I grabbed a new foundation to try at Sephora the other night and I’m very pleasantly surprised by how much I like it! It’s the Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation (in shade Shell) and it’s the first stick foundation I’ve used in a long time. . .or perhaps ever?! It looked easy and I wanted to see what the coverage was like.
So, let’s begin. Here I am with eye makeup done, but nothing else is on my face.
The foundation just slides right onto your skin with ease. It’s creamier than I expected. I thought there would be a little drag with it, but it’s just melts right on.
On the first side, I used my real techniques expert face brush to blend the foundation in, and it worked really nicely! My first impression was that it was pretty sheer, but I could immediately tell that it would easily be build able and blend in really well with the skin. It vanished, in the right way, but still left me feeling like my face had evened out.
On the other side, I used a slightly damp beauty blender and pressed the foundation in. I tried not to drag the beauty blender against my face but I’m so used to working with a brush I found myself doing that a bit.
After I had blended all the initial foundation in, I did add more to my nose and my upper lip to cover my freckles just a touch more. The sun really brings them out in those areas, and I feel like my foundation looks much better and more even when I pay a little extra attention to those parts.
The finish was natural and pretty darn matte as well. I expected a bit more shine because it was so creamy, but it set like a powder. The areas that I applied a second layer, around my nose and above my lip, remained covered and matched the rest of my skin perfectly.
And here is a close up for no reason other than to let you see how seamless the foundation blends in!
It’s great for travel, clean, and easy to use, and I’m really glad I bought it. One downside would be that you just swipe it on your face, so if you are blemish-prone you could be transferring junk back onto your skin that you would otherwise avoid with a pump foundation, but in you could also just spread it onto your hand and apply it like that too.
Hourglass, like usual, you killed it. (this is not sponsored — sponsored posts are always disclosed.)