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Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
32 varieties available

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

BY HOURGLASS #1 in Foundation Sticks

4.4 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars3%
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4.49 / 5 based on 6,929 Reviews

Product Description

A Revolutionary Foundation Stick With The Coverage Of A Concealer, The Fluidity Of A Liquid, And The Weightlessness Of A Powder In A Longwearing Waterproof Formula For Undetectable Full Coverage. The Unprecedented Concentration Of Pigment In This Foundation Provides Maximum Coverage With Minimum Product, Concealing All Discoloration And Imperfections For Flawless Skin With A Seamless Finish.

Features And Benefits:

• A Foundation And Concealer In One, This Concentrated Formula Contains Double The Amount Of Pigment Versus Traditional Foundations For Instant Coverage In One Application.
• Long Wearing, Waterproof Formula Provides 12 Hour Coverage.
• Innovative Formula Adjusts To Your Body Temperature To Effortlessly Blend Into The Skin.
• Designed Specifically To Be Used With The Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush For The Most Seamless Finish. 
• Available In 32 Shades To Perfectly Match Every Skin Tone. 
• Vegan
• .25 Oz / 7.2 G

• Based On A 1-week Consumer Study Of 31 Women, Vanish™ Demonstrated Dramatic Visible Improvements:
-100% Reported Product Was Fast And Easy To Use And Apply
-97% Saw An Instant Improvement In Skin Appearance
-97% Reported Product Effectively Covered Redness And Skin Imperfections
-94% Reported Product Blended Seamlessly Into Their Own Skin
-94% Reported Product Effectively Covered Skin Discoloration, Pores, Blemishes And Dark Under Eye Circles
-90% Reported Product Effectively Covered Hyperpigmentation And Dark Spots 

Shade Descriptions
Blanc - Fairest, Cool Undertone
Cream - Very Fair, Cool Undertone
Alabaster - Fair, Cool Undertone
Porcelain - Fair, Neutral Undertone
Bisque - Fair, Warm Undertone
Linen - Very Light, Warm Undertone
Vanilla - Light, Cool Undertone
Shell - Light, Neutral Undertone
Natural - Light, Warm Undertone
Buff - Light, Warm Undertone
Ivory - Light Medium, Cool Undertone
Warm Ivory - Light Medium, Warm Undertone
Nude - Light Medium, Neutral Undertone
Sand - Light Medium, Golden Undertone
Golden - Medium, Golden Undertone
Golden Natural - Medium, Olive Undertone
Light Beige - Medium, Cool Undertone
Beige - Medium, Warm Undertone
Warm Beige - Medium Beige, Neutral Undertone
Golden Tan - Medium Beige, Warm Undertone
Honey - Medium Beige, Golden Undertone
Warm Honey - Medium Beige, Neutral Undertone
Amber - Medium Tan, Warm Undertone
Golden Amber - Medium Tan, Golden Undertone
Natural Amber - Medium Tan, Neutral Undertone
Warm Almond - Medium Deep, Golden Undertone
Golden Almond - Medium Deep, Neutral Undertone
Almond - Medium Deep, Cool Undertone
Sable - Medium Deep, Neutral Undertone
Walnut - Deep, Warm Undertone
Chestnut - Deep, Neutral Undertone
Espresso - Deep, Cool Undertone

How To Use:

This Versatile Stick Foundation Can Be Used In A Multitude Of Ways, From Sheer To Full Coverage, To Contour And Highlight, And To Conceal Imperfections. 

Full Coverage For A Virtually Perfect Complexion 
1. Prep Skin With Veil Mineral Primer 
2. Dot 3 Triangular Dots In The Center Of Both Sides Of The Face - 3 Dots On The Chin, 3 Dots On The Tops Of The Cheekbones And 3 Dots On The Forehead 
3. Buff In With The Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush In Tiny Circular Motions 
4. To Use As A Concealer, Dot 3 Triangular Dots Under Each Eye And Blend Using A Stippling And Buffing Motion With The Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush 

Sheer-medium Coverage For A Natural, Everyday Look 
1. Prep Skin With Veil Mineral Primer 
2. Lightly Dot Foundation Where Needed Such As Chin, Forehead, Center Of Face 
3. Buff In With The Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush In Tiny Circular Motions 
4. To Use As A Concealer, Lightly Dot Foundation Under The Eyes As Needed And Blend With The Ring Finger In A Gentle Tapping Motion 

