Thursday, 5 March 2015

The Best and Worst of Hourglass

The Best
Ambient Lighting Palette
These took the beauty world by storm, creating a flawless complexion with a swipe of some powder and you have glowing skin with a photo perfect finish. My Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette was the first base product I bought from the brand and it quickly cemented my love for them. The palette contains 3 shades, 1 being limited edition and each shade gives a different finish depending on what you're after, I use Radiant Light in summer to give my skin some colour and Dim Light is mostly used for as a finishing powder to fix my foundation in place, and Incandescent Light for a subtle highlight. For £56, it's not cheap but it's certainly worth the money, and seeing as it's no longer limited edition only, you've got time to save those pennies.

Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
After having so much love for the powder palette, I couldn't resist the blusher offering. I already have a single blusher in my collection which is well loved and when I saw this set with 3 shades I haven't tried, this was ordered quicker than you can say Space NK. The blushers are a blush and powder hybrid so they have some of the finishing powders mixed in with the colour, so not only do they give a pop of colour but they add a shimmer to the cheeks. Lightweight, long lasting and a gorgeous range of colours, what more do you want?!

Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil
A spoolie on one end, a waxy pencil on the other... That's all I ask for in an eyebrow pencil. This is the perfect colour match for my eyebrows, it's long lasting and the angled nib means filling them in is just effortless. I'm super lazy with my eyebrows but I love them filled in so this really kills two birds with one stone. It's a bit hard to work with at first, the nib is much bigger in comparison to the Anastasia Brow Whiz but if you're like me and have big brows, you'll prefer this one.

The Worst
Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick
Whatever shade you pick this up in, it's a nightmare to apply. The colour is so opaque which means once you've applied it, when you go over certain areas that have worn over time, it just crumbles and looks cakey. The matte finish is very drying as well as the result being a thick crumbly lipstick. Thankfully they have their lipstick version of this meaning I can pick up this gorgeous shade Muse as a traditional lippy.

Modernist Eyeshadow Palette
In my opinion, the most overhyped beauty product I've ever come across without the formula to back it up. In the pan it looks beautiful, the colours and the way it transitions into each other is gorgeous but the formula? It's well pigmented but thats as far as it goes, when I swiped this over my eyelid the fall out was unreal, I found most of it went around my eye instead of on my eyelid. When you use the brush to pick up the product, most ends up falling out of the brush or palette meaning it's very rare you get your desired finish without looking like a panda. Let's also just take a moment to cover the amount of product you get, I've bought a Make Up Revolution eyeshadow palette with more product than that for £6! I really didn't research enough into this and just dived straight in after falling in love with the palette but now £56 lighter, I really wish I had.

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