Hourglass just released a new foundation stick and brush. I was super excited because I love many other products from Hourglass and I love stick foundations because they are super easy to take anywhere.
Their Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick [$46, available here] covers any kind of imperfections on the skin, while providing a natural finish. It has a very blendable, liquid-like texture, making it easy to apply. Also, the triangular tip reaches all points of the face.
The stick is actually more pigmented than I expected it to be, but the since the formula blends so well, a little bit goes a long way. A few dots on the cheeks, forehead, and chin are all it takes to get medium coverage. I love how you can build this foundation to be full coverage.
Moving on to the second product, the Vanish Seamless Finish Brush [$46, available here] is the perfect tool to use with the foundation stick. It is the same size as the foundation stick, making it also great for traveling. It is dense, with a slight angle, making it perfect for blending any foundation into the corners of the face. It is super soft, and a great tool overall.
Bottom line: I am a fan of both! I love how versatile each of the products are. Also, I love how beautifully the foundation applies.
Will you be trying these products out? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
*pr samples provided by Influenster, every thought/opinion is my own.
Perricone MD has launched a makeup line that is skincare at the same time which is perfect for people who are just getting started with makeup or are going for an extremely natural look.
No Foundation Foundation [$60]: As soon as I applied this, I unfortunately wasn’t a fan of it. It is very sheer, which I am not a fan of, but the main problem was that it is very sticky. It does not feel light, despite the minimal coverage that it gives. Because of this, I will not be using this again. However, I am a fan of the wonderful pump because it makes it easy to dispense the perfect amount of product and the fact that it has an SPF of 30.
No Concealer Concealer [$35]: The formula and applicator of this concealer are very similar to the Naked Skin Concealer by Urban Decay, which I am a huge fan of (it was mentioned in my monthly favorites, here.) It is easy to blend and a great shade for highlighting the under eye. It does have, to a lesser extent, the same stickiness as the foundation. I will be reaching for this concealer again in the future though. Continue reading
So I have always stuck to my beauty blender for applying foundation, but I have recently started using the blendSMART Automated Makeup Brush System* ($69, get it here.) This brush turns on and spins in order to flawlessly blend in your makeup. The foundation brush head (pictured above) is not very dense, meaning it is great for a natural, everyday look. The bristles are extremely soft and you don’t need nearly as much product as you would with a beauty blender.
The starter set comes with a foundation brush and a battery. The only thing that I do not like about this product is that the battery is not a very common one and may be harder to replace. In addition to the brush head that the starter set comes with, you can purchase two other brush heads individually ($26 each, get them here.) This brush is an extremely original concept and I must say, I am a huge fan of it.
Have you tried this brush? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to know.
*pr sample provided by blendSMART, every thought/opinion is my own.