Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Review

I don’t normally do beauty review posts, but I thought it would be fun to try doing one. I recently splurged on buying the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick, and decided to share my thoughts.


I’d had my eye on this for a while. I had heard about it from Marzia, and general positive reviews from aroundΒ  the internet. As with any beauty product, just because it works for someone else, doesn’t mean it’ll work well for you. But I’ve had a good run with products recommended by Marzia, so I decided to at least try it out. In store, I got matched to my shade (Ivory), and the lovely worker even agreed to fully apply it so I could see what I thought. I really liked it! So since I had saved up already, I decided to get it!

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I’ve never used a foundation stick before, but this one was really great to use. It goes on really smooth and fluidly. The foundation’s formula is very concentrated, so you don’t need to use that much.Β Even though it’s quite concentrated, it feels very light on my face.

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I apply a few dots all over my face and use a beauty blender to spread out the coverage. I used my Real Techniques expert face brush for a bit, but I find that a blender is easier to work with. I also apply more where I want to conceal, such as under my eyes. The foundation looks and feels quite natural, while still offering a lot of coverage. It has a kind of dewy finish, and lasts really well throughout the day.

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All in all, I’m really happy I splurged and got this! It’s definitely high-end, but to me it was worth it. I hear a lot of praise for this foundation, but some people do have issues. It has been suggested to me to apply an oil before this foundation, to help smooth it out more, but I haven’t had any issues. If you’re able to splurge on this, I say go for it. If not, there’s heaps of amazing dupes out there too!

Have you guys every tried this foundation?


Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. looks so lovely on you, love natural-feeling coverage! & it’s cute that it’s a triangle πŸ˜‚

    1. Thank you! I love having a natural cover as well. It suits me better I feel πŸ˜„
      Haha, I love the triangle design!

  2. I see so many beauty youtubers use this, it looks great! x

    1. I know it’s a cult favourite, I’d heard about it from so many people πŸ™‚

  3. This looks lovely on you. Your skin looks flawless xx

    1. Thank you so much Dannii! πŸ™‚

  4. It looks very pretty on you, also I forgot how cute that tattoo on your wrist is! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Sarah! Haha, I do love my little floral tattoo πŸ€—

  5. This review is so helpful for me.Thank you for sharing your experience with usπŸ˜ƒ

    -XX http://themaroondreams.wordpress.com

    1. I’m glad! Thank you for reading πŸ€—

  6. Hourglass is always an amazing brand to go for, I never heard anyone talking badly about them. It sucks that they are really expensive though, but feels like they are worth the money. xx

    1. They are definitely high-end, their products cost a lot but are so worth it! I had to specifically save up for a few months before getting it though πŸ™‚

  7. I got pretty obsessed with the Hourglass brand a few years ago! Such quality without being too super expensive. I love their “skin tint” that’s like a BB cream (https://amzn.to/2LbNDAD).


    1. I’m so impressed with this product from them! I’m keen to try more, but they’re definitely not a cheap option haha!

  8. Love the shade on you! I have hears of them but never tried them! I might just have to now! πŸ™‚ <3

    1. Thanks Kate! They’re definitely a reputable brand πŸ™‚

  9. That shade matches you so well, the swatch on your arm almost blends in! I find that no matter what foundation I use I need a beauty blender/sponge to blend in the product, brushes always leave me with a streaky finish :S
    Great review!

    1. I also prefer a beauty blender! Especially with this foundation, I’ve since found that a beauty blender gives a much smoother finish πŸ˜€
      Thanks Cleia!

  10. Ooohhh this foundation looks great on you 😊 great review xx

    1. Thanks Amelia! I really like it πŸ˜„

      1. Its okay xx

  11. I think I have a sample of this somewhere but haven’t tried it yet. I’ll have to check and see!

    1. You should definitely try it if you do!

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