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Recent Hourglass Reviews

Loose Powders -Hourglass -Veil Translucent Setting Powder

on 6/23/2018 1:38:00 PM


This is a phenomenal translucent powder! Light and airy, so finely milled, loose powder. It has a very subtle tint, so it’s not pure white. The packaging is well thought out as the others have mentioned, love that there is no wastage, no puff cloud and you only need a small amt to cover your whole face. (usually two dips in the dish with a extra large fluffy brush is the perfect amt for me). I use this to buff all over after I apply my make up and the effect is astounding. Blurred, soft finish, make up melds beautifully in my skin. Buffing with this powder blends sharp edges and calm down any heavy handed bronzer/blush etc. I also use it to set my under eye concealer looks great. I can vouch it does not dry my face out, as I use mostly powder or stick foundations/products. My favourite part abt this product is no photo flashback! Bonus points for that! lol... lasts all day. HG status.
This was recommended by my favourite mua on YouTube, ‘puffins wife’ she did me right, no regrets, for me worth the price tag.

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Pressed Powders -Hourglass -Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light

on 6/21/2018 5:15:00 PM


So 4 or 5 years ago I purchased Dim Light. I made my skin look fabulous, finish wise,but something was just off. It lasted 5 years for me because I didn't use it everyday, especially when my skin was dry in winter.

I just finished it and also finally figured what was slightly off. It was making me look slightly bronzed. Not obvious at all, but to me I noticed it once I figured it out. I am light skinned with cooler undertones....nothing bronze will work on me.

So when I went to get a replacement for Dim, the SA at Sephora suggested Diffused. At first I was thinking no way, once she leaves I'm picking up a different one! It looked so yellow in the store. But, she said it would be suited to my pink undertones. So, I figured I would try it out. Looked great on in the store, but the true test would be in other lighting. I bought it anyway because I knew I could just return it if I hated it.

So I got in the car. Looking good! The end of the day....still looking good! The best of all is that it is not yellow in real life...more of an ivory with just a tiny hint of butter yellow, but mostly what I would call a deeper ivory?

Anyway, I love it. Skin looks great. I don't wear foundation on most of my face (just two small areas really), and I just use primer and this, spray on the old setting spray, and my skin looks great all day.

Cool toned gals....don't let the yellow scare you off. It really looks great with cooler toned skin.

It's probably all in my head but when I look in the mirror, I look like one of those Instagram girls, but without all the fancy stuff they use to look flawless. I also look older than those Instagram girls, well, because I am older.....but my skin looks great.

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Blush -Hourglass -Ambient Lighting Powder Blush (ALL)

on 6/14/2018 11:35:00 PM


I have two of these in the shades, "Brilliant Nude" and "Mood Exposure". For your reference, I am NC20 in depth with neutral slightly olive undertones. I already have some slight redness on my cheeks (leftover from old acne breakouts), which affects how I feel about certain blush shades (I stay away from reds and bright pinks that will just accentuate the already present redness).

I was surprised at how hard it is to find solid reviews on the shade Brilliant Nude, maybe because it is fairly new to the lineup. Despite the lack of reviews I still decided to take the plunge and purchased it based on how Allana Davison seemed to love this shade. This is a very nice peachy colour that is not too orange (which reminds me of the Fuzzy Peach gummies). On my skin tone, it really brightens and livens up my face - a truly perfect summer blush. I personally really like this shade, and I find it to be more of a true peach compared to Clinique's Cheek Pop in "Nude Pop", which is a peach that leans more pink.

Mood Exposure is a shade that I didn't find myself enjoying as much as I thought I would. On me, it reads a plummy pink that can easily resemble rosacea if I'm not careful with applying it lightly. But when softly applied, it makes me look slightly flushed like I just took a long walk in the cold winter air.

Perhaps this line has been recently reformulated but there is noticeable shimmer in both blushes, and it becomes especially apparent as the blush wears off. It can't be seen from far away but when I am a step away from a mirror and I turn my head, my cheek sparkles. That isn't really the finish that I'm into (I like the natural sheen-like finish of the Clinique Cheek Pops a lot more). The lasting power of these blushes is typical of how long powder blushes last on my face, though I find Brilliant Nude wears off faster (at around 6 to 7 hours) compared to Mood Exposure (which can last around 8+ hours). Some people complain about these blushes being powdery, which I don't find that to be true at all. However, I am not a brush swirler and that probably explains why I have no issues with powder kickup. I take my Japonesque Blush Brush (slightly loose and flat, fluffy, and domed) and softly drag it over the blush in one fluid zig-zag motion before applying. In terms of it looking powdery on the face, I have combination skin and my cheeks can get a bit greasy so it's not an issue. As expected from Hourglass products, these blushes are great quality. They are very soft, finely milled (though not creamy, per se), blendable, have fairly good pigmentation while still being buildable, and are housed in sturdy, lightweight compacts that are perfect for travel.

Overall, these are great blushes, though I do wish the sparkle factor is turned down to a zero. I am not sure if I would repurchase these when I run out, but perhaps I can't decide because I am just spoiled from only using blushes that have had mainly raving reviews (these Hourglass blushes and Clinique's Cheek Pops) so I don't know how to appreciate these fully. However, if you are in the market for a new blush then I would still recommend these.

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Tinted Moisturizer -Hourglass -Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint


This just didn’t work for me. I found it applied well and had a lovely finish after blending. It, it only looked good for about 4 hours before it started breaking down like crazy. I tried it with primer (Hourglass veil, which I love), without primer, setting, no setting; it made no difference. Contrary to some, I actually really like the packaging. It may not look amazing, but it’s very practical.

Primer/ Corrector -Hourglass -Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

on 6/8/2018 6:01:00 PM


I decided to try this primer after a while of trial and error with mattifying primers. I was like you know what? I should try something that’s promised to work! There has to be something amazing that has everyone raving about it. So I bought it!

It came out like an oily foam (a weird description, I know) and it was white. As I was dotting it on my face I realized it wasn’t going to be a problem because it disappeared, but it did leave a purple cast that had me confused, but it disappeared and there is no flashback (and I have olive brown skin). A minute after applying this I noticed how my skin was blurred, like a real life Snapchat filter. Pores what? The redness from my acne that was on my cheeks was gone, and my skin just had a velevet matte finish. I also don’t need to use as much foundation because of the blurring and color correcting properties of this primer.
When you touch your face after applying it you feel that it’s so slippey and soft, on Sephora it described as an airy slikey-cloud texture, which is spot on! my skin feels amazing with this on. By the way I haven’t changed my skincare routine in a while and I’m noticing a different in the texture of my skin... it’s smooth. No more texture. Maybe it’s this primer? It has like minerals and all of that.

It doesn’t make me break out, foundation application is flawless, long lasting, BUT it doesn’t keep my oily free in the t zone.

My skin isn’t super oily, I prep with a moisturizer and this primer, and then I use a hydrating soft matte foundation, and I set with a natural matte powder. Now I believe that prepping the skin by max hydration is the best you could do to your makeup application- it will be flawless, rather than a matte skin prep routine that crack and settles into lines. So I like a hydrated base and matte finishing touches. But I still get oily. (Disclaimer: I never found a primer that really kept me matte and summer just started so the humidity is crazy where I’m from, so this does affect my makeup- I can’t blame the primer just yet. I need to work with my primer if I want it to work ya know)

I will keep using this for ever becaus honestly there are not better primers out there for me. I’m just gonna have to improve my makeup techniques for a matte finish!
I’m also gonna try setting the primer with setting powder in the T zone so I will update if that helps my oils.

4 of 5 people found this helpful.

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