I haven’t ventured too far into the world of Hourglass Cosmetics until recently. I had tried several things in store and loved most of what I have sampled. And who can forget their extremely unique-never-duplicated-amazingly-gorgeous Siren gloss I featured here? But if there is one item I had to pick as something I have always wanted to try it would be their Visionaire Eyeshadow duos; long listed as a favorite of beauty blogger extraordinaire, Temptalia.
Let’s start with the packaging, which is sleek, understated and classy.
But then you go to open it, and THIS happens:
Yes, ladies. It swivels. It’s quite possibly the most entertaining packaging of any makeup item I own. The brush that’s included? Totally usable and actually quite lovely. The generous mirror makes sliding this in your purse a total win.
Dune is a fabulous color combination. It’s a gold/champagne with a slightly blue-toned khaki with gold and copper sparkle. Both shades are gorgeous- but up close they really shine…
The textures are every bit as buttery as I have heard them described. They are easy to blend and last all day on my eyes (I almost always use primer- especially in the summer so keep that in mind).
Dune on eyes
- Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer* (review coming soon!)
- Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Ivory* (review coming soon!)
- Mark Pro Bronze Bronzer
- NARS Madly Blush
- Tarte Clean Slate 360 Primer*
- Hourglass Dune Duo*
- MAC Buried Treasure liner
- Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
- Hourglass Extreme Sheen Gloss in Fortune*
I am incredibly happy with how this duo both looks and performs. It really exceeded my expectations, which is saying a lot because the bar was already set so high. I have my eye on Gypsy next- it needs to be mine! The duos retail for $38 at Sephora and are worth every penny. Have you tried the Hourglass eyeshadows yet?