Monday, April 2, 2018

Love it: Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick



The amazing Hourglass is the brand that delivered unto us one of the world’s most covetable powder highlighters in the form of the Ambient Lighting Palettes, and now they have gone and dropped yet another innovative highlighter to get me all overexcited again! This time it’s a kick ass formula that comes in a creamy stick form and five of the most flattering shades on the planet: Champagne Flash, Pink Flash, Rose Gold Flash, Gold Flash, and Bronze Flash. 
Giving what is most definitely an ‘instant’ flash of light to the skin, they have the same weightless texture of the brand’s Vanish foundation as well as being super blendable and long lasting. The stick also makes them super portable for highlighting on the go, whilst soft-focus technology means they are incredibly flattering from the get go.
The longwearing, innovative formula adjusts to your body temperature to effortlessly blend into the skin, and the various shades can even be layered to create custom shades and looks. Like most highlighters they can be used on the high points of the cheeks, brow bone, bridge of nose and cupid’s bow, and they are also great applied on the eyelids as a base of glow, or alone for lustrous colour. You can also pat them onto the lips for a subtle metallic finish on top of lipstick, or alone for a wash of shimmer whenever you damn well feel like it.
The shade I was lucky enough to be sent to play with is Gold Flash, which is a light gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It has a ‘cool’ feel to it so is great for beginner’s that are scared of overdoing things, and I think it will be a great trans seasonal highlighting for keeping a little of my summer glow long after the sun has gone into hiding.
It is designed to be applied directly from the tube, but I also started using my fingertips to pat it on and diffuse along the edges. It is really easy to apply, and I found that the creaminess of the stick meant that it didn’t drag or displace any other products already on my skin.  Amazing.
Available in New Zealand in all five shades and with an RRP of $67.00, to grab one of your own head into your nearest Mecca Cosmetica store or online here.

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