Stick -Hourglass Cosmetics -Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

on 9/21/2018 5:18:00 PM

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Like many I really wanted to love this foundation. YouTube really blew it up giving it great reviews. I will say when you first apply it, it is flawless with a brush. Two hours in, set with powder, under moisturizer and primer.. the foundation will slide off (all over my phone) clings into creases around laugh lines, and dry areas.. which I really never had a problem with before. I have dry skin, and the more satisfied reviews I found came from clients with oily skin. I also didn't find that the coverage lasted. I love the design and packaging. I love the idea of a stick foundation, it's an easy application on the go. I will continue my search for a foundation stick that works with my dry skin.

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Loose Powders -Hourglass Cosmetics -Veil Translucent Setting Powder

on 9/17/2018 5:43:00 AM

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Initially I wanted to start with a travel size for that powder as, honestly, I probably have too many of them. But discounts and free gifts did their dirty business and I ended up with a huge full-size one.

I love the good matte or semi-matte look but it’s a bit difficult to achieve for me as I’m prone to sweating and my chin is also sometimes prone to oiliness. The funny thing is that otherwise my skin is mostly dry.

Okay, let’s start with cons:
• it’s not travel friendly as it’s big and glossy;
• as with most HG products – there’ll be fingerprints all over;
• the effect doesn’t last all day, can be alright for up to 6h though.

Pros:
• once you’ve found out how to get a medium amount of powder (I shake it slightly while keeping the lid not fully closed) – it’s actually pretty comfortable to use – I’ve lost minimum of powder with this one;
• it’s huge: the amount of powder is over 10g, will last a while;
• the packaging is pretty while impractical;
• it gives the most beautiful healthy finish I’ve ever seen on me achieved with a powder. And I’ve tried plenty of them including the HG pressed powders.

I still think that the powder could be better: especially in terms of having more staying power. And idk if it affects my makeup as I only use the light amount of it during the warm seasons. But overall I really like it and use it often, so unless I find something much better (what I doubt) I’ll repurchase HG Veil powder when it’s over.

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

on 9/13/2018 9:26:00 PM

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I almost never return make-up, but I returned this. I was really happy with it at first. I loved the feel of it and it made my foundation apply better and last longer. However, within about two weeks I started to get milia around my eyes. I haven't had milia in more than a decade! I wasn't using any other new products so I was pretty sure this was it. And I was right, the milia stopped as soon as I stopped using this. Such a disappointment. Also, the packaging is very pretty but not at all travel friendly.

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Lipstick -Hourglass Cosmetics -Lip Stylo - Futurist

on 9/12/2018 9:21:00 AM

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I received this as part of a nude lip kit from Sephora. I'd never tried Hourglass before, so I was geeked. My verdict: It's okay. The color is pretty, kind of a mauve-nude. There's no shimmer, no flavor, no scent, so those are all good. It's a satin formula, kind of a creamy bordering on matte look, not heavy, but natural appearing. The formula is comfy. I like it, but I don't love it. Given $32 to spend on a lip product, I'd be more inclined to buy something else, just because it seems a bit steep for a lip crayon. Good, sure. Mind-blowing, not so much. Maybe if I came across it on sale...

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Palettes -Hourglass Cosmetics -Ambient Lighting Palette

on 9/11/2018 3:26:00 AM

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This has made such a difference in my skin. After finishing my makeup I dust a brush through all three colors and use over the areas where I applied bronzer (cheeks and forehead). It creates a soft focus affect on my skin - no filter needed!

I actually see a difference in my skin when I don’t use this. It gives you a glow from within look that I haven’t been able to replicate with other products. Other reviewers who knock it for being a little too dark for fair skin are right, BUT I have been able to make it work by applying it over my bronzer areas rather than all over.

I recommend and would definitely repurchase. However, you definitely get a lot for your money so I don’t think a repurchase would be necessary for a while!

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Blush -Hourglass Cosmetics -Ambient Lighting Powder Blush - Mood Exposure

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I have tried sooo many blushes-high end, drugstore, powder, cream, stain etc., and this is BY FAR the best. It looks so natural, and truly gives that lit from within glow. My cheeks look so healthy and pretty, the formula just sinks in. While the price is high, it is worth every penny. I look forward to trying other colors.

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

on 9/2/2018 3:49:00 PM

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This product is popular, but very expensive. I was going to purchase this when Sephora gave me a free sample. I immediately tried it with my normal routine. My holy grail primer is Dr Brandt pores no more for pores, but it does not control my oils. I did half face test. This performed better than Dr Brandt for oil control, but Dr Brandt is a better job on pore minimizing. This really curbed my oils in cheeks and forehead, but chin still got shiny. This did wonders for fine lines under my eyes.

This is white cream at blends into skin beautifully. It is not sticky or make skin feel slippery. I like the finish, but I did get whitecast in flash photos.

