Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick Review

I'm just going to throw it out there and say this may be the ultimate foundation for us pale gals.


The Breakdown 

Hourglass cosmetics has to be one of my favourite beauty brands. Everything that I've tried from there has always exceeded my expectations. 
However saying that, the amount of products I own from there are pretty minimal due to their steep price point. 
So they've recently released their new 'Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick' which is pretty much sold out everywhere; The lady at the Liberty counter even informed me how lucky I was to get one of the last 3 in the country!
I didn't even swatch this product, I just went into the store quickly and bought the palest shade and my god is this pale. But what's amazing is they actually have 26 shades ranging from 'blanc' to 'espresso' so I'm sure you'll be able to find a match. 

When I first applied this product I thought it may be too pale, but it actually provides an amazing base to contour and add blusher to and once I'd finished my full face I was incredibly impressed by the result. 
I usually swear by my Nars Sheer Glow foundation but have recently been put off by how dewy it is and the fact I always have to wear powder on top. 
So when I used the Hourglass foundation stick (which was super quick and easy to use by the way) and it left me with a flawless, matte (but not dry) finish, I was in awe. 

The Pros:

- Super quick and easy to use
- Lasts all day
- Provides a flawless finish
- A concealer and foundation in one providing 2 products

The Cons:

- Slightly expensive coming in at £42
- Since it doubles as a concealer, some people may find it too heavy
- After a few hours it collects in your fine lines and shows them up more than it covers them
- Feels quite drying when you first apply

The Conclusion

If you're looking for a foundation that provides a range of shades, is super quick and easy to use and provides lasting coverage all day round then this is a good option for you. 
However, if you're not looking to spend this amount of money and prefer a coverage that is buildable then you may want to shop around!

Have you tried this product? Let me know your thoughts!