I’ve been really enjoying swapping a few makeup items with a couple of sweet make-up lovers lately. The point of the exercise was so that we all get to experience for ourselves some highly coveted items that are not easily accessible locally. But damnit, I don’t know how this is supposed to help me save money, as I’m just in luuurve with these Hourglass Visionaire Eyeshadow Duos!!!
Hourglass Visionaire Eyeshadow Duos are one of the softest, most buttery powder eyeshadows I have ever swatched. They are incredibly finely milled, and apply like a dream. The pigmentation is excellent, even the lightest shade I have tried applied true to pan without sheering out.
Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo contains a light shimmery golden beige & a dark khaki green with some sparse copper micro-shimmers. The darker shade looks almost olive green in the pan, but swatches out quite deep and dark. It is very blendable though, and can be blended out to a lighter more olive green by layering with the lighter beige shade. This is a very flattering color combination, and one that I would strongly recommend to anybody seeking and/or lacking a green shade in her makeup wardrobe!
Aahh… and I thought I was done with purples after the massive overload last Fall/Winter… and then I met Hourglass Exhibition Eyeshadow Duo. This duo consists of a light frosty mauve with a slight grey cast, and a dark satin eggplant. It is all too easy for these sorts of dark purple shades to turn out dry / gritty / powdery, so Exhibition completely bowled me over with its quality. The eggplant shade does apply rather deep and inky, so a lighter hand is needed if you want more purple to shine through, or blend with the mauve!
And here are a few unabashed EOTDs to give you an idea of how these duos come together…
At USD38 per duo, it wasn’t an easy leap, but the sleek packaging is deceiving as each duo consists of 0.2oz of product (approx. 6gm) which is equivalent to some quads / quints out there! Of course, there’s the innovative swivel top which is quite unique (but frankly, I have no idea what purpose it serves). Regardless, these Hourglass Visionaire Eyeshadow Duos are so beautiful inside and out, and it is handy to carry around in the tiniest purses. Oh, even the duo-ended mini brush (with actual soft & smooth bristles!) enclosed in the palette is of such a high quality it actually works marvelously!
Heartfelt thanks to the gorgeous Sarah for generously lending me all these lovely duos! What a great idea to swap!!