Beauty, Makeup

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Stick Foundation 

I really like the Hourglass Brand blushes and highlighters. The powders are so fine that they feel silky, and they’re so easy to blend. So, I was excited when I was given to opportunity to try a sample of one of their other products: the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Stick Foundation. This foundation can be purchased from Sephora and similar retailers for $46.

I’ve got to be honest – I didn’t love this one, and I wouldn’t recommend it. It does blend well, and it has a lot of coverage, but it’s a little dry and requires a lot of product to cover your whole face. Honestly, after a few attempts at using this as a foundation, I gave up and started using it as a concealer. That seemed to work much better for this type of consistency, which might be why it’s marketed as a two-in-one foundation and concealer product.

Overall, I wouldn’t purchase this one. While it worked well as a concealer, there are a lot of cheaper concealer options that work way better. Sadly, this one was kind of a disappointment.

Have you been excited to try a product recently only to find your expectations dashed? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Beauty, Makeup

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation 

I have been incredibly impressed by the brand Hourglass. Their highlighters are the absolute best, so I was so excited when I received a sample of the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation. The full-size product retails at Sephora and similar retailers for $56.

I was incredibly disappointed in this foundation! It truly is a powder finish, but it settled roughly against my skin. The finish wasn’t at all smooth. It was matte to the point of looking very cakey, which is a look that looks bad on pretty much everyone. I used a really small amount of product but was not able to make the foundation look more natural. Even when I’m wearing a medium to full coverage foundation, I expect it to blend well and have a finish that doesn’t make it super obvious that I’m wearing a thick foundation. I’ll have to give this one a pass, and I’m so glad I received a sample and didn’t actually spend $56 on this product. There are plenty of matte-finish drugstore products (like Fit Me from Maybelline!) that work so much better and are a fraction of the price.

What is your favorite matte-finish foundation? Be sure to let me know in the comments section!

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Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

The Top 10 Products I’m Thankful For

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and this time of the year is a time for us to be thankful for all the things and people that we’re blessed to have in our lives. Of course, I’m so incredibly grateful for my friends, family, Josh, a job that I love, and so much more! I’m also so very thankful for my readers (that’s you!) because you make blogging so much fun as we share our favorite products and navigate the worlds of beauty and fashion together. So, I thought I’d share with you the top 10 products that I’m thankful for:

Product #1: Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Day Tint

This tinted moisturizer is the best tinted moisturizer I’ve ever used. It blurs and conceals my imperfections and makes my skin look so much better after each use. This is the perfect blend of makeup and skincare.

Product #2: Dior Addict Lipsticks

This is the one lipstick range that I return to over and over again. I’ve purchased so many of them because they’re just the best – longwearing without being at all drying. The colors are so pretty and the buttery formula is divine.

Product #3: Tangle Teezer Brush

After I shower, my long hair is always tangled, and this is the best brush in the world to easily (and painlessly!) remove all the tangles.

Product #4: Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation

This medium-coverage foundation blends so well and covers all my imperfections. It lasts all day long and is my go-to foundation whenever I need that extra boost of skin confidence.

Product #5: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

My acne responds so well to this product. Every time I use this product, my zits look noticeably reduced the next morning.

Product #6: Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

Removing waterproof eye makeup has never been easier than with this product. It’s so gentle but effective and never leaves a weird residue.

Product #7: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

The harshest of winters is no match to this lip mask. This thick mask can be used overnight or at any time of day for an instant dose of moisture. Chapped lips won’t stand a chance.

Product #8: BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener 

This concealer is my favorite for covering my dark under eye circles. It makes me look more awake and never settles into fine lines or looks caked on or unnatural.

Product #9: Hourglass Strobe Lighting Powder

This subtle but beautiful glow is amazing! This product highlights like a dream and is perfect for contouring.

Product #10: Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme

Whenever my hair looks dry, frizzy, or is just rebelling, I know this creme will tame it in an instant and make it look smooth and shiny without looking at all greasy.

So, what products are you most thankful for? Be sure to let me know in the comments section!

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Beauty, Makeup

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder – Iridescent 

I have become so obsessed with shimmery highlighters. I used to be terrified of highlighters because I thought they’d make me look oily, but watching so many YouTube beauty tutorials have made me much braver about trying things, and this is one trend that I have grown to absolutely love! Recently, I splurged a little bit and finally bought the coveted Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Iridescent. This product can be purchased from Sephora for $38 and it is worth every single penny.

The texture of this powder is so amazing. It is silky and light. The shimmer itself is also very buildable, so you can layer as much or as little as you’d like. This shade in particular seems so versatile. It’s perfect for my pale skin, but I’ve seen many skin shades and tones pull this off. It’s just a glorious highlighter!

I apply my highlighter with a fan brush. This allows for a lighter touch, which is what I prefer because I would like to build it in layers instead of getting too much on at once. However, I will note that this powder is very light, so I have applied it with a blush brush a few times and it worked just as well that way.

Many of the products that I try and review end up shoved in a drawer somewhere before they either go bad or get given away to a friend. However, this is one product that I fully intend to use until every last speck is completely gone. I can’t say enough good things about this product! I’d heard so many great things about the Hourglass highlighters, but I had always assumed they were overhyped and not worth the price. I was wrong. They are worth more than the price! These can compete with any luxury brand on the market, and I’m so glad I gave them a try.

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