When we think of what we want from a cosmetics company, it’s often innovative formulas that are easy to apply, a range of stunning shades and beautiful packaging to boot. Luckily, our new brand Hourglass hits the nail on the head. Founded by Caris Janes in 2004, Hourglass works to reinvent luxury cosmetics with state-of-the-art formulas and modern packaging, resulting in cosmetics that look as good displayed on your dressing table as they do applied to your skin. So what can you expect? Hourglass offers an extensive array of formulas including gorgeous face powders, beautiful palettes and creamy lipsticks, with everything in the collection feeling like a make-up bag must-have.
Not sure where to start? Here are our top Hourglass picks… that’s if you can resist the whole range!
Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation
Now, the first thing we need to shout about with this foundation is the undertone range. You’ve got four to pick from: Cool, for those with blue undertones to their skin, Neutral, for those whose skin is balanced between cooler and warmer shades, Warm, for those with a more olive undertone, and Golden, for complexions with a golden warmth, making it even easier to find your perfect shade. Next up has to be the coverage. This is a highly concentrated liquid formula boasting instantly full coverage. It creates a “second skin”, and works to leave your complexion looking flawless. You might expect it to be quite heavy in texture for such full coverage, but it’s weightless and smooth, for truly comfortable wear.
Ambient Lighting Palette
Oh, this palette is certainly a beauty. Featuring a Finishing Powder, Blush and Strobe Powder, this trio offers everything you need to perfect your complexion for that golden hour finish. In a choice of Ethereal or Luminous, this is definitely going to be our go-to for skin that looks glowing, but not sparkling. Plus, the blush offers a gentle flush of colour without being too much. Did we mention it’s currently only available at QVC too? No? Better get in quick then.
Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
One thing every make-up fan needs in their arsenal is a good eyeshadow palette. One that takes you effortlessly from day-to-night, with high-pigmented, complementary colours. Hourglass delivers this with the Graphik palette. Inside the gorgeous packaging, you’ll find five finely-milled eyeshadows with blendable matte, satin and metallic shades. You’ll get saturated yet easy-to-use colour that will help to create a number of deep, dimensional looks.
Girl Lip Stylo Duo
A lipstick so nice, you’ve got to have it twice. In a handy crayon formula, the Girl Lip Stylo packs the colour intensity of a lipstick but mixes it with hydration and a blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa and sunflower seed. The result? A silky smooth formula with a lustrous finish that’ll have your pout looking perfect and feeling fabulous. You can pick these up individually too, right here.
Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow Duo
Okay, we can’t resist another duo, but this time, the eyes are our focus. The Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow is a weightless, refined formula filled with light-reflecting pearls to help your eyes sparkle. Plus, this is a buildable eyeshadow. If the day calls for a gentle glimmer, you can add a gentle wash of shine. Heading to the dancefloor? You can build up this pigment for a multi-dimensional finish that’s sure to wow.
Want to see more? Head here to check out the full Hourglass range.