Hourglass Vanish seamless foundation stick review

The Hourglass stick foundation has quickly become a favourite of mine.

what colour I wear?

I am about a Mac nc 40 and I got the colour golden, which I picked because of the yellow undertone! Its SO yellow, and I absolutely love that, it cancels out most of the discolouration around my mouth area, without a corrector! They have a massive range of shades for you to choose from!!

how much is this product? 

56$ cdn ( sephora.com)

Why I love this product? 

Its full coverage! which is ideal for me! The formula is so concentrated, therefore it offers ultimate coverage! It is waterproof and wears 12 hours, which I can stand by. I sometimes wear my foundation for 18+ hours and this does last! It covers all my scaring/discolouration better than any foundation I have previously tried. its not drying when applied, its a super soft texture that melts into my skin! also on days where I don't feel like wearing a full face, I take a very small amount and really buff it around and I can get a very natural coverage or the "no foundation look" with it as well! I do use a brush to blend this I do prefer this with a brush not a beauty blender. I did purchase the brush that hourglass came out with, however I felt it streaking and I just didn't like the finish! I use the it cosmetics foundation buffing brush, and together these two are a dream. since I have purchased this foundation ( re purchased 3 times so far) I haven't picked up another foundation! Also the shape of the stick allows you to get into all those hard to reach areas! I love that it blurs pores without looking caked or heavy, it really feels weightless.

what I don't like about this product? 

It does come at a higher price point and doesn't last that long! It isn't the best for oily skin, however its still manageable with primers and setting powders to control oil! I usually set with a translucent powder, and blot my t zone 5-6 hours in! 

 

I hope you found this review helpful! I am new to blogging so please leave your feedback below! x Sohal 

shape tape concealer @tartecosmetics

link to purchase http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item-shape-tape-contour-concealer

 

The Tarte Shape Tape concealer is by far my favourite concealer! The colour I prefer to wear is light-medium, it has a yellow undertone and I love that. I do prefer a lighter concealer for brighter under eyes. This concealer is full coverage, it doesn't crease and stays on all day. It doesn't oxidize on my skin it stays true to its colour. the texture is very creamy, and the applicator is very large and easy to use. Its also softer than most other concealer applicators so it doesn't irratate your skin while you directly apply it. I like to push it into my skin using a beauty blender! I do use colour corrector underneath and a setting powder on top! On days that I do prefer a more natural makeup I use the colour medium with no corrector and set with a loose powder. when I do this I do use a lot less product, and that works well too. So even though it is full coverage you can still get a softer look with it as well! I know its always sold out and hard to get so tarte.com is your best bet ( link above). This isn't sold in Canada, but it is $31 on the taste website! And if you don't want to order online, the next best thing in my opinion would be creamy concealer from Nars! same price point, not as good as shape tape but still a great concealer! 

 

hope you enjoyed this review, feel free send me any other questions you may have! 

 

x Sohal @blueroseartistry