It’s been a while since I put together a foundation review, so when I got sent Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation and Foundation Brush in the mail it seemed like a no-brainer.
Hourglass has long been a favourite brand of mine. I’m in a loving, long-term relationship with their Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil as I’ve mentioned before. I’ve tried their Ambient Lighting Powder which was nice (I never use powders usually), I own a couple of their Lip Stylos but guys, this combination takes the cake. Hands down one of the best new foundation I’ve tried.
I got sent three shades Golden, Linen and Natural. As you’ve probably guessed Golden is the darkest of the three, followed by Natural and then Linen. They’re all on the warmer side (my personal favourite – who ever actually wants to look pinker?) and they offer 32 shades in the range. A shade for almost everyone, yay! The packaging is super sleek too and at $92 a bottle from Mecca it does feel every bit the luxury you’re investing in.
To prep my skin I used my normal gel moisturiser. Then I dived in with the lightest shade ‘Linen’, dotting it all over my face since my summer tan has long been forgotten. I used the Seamless Foundation Brush to blend; it’s a dense but really soft brush and has quickly become a daily staple. I find it takes longer than my usual brush to blend but makes any foundation look super flawless.
I have dry/combination skin and this foundation does a brilliant job of providing full coverage, but also keeping my skin looking fresh without caking. It covers everything I need it too but could definitely be built up if you are needing a little extra help with redness or coverage. I feel like if you wanted lighter coverage you could also mix it with moisturiser, use this brush and you’d still get an amazing glowy finish. After wearing it for the day I can say it’s such an easy, no fuss foundation to use. They say you don’t need a primer and I totally agree – cutting out a whole step in your routine. That’s a big yes from me.
Natural Light vs. Flash Photography
Overall, I’m extremely impressed. It’s full coverage but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. I always struggle to find full coverage foundations that don’t dry out my skin further but this one doesn’t at all. It actually looks better the longer your wear it, I swear. BIG BONUS: I tested the flash back with my camera and nothing – absolutely flawless. You know exactly what I’ll be wearing on my face when I go out this weekend!