Best Of Five : Hourglass Cosmetics


You know there are things which never disappoint you? Like a good instagram filter which always makes your feed look so put together, cohesive and plush. That’s exactly how Hourglass cosmetics makes me feel. There hasn’t been anything thing that I have tried from this brand and it hasn’t stood out to me. That being said I haven’t tried everything from this brand yet, but I do have had my fair share of products from them. So I thought I’d share my top 5 from the brand. Just trying to put things into perspective when you are thriving to dive into the brand.

Ambient lightening blush

Unlike everyone, I didn’t get acquainted with the brand with their cult classic ambient lightening powder instead tried their blushes. And I have to say these are one of the finest blush formula. Its like a filtered airbrush effect soft yet glowing without being predominantly shimmery or glitter-y. My top two favorite shades have to be Mood exposure a beautiful neutral earthy toned blush which compliments a wide range of complexion and looks absolutely flattering and second being diffused heat the perfect coral flush.

Caution Mascara*

When it comes to mascara, I think you can easily purge. Since I feel there are tons great mascaras at drugstore. Maybelline lash sensational being my all time trusty mascara. However I think this one outbeats my love for lash sensational a tad bit more. There is something about this mascara. Its an all rounder it lengthens, adds a good amount of volume and for some odd reasons I felt, ever since I start using this, my natural lashes grew a little bit thicker. I could totally be making this up. But that is something I have definitely noticed while using this mascara.

Scattered Light eyeshadow*
Left to right : Foil, Blaze, Reflect, Aura, Smoke

For the love of glitter you need to try these, now. I genuinely adore these pots of eyeshadows. They are in no ways chunky or overly glittery. They are more of a sophisticated take on shimmers, and adds the perfect glisten to the lids.

Ambient lightening palette

Apparently the best way to try different hourglass powders is to get hold of one the ambient lightening palettes. I know these are limited edition and the one that is in permanent line is the ambient lightening powder trio. But whenever you get a chance grab the limited edition palette that way you can try their cult classic ambient powder, blush, bronzer and strobe highlighter in one compact palette for a much cheaper price. Unlocked palette has to be my favorite by far and the most used palette. And I actually feel it should be a part of their permanently line. However the good news here is you can also custom build your palette.

Vanish Stick foundation

This is perhaps my only medium to full coverage foundation that I undeniably trust when I’m going for some special occasion. Plus it is travel friendly because its in a stick form. Also the fact it doesn’t sit on the skin making it look cake-y and heavy is a major plus point and the finish of this foundation is to die for. Its not too overly glow-y or matte, it the perfect lit from within skin look.

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