Primer/ Corrector -Hourglass Cosmetics -Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

on 12/12/2018 5:41:00 AM

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Okay now this primer is an amazing primer . I have oily skin & I’ve been on a hunt for a primer that makes the foundation last the distance & still look flawless and honestly this is it, I’ll admit trial & error you have to find the right foundation to pair with the primer depending on the look you want - I use the Estée Lauder double wear - but it’s honestly a great primer . It’s the only primer I’ve used that’s helped stop creasing under my eyes AND doesn’t break up on my nose a huuuuge plus plus bc that’s one of my most problem areas , the only con I have about this primer is that bc it leaves a white cast on your face when you apply it (esp when I apply it over top of my tatcha serum even after waiting 15 min it doesn’t quite sink into the skin completely) it may make your foundation appear lighter than it is . So just be warned you maaay have to compensate a lil & go a bit darker or just go a bit heavier on the bronzer but honestly I think it’s worth it , it’s my second bottle & im pretty impressed by its longevity and overall performance on the face . Definitely controlled my oil so I’m very happy :))


Lipstick -Hourglass Cosmetics -Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lisptick - ICON

on 12/9/2018 9:40:00 PM

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Pros:
Smooth, moisturizing formula

Cons:
I prefer the liquid lipstick in this color due to better color payoff

Overall: 3.5* - a magenta/pink red, not really the true red it is described to be. Decent formula, but the liquid version has better pigmentation.


Powder -Hourglass Cosmetics -Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light

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I loved this. I use it as a finishing powder for the whole face and it really made my face glow subtly, and it looks healthy and supple in photos. It is not as strong as a highlight so I wouldn’t use it for that. I think you’ve got to know what to use it for or else it wouldn’t look good. I would definitely repurchase. I used mine til there’s none left on the palette and it lasted me for really Long- about a year.

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Pressed Powders -Hourglass Cosmetics -Ambient Lighting Powder - Diffused Light

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Huge regret! If you don't mind shimmery products then you won't have a problem with this powder because it's a finely milled, barely tinted almost tranculent powder. It's not matiffying, it is slightly oil absorbing but mainly it's an illuminating finishing powder. I personally hate shimmery products on my face. This stuff is super shimmery for my tastes and I can see the shimmer on my face, it's like the fairy of glitter farted on my face! I have tried in the past similar illuminating finishing powders from Suqqu and Chanel and I didn't like them either. So I have come to the conclusion that these type of powders are not for me! It was such a waste of money but I try to use it on my undereyes as a setting powder!

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Pressed Powders -Hourglass Cosmetics -Ambient Lighting Powder - Dim Light

on 12/7/2018 3:11:00 AM

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I used up the $22 travel size recently, and decided to grab the full size. This is that "wake up my face, give me
life" type of product. I'm 49, and have great skin for my age, my issue is I don't wear a lot of face makeup, and I do need that extra oomph to liven up my face, without adding tons of color/coverage. I prefer to use this all over as a final finishing powder, using a large fluffy brush to press it into my skin..I love using the pink and gold Tarte powder brush for this. Dim light is the only shade that really flatters my N22/25 very neutral skin tone, and gives me a flawless airbrushed look..definitely recommend.

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Pressed Powders -Hourglass Cosmetics -Ambient Lighting Powder - Dim Light

on 12/3/2018 6:41:00 AM

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I have been eyeing this powder for quite a while, but I could never bring myself to splurge until I finally saw it in travel size at a Bangkok Sephora. Even though I have tried so many great Japanese powders, Dim Light is up there in my top five. It blurs and perfects the skin with such a nice, natural sheen. I think though that it is not the best at oil control, as I’ve noticed that my face looked really shiny after only a few hours, and it is winter here. However, having the mini size, I just chuck it in my bag and reapplying a light dusting doesn’t make my skin look cakey. I would totally repurchase the larger size.

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Mascara -Hourglass Cosmetics -Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara

on 12/3/2018 5:57:00 AM

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It is a really outstanding mascara.
Extremely easy to use - no clumps, no spider legs - beautifully separated, lengthened and volumized lashes - but still feathery soft and light.
And it stays put from morning till evening - no smearing, no panda ayes - no dark spots falling on cheeks. Just awesome.

But I haven't rated it 5 stars, as I feel the company advertising and info are a "bit" misleading.
first thing - we do not test on animals and donate 1% of our profit to pro-animal organization. Yep, right. The company mather company is Estee Lauder - still testing on animlas, so cut the crap and stop treating you customers like fools.
Second issue - in the web site you cannot find the full ingredients list, but there is info, the we do not use this and that - and there it goes o long list of harmful ingredients.

But if you analyze the INCI on the package you will find parabens, and lots of them, as the shell file of the mascara after opening is 12 months, when usually it is 6 for other mascaras.
This is why I won't buy it again and also will not buy any other Hourglass product.


