Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Sticks are the newest release from the brand. They are a long-wear cream highlighter formula that gives a soft focus effect and glow to the skin. Knowing Hourglass’s products and that they are all about the glow, I knew that I would love these.
The Vanish Flash Highlighting Sticks are available in 5 shades:
Rose Gold Flash
They have the same innovative formula as the Vanish Foundation so they adjust to your natural body temperature and blend effortlessly. They create a beautiful glow on the skin that will never look too shimmery or too over the top.
The finish actually reminds me of the Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette powders, just in a cream form. They give the same beaming glow that almost looks etherial and wet on the skin. They never look shimmery or fake on the skin (which is always the look I’m going for).
When it comes to cream products, sometimes they can be tricky to work with. They can move your base if applied directly or sometimes they leave a tacky feeling on the skin.
The Vanish Flash Highlighting Sticks don’t do that. I can easily apply them from the stick and not worry about my foundation moving. I use my fingers for blending and make sure to dab in the product rather than drag. They dry down to almost a powder finish so I don’t feel the need to set the cream.
When it comes to the shades, I can use most of them as highlighters. The only shade that is too dark for me is Bronze Flash which I actually use as a cream eyeshadow. The formula is that good that it can be used on the eyes and it will stay put without creasing.
Swatches L to R: Champagne Flash, Gold Flash, Pink Flash, Rose Gold Flash, Bronze Flash
It is another hit from Hourglass Cosmetics for me. I am a huge fan of the brand and also of cream products so the Vanish Flash Highlighting Sticks are right up my alley. I would say, if you are a fan of using creams and also like the more natural glow, definitely check these out.