Hourglass launched new blushes in a cream stick formula called the Vanish Blush Stick. I hauled the neutrals during the Sephora sale and was really surprised they sold out almost instantly! I hope they will restock soon because I think the formula is really good!
You can find them now at Hourglass, Sephora and Neiman Marcus. According to their Instagram they will also be available at Nordstrom, Beautylish and Space NK starting 4/23.
The Vanish Blush Sticks are a cream blush with a satin finish and powdery dry down. Colors are quite intense right out of the tube but are really easy to blend. On my medium tan skin they blend out to a truly natural blush. If you don’t want a lot of bold or bright color on the cheeks but want a nice neutral tint of color you will really love these.
Colors I hauled + swatches straight out of the tube:
- Devoted – a medium rose pink
- Loyal – tan rosewood color
- Sacred – a warm coral pink peach
- Wonder – a soft peach
The colors blend out easily with fingers. I also tried blending with a few brushes including the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Brush, Vanish Foundation Brush and Wayne Goss Brush 12. Since they blend out the color to a more natural finish the difference is subtle if on my skin tone but you can definitely layer on more product without it feeling too heavy. Out of all the colors I felt Devoted was the sheerest, I had to pack it on more to have the color show up.
Lasting power is pretty good. In general I am not a fan of most cream blushes because they don’t last, they get greasy looking and often don’t work with my skin type especially in Florida. I really like these new ones from Hourglass though! Since I don’t own a lot of cream blushes I can’t compare them to a lot of other brands. I would say the dry down is similar to the Cle de Peau Cream Blushes with similar pigment levels. Compared to Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks the Hourglass formula has a more satin feel with a more emollient texture while the Westman Atelier blushes feel thicker with a slightly waxy finish. Westman Atelier blushes have a bit more color payoff and pigment.
A closer look below, details of what I’m wearing on the face below:
- Foundation Armani Luminous Silk in 6.5
- Powder Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless in Medium
- Eyeshadow Urban Decay Naked Reloaded + Hourglass Scattered Light in Blaze
- Mascara Maybelline Sky High
- Lip Colors vary per photo (listed below)
Hourglass Vanish Blush in Devoted + No 28 Lip Treatment Oil in Bare
Hourglass Vanish Blush in Loyal + Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom in Dream (review + swatches here)
Hourglass Vanish Blush in Sacred + Unreal Lip Gloss in Prose (more swatches here)
Hourglass Vanish Blush in Wonder + Unreal Lip Gloss in Horizon (more swatches here)
Overall these are a win for me. I like that they have a powdery dry down and don’t emphasize or sink into my pores. If I had been able to test in person I don’t think I would have ordered all 4 though. I really love Loyal and Wonder.
Have you tried these yet? What did you think? Are you a cream blush fan? What are your favorite formulas?
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You can find them now at Hourglass, Sephora and Neiman Marcus. Also available at Nordstrom, Beautylish and Space NK starting 4/23.