The NEW Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Review

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick in Warm Ivory review
Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick review

Oh Hourglass, is it wrong to love you so much because if it is, I don’t want to be right.

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick in Warm Ivory review

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick in Warm Ivory review

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick in Warm Ivory review

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick in Warm Ivory review

The Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Review

Spoiler alert: guys, Hourglass has done it again. They’ve created another product I’m so in love with, and can’t get enough of.

I haven’t purchased any new foundation in a while because I’m trying to finish up my current foundations, but I just couldn’t pass this one up! The new Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick is a true thing of beauty.

The packaging is, as always, stunning, and unique because of its triangular shape, which would be great for contouring and highlighting!

The formula of this in one word: UH-MAZING. It’s smooth and creamy– like spreading butter on warm bread– and blends beautifully with both a brush and beauty blender. You’d think this would have a matte finish, but it looks really natural, and leaves your skin looking glowy and fresh.

The coverage of this is really nice as well. I’d say it’s a good medium coverage if you apply a thin layer, but by adding just a smidge more you can make it full coverage sans cakiness. It is marketed as a foundation and concealer in one, which I definitely agree with. So if you’re looking for something full coverage, but don’t want something that feels heavy or looks like a mask, try this!

The longevity of this is supposed to be 12 hours. I wore it for 6 hours and it still looked really good and flawless! I have combo skin and it didn’t accentuate any dryness, and it didn’t make me look greasy either.

The Good:

  • blends like butter
  • huge shade range
  • beautiful packaging
  • not cakey
  • natural finish
  • full coverage
  • dries to a powder finish.

The Bad:

  • expensive (but not over the top)
  • no added skincare benefits (slight womp)
Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick in Warm Ivory review

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick in Warm Ivory review

The verdict is that I may have found my holy grail foundation! I love that this is so easy to swipe on and blend because it makes getting ready in a rush a breeze. This is on the pricier side, but it’s worth it since you don’t need much product and it’s really good quality. The only critique I would have with this is that I do wish they added some skincare benefits. I’m all about the skin right now, and wish they added some ingredients in there like they did with their Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint, but that’s just a minor little quibble I have.

p.s. I was matched to the shade Warm Ivory and I’m about an NC35.

Have you tried this foundation? Do you want to? (yes you do!) Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Hourglass makes the most amazing products! Blends like butter! I like the sound of that :)

  • Okay, you’ve sold this to me!! I found myself nodding along with your post like, ‘Yep, I want it all!’

    Kirsty –

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    ohh this sounds really nice! Shame about the cost :(

  • This looks so so gorgeous! Such a lovely consistency from the looks of the photos xo

    Emily |

  • This sounds perfect! I’ve always been wary of stick foundations but if it hangs around and doesn’t cake I am on board!!

    Beekeyper – Latest – Anastasia Modern Renaissance

    • Same!! This is my first stick foundation (minus the Bobbi Brown one, but I use that to contour) and I’m so impressed!

  • Unfortunately I have never tried any products from this brand but I have to admit that all of them look pretty amazing! This foundation is one of them x

    • Hourglass is such a good brand! If you’re ever in a spendy mood then definitely try them out :). I love so many of their products!

  • It looks so silky smooth!! I really want to get this product so maybe next pay day haha!
    Kathy x

    • It’s soo silky smooth!! Haha it’s worth the investment! A little goes a long way.

  • Ooh, you are definitely tempting me with this! I’m a sucker for Hourglass in general and I’m always on the lookout for medium-coverage foundations with a natural, non-oily finish!

    • You need to try this then!! It’s so amazing. I didn’t know what to expect when trying this since I’d never tried a stick foundation before, but it’s amazing!

  • First of all, I am a huge fan of all Hourglass products, at least the ones I’ve tried and this one is no exception. I am currently testing this out too for a review and I must agree, it is a fantastic full-coverage foundation. Great review! xo

    Ann-Marie |

    • Thanks, Ann-Marie! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it as well. I’m also a huge fan of HG products and I’m so happy this didn’t disappoint!

  • The reviews have slowly been coming in on this one and they’ve been positive! I haven’t ever tried a stick foundation, mostly because I keep thinking they’ll be cakey and thick but…like butter on warm bread?! Dang that sounds good. I’ll have to check these out in store though lawd knows I do not need another foundation right now!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Hahaha I was hungry when writing this, but it really blends in so nicely!!

  • I really do not need another foundation in my collection but I’ve been hearing so many good things about this one! I have to have it. I love Hourglass products, they’ve never failed me. I’m not going to be holding back on this one. Haha. Great review! :)

    Nicole | In The Life of NM // Enter My Giveaway!

    • Hahah I feel you girl. I’m the same way with HG!! I love their products so much. I do hope you pick this up :)

  • I heard this is BOMB. I love the way it looks on skin, I don’t wear foundation buuuut I might get it even though its EXPENNNNSIVE for the amount.

    • It is expensive, but you really don’t need much! I hope you pick it up :)

  • Even though I agree about the no added skincare benefits, this foundation truly sounds lovely! I’ve yet to try any foundation stick but I have a feeling it might become my first one! Lovely review!

  • Susan

    This design is just BRILLIANT.

  • I’ve been looking at this but now I think I have to have it!! I love Hourglass products!


  • I just recently got into makeup and all that jazz and I’ve been looking all over the web for products and watching tutorials, and from everything I’ve seen this one looks amazing! But it is quite pricey though. Great review by the way.

    Adanna |

    • Thank you! It is pricey, but it’s so beautiful on the skin. If you’re on a budget though, I don’t think it’s something you necessarily need since the drugstore has really stepped up the quality of their products as well!

  • I had no idea this was being released! Looks like such a gorgeous foundation!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

  • I want this now and I’m sure Warm Ivory would match me as well. I’ve never used a stick foundation before. It might be worthwhile to try something that isn’t a sheer buildable foundation!

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

    • I’d never tried a stick foundation either, but this has really impressed me!

  • I’m tempted to purchase this but I’m really worried that it will look cakey on my dry, dehydrated mature skin. Do you apply it with brush, sponge of fingers?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I’ve applied it with all three and it looks great either way, but I tend to use a sponge because it gives more of a glow. My mom likes this foundation and she’s much older than you so definitely test it out in store if you can :)

  • kate_winford

    I just reviewed the on my blog too – I absolutely love how lightweight it feels! It is super hot here in Texas so this is the perfect foundation for the summer. I wish it was a little less expensive though!


    • Girl I am in Texas too so I DEFINITELY understand haha. It’s boiling!

  • Deepti Karulkar

    This looks like a great foundation. Thanks for sharing the review. The packaging for hourglass is great!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on social media?

    Deepti xx

  • I also have combination skin and wasn’t sure whether to check this out as some stick formulas can be a bit greasy – this has definitely reassured me :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Samileen

    OMG! There is not one review that talks bad about this. And as much as I’m trying to resist buying this, I’m getting inclined towards it. *hold steady my heart*

    Sam || Beautydetour

  • Bernadette

    I’ve heard many good things about this foundation stick!

  • Its so weird because on youtube I’ve seen quite meh/negative reviews on this foundation but on blogs they’ve been quite positive which is a first haha! I guess it depends on the skintype – it sounds amazing though!

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

    • Really? I’ve only seen positive reviews even on YouTube! I really have been enjoying it. I can’t stop using it, but I also don’t want to finish it up so fast haha