Showing posts with label Hourglass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hourglass. Show all posts

Sunday, May 15, 2011

HOURGLASS Summer 2011


 Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss - $26.00
  • Eden (peachy beige)
  • Heroin (creamy pink)
  • Hypnotic (golden berry shimmer)
  • Ingenue (nude beige)
  • Legend (dusty rose)
  • Opium (plum bronze shimmer)
  • Pulse (golden strawberry shimmer)
  • Surreal (iridescent pale pink)

Script Precision Liquid Liner - $32
  • Jett

Script Precision Liquid Liner
 Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss

Script Precision Liquid Liner                                                     

These liners are being hailed by Hourglass as "a revolutionary new eyeliner boasting one of the smallest felt tips on the market!The micro-fine, razor-point applicator measure just .5mm and allows for unprecedented precision and exceptional control - if you love Calligraphy, you will love this tool"

I like the tips by Hourglass Artistic Director Gina Brooke below:
"Prepare your lids with concealer to cover any discoloration and apply your eye shadow as usual.  If you're feeling unsure about applying liquid liner, try sketching a guide line with an eye pencil or matte shadow first.  Make the guide as close to the lash line as possible.  Tilt your head backwards and gently pull the eyelid taut with your free hand.  With liner in hand, start in the middle of the eye and work outward along teh top lash line using a series of short, overlapping strokes, gradually applying pressure for a thicker line as you work your way to the corner.

Lastly, line the inner upper corner of eye and the bottom if you seek a more intense look.  If you make a mistake, dab a Q-tip into some eye makeup remover and gently erase the spots.

Aside from using it as a liner, Script can be used to create the illusion of larger eyes by filling in between bottom lashes.  More adventurous wearers can extend the line out for a retro cat eye.  I even use it to draw lashes at teh bottom of the lower lash line and beauty mark."

Script shade is called Jett

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hourglass Lipstick - My New FAVORITE!!!

Hourglass Lipstick - My New FAVORITE!!!

Ok, this lipstick if expensive, but every girl should spoil themselves and have at least one shade!!! 

 I purchased the Fresco (Rosy Nude) shade.  This lipstick simply feels good from the moment you put it on until it finally fades away, usually 3-4 hours.  It leaves your lips feeling creamy smooth and super moisturized.  The shade in the picture appears a little more peach/orange than the actual product.  The shade is much more similar to the actual swatch below.  It's a very pretty neutral shade with hint of rose.  It's a very nice shade to wear on it's own or utilize it as a base color and add other shades like red shades to it.  Of all my lipsticks I use regularly and have tried, this is definitely my new favorite and I love the fact that it's refillable!  This reduces the overall cost of my refill and saves on the environment as well.  It feels simply magnificent on the lips and offers a wide variety of shades that work nicely on all types of skin tones as well.

I will definitely be adding more shades to my collection!

Fresco (Rosy Nude)
Fresco (Rosy Nude)

Fresco (Rosy Nude)
Fresco (Rosy Nude)

Product Details
$30 US/ .12 oz
24 Shades Available
Lipstick tubes are refillable
Lipstick refill cartridge's are sold separately

To refill cartridge firmly pull existing cartridge from base and replace with new.  sound of snap indicates cartridge is firmly in place.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hourglass Illume - Creme to Powder Bronze Duo

Hourglass Illume - Creme to Powder Bronze Duo - My feelings???  Indifferent

I don't mind telling you, I got caught up in the sleek, shinny packaging and the great feel of this creme-to-powder bronzer when I swatched it, but didn't really think through this purchase well.  The packaging, along with the luxurious creme to powder feel had me at Hello :)  The packaging is absolutely beautiful and the way the compact swivels 360 degrees is one of the better designs I've seen.  The best way to describe the swivel aspect is to think of a nail clipper.  It operates mechanically the same way.  This swivel design allows the mirror to actually stand up (see picture below) while using it.  

The bonzer/highlighter is truly a creme-to-powder.  It feels ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL on the skin.  It goes on silky smooth and looks this way on the skin as well.

I gotta tell you though, I've been using this for several days now and honestly, while the packaging is nice and the the "feel" of the product is fabulous, both the highlighter and bronzer have to be good for me to say this is a "must buy".  The highlighter is definitely the better part of the product.  Its a pretty decent highlighter and doesn't have a real sparkled effect which I light a lot.  It's very natural looking on the skin.  It also allows for a buildable shade.  However, the bronzer is a little different story for me and this is half the product so both really need to work well.   The bronzer is really a bit too orange.  I thought maybe the bronzer just might be looking too orange for my skin tone so I tried it out on a few of my friends and I'm finding that its really not a great shade for most skin tones because of the orangish tone. 

One gripe I do have about the packaging:  Hourglass lines the bronzer and highlighter with a sheer, thin piece of protective plastic coating over it and when I initially slid the lid to the right to open it, the plastic got caught and scraped my bronzer and highlighter.  Now, it didn't destroy the product but no one wants to start off using a new make up of any kind that has a gauge in it :)  I tried to smooth over the gauges before taking the pics, but unfortunately they are still noticeable...sorry!  :)

With all this being said:  I am glad I purchased this product, because I have never bought any of the Hourglass products thus far and so I got a feel for the quality and that is definitely there.  In this particular case, I think they just need to work on the shades a bit.  I would most definitely buy another Hourglass product, potentially their foundations because the feel of this bronzer/highlighter on the skin is absolutely wonderful and so now I'm curious about their foundations.

I have to apologize for my pictures.  The packaging has such a shiny finish that I really struggled with getting a clear picture without glare.

Hourglass Illume Creme-To-Powder Bronzer Duo
Shade:  Bronze/Light
Photo Source:  Hourglass Official Site
Packaging (shiny, silky box)

Shade:  Bronze Light

Product Details:
Bronzer and highlighter and blush
Added vitamins A&E to provide moisturizing and antioxidant benefits
Oil-Fragrance, Wax-Sulfate, Phthalate and Paraben Free

Product comes in two shades:  Bronze Light and Sun Set
Cost:  $40.00