Foundations -Hourglass -Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

on 11/22/2017 4:41:00 PM

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Horrible. It found dry patches I didn’t know I had and gave me polka dot pores. The L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder (hard to find now) is so much better.


Stick -Hourglass -Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

on 11/15/2017 8:47:00 PM

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Absolutely my holy grail foundation <3 As someone who is NEVER satisfied with foundation ( bc i have large pores and dry skin T-T ) I really couldn't be happier with this product. Not only does it sit well on my skin, it COVERS v well! Also I am limited with what foundations I can buy as I am white as a ghost, the lightest shade is just perfect for me. 10/10 will be repurchasing

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Primer/ Corrector -Hourglass -Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

on 11/14/2017 7:40:00 AM

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I registered in this site just so I can write review on this product. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. And it's so expensive on top being a crappy product. I was so excited about this. This must be the only product that received so many good reviews and so many people in youtube claimed it to the IF primer for them but turned out to be so ineffective. I have oily skin which it claims to be good for but it didn't make my make up stay longer, my skin appeared to be oily within couple of hours and on my nose i could see my foundation made patterns like that of a leopard because the foundation kept slippy off . And the foundation would come right off if i even slightly touch a part of my face. This wouldn't happen if i apply the foundation on its own or with other primers. Smashbox was way way better. I moved to hourglass hoping for something even better. It's really shameful that hourglass created such a crappy product and charged so much for it.

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Stick -Hourglass -Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

on 11/12/2017 3:29:00 PM

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I do actually really like this foundation and I am definitely impressed with it.

I am a avid youtube make up tutorial/review watcher, and I wanted this foundation because it looked so beautiful on those who I saw apply it.

It's expensive defiantly, probably the most expensive foundation I have ever bought. When I first got it, I felt a little cheated because it was a lot more smaller then I imagined and I was concerned that for the amount there was, that I might have been a little bit cheated. But I am definitely wrong. A little goes a long way with this and I have has this for months and I can't see me needing another one for a LONG time.
I bought the shade golden tan, for my tan shade for when I am more tanned. It is defiantly a medium- tan shade with golden yellow undertones.
The coverage is something that I am so impressed with. There is so much pigment in one swipe. I have never used a stick foundation before, so I was very apprehensive. This bad boy is easy to use and I actually find it quite fun to apply.
I advise to not go overboard, as easy and tempting as it might be because I find if I layer this or put a lot on, I can look like a waxwork because of the foundations texture. In my experience, the best way to apply is with a damp beauty blender, pushing the product into you skin with a damp sponge will make this melt seamlessly in your skin. I have combo skin, so I find that if you heavy moisturise it will go on a lot better due to its texture. It really blends easy and gives me amazing coverage. I love how my skin looks, it really looks like I have a skin like airbush filter on my face.
I only have two downsides about this foundation.
The first is that if I don't apply a generous amount to my nose, it fades and my redness shows through. This foundation and my oily nose don't always get along, so I do have to apply a lot for some coverage. Even after seven hours or so my redness will start to peak through, but the rest of my face will still look fresh and flawless.
My other concern is flashback. I get really bad flashback with this foundation sometimes, which is a shame because it looks like it would photograph beautifully, but that's just my experience.

To sum up, I would recommend this if your after a full coverage, seamless to blend and a beautiful finish. I will definitely re purchase, perhaps with a slightly darker shade as I really wish this didn't have flashback. Because if it did it not it could be holy grail status.

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Highlighters -Hourglass -Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette

on 11/11/2017 3:10:00 AM

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I'm going to start off by stating this is probably the most highlighting palette hourglass has made. It seems to me that these metallic shades give off that nice high shine sheen that you want with a highlighter. I am most impressed that as a pale person, I can wear all the shades. If I mix all three together it gives me a beautiful glowy look and I can wear the pink and gold shade individually, the rose gold shade will work on my fair skin but I prefer for it to be mixed together with the other two. I believe anyone who is light to the deepest shade will get a lot of use out of this palette. I have an original strobe powder and it's more glittery, the metallic strobe powders are definitely more intense without being glittery and I prefer that. It's $62 which is pricey but all hourglass is pricey. I feel like it delivers and this will last me a very long time. I'm still using a blush from them and it's been almost 2 years and I wear it 5-6 times a week and I just hit pan last month. Overall, it's a beautiful product that would be universally flattering.

