the first layer just to amp up the coverage.
This foundation does tend to oxidise by the end of the day, but a mattifying moisturiser and a finishing spray (my favourites are La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Moisturiser and L’Oreal Infallible Fixing Spray) minimises that and these products frankly saved my review of this product. The coverage and formulation is really great but I think it would definitely be suited to a normal skin type as it could cling to dry patches on dry skin and does oxidise and transfer on oily skin.
I would say that this foundation is a good foundation for going out for dinner with friends, and a good travel friendly option for a heavier coverage foundation that you’re taking on holiday and would probably be more suited as a Winter foundation.
Will I buy this again? I don’t think so as I’ve found better foundations with similar finishes and coverage that are longer wearing for me. I think my timing was off with purchasing this as like previously mentioned I feel like I’m going to prefer this foundation more for Winter than in warm Summer weather. I’m not going to give up on it though as the finish really is lovely so I’ll update if I find a better way to help the longevity.
If you use this foundation and have any tips for me, hit me up.