Stick -Hourglass Cosmetics -Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

on 12/2/2018 11:22:00 AM

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I am so disappointed in this stick. I bought the veil primer and the brush but nothing will stop this from sliding and gathering around the nose and around the eyebrows. It also accentuates the pours. It was a great colour match but apart from that I’d say it’s once of the worst foundations I have ever used, and the price point is WAY to high for the quality of the product. I think if you have oily skin you won’t have any make up left on within two hours, and if your skin is dry it will just gather and look patchy.

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Brows -Hourglass Cosmetics -Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel

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I like the exterior packaging and the brush. I got the soft brunette. I hoped it would be a medium ash brown, but and it's sort of a taupey color that would be better suited to blondes. The brush was great for putting the hairs into place, but the product doesn't have any hold -- they looked disheveled within 30 minutes.

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Highlighters -Hourglass Cosmetics -Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder - Euphoric

on 11/18/2018 3:53:00 PM

I have used and loved my fave Becca highlighter in the past, but Hourglass has stolen my heart. I love this Euphoric strobe highlighter and also the Brilliant one. Pricey, but I bought the mini sizes which are a good value and just perfect for the brush I use. Hourglass strobe highlighters don't emphasize skin texture or pores and have a beautiful shimmer that is understated but still there. Euphoric is a lively peachy-champagne-beige that looks beautiful in the daytime or anytime. Easy and quick to apply without worrying about over-doing it. A must-have for me. ❤️
Respectfully submitted,
colormepink


Highlighters -Hourglass Cosmetics -Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder - Brilliant

on 11/18/2018 3:42:00 PM

Brilliant is a gorgeous highlighter that is not in-your-face, look-at-my-highlighter (unless you want it to be--apply it wet). It really catches the light beautifully without showing obvious shimmer--but it is there, just understated. I love it. You can find tutorials about the application (tops of cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of nose, cupid's bow, etc). Can be worn day or night. Beautiful!
Respectfully submitted,
colormepink


Lipstick -Hourglass Cosmetics -GIRL Lip Stylo in Achiever

on 11/11/2018 2:37:00 PM

Achiever is the perfect shade for my pigmented lips to enhance and define them in the most natural way. So the shade is truly a winner for me. Why only three stars?
Pros:
- bronze colored metal stylo tube is both elegant and practical
- perfect nude-pink-brown shade for my light complexion with pigmented lips
- creamy, comfortable consistency
Cons:
- Lasting power is really poor, 1-2 hours max on my lips, and that's without eating
- Goes rancid in under 6 months!
Especially the last point in my opinion is a sore one at that price point. I had to throw out the first stylo due to the strong crayon/rancid smell and taste and thought I got a lipstick from a bad batch. Since I like the shade so much I gave it another try and purchased a second one. Neither of my stylos was exposed to excessive heat. Unfortunately, the second try ended like the first one: I had to toss the lipstick after 3 months with over half of the contents left in the tube. So while I really like this fantastic shade on me, due to its poor lasting power and the fact that it turned unusable so quickly, I sadly won't repurchase.

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Tinted Moisturizer -Hourglass Cosmetics -Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint

on 11/11/2018 6:38:00 AM

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I had heard such great things about the Hourglass brand, so was keen to try them out. I wanted to try this product as I was advised that it was a light tinted moisturiser that would give a light tint to the skin and be great for the summer. However, I - like almost every other reviewer - found that this is not at all like a tinted moisturiser but is rather a medium-full coverage foundation product which doesn’t tint the skin but rather sits on it and can look quite heavy. I have worn this a few times, applied with fingers, brush and a beauty blender, but it never creates a natural finish. It has a creamy finish, but is quite thick - thicker than the Nars Tinted Moisturiser for example. It applies well though, doesn’t streak or apply patchily and works both with and without primer. It lasts reasonably well, but starts to break up around the 6 hour mark. The natural oils of my face tend to break through around the 4 hour mark even when set with powder. However, I find this does emphasise the texture on my face. If you have textured skin, breakouts or acne scars, avoid this product. I also found that it actually broke me out too, which is a shame and is the ultimate deal breaker for me. Honestly, I would skip this product.

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Mascara -Hourglass Cosmetics -Caution Extreme Lash Mascara

on 11/9/2018 8:34:00 AM

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Ive tried and tested so many mascaras over the years . Finally found the one . I’m still open to trying others out must be waterproof . This one has kept my lashes separated, long and definitely long lasting. Has a softness about it. Doesn’t clump my lashes ( you know when you start with 100 lashes then end up looking like you have 8 left! You can only try it out and see the results for yourself. Hourglass and I get on quite well :)

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Lip Gloss -Hourglass Cosmetics -Extreme sheen

on 11/7/2018 10:45:00 PM

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Pretty colour. However not very long wearing and leaves my lips feeling dry. Much rather purchase the mac lip glass of the nars lip gloss/ lip Lacquer


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