Contour/Highlight To Add Dimension And Light To The Face 
Contour: 
1. Choose Shade 1-2 Shades Deeper Than Your Natural Skin Tone 
2. Dot 3 Triangular Dots Of Contour Color Under The Cheekbones, Along The Sides Of The Nose, Temples Of The Forehead And Along The Jawline 
3. Blend With The Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush In A Stippling And Circular Buffing Motion 

Highlight: 
1. Choose Shade 1-2 Shades Lighter Than Your Natural Skin Tone 
2. Dot 3 Triangular Dots Under The Eyes, Along The Tops Of The Cheekbones, Bridge Of The Nose And Chin 
3. Blend With The Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Brush In A Stippling And Circular Buffing Motion

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Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
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Nicole A.
Baltimore
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Porcelain more...
Finally splurged and bought this after all the raves and reviews. I have combo/dry skin and a lot of people with a similar skin type were raving about this stick foundation. I tend to stay away from sticks as they can be more difficult to blend out and cause dragging which emphasizes dry patches and texture. I don’t love it but I don’t hate it. Claims on Sephora include that it is for all skin types offering full coverage with a natural finish.  Below are my thoughts based on my experience with this product and the claims:

Shade: It was difficult to match to my skin tone - I was in between Porcelain and Shell and ended up purchasing Porcelain.  This shade is for fair skin with neutral undertones.  This was a bit too light and appeared a little too pink on my skin tone but it worked as long as I used the correct powder and bronzer.  I had no issue with it drying down or oxidizing.

Coverage: The coverage is nice - I would say it was about a medium coverage on my skin but agree that you could definitely build it up.  I am not sure if building it would take away from the finish but I was able to build it up in areas that I needed more coverage.  I did find that if you let it sit too long before going in with another layer, it tended to pull and disturb the layer that was already down so I would recommend going in with another layer before the previous layer completely sets.  It was not the easiest to blend for me. I tried with a beauty blender and a brush. I found that it worked best with a brush and I would apply a drop or two of oil directly on the brush before going in and blending. This seemed to help it blend out easier and didn't take away from the coverage.

Finish: I agree that the finish is very natural. The finish is absolutely lovely if you can get this to work for your skin. For me, it settles a bit into lines and emphasize texture around my t-zone. It didn't have the best staying power and started to break down by the end of the day around my t-zone where I tend to get a little bit of oil production, but that is not a deal breaker as I generally do not wear make-up for that long. I also found that you do not need to set it with a powder if you have dry skin. Other products blended well on top of this. However, I would recommend setting it with a powder if you tend to get oily throughout the day - even if it's just in select places like your t-zone. On occasions where I used powder, I used the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light. This seemed to be the best combination and left a nice radiant glow.