My routine is toner, moisturizer, and then primer. I was so impressed, I purchased this at Sephora.

Sadly, after three days in row, this gave me severe acne on my cheek, chin, and temples.

I will not repurchase, but rather return.

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

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I received a free sample of this at Sephora and good thing I did, because otherwise, I would have NEVER of purchased it. I have large pores on my cheeks that accumulate lots of oil during the day and dry skin everywhere else. In addition to that, I use Retina-A every other night. I put this on under my tinted sunscreen because I notice that it will leave an ever so slight white cast. Anyway, my skin looks like velvet for 8 hours straight. It works with any foundation I use - from cheap $5.99 BB cream from Covergirl, $6.00 stick foundation from Maybelline, to $42 stick foundation from Smashbox. Before I bought it, I tried to find cheaper dupes, like Angel Veil - hell no, not a dupe, not even close, Glow Skin Beauty has a tinted primer with SPF where the ingredient list is virtually the same as this - also not a dupe, Almay has an SPF 15 primer that leaves a little bit of pink tinge to the skin - not a dupe and on and on. Nothing compares to this beautiful, but expensive primer. I will purchase it again and again.

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Powder -Hourglass Cosmetics -Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light

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A beautiful bronzer for pale skin!

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

on 8/12/2018 11:05:00 AM

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My forehead is extremely oily in the summer. I can't go on for more than two hours after applying foundation without getting all disgustingly shiny. I have tried a few primers for oily skin but none of them really worked well. I decided to buy this when I tried it on my hand in Sephora, it seemed like it would really work well - and it did. It really helps to keep oil at bay, seriously. Since it's SO expensive (58$ for a primer is insane), I use it only when I am going out or if I'll be out of the house the whole day and I want my makeup to stay on.
It didn't break me out (and I have sensitive skin and rosacea).
I would recommend this.

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Makeup Brushes -Hourglass Cosmetics -Blush Brush No. 2

on 8/11/2018 9:18:00 AM

I bought this in late 2011 and after years of near daily use (including washes after every use), it has still held on to its shape. Still plush, still the same flawless application. Shedding was near negligible. I only own two other foundation brushes which hardly see any use unless this one is still drying and I haven't seen the need to get any other. Also a multitasker; I use it for foundation, finishing powder, contour and blush.

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

on 8/11/2018 7:27:00 AM

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I wanted to love this. I have combination skin with an oily t zone (all the perks including large pores) so I was looking forward to this being ‘the One’. I received a sample in my Mecca Beauty Loop box ☺️ It has an amazing texture and makes your skin feel like silk. But that is it. Nothing more. It didn’t prolong the wear, it didn’t reduce my pores. I appreciate that perhaps I really only should use a silicone primer so this may not be for me...


Bronzers -Hourglass Cosmetics -Ambient Lighting Bronzer

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I love the formula of their powders. I have shade Nude Bronze Light, and for me it is the perfect buildable bronzer that creates the most natural bronze glow.

Give it a try, it is expensive but it lasts forever and the formula is fantastic.


Stick -Hourglass Cosmetics -Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

on 8/8/2018 11:14:00 PM

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I've had a mixed feeling for this foundation stick. There seems to be both pros and cons in my opinion.

First, I gave thumbs up for the 'seamless' finish of it. Decent coverage though, but I won't say it is a full coverage foundation. As I need a bit of concealer for my under eyes and severe blemishes.

I'd tried to apply it with a beauty blender. No gal, this doesn't work with beauty blender.
I'd tried to apply it with my hands. Yes, this is a OK method.
I'd tried to apply it with a brush, Yes, definitely best. I put 3 swipes on my forehead, 1 and half swipes on my cheek, 1 on my nose, 1 on my chin. And I buff it into my skin with a Zoeva 110 brush. And the Seamless now is on my face.
Note: I prep & pore & prime before putting this on. And do a little loose powdering on my T-Zone after this.

But the seamless might get a downturn on me. As my fine lines is quite more noticable (I'm 41), which with other foundation, these lines are more 'hidden'.

However, It lasts for more than 8 hours, with a few times of blotting during the day as I've a combo/oily skin.
Applying it with a drop of face oil does wonders for me. It gave me a nice glow (without looking like a disco ball) and long-lasting effect.
The tube makes my life easier and good for carrying it around in my makeup bag.
(Do not put it in your car in summer. It melts and you might not be able to open the cap anymore).

But for such a price and same result as any other product there on the market. I tend to find something less pricey with the same effect though.

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Mascara -Hourglass Cosmetics -Caution Extreme Lash Mascara

on 8/8/2018 7:09:00 PM

So not impressed by this mascara. Application was wet, clumpy and smeared onto my eyelids. It also flaked later. There is no need to spend this much on a mediocre mascara.

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