Liquid -Hourglass -Veil Fluid Makeup SPF 15

on 2/21/2018 8:27:00 AM

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Another amazing foundation put by the wayside. For all the negative reviews the most important step in ANY foundation is skin prep. This is no different.

Now about the product, I've tried EVERYTHING and this is by far one of the best, skin like, flawless, long wearing, NON ACNE causing foundations on the market. It never ceases to amaze me on my skin and the many compliments.

No, it's not a heavy blanket of coverage. But when applied over the HG Veil Primer, add some glow drops...it's heaven. No funky smell, no clumps, easy to blend.

I really encourage you to go back and give this one a try. I cannot believe the amount of new releases from all these brands that are complete and total let downs. #shameless

I am sick of getting sucked into every new foundation as being the next BIG thing when quite honestly its not. Skin care is the most important so you don't need a heavy layer!

Please don't stop making this incredible foundation Hourglass! It's never ever failed me!


Primer/ Corrector -Hourglass -Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

on 2/19/2018 11:16:00 PM

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I rotate between this and UD Optical illusion. Everytime I wear this one, I notice my makeup has held up and least 2x better than the UD one ( which does do its job fairly well). My days are over 12 hours long so I really see to what extent a product will hold up on my combo-oily-large pore-red skin. Although I'm oily, I need to mosturize well regardless and this primer works best when my skin is at its best (if I'm feeling dryer than usual, I'll stick to UD).
I like the way it spreads easily over the skin, doesnt feel tacky, yet I can tell my foundation or BB is grabing hold and that it wont budge for the rest of the day. I'll need to blot once eventually, and thats it. Theres a slight glow I notice after my base is applied.
Smells like school glue.

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Stick -Hourglass -Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

on 2/19/2018 3:12:00 AM

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I’m been looking for a full coverage foundation that last and doesn’t become sheer. I have acne prone , oily t zone skin with red acne scars. With that said, I fell in love with this foundation! Once applied it felt so weightless! If you have acne scars then you know how hard to find a lightweight foundation that’s full coverage. Pigmentation is great! You don’t have to use much product to get the full coverage. I do find it best when you stamp once bluff if it isn’t full apply a couple stamps more you should get the desired coverage. It does settle into my fine lines underneath my eyes but it doesn’t exaggerate them. Honestly you can barely tell. I’ve had other products that created lines. I normally set it with a translucent powder or my EL doublewear power it it makes it last a lot longer. Another tip, don’t use a primer. I’ve noticed it works better without it. Overall it’s a great product, I love the dewiness it gives completely different from the matte-ness I typically use.

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Blush -Hourglass -Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat

on 2/16/2018 11:33:00 PM

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Waited months for this to get back in stock at Sephora in Atlanta. I'm NC25/30 and this pulls more coral. More glittery and prettier than Nars Orgasm. I also like Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit and Milani Baked Luminoso and Terra Sole. Love Chanel 390 Burnt Coral!!

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Blush -Hourglass -Ambient Lighting Blush (ALL)

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I have this in the shade radiant magenta and it really is a gorgeous natural looking blush. The problem is it fades, sometimes as fast as ten minutes after application. I’m even using this over long wearing primer, foundation and setting spray. For such an expensive product I expected better

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Primer/ Corrector -Hourglass -Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

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When I lived in a northern climate, I used to use
Hourglass no 28. Since I moved to South, I found the primer too heavy. I purchased the travel size of the mineral veil and I fell in love with it. It smoothes the things I want smoother and foundation slips over it like butter. I was so impressed that I purchased the full size! Beautiful primer!

There is a slight white cast when applying, but it does dissipate. I still recommend a sunscreen with it even though it does provide some protection. You would have to use almost 3 pumps to get appropriate sunscreen protection and then makeup would likely slide off your face!

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Foundations -Hourglass -Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

on 2/11/2018 12:56:00 PM

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This was almost my hg foundation! I didn’t need to blot for about four hours ( I’m super oily so it’s normally about two ) and it made my skin look almost poreless, covered all acne scaring, but did Not look like I had much makeup on. BUT it’s so transferable, it came off on everything and anything , including the blotting paper , every time my boyfriend comes near me It’s all over his clothes. Ive used many primers and setting sprays including hourglass but cannot get this to stay . A real shame as otherwise perfect:(

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Stick -Hourglass -Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

on 2/10/2018 12:57:00 AM

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This made my pores appear larger and settled into my fine lines. Still looking for that HG foundation that diminishes the look of my pores.

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Blush -Hourglass -Luminous flush

on 2/8/2018 9:46:00 PM

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Beautiful blush, a combination of a blush and highlight, and gives the skin a nice flushed, post-workout look, not garish or overdone. It does look kinda scary in the pan, but it's actually not super-pigmented and can be built up. The color is a light pink with just a tinge of coral, supposedly with a slight golden shimmer (but on me, i don't see the golden). It gives that lit-from-within look with no glitter whatsoever (i hate glitter in products). I'm NC20 in MAC, with dry, mature, sensitive skin, and this doesn't bother me or make me itchy either. It lasts a pretty long time as well.