Overall, Would I buy it again? Maybe. I will need to keep playing with it to see if I can get it to work better with my skin type ... there are just others I’d spend my $ on first.
Sarah G.
Scottsdale, AZ
355 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Other more...
I am usually a brush girl for applying any and all of my face makeup, but I recently hopped on the Beauty Blender train for applying this stick foundation and have had fantastic results. Yes, there are some things that applications with a sponge really can make a difference. I have medium skin with olive undertones and I have found that Warm Beige is the perfect shade for me. My natural hair color is a medium ash brown (but I am currently having fun being blonde) and I have blue eyes. I know that this foundation doesn’t work for all skin types, but it works well with my sensitive, combination skin. I just make sure that I set my T-zone with my Hourglass ambient lighting palette and I don’t have to worry about my base makeup and can focus on whatever makeup look I am trying to achieve for that day. I believe that this particular Hourglass foundation is best suited for those with normal or combination skin. Hourglass does have a few other foundations (one that particularly caters to oily skin, dry skin, and even aging skin). But there is definitely an Hourglass foundation that will play well with whatever skin type you have. Also, Hourglass has amazing customer service, so if you ever have a question about which foundation to choose, what shade is right for your skin tone, etc. they are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. This foundation will forever be in my foundation rotation. And don’t let the small size of this fountain fool you, a little goes a long way. And even with wearing this foundation multiple days a week, I have haven’t used up my foundation stick that I bought more than a few months ago.
Calley B.
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Porcelain more...
I know this foundation is pricey, but I absolutely love it.  I bought it as a splurge at Sephora after watching Laura Lee, Manny MUA, and Nicol Concilo use it repeatedly.  I really wanted a nice stick foundation because of their ease to apply and how quick it is compared to blotting a liquid foundation all over.  I was skeptical at first, paying  about $50 for a foundation that is in a stick and seems like it won't last very long.  I don't use it everyday, just days I am going out, but this is probably the best stick foundation I have ever used.  I love a quick makeup routine and once you apply this, and just stipple it into your skin using a kabuki brush or something similar (I use a Morphe Y6 brush - Laura Lee inspired obviously).  It melts into the skin and even though I don't think it is FULL coverage, I think it does the job.  It creates an even skin tone for me and covers up minor to mild blemishes (it doesn't make miracles for those larger blemishes).  I would definitely continue to purchase this, however at the price point it is currently at, I cannot afford it as an everyday foundation.  I strictly use it for going out or big events.  If you are looking to splurge on a stick foundation, I definitely recommend this!!
Michelle H.
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Other more...
If you want a foundation that makes your skin look like SKIN, and is QUICK and easy to apply with little to no waste -- look no further. Even with my combination skin, this foundation does not wipe off or transfer like many other "mattifying" foundations claim not to do. True, it is not as long-wearing as EL Double Wear, for instance, but it also looks a heck of a lot more like skin than EL does, also. When first applied, it looks almost as if you have nothing on, and as if your skin is just perfect, which is the kind of skin I've been leaning more towards these days, even if that does mean I need to sacrifice maybe 1-2 hours of wear time at the end of my day. Despite it all, even when it does wear down, I do not have visible patches of separation or breakdown, and there is no noticeable areas on my face where the foundation has failed... it still looks like great skin, which honestly looks better than having nasty fluid caked around your nose or your fine lines or wherever your oils have seeped out and broken down your makeup. This foundation applies itself with dignity, and it fades away with the same dignity. While the price is fairly high when you consider the amount of product you get, it should also be noted that the amount you're actually applying to your face in comparison to a liquid is considerably less as well. When pouring a liquid out and having to stipple and pounce it all over like paint, you'll most certainly need more product than you do with this magical stick, because for whatever reason, the emollient texture and high pigmentation of the cream seems to lend itself a heavy hand when buffing itself out and into your skin, and you actually end up using very little... it won't be an equivalent wt by wt comparison. They recommend to "dot" the foundation stick on, but swiping it on will work much better still, and buffing it in with a foundation brush will be the way to go, but you won't need a heavy hand since it blends out so beautifully. Highly recommend this, and I was such a die hard EL DW fan until I began using this, too...
Ashley D.
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Beige more...
I believe I have finally found a stick go to foundation. I wanted something full coverage for my oily skin with a natural finish that wears well. Hourglass certainly delivers with this foundation stick. The packaging is beautiful and the directions recommend applying dots to face and blending with a firm/round foundation brush. The lady at Sephora told me that this will not work well with a damp blender because the foundation of waterproof. I put this on and was blown away at how well it literally melts as you buff it flawlessly into your skin. The Color adjusts after a few mins but it doesn’t get that orange oxidized look. I set this with my Becca Hydra Mist Refresh and Set Powder and wore the Hourglass mineral primer and it wore beautifully on my skin all throughout the day. I was most impressed how it didn’t feel greasy on my skin by the end of the day. It’s so soft to the touch and the pigment doesn’t transfer onto your clothes (or your man.) 😊 Totally worth the splurge! I’m glad I caved and took a risk with this product. I could definitely see myself using this again and again. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
August S.
Casa Grande
22 reviews
Review for: Alabaster more...
I had gone out to buy this foundation specifically. In the store I bought the shade Alabaster, I had a friend with me and she helped color match me. I went home and tested it but it ended up being the wrong shade it was slightly lighter than my skin tone. So either my friend lied to me and let me walk around all day with an almost white stripe on my face😂 or the store lighting was not to good... I understand that’s not the foundations fault. My problem with the foundation comes in when I actually try to put it on to go out. When I swiped it on my face I was all for it, it was creamy and seemed to be very full coverage. But for some reason I could never get it to look good. It always made my pores look huge, it seeped into my smile lines pretty quickly and let me tell you I tired EVERYTHING to make it work. I used a sponge, I used a brush, I tried primer vs no primer, I tried more product then less product. For some reason I just couldn’t get it to look nice. But I was still not giving up on this foundation for obvious reasons(pricing) so I tired to repurpose it and now I use it as concealer mostly to do eye looks😂 which works pretty good!!
Valerie N.
united states
6 reviews
Review for: Buff more...
Expensive as hell but its worth the price. The hourglass vanishing stick is so mf good i cant believe i wasted my money and time on liquid products and products that i ended up throwing away or dont reach as much. This is medium to kind of full coverage. I have oily to combo skin and i was skeptical because i spent a lot of money on foundation already. Everyone who reviewed the hourglass was so crazy about it but i never saw them reach of it so i thought no, until i saw one of my favorite youtuber reviewed it and shes been using it multiple times. I bought it and its the best foundation ever. I always wanted to try a stick foundation because its convenient and its not messy and others were for dry skin types, others were for very oily skin types. The hourglass were great for both skin styles and got normal or combo. Its actually looks even better at the end of the day too. Im a oily to combo and im very into glowy, radient foundation/ skin and i want glass skin. Foundations that gives you a glow tend to be for dry skin so when i try our a product like that it looks bad or feels heavy. Im planning on getting another one for the summer because i get tanner.

