Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Hourglass now do eyeshadow!

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hourglass cosmetics, hourglass, make up, bbloggers, review, modernist eyeshadow palette, colour field, olive, khaki
hourglass cosmetics, hourglass, make up, bbloggers, review, modernist eyeshadow palette, colour field, olive, khaki

I have had a little weakness for Hourglass products ever since the Ambient Lighting palette (review) came out last year, and although they are on the pricey side they're just too nice to not have. The packaging itself just stands out and looks so expensive and luxe! So when I saw the Hourglass had released an eyeshadow palette I didn't even think twice about grabbing one. I very rarely buy anything so pricey so I did surprise myself getting it.

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Left to Right - Warm ivory, Champagne gold, Taupe brown, Golden olive and Forest green. 

I chose the palette Colour Field - Olive which was £56 at Spake.NK (it also seems to have disappeared off their website now). I am loving khaki colours at the moment so this was a no brainer as soon as it caught my eye, I did do a little research first to see the swatches but still gravitated back to this shade. I was thinking up different looks to create with the golden olive shade and forest green shade. 

I use the warm ivory shade to highlight in the arch of my brow and the inner corners, it has a lovely brightening look to it and not too much shimmer. I then use either champagne gold or golden olive to cover my lids depending on what look I'm going for. To shade the corners I use either the taupe brown or the forest green, they create such a nice smoke to my eyes which finishes it up quite well.

These eyeshadows have quite a lot of fall out so it is best to tap off the excess before starting to apply, unless you want glitter all over your face! Each colour is beautifully pigmented and really creamy, a little of each colour goes a long way. You can also apply the colours with a damp eyeshadow brush for a even more dramatic colour effect, I personally like using the damp shadow on the lid and fade outwards.

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All together there is 7 shades available in the Hourglass Modernist palette, they range from neutral colours to darker more smokey colours like the palette above. If they weren't so expensive I would love to try another shade available but I think I should wait a few months before going all out on one again!

Swatches:

It was so hard to try and get a swatch of the Warm Ivory shade as it just blends into my milk bottle skin!

What did you think of the Hourglass palettes? Is there one you're after?

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12 comments

  1. You chose a great palette. The shades are beautiful. I'm still unsure whether I'm gonna get one of these or not. Have heard so many mixed reviews so will wait until I can see them in stores. xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Ah I've never read any yet, I love it! xx

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  2. So stunning I'd almost be scared to use it in case the pattern got ruined! I love the one you chose with the gorgeous gold/olive shades! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. I know, I'm going to be gutted when it flattens down! xx

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  3. These are so pretty but I'd be afraid the colors would start mixing together!

    http://mollyandstacie.com/

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    1. They haven't been so far but that's only after 2 weeks x

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  4. Ooh this does look so stunning, I love that there isn't set palettes. It looks a bit like the beach! I love how pigmented the swatches are too :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. It's strange them not being separated but it is nice at the same time! x

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    1. It's the nicest palette I own so far! haha x

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  6. Gosh I just cannot decide on these! They are very expensive and there are many mixed reviews. I love the look of Infinity the most out of the bunch. I'm rather surprised by the khaki shade. The swatch looks so pretty! I just wouldn't know how to turn it into an eye look.. I'm not sure khaki would suit me!

    Laura || Laura London

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    1. They all look like ice cream haha. The Infinity is meant to be similar to the Naked palette! It's a little scary but actually really nice on x

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