Hourglass cosmetics

Hourglass Cosmetics was created in 2004 when founder Carisa Janes saw a void in the beauty industry. Her wish was to create a product line that was good for your skin created using only the best ingredients. The products are cruelty free and free of :

• Parabens
• Fragrance
• Talc
• Nanoparticles
• Gluten

I am definately a fan of the ambient lighting powders, blushes, bronzers, primer and foundations!

The famous ambient lighting powders uses a state-of-the-art formula to deliver a multi-dimensional luminescence to every skin tone, making it appear softer, younger and perfectly lit. They manipulate and filter out harsh light which conceals skin imperfections, pores and wrinkles. The lighter powders can be used as a beautiful highlighter on the top of your cheekbones. I use mood light all over my face and incandescent light works as a nice highlighter on my skin tone.

The ambient lighting blushes are hand made and baked in Italy to create a natural radiant finish. They come in six shades from cool pinks to soft corals. Mood exposure is a nice soft plum and I’ve added the beautiful incandescent electra to my set.

They’ve recently introduced the ambient lighting bronzers which delivers the same flawless effect as the hand made blushes and powders. This gorgeous light weight bronzer gives you a natural sun-kissed finish. I use luminous bronze light bronzer for a natural glow.

The lip stain didn’t work well for me but I do know many people who like it. I prefer other liquid lips and will do a post on those soon.


The veil primer is one of the better ones out there and is a good long lasting primer with a luxurious texture.

The foundations range from light weight (veil), the heavier more photoshoot friendly (illusion) and an acne skin wonder (immaculate). Keep in mind that when it comes to foundations, the finish varies with different skin types and tones. Each of you will need to find what works best for your skin combination.

The eyebrow pencil had a unique triangle shape and a creamy texture that’s quite efficient for filling in your brows, especially on the go. I use Dark Brunette.

The downside of this range is the elevated price tags due to the superior quality ingredients the brand uses. The range will definitely cause a dent in your wallet. However, do remember that applying good products to your face and avoiding cheap ingredients will definitely save you money in the long run. You will avoid skin problems often caused by the continous use of harsh products. Be aware of what you use and always try to use the best products in your budget.

Hourglass Cosmetic are avaiable online, at Harrods in London and will soon be available in Dubai as well.

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