Have you tried Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation? This is one of my favorite go-to foundations. Specifically, I love the unique and innovative way it works. First, the formula adjusts to your body temperature. Then, it easily melts into your skin to create an opaque, seamless coverage. Another favorite Hourglass product of mine is their Ambient Lighting Powders. Above all, highlighters is what Hourglass does best. Now, Hourglass has taken the best attributes from both the Vanish Foundation and the Ambient Lighting Powders. Next, Hourglass created their newest innovation, The Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick (click here for the link) that sells for $42.
Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick Packaging
First, the new Vanish Highlighting Stick needed a change in the outside packaging box. For this reason, the highlighter box is not in the brown lacquered box with gold writing that the Vanish Seamless Foundation is in. Happily, Hourglass spared their customers the confusion of the two products. Hence, Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick comes in a mirrored silver box, printed with black ink.
At any rate, that is as far as hourglass goes in the customer confusion department! Because,both the highlighting bullet and the foundation bullet are exactly the same. A unique triangular shaped bullet houses both the highlighting stick and the foundation. Moreover, the purpose for the triangular design is so that you can apply both formulas with more precision. With this in mind, you will be able to get into those inner corners of your eyes, brow bones, collar bone, and any other nook and cranny you’d like to highlight.
In addition, the triangular bullet was built to be portable. This makes both products travel-worthy.
Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick Formula
Likewise, both the Vanish Seamless Foundation and the Vanish Flash Highlighter formulas adjust to your body temperature. The result is also the same, the products melt into the skin. Furthermore, they leave a smooth seamless finish. The highlighters are highly pigmented because the amount of pigment has been doubled. Also, although the formula slides on easily, it sets immediately. The result is the cream does not transfer or fade. And, the formula is long-wearing.
Soft-focus technology creates the perfect flash of light. And, hollow Micro-spheres cause the highlighter to feel weightless on the skin. Furthermore, the micro-spheres are uniquely designed to create a formula with smooth texture, increased color payoff, and enhanced slip. And, as a result, the product has ultimate blend-ability.
Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick Shades
The New Hourglass Vanish Highlighting Sticks come in five flavors. However, I purchased four of the five shades which include Champagne, Pink, Rose Gold and Bronze Flash.
Gold Flash is a white gold shade with a luminous finish.
Champagne flash is a warm champagne shade with a luminous finish.
Pink Flash is a soft pink shade with a luminous finish.
Rose Gold Flash
Rose Gold Flash is a golden rose shade with a luminous finish.
Bronze Flash is a bronzed copper shade with a luminous finish.
Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick Application
First you can apply Vanish Flash Highlighter with your fingers.
All of the colors mix well together. First, at the same time, you can smear the different shades onto your face. Then, simply mix the shades together. The result will be a multi-dimensional unicorn-look (which is very trendy now!)
Moreover, on some skin tones can wear the deeper shades as a shimmer blush.
Most important, the Vanish Foundation and the Vanish Flash Highlighter are designed to work in synergy with each other. Therefore, you can apply both the highlighter, and the foundation at the same time and blend them together with a brush. The end result is a luminous look. In fact, hourglass has created the Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Brush ($46) which is perfect for the job. Also, you can apply the Vanish Foundation on your entire face, and then use the highlighter in the areas you want highlighted.
Finally, because my skin is uber-dry, the Vanish Flash Highlighter creates a beautiful, dewy, glow from within look. Furthermore, the highlighter might sound flashy, but it is not glittery.
It is beautiful, breathable, blendable and buildable. First, the shades themselves are beautiful. Second, the formula is lightweight, and therefore, breathable. Third, the formula melts into the skin when it adjusts to your body temperature. Thus, the highlighters are blendable. And, last, the highlighters are buildable because they create a customized glow.
If you want to spotlight your highlighted areas, with a smooth finish, Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighter is right for you. I love that the finish is seamless. Also, I love the portability of the stick. I also love that you can get a precise application, for large and small areas, because of the triangular shape of the bullet. And last, it is practical because you are able to go without a brush and apply and blend it with your fingers.
Can’t wait to hear what you think about the New Hourglass Cream Highlighters. Please leave your comments in the comment section below.