One of our go-to skin perfecting cosmetic ranges is Hourglass. And to get a handle on how the latest triangle foundation works, we caught up with L.A based national trainer, Vanessa Eckels.
It looks like a concealer but it's not, how does it work?
It has the coverage of a concealer, fluidity of a liquid and weightless of powder. You can achieve skin perfection with a finish that will look like a second skin; it doesn't have any weight to it, so it gives undetectable coverage.
And the triangle?
It fits into the curves of the face, around the nose, under the eyes. It's your everything stick, it is waterproof, melts instantly on the skin, so it blends in seamlessly.
Who can use it?
It looks good on everyone. It's fast and easy to use. Apply three triangle stripes straight from the stick, along each cheek and the chin. And then blend it in with a brush. It has double the amount of pigment as traditional foundation, so you don't need much. Just apply it from the centre of the face outward. The formula is so creamy and highly pigmented that you don't need to apply it all over the face, this technique will leave a barely there finish, yet great coverage.
Can you use fingers or is a brush better?
Either, but for that almost invisible sheer coverage, buff those three stripes into the skin in circular motions with the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Brush. The bristles are densely packed microfibre that leaves not streaks and offers the most seamless cover.
What about giving the skin some colour after applying foundation?
Warm up skin with Ambient Lighting Bronzer. Use a large, fluffy brush, and swirl it over the bronzer, and then tap off excess. The easiest way to give definition and add colour is to buff bronzer along the temples, towards the ear, and then across the hollows of the cheeks, and along the jawline. The movement should mimic the shape of the number three.
The ideal summer makeup combination.
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, $72. Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Brush, $72. Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light, $72.