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Stick -Hourglass -Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

on 2/6/2018 5:39:00 PM

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I purchased this foundation in Vanilla for fair cool undertones. I wanted to love this because of the optimal color match but the product is just not right for my mature dry skin. Light coverage and looks heavy if attempting to build. It applies seamlessly using my fingers and looks great for about two hours then fades and sinks into my skin. I've never had a foundation emphasize my small pores or settle into fine lines but this foundation did. I also have concern about contamination using a stick foundation. It also does NOT photograph well - looks like I am not wearing makeup!

UPDATE: 2/10/18 - I am giving this another shot because of the great color match. I applied without a moisturizer underneath and used only with a sunscreen (Elta-MD) as a base primer. It still settles slightly into my pores and lines but the finish is nice. I'll use but won't repurchase. I don't recommend for mature skin but only those with smooth flawless skin.

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Brows -Hourglass -Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel

on 2/1/2018 12:43:00 AM

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(My rating is actually 2.5 lippies).

I have two words to describe this product: "meh" and "disappointing".

I just have to mention something first. The Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in the shade Ash is my holy grail eyebrow pencil - it is an ashy, dark-brown colour that has a hint of cool grey. It's the perfect balance between my extremely sparse, dark grey eyebrows and my dark-brown hair that turns a red-brown under sunlight. That horrible combination of cool eyebrows and warmer hair makes it extremely difficult to find any eyebrow product that looks natural (until the pencil in Ash came along - I currently have two backups in my drawer).

When I saw that the brand who makes my holy grail eyebrow product just released an eyebrow gel with fibers, I was so excited. I've been dreaming of somehow getting fluffy, full eyebrows in under 3 minutes and I hoped that this eyebrow gel would be the one to grant me my wish. I was so devasted when I realized they had no Ash shade for their eyebrow gel, and all of the other shades seemed way too light or too warm. However, I still really wanted to try this so I ordered this in the shade Dark Brunette as soon as I could. Unfortunately, it seems like I get the short end of the stick again.

Just as I had guessed, Dark Brunette was too warm. It was a dark brown with a slight hint of red and it looked really off among my dark grey eyebrow hairs. I even emailed Hourglass's customer service to see if they had any plans of releasing more shades (especially a dark, ashy brown) and they said no. This was a big disappointment, but as well as not having a colour match, this product also didn't work that well for me anyways.

This eyebrow gel is housed in a very luxurious looking, sturdy metal tube that looks perfect for this price point ($34 CAD) - no complaints there for me. Though the amount of product you get is minuscule (3 mL/0.1 oz.) for the price. The applicator wand of this is basically the same as the new wand for the Anastasia BH Tinted Brow Gel - half of it has short bristles, the other half has longer bristles. It is quite big like the ABH brow gel wand too (but thankfully, this eyebrow gel doesn't have random glitter in it). The size of the wand makes applying the gel really messy and hard to control. I always have to have a cotton bud on hand to wipe away the gel that smears outside of my eyebrows.

The gel goes on so patchy for me, especially for the areas of my eyebrows where I have huge gaps that are practically just skin, no hair. When I try to go in and build it up, the product just moves around and continues skipping over the area that I want to cover. It's really bizarre. Also, there is barely any point in having the word "fiber" in the name when there are barely any fibers in the formula. I barely notice any fibers on the wand, on my eyebrows, or in the product left on the tube opening - there are a few, I guess, but definitely not enough to live up to the "fiber" part of the name. However, I have to say that the hold of this eyebrow gel is pretty good.

Overall, this is a pretty mediocre eyebrow gel for the high price. If you have fuller eyebrows, this might work better for you. If you have sparse eyebrows like me where the tails of your eyebrows only have a few hairs, then I don't think you should count on this product doing much. They should really make the applicator a lot smaller, add a huge amount of fibers into the formula, and add more ashy shades - then they will have a great product on their hands. Personally, I'm going to stick to my trusty eyebrow pencil and I am not going to repurchase this anytime soon.

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Lip Treatments -Hourglass -N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil

on 1/31/2018 6:58:00 PM

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Beautiful, unique packaging; I think the metal tip prevents the oil from being absorbed. The oil is viscous and sits on top of my lips without really absorbing. I think this product is just ok and the price is a bit exorbitant.

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Blush -Hourglass -Ambient Lighting Blush (ALL)

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Only downside is the price but the investment is worth it. The only blush I use, beautiful raidiant colour instead of looking like a clown with every other blush I’ve tried.


Primer/ Corrector -Hourglass -Ambient Light Correcting Primer

on 1/29/2018 11:14:00 AM

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I love this stuff! To be sure, I can't really review its efficacy as a primer, as I tend to use it with concealer and some finishing powder and call it a day. I find it adds a healthy glow and subtle smoothing effect for a no makeup makeup kind of day. It still provides that effect under foundation but I can't speak to whether it improves wear.


Stick -Hourglass -Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

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LOVE this. Although it is super pricey (only 0.25 oz) it is very pigmented and I do use less than other stick foundations. Wide colour range. Cream (which was just added this past December) is the perfect shade for my NW10 skin, I was previously having to mix blanc and alabaster. First time I've ever not been the lightest shade in a foundation line. This wears 8 hours on me, and blends easily with all my foundation brushes but I like it best with the clarisonic foundation brush head on my mia. Definitely full coverage. I have normal skin thats prone to dryness and very acne prone and this doesn't accentuate any dry spots on me. Will repurchase.

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