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Hourglass Cosmetics

Kuuipo

New member
Anyone try anything from the brand Hourglass? ('ve only used a few lipsticks from them, they were very nice and creamy)
 

Deena

New member
I agree that they are overpriced...I bought one of their lipglosses ( Extreme Sheen High Shine in Reflect) and it's great and everything( good staying power and almost no scent, which for me is a plus), but I still don't think it's worth the $ 31 CAD I paid for it...
 

katred

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Hey, thought I'd revive this thread, since it looks to have been abandoned for a while.

I know there was some discussion of the upcoming Ambient Lighting Powders and finally there's a review up of one of the (warmer) shades:

www.thenonblonde.com/2013/01/hourglass-ambient-lighting-powder.html
 

Monsy

Active member
http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/the-ambient-lighting-powders-by-hourglass/ luminous light looks nice
 

katred

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http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/the-ambient-lighting-powders-by-hourglass/ luminous light looks nice
I'm really interested in Mood Light as well. It's supposed to mimic a very soft type of lighting and it's a lavender tinged shade to brighten the complexion. I'm not sure how much difference there would be from one to another, but I think that's something you'd have to test in person- even swatches would be tricky since highlighting and finishing powders don't show up all that well on camera (and certainly don't look that different from one another).
 

makemeup44

New member
I'm so excited about these, I found some more reviews:

http://mybeautysample.com/2013/01/the-sample-new-hourglass-ambient-lighting-powder-in-radiant-light-ambient-powder-brush-review-swatches/

http://www.beauty-reflections.com/2013/01/hourglass-ambient-lighting-powder-in.html

http://project-swatch.com/hourglass-ambient-lighting-powder-review-swatches-photos/
 

katred

Specktra Bestie
Thanks so much for posting these! The Project Swatch review has both of the ones I was most interested in... Can't wait to try them in person!!!
 

katred

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Here's a review of Luminous Light from The Beauty Look Book, with comparisons to other highlighters:

http://www.thebeautylookbook.com/2013/02/hourglass-ambient-lighting-powder.html
 

katred

Specktra Bestie
Some images and face charts from the makeup at La Perla's Fall show, all from Hourglass. There's something about the winsome 3/4 angle face in their charts that I find really cute. Although I really don't need another red, I think I'm falling in serious love with Icon...

http://www.painted-ladies.com/get-the-look-la-perla-fall-2013-presentation-by-hourglass-cosmetics/

EDIT: Review of Ethereal Light from the same site

http://www.painted-ladies.com/hourglass-cosmetics-ambient-lighting-powder-in-ethereal-light/
 

VAL4M

Member
I only have Illumine creme to powder duo in bronze light and love it ... it is my go to contour cream for special occasion. it is quite pigmented but blend like a charm and still look natural, it is light on the skin. I want to try their new face powder but that will need to wait till my credit card balance is under control!
 

katred

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First negative review that I've seen of the powders, with swatches of three of them:

http://sasquatchswatch.blogspot.ca/2013/02/hourglass-diffused-dim-and-mood-ambient.html
 

danirn16

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First negative review that I've seen of the powders, with swatches of three of them:

http://sasquatchswatch.blogspot.ca/2013/02/hourglass-diffused-dim-and-mood-ambient.html
I saw this review. I have Dim (NC20-25) and I love it. Going to buy the rest of the ambient powders at some point. Did you see this review:

http://www.thebeautylookbook.com/2013/02/hourglass-ambient-lighting-powder.html

I don't think these are meant to be applied heavily

edit: oops saw that you posted the lookbook review above...
 

deanfour

New member
I absolutely love the Dim lighting powder! I went to Sephora today and after swatching all of them except Ethreal, I choose Dim. I narrowed it down to Luminous and Dim and choose Dim because I can create the effect of Luminous by applying Nars Albatross with a light hand. You can see the glitter in Luminous so some may want to use it as a highlighter only. Radient light has gold undertones and very small specks of glitter. My completion by the way is MUFE 173/NC 45. I personally think Dim, Luminous, and Radiant light powders would look great on WOC!
 

califabulous

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I have only used their mineral veil primer. it's the best I've found for my oily skin. I think i looked at the foundation but didn't find a match at sephora. I am very interested in this ambient lighting powder. I just ordered the nars loose LRP to finish my make up...but I see this is also a finishing powder? i"m thinking i will use this as a highlight. any idea on how these compare to the Givenchy Poudre Bonne Mine healthy glow powders?
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katred

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I absolutely love the Dim lighting powder! I went to Sephora today and after swatching all of them except Ethreal, I choose Dim. I narrowed it down to Luminous and Dim and choose Dim because I can create the effect of Luminous by applying Nars Albatross with a light hand. You can see the glitter in Luminous so some may want to use it as a highlighter only. Radient light has gold undertones and very small specks of glitter. My completion by the way is MUFE 173/NC 45. I personally think Dim, Luminous, and Radiant light powders would look great on WOC!
I got to swatch these at Sephora the other day. I didn't have time to get the associate to try them on my skin, but the texture is amazing. I thought Ethereal felt a little drier than the others, but not bad. Radiant is a bit too deep and warm for me, but it actually might make a decent light bronzer on fair skin. On dark skin, I think it would be unbelievably beautiful.

Of the remaining four, I think I might want all of them. Diffused Light is a perfect all over brightening kind of shade. Even swiping it on with my fingers, I could see it livening up my complexion a little. Dim light surprised me, because I wasn't expecting it to be so beautiful. It has a pearly finish that I think would work as a highlighter, but it definitely has a bit of colour to it as well. Think it would be incredible on medium complexions and add just a little peachy flush to pale skin. Mood Light didn't look lavender to me at all- it looked like a warm pink and it was actually deep enough that I thought it would be more of a blush on my skin. It reminded me a little of Chanel's "Rose Ecrin" blush, but a bit warmer. I'd like to get a look at it under different lighting, though, because I'm not sure that the Sephora where I saw these is always the best for gauging accuracy.

I should have a little more time after work today and I'm planning on bringing at least one home with me for further testing.
 

katred

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OK, despite the fact that it wasn't as lavender as I wanted, I did end up picking up Mood Light. I can make it work as a blush or subtle highlighter and it excels at both. The powder feels gorgeous and it does really play with how the light looks on your skin. Although I call it a highlighter, Mood Light doesn't work the way most highlighters do. It doesn't brighten, but rather softens. Makes me feel like I'm constantly just out of focus enough to hide pores and small flaws on the skin.

It's a real bugger to photograph, but the effect is noticeable in person. It's just always going to be more of a subtle thing. Definitely going back for more.
 
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