This is probably the most controversial foundation that launched last year. On the one hand everyone on Youtube seemed to love it. On the other hand, I’d go to retailer sites and see people complaining bitterly in the review sections about how awful this is. When a product provokes this kind of reaction I’m always curious to try it. So, I finally tried it and here are my thoughts.
- By itself, which really shouldn’t count because in real life I always wear a primer.
- With The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer.
Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation Review
Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation Golden Almond Swatches and Comparison
The shade Golden Almond is a perfect match for me. I love that this shade has strong golden/yellow undertones because I always have trouble finding a foundation that suits my golden undertones. I am tempted to believe the brand’s claims that this product adapts to your skintone.
Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation vs Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Stick Foundation
Having used both of these foundations, I think the Hourglass might be best suited for normal to dry skin, while the ABH stick foundation might be best for normal to oily skin.
The Hourglass is creamier and more easy to blend, which can be a good or bad thing depending on your skin type, like I explained above. The ABH Stick Foundation is much better at controlling oil.
The Hourglass Stick Foundation offers medium to full coverage while the ABH foundation offers light to medium coverage, never quite reaching full coverage.
They both have a decent shade range, although I had much better luck guessing my shade online with Hourglass than I did with ABH.
I see why some people love The Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation and I also see why some people hate it. It all depends on your skin type, and what climate you live in. I can see how someone with normal to dry skin, without large pores, living in cooler climates could love this. I can also see how this would not work out for someone with oily skin living in a humid climate.
Personally, I love the coverage and the finish of this foundation. The colour match is so spot on that I can easily deal with the flaws of this foundation.
However, on my oily skin in this Lagos heat, it will definitely require frequent touch ups. It’s not a foundation I can just put on and forget about. And for the $46 I really expected a little bit more from this foundation.
Have you tried this? Did you like it?
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