Hello Friends, hope all is well and this week finds you taking charge and raring to go?

The focus of this blog post is the Hourglass stick foundation, which I have been using for the last 2 months. I bought this after watching numerous videos on YouTube and I wasn’t sure as to how this would work for me as I am a liquid foundation kind of gal.

I bought the Hourglass stick foundation from Space NK for £42 which is quite expensive. Hourglass also proposes one uses the Hourglass buffing brush made especially for this foundation, which I chose to pass on as it was as expensive as the foundation itself.

Hourglass states that this foundation has the coverage of a concealer and the fluidity of a liquid foundation and the weightlessness of a powder in a long wearing waterproof formula, these are pretty big claims.

What impressed me most about this foundation before I even tried it was the sheer variety of shades for all skin tones. There are 26 shades of this foundation from Blanc to Espresso, which thrilled me, a shade for every sister.

I felt so spoilt for choice that I had a hard time choosing between the Golden Amber and Warm Almond shades. I decided to plump for the Warm Almond shade as it has a yellower/golden undertone unlike the Golden Amber which has a more neutral undertone.

What was truly impressive was that my shade Warm Almond wasn’t the darkest shade, there are 5 darker shades after the Warm Almond shade which means that there shades for the skin tones darker and deeper than mine, which is quite rare. This variety is very inclusive and makes me view Hourglass in a very positive light.

I use the Hourglass foundation after first applying my Murad Invisiblur Primer and sunscreen to my face. Hourglass suggests applying with 3 dots on the chin, each cheek and the forehead. I tend to be a bit more freestyle in my use as you will see from the video.

Please check out the video to see my thoughts and if this product makes it to Holy Grail status.