I received samples of the vanish seamless finish foundation and foundation brush for review courtesy of Influenster. All opinions are 100% my own.
I received the Hourglass vanish seamless finish foundation (and the vanish seamless finish foundation brush) and wanted to share my first opinion on it. First, a little information about the foundation. One of the main points that stands out to me is that the Hourglass brand is cruelty free. It comes in 26 different shades and has double the amount of pigment compared to traditional foundations, providing the coverage of a concealer. It is also waterproof and long lasting with the fluidity of a liquid and the weightlessness of a powder.
The vanish seamless finish foundation is extremely convenient; it comes in this cute little lipstick looking tube. It goes on very easily and it felt lightweight while providing full coverage. It’s super pigmented so it’s a foundation and concealer in one. It essentially takes out a step of your make up routine! It’s also very easy for on the go application – sometimes my boyfriend rushes me out of the house and I have to do my makeup in the car, I’ve become a pro at it. But I’ve always ended up searching for something to wipe the foundation on the back of my hand off onto.
The vanish seamless finish foundation comes in 26 different shades, but of course I accidentally order a shade too light. But it is summer so it’s probably because I’m tanner than normal, so it will probably look great in the winter, if we ever get one in California. My face looked a little too even toned, probably because the foundation is very pigmented like concealer. So I needed to add some bronzer/contour to make my face look natural (which I had to do anyways because it’s too light).
I think the foundation being waterproof is the reason why it didn’t make my face look oily as the day went on or get ruined as I spilled water all over my face. Yes, that really happened. Water was everywhere.
My first impression is that I really like the vanish seamless finish foundation. This foundation is made for lazy people who want to speed up their morning routines or do their makeup on the go. It goes on very easily and made my skin look amazing. It makes the area under my eyes look bright and beautiful and I don’t need to add any additional concealer there. The foundation gives a very natural look despite being even toned (and a little too light).
I went straight to the bathroom at the end of the day to see how the foundation had held up and it impressed me to see that my face did not look oily and my makeup still looked great.
However, the foundation in a tube frustrated me after a few uses. The liquid based foundation is very soft so it sort of crumbles apart when you apply pressure to it. This doesn’t affect application of the makeup, just makes it smudge inside the tube. So now it gets on my hands whenever I twist the foundation stick. It’s just messy now. Some people complained that the samples they received had melted during shipping, probably again because of the liquid base. I feel like I used a lot of foundation with each application which isn’t really a good thing because you don’t get a lot of foundation.
Another thing to take note of! Several people who reviewed this foundation stated that it really sticks to and accentuates dry spots. I haven’t had this problem but I wanted to add it since I did see other reviews. And I want to give you as much information as I can!
I really like the vanish seamless finish foundation brush. The short, densely packed bristles help blend in the foundation and buff it out to a flawless finish. They are firm but also soft enough providing flexibility to get to all the areas on my face and really move the makeup around.
Thinking about doing a makeup routine/tutorial on Youtube using this foundation! In the mean time, what is your favorite foundation?! Or what are some other beauty products you’re loving that I need to try?