Product Feature- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

You’re making me blush. Fine this palette is making me blush. Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?! I know by now the Hourglass ambient lighting blush palette is old news and but I thought I would still write about it. As soon as I saw this gem, I had this sudden, overwhelming need to give this trio a home! I rarely give the newest blush in stores a second glance, but this time I could not seem to tear my eyes away.

Packaged in a sleek and slim gold case, this palette comes with three shades include Mood Exposure, Luminous flush and incandescent Electra (an exclusive shade to the palette). All three shades provide the prettiest glow and colour to the face with the added bonus of the infamous hourglass highlight from the shimmers in each blush. This girl has yet to purchase the ambient lighting highlight pallet – got to keep the spending in check sometimes.

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While this palette is on the pricier end, I definitely think it is worth it. Especially if you are not a blush fanatic like I am, it’s great to have one go to set that will never let you down. The pigmentation is superb and is very buildable, allowing for both subtle romantic looks to some intense cheek colour. The shades are long-lasting without the need to reapply throughout the day.

All three shades are gorgeous but my personal favourite of the palette is Mood Exposure. As I had never worn let alone even swatched a colour like this before, I was initially hesitant towards this colour due to its purple hues. I found it looked most natural on my skin and really popped whenever I wore a colour that complimented it.  Just goes to show you can’t judge a blush by its colour.

After the success of this blush find, perhaps I should expand my horizon! What are some of your favourite blushes?

Until next time

Sarah x

Product Feature – Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow

First off, is this not one of the most beautiful palettes you have ever seen?

I spotted the Hourglass Modernist eye shadow palette on the Sephora website prior to its release and I have been dreaming about it ever since. I seriously could stare at this thing all day. Selecting the colour scheme I wanted was very tricky, as usual I wanted all of them (they are just so beautiful).  But, in an attempt to branch out from my standard #basic neutral eye look, I decided on Exposure which comes with 5 shadows ranging in the plum colour family.

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Colours in palette from left to right: champagne, aubergine, bronze, black violet, lilac

This palette I will admit, has quite the hefty price tag but the quality and luxuriousness of the shadows definitely justify the price. I don’t think I have ever worked with shadows that have blended so seamlessly. A little product goes on long way as they are highly pigmented, very creamy and easy to build.  Each shadow I used applied onto my eyelid smoothly and blended into, something that I think, is a professional looking smoky eye (And believe me I am not a professional when it comes to eye shadow).

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The one downside I did notice was the fallout of eye shadow within the palette. While there is no fallout when applying to the skin, the fallout happens within the packaging when dipping your brush into the shadows. Keeping in mind that a little product goes a long way there isn’t a need to really pack the shadow onto the brush. Who would want to waste such a beautiful thing?!

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Overall I think this is a great product. From the beautiful packaging, the gorgeous shape of the shadows to the actual colour schemes, this one lives up to everything I hoped it would be. It is definitely a luxury purchase but totally worth it. If I had to pick a second colour scheme to buy I would go with the olive palette. A girl can always dream.

Until next time

Sarah x