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Highlighters -Hourglass -Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette

on 11/10/2017 4:25:00 PM

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I was really hoping that I wouldn't like this, because it's SO expensive ($75 CAD?!?!). But it's absolutely beautiful and there's no way I'm ever letting these highlighters go. As others have mentioned, the different shades don't have a ton of underlying pigment so I can use all 3 on my NC25 skin tone with no issues. But also since there's not a lot of underlying pigment, I feel like these would work out well on a wider variety of skin tones than they seem like they would.

I would also like to stress that this is a completely different formula from their strobe lighting powders (original highlighters). I was surprised at how underwhelming those were when I first tried them. They were chalkier and very subtle (and I don't like blinding highlights so I feel like that's saying a lot). These simply melt into your skin. They remind me of the Jouer highlighters, except I like these better because I think they last longer on my skin and they're almost glossier looking.

Even though I have dry skin, I prefer powder highlighters because they last longer, but I like the look of the dewy, almost wet look cream/liquid highlights provide. So these are absolutely perfect for me. They don't sell this formula individually yet but I'm sure they will since these seem to be such a hit. Also love that the brand is cruelty free and has committed to going vegan. If you have the cash, I would HIGHLY recommend these.

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Lipstick -Hourglass -Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

I'm rarely suckered into luxury lines, I own a few pieces here and there (not counting Charlotte Tilbury, who I just seem to LOVE throwing money at!) and outside the Ambient powders, Hourglass really isn't on my radar. I made a total impulse purchase one day for the limited set of three Confession Lipsticks. They come in what looks like a gold pack of cigarettes- tacky, ugh. But if you like all three colors, they're actually a great deal! Other reviewers have talked enough about the case and refill system, so I won't go into that. I have no problem only having the one luxe case, and swapping out my color of the day, takes 5 seconds. I like the fact that you save $12 on refills, even though the price is still abhorrent for the tiny amount of product. These things contain less than the average mini freebie you get as a 100 pt perk from Sephora, and cost $22 for the refill. Keep that in mind. The formula is stellar, though. Comfortable, plush, creamy but never greasy, full coverage in a swipe, doesn't tug or bleed, and the color selection is beautiful. Outside the three pack- which contains the colors My One Desire (a cool, medium mauve), You Are My (a perfect Rosy brown MLBB color) and True Love Means (a milky nude pink), I've also purchased I've Been, which I haven't worn yet. I expect I'll end up with a couple more of these, but for the price, I'm not going to go too crazy with them. The four I have are lovely, and if I use one up, which is actually a possibility given the size, I might repurchase if I'm not bored yet.

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Palettes -Hourglass -Ambient Lighting Edit - Surreal Light

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This palette is high quality, super handy and compact to have in your bag. But the colours do run orange. Not sure whose skin this would suit in orange hues but I still use it as the powder is so fine. I hardly touch the bronzer and the brown blush. I’d like to try MAC mineralization To compare.

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Makeup Brushes -Hourglass -Blush Brush No. 2

on 11/6/2017 6:38:00 AM

I've had this brush for years and didn't get that much use of it until recently. It left my foundation a bit streaky and was too big for blush for my face. But I started using it for setting my face with foundation/pressed powers and now love it! It's soft, medium density bristles apply a perfect amount of powder for a flawless finish and cruelty free!

