Best of the Brand: Hourglass Cosmetics

by Madeleine Borgersen

If I had to choose one brand to keep in the case of a zombie apocalypse Hourglass Cosmetics would be it. I found it hard to keep it to five products, the truth is you’ll find it hard to find an Hourglass product you don’t love.

Best of the Brand: Hourglass Cosmetics

I’ve never tried anything from Hourglass that I didn’t like. Their Veil Primer (only not shown in this photo as I’m currently out!) was my first hook into this beauty brand closely followed by their amazing lip lacquers.

(Hourglass Cosmetics) is acclaimed for its breakthrough formulations, technological innovations and unwavering commitment to reinvention.

Here are my must-try products from Hourglass!

1. Hourglass Cosmetics – Ambient Lighting Powders – $62

These powders are amazing. Each powder captures, diffuses and softens surrounding light with groundbreaking photoluminescent technology making your skin absolutely radiate light. I have the Diffused Light (that I use as a setting powder when I really want to be glowy!) and the Luminous Light (the perfect contour bronzer for my pale winter skin).

There are six shades in total, plus a new ambient lighting palette featuring a smaller version of three of the shades, making it a synch to create your perfect etheral look.

2. Hourglass Cosmetics – The Veil Primer – $79

This one trick pony reduces shine with a gorgeous satin finish, adds moisture back to the skin and protects you from UVA and UVB. It’s the best primer I’ve ever tried. Pricey, yes. Worth it, definitely.

If you’re keen to try it, Hourglass Cosmetics have just released a smaller travel tube version of their beloved primer for $29!

3. Hourglass Cosmetics – Film Noir – Full Spectrum Mascara – $42

Another be all and end all, this mascara volumises, lengthens, colours and separates all in one. It has Pro-Vitamin B5 to hydrate and condition your lashes and added polymers to reduce smudging and fading throughout the day. Their signature Hourglass Cosmetics brush distributes this beautiful mascara evenly across all of your lashes giving you that vavavoom you crave in no time at all.

4. Hourglass Cosmetics – Ambient Lighting Blush – $50

When these came out I went a bit gaga. I have two and I still have my eye on getting a third, that’s how addicted I am.

My all time favourite is Diffused Heat; a gorgeous, rich pink that acts as blush and highlight. Like the Ambient Lighting Powders, the Blushes use the Photo-luminescent Technology to take your blush from boring and flat to deep and dramatic.

Hand-made marbled powders are uniquely individual.

5. Hourglass Cosmetics – Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick – $42

I love these lipsticks. They’re the true set and forget bright pops of colour ever gal needs. They have a stunning velvet matte finish and boast 14 hours of continued wear. Best part? They won’t rub off onto that glass of bubbly!


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5 responses to “Best of the Brand: Hourglass Cosmetics”

  1. Isn’t Hourglass the most expensive beauty addiction ever? Can they do wrong? Probably not. Their eyebrow pencil is to DIE for, it’s the best eyebrow pencil I’ve ever used. Well worth the steep price. I really want to try their liquid lipsticks, I’ve heard nothing but good things!

    Brodie Jay

  2. May says:

    You are definitely not helping my newly found obsession with Hourglass. I have their powder and I want more!

  3. Oh wow the packaging is so stunning, isn’t it?! I so want to try their powders xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie