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Loyal readers of we heart this may remember our love of Hourglass Cosmetics when we reviewed their Extreme Sheen lip gloss. Today, we’re super excited to delve a bit further into the brand thanks to Charlie, who sent us a couple of their best selling items for our review team!
Los Angeles based, Hourglass Cosmetics founder Carisa Janes, was a veteran of the beauty industry when she decided to launch her own line of high quality, luxurious make up. Looking to create a line known for its substance as well as its style, Carisa packed every product with natural ingredients, packaged them in sleek and functional containers and wrapped them up in simple, stylish packaging. Carisa’s eye for style and penchant for makeup with substance has paid off! Launched nationally in 2004, Hourglass Cosmetics are already renowned for their quality and beloved by such celebrities as Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman. Our we heart this review team will be here soon to give you the low down on these four fabulous products:
Oxygen Foundation Mineral Powder – I was the lucky recipient of this beauty and I’ll give you the details on the powder in the comments. First, I just want to say how much I love, love, love the functionality of the compact! The rectangular shaped compact contains a separate spot for the powder and the square puff applicator, which is perfect for keeping the puff as clean as possible. The mirrored top is a true standout. The lid smoothly swivels (sort of like a cell phone) to open upwards and outwards so the large mirror is tilted towards your face. And the mirror can be swiveled around to any angle that suits your needs. (I was so impressed I whipped out my camera so you all could get a look at the mirror in action!) No more of that unattractive hunched-over posture you see when woman are trying to look into a compact mirror that slants inward and down. Simply genius! The Mineral Powder “ has a silky formula (that) absorbs oil and shine to create a soft, matte finish, while the added Vitamin E helps condition and nourish the skin.”
Illume Creme-To-Powder Bronzer Duo – Described as the “perfect alternative to liquid foundation, with an advanced SPF 15 tinted moisturizer” It is also oil free, fragrance free, and paraben free, as well as water resistant. Oh yea, this bronzer also “visibly lifts and tightens the skin” and minimizes fine lines. Best of all, this bronzer is packaged in the same genius swivel-top compact as the Oxygen Mineral Powder!
Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner – I’m looking forward to hearing this review! Carissa has managed to “infuse the liner with botanical extracts and pearl protein, (which creates striking, definitive eyes without tug or skip), as well as antioxidant-rich Rosemary, Perilla, Chamomile, and Aloe extracts to soothe and moisturize the eyes.” Sounds good to me! This waterproof eyeliner is applied with a state of the art, precision felt tip and available in three shades; ebony (soft black), cognac (dark brown) and indigo (a soft deep blue).
Superficial Lash – This volumizing and lengthening mascara is available in two pretty colors, carbon, a soft black, and a sepia, soft brown. Again, lots of thought went into the packaging and the brush applicator was created to “enable clump-free and precision application.” Carisa made sure there was some good for you ingredients as well, and the Superficial Mascara is “enriched with Vitamin E to help seal in moisture and keep lashes soft and prevent breakage.”
Review Team – please let our readers know your opinions on one of the hottest lines in beauty today, Hourglass Cosmetics!