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Highlighters -Hourglass -Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette

on 11/5/2017 3:23:00 PM

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This is such a beautiful highlighting palette. I've been wanting to try a more glossy highlighter like Jouer but I couldn't decide on a shade from Jouer. This came out and it appears to have the same glossy wet look to it. The shades are all very sheer and I can wear all three, even the dark one, easily. The pink one has very little color, just looks neutral on my neutral skin. The gold one is a soft gold, not overly yellow. And the third one makes me think of a very sheer Becca Opal. There is only sheen and gloss and no glitter. It last quite well on my oily combo skin. I can use it lightly for a softer glow and build it up significantly.
This is very expensive but I'm really glad I chose to splurge. The shades cover everything I can think of. I do think that if they ever release this formula individually you really don't need more than one shade. The sheerness and glossy finish make them not look very different from each other on the face. I would probably actually buy the dark one only if it's every released. I think the dark shade is the most universal. The other too are nearly white, especially the pink. but all three are beautiful. I highly recommend this palette.

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Highlighters -Hourglass -Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette

on 11/2/2017 7:07:00 AM

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If you always wanted to try Hourglass strobe powders, but couldn't really decide, then now is the time to give these little guys a whirl.

I personally think that Hourglass did a great job with their palettes this year and Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette is every highlighter junkie dream. You get three beautiful shades (everything from pale pearl to subdued rose gold) and you can easily transform your look from "natural glow" to "disco glow" in a few brush strokes. I am amazed at how much more intense and yet ethereal these highlighters are, compared to everything I already own (and I own a ton of highlighters).

If you want to see unedited swatches and more pros and cons, I have them in a separate review here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2017/11/02/Hourglass-Holiday-Palettes-17), hopefully it will help some of you guys. I am very happy that I got my hands on this palette and will use it non-stop for sure.

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Palettes -Hourglass -Ambient Lighting Edit - Volume 3

on 11/2/2017 7:01:00 AM

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If you don't own any of Hourglass powders or previous holiday palettes, now is the time to splurge.

Although it might seem expensive, I think it is worth the price 100%. Colour selection this year includes a few deeper/different shades, that will look good on nearly every complexion and generally speaking - here you have everything you might ever need to complete your "face" makeup: undereye powder, finishing powder, highlighter, bronzer and two beautiful blushes.

I have unedited swatches and talk more about this palette in a separate review here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2017/11/02/Hourglass-Holiday-Palettes-17), so if you need more help deciding whether to invest in it or not - I hope it helps some of you out.

I bought this and the brand's highlighting palette and am very happy with both.

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Stick -Hourglass -Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

on 10/31/2017 4:21:00 AM

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I love this. Travel friendly, and my quickest foundation to apply. Always a top pick when I'm going for trips. Coverage is wonderful, it glides on and yet is not too oily feeling. It leaves a glowy finish so I powder the rest of my face and leave out the cheekbones. Of course, given the amount of coverage, it could look heavy if too much was applied. Transparent powder helps with creasing, versus a coloured powder. Really have no complaints about this. Love the unique triangular shape on this too. Won't roll away and fall to the floor, won't lean to a certain side and break off at the base. Would highly recommend!

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Palettes -Hourglass -Ambient Lighting Edit - Volume 3

on 10/27/2017 1:18:00 PM

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Stunning. This container of loveliness makes me look flawless, a miracle worker for sure. I like all of the parts, but I would only use the highlighter at night due to noticeable glitter. The blushers worn alone in daytime have enough glow about them without the need for highlight. It is expensive, but worth it. The quality is unsurpassed, the packaging is luxe. It is perfect for travel. I have a full size of the diffused light, but was keen to try dim. This has both, plus a flattering bronzer and two stunning blushes, and the aforementioned highlighted. A thing of beauty, I just like looking at it!

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Stick -Hourglass -Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

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I was recommended by a friend who raved about this product and it did not disappoint. I'm always wary of stick foundations, fearing it would be too dry - but this is the right balance of moisture and sturdiness for its kind. It left my skin looking matte but with dimension, blemishes disappear easily and a concealer is barely needed. I'm not too crazy about the packaging as its triangular shape requires you to watch carefully when you want to cap it back on. I've spent far too long fussing on it - give me good old circulars!

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