Weightless, waterproof and boosting full coverage, Hourglass’ Vanish Airbrush Concealer blurs and brightens your complexion for up to 16 hours. Powered by innovative microspherical powders, the light-reflecting liquid works hard to conceal dark circles and fine lines while instantly diffusing the look of pores. Plus, accompanied by a custom designed applicator – that hugs your contours for added precision – it’s suitable for every level of artistry (we’re talking everyone from cosmetic newbie to MUA pro). But with 22 shades available – how do you know what one is right for you?
That’s where we come in. Here at Cult Beauty, we’ve created the ultimate shade finder – complete with Hourglass’ Vanish Airbrush Concealer swatches to help you find your perfect match. And, if that wasn’t enough, we spoke to the brand’s Executive Director, Education & Events UK & EU, Stuart Coleman, to get the inside scoop on the best tips and tricks when it comes to using the product.
But before we dive in…
HERE’S A QUICK RECAP ON HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR UNDERTONE
YOU HAVE A COOL UNDERTONE IF:
- Your skin has a slight pink or blue tint
- Your veins look blue in natural light
- Silver jewellery tends to look best on you
YOU HAVE A WARM UNDERTONE IF:
- Your skin has a slight yellow tint, which could be described as peachy, golden or olive
- Your veins look green in natural light
- Gold jewellery tends to look best on you
YOU HAVE A NEUTRAL UNDERTONE IF:
- Your skin has an equal balance of pink/blue and yellow
- Your veins look a combination of blue and green in natural light
- Both silver and gold jewellery looks good on you (you lucky thing)
HOURGLASS’ VANISH AIRBRUSH CONCEALER SWATCHES
TIPS ON HOW TO FIND YOUR SHADE
Before finding your shade, you need to determine exactly what you’re looking for. For example, if you want “a lifted or brightening effect, choose a shade slightly lighter than your foundation or to neutralise discolouration, select a concealer shade that is pigmented enough to eliminate discoloration without looking grey or ashy.” explains Stuart. “Luckily, this concealer range includes shades that can be used for colour correcting. Use the following shades to neutralize darkness and brighten the skin.” Stuart advises.
- Crème – neutralises blue darkness in fair skin tones
- Silk – brightens and neutralises under-eye darkness for light skin tones
- Pearl – brightens and neutralises under-eye darkness for light to medium skin tones
- Sienna – neutralises blue/grey under-eye darkness for medium skin tones
- Topaz – brightens and neutralises grey/brown darkness for medium to dark skin tones
HOW TO USE HOURGLASS’ VANISH AIRBRUSH CONCEALER
Like most make up must-haves there are many different ways to apply this crease-free concealer. Dependant on your desired result, what may work for one complexion, may not necessarily be the best solution for another. The product is typically applied by using “1-3 dots under both eyes and patting it into the skin with the Vanish Seamless Concealer Brush.” suggests Stuart. But “for a lifted look, apply concealer in a V-formation, pulling product in from the inner corner of the eyes, before bringing it up and out along the lower lash line” Stuart adds.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN HOURGLASS’ VANISH AIRBRUSH CONCEALER
While there is a long list of ingredients that make up Hourglass’ Vanish Airbrush Concealer, there are a few that deserve to be name-dropped. First up, there’s the infusion of licorice root extract. Renowned for reducing the appearance of puffy-looking skin, this key component brightens the complexion for radiant results. Then there’s the flourishing fusion of camellia and rosemary leaf extract that soothes even the most sensitive of skin types. And last but by no means least there’s the addition of squalane – which acts a hydrator to keep the thirst at bay when perfecting your base. The result? A hybrid hero that boosts the benefits of both your make up and skin care products.
WHAT PRODUCTS SHOILD YOU USE WITH HOURGLASS’ VANISH AIRBRUSH CONCEALER
Before reaching for the concealer Stuart recommends starting your make up routine with “a primer and your favourite foundation. Then to perfect your base apply the Vanish Airbrush Concealer and set your complexion with Veil Translucent Setting Powder and Veil Soft Focus Setting Spray for day-long wear. Complete the look with one coat of Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara and the high shine, Phantom Glossy Balm”. And voilà, you’re ready for the day (or night) ahead.