The only bad thing is that when i drop ot it fell and broke. I had to get a trade in and i jist drop the new one the next day and then i droped it and broke
Mackenzie S.
Plymouth
253 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Sand more...
This foundation is literally amazing and I have yet to find another product that comes even close to this. It is so pigmented and creamy and blends like a dream! It is medium to full coverage but it is extremely light weight, which I love. I have dry skin and as long as I moisturize and prime before applying, it doesn't cling to any dry patches or irritate my skin. This is a long lasting foundation, even if I don't set it with a setting spray.

Whether I apply with a brush or a beauty blender this always ends up looking flawless on my skin. I normally am not fond of higher coverage foundations, but this is most definitely an exception. I can't say enough good things about this product. They have an amazing shade selection too so you're guaranteed to find something that works for you, no matter what skin tone you have. I love the triangle shape so it is easy to accentuate and apply to the natural contours of your face.

I highly recommend this foundation if you haven't tried it yet; it is #1 in stick foundations for a reason!
Kathryn K.
Washington, DC
12 reviews
Review for: Vanilla more...
I was nervous about trying this since I’ve really only had success with liquid foundation, but I travel a ton, and I’m trying to convert as many of my liquid products to stick or powder formulas to avoid checking bags. This product is so awesome that I’m using it daily, though. So easy to apply, medium coverage that’s buildable (it even works in place of concealer for me), and it leaves my skin looking radiant. I’ve been using it with KVD lock it primer and topping it with I was nervous about trying this since I’ve really only had success with liquid foundation, but I travel a ton, and I’m trying to convert as many of my liquid products to stick or powder formulas to avoid checking bags. This product is so awesome that I’m using it daily, though. So easy to apply, medium coverage that’s buildable (it even works in place of concealer for me), and it leaves my skin looking radiant. I’ve been using it with KVD lock it primer and topping it with Too Faced Hangover setting spray, and it has nice staying power.
Kat Von D Lock-it Hydrating Primer
Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray
Auriel S.
Nashville, TN
185 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Porcelain more...
I really wanted to love this, but I just don't. I had such high hopes, since it is a very popular/hyped product. 
Lets start with some pros- this is very travel friendly and i love the packaging. The color range is GREAT and Porcelain is my perfect fair yellow match. 
This is build-able full coverage and I do feel like it is a nice creamy texture. 
Unfortunately, that is where the pros end for me. 
Lets start with the price and amount of product. You pay the same as any other high end foundation and get 1/4th the amount of product. It is VERY overpriced.
I tried this on 5-6 different occasions. I tried different moisturizers, primers, brushes...NOTHING can make this look good on me.
It looked very heavy on the skin and emphasized all texture (which is bizarre, because i currently have combo skin with very little dry spots/texture). 
I could not get this to look good on my nose- it slid around and emphasized every pore.
I will definitely be returning this. 
Salome M.
Fontana, CA
17 reviews
I never tried this product but I heard it really good. Is it full coverage. Is it light wait is it patchy
Ashley S.
29 reviews
How thick is this? Like I know putting a contouring powder over a thick product can look muddy and just ew so has anyone tried this for contouring? Hos the staying time? does it break up? Please let me know looking for a new go to!!
Alina P.
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have some good reviews on this product. I read good coverage, not oily, and pretty pricey. My concern is the wear time? How long did anyone had to reapply or if that is a problem with this foundation? Thanks!
Ana H.
Chula Vista, CA
205 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does this give full coverage?
Rebecca A.
West Chester, PA
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have oily and acne prone skin. How will this work for me? Also how is its coverage for current acne/acne scars?

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