Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Review & Swatches

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Review & Swatches

14 Jul 2016
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Oh yes! I have been waiting to get my hands on these new foundation sticks for a while because they sounded like a complexion dream! With the coverage of a concealer, the fluidity of a liquid, and the seamless, weightlessness of a powder promised, any foundation junkie would be desperate to try these. Here’s the low down on the brand new Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick line up. I have swatches and before and after photos.

UPDATE – available HERE NOW!

hourglass vanish foundation stick
Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Review

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Features

hourglass vanish foundation stick
Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Review
  • Foundation and concealer in one
  • Concentrated formula contains double the pigment of traditional foundation
  • Maximum coverage with minimum product
  • Longwearing waterproof formula – 12 hour hold
  • Adjusts to body temperature for effortless blending
  • Undetectable full coverage
  • Conceals all discoloration and imperfections
  • Delivers flawless skin with a seamless finish
  • Available in 26 shades to perfectly match every skin tone
  • Twist up stick
hourglass vanish foundation stick
Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Review

I think what made me so excited to try this was they I love the way that Hourglass do skin. Their best selling line is the Ambient Lighting franchise and I have to say, the brand’s take on complexion is just what my beauty dreams are made of!

Not only is the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick all about creating a beautiful, flawless complexion, but it has been designed to be easy and super fast to use. What more could we ask for?

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Swatches

I have three of the lighter shades here to show you – Porcelain, Vanilla and Shell:

hourglass vanish foundation stick

hourglass vanish foundation stick
Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Swatches

These swatches are the result of literally the lightest touch ever! The formula is so pigmented that you need the tiniest touch of product. There is a massive shade range so I think everyone is going to be happy with this one. There are two shades lighter than the lightest shade here – Blanc and Alabaster – and then are there 19 shades darker than the darkest I have here – running all the way to Walnut, Chestnut and Espresso.

Before & After Photos

I decided on shade Vanilla.


hourglass vanish foundation stick


hourglass vanish foundation stick

I love the melting texture of this foundation. It is simply a case of lightly kissing the stick on to the centre areas of the face and then buffing and blending outwards over the skin. It delivers a flawless yet weightless coverage and the tiniest bit buffs out to conceal redness and imperfections, and even out skin tone. It give a velvety matte yet radiant look, however, I’d imagine that if you primed the skin with an oil/serum, you’d get a much dewier finish. Loving the versatility.

It is also the perfect handbag product because it’s a concealer too, so you can lightly touch it on to the skin and blend out with fingers if you want to top up on the go.

The Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick is £42 and available HERE.



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12 thoughts on “Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Review & Swatches

  1. Hi Ree, how do these compare to Bobbi Brown’s foundation stick? I’m eager to try these new Hourglass foundation sticks.

      1. Thanks a big help! Looking forward to swatching the Hourglass when it comes to Sephora. I need full coverage, so this looks so promising!

  2. Hey Ree,
    is there any date on when these will launch in the UK ? I heard someone mention the 5th of August but when I spoke to a customer service representative they weren’t even sure if they would be stocking the item :S
    Juhi x

  3. The Hourglass foundation looks beautiful on you! Perfect amt. of coverage. How long did it wear for you? They claim 12 hours and that it’s waterproof? I’m looking forward to trying this, but I’m not sure some of their claims for it being long wearing is true. Happy happy with so many color choices tho!

    1. they are quite different. But this is pretty special! It’s like nothing I have ever tried before. The softest, creamiest stick ever! I love them both but I think this just pips it for innovation! Hope that helps!

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