The Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation claims to have the coverage of a concealer but the look of a liquid foundation and weightlessness of a powder, while maintaining a flawless look for 12 hours. The stick’s innovative formula allows the foundation to sink into the skin seamlessly by adjusting to an individual’s body temperature. The unconventional triangular shape allows the user to precisely contour and highlight with this versatile product. There shade range comes in many different skin tones.
The Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation launched in August of 2016. You can purchase this foundation in Hourglass’ online store, Sephora, and other retailers. I have been using the Vanish Stick for months now and have formulated many opinions on it. I would definitely say that the claimed wear time is accurate, and on a good day I can get the Vanish Stick to last for up to 16 hours on me before it disappears. Since I have a normal to oily skin type, this was unexpected (usually oily skin will break down product faster than dry and normal skin).
Prior to purchasing the foundation, I had watched many videos to find out what other people thought about it since I didn’t want to spend $46 on something that would not be worth it. After deciding to buy it, I fell in love with it after my first time using it. The full coverage lives up to the internet’s hype, and it is as weightless as the company claims it is. The foundation also provided an excellent base for the rest of my makeup and I noticed a significant improvement in both the application and wear time of it. But, I really wanted to put this product to the test.
First, I took a picture with the back camera of my iPhone to test the flashback. There ended up not being any and the finish looked beautiful in pictures. You couldn’t see any of my acne scars, under eye circles or redness/hyperpigmentation. I also wore the foundation for 20 hours once to test the wear time. Around the 16 hour mark it started to wear off, but that is still 4 hours over the projected wear time.
I’d say that the overall finish is a dewy to natural, which means that it has some elements of luminosity to it, but not enough to make you look like an oily light bulb. Since the finish has elements of dew to it, I’d recommend people with more dry to normal skin to use it (even though it is compatible with my oily to normal skin).
My last few thoughts are this: I don’t think there are any cons to this foundation besides the price. Although I think it is worth it, not everyone has the money to buy a $46 foundation that only comes with .25oz of product (the rule of thumb for foundation is usually 1 full oz). But if you have the money to splurge, I would highly encourage it, because you barely need any product to achieve a high coverage look. Almost everything I stated above was a pro, and I think everyone knows what the final verdict is. My final opinion is that everyone who has the money to buy this foundation should, because there’s nothing else quite like it.