This Christmas I was completely spoiled with the amount of palettes I got as presents. I got so many that have been on my wishlist for ages and I’m still feeling like a very lucky girl with the friends I’ve made here in Australia. One of the amazing palettes I got was an Hourglass Modernist eyshadow palettes and the I got the shade ‘Exposure’. This palette is absolutely stunning for many reasons so keep reading for review, swatches and eyeshodow looks I’ve created!
‘An artist-inspired eyeshadow palette with seamless color transitions offering effortless blending in a single pan. The innovative multi-press, three-dimensional design, combined with a fine, creamy consistency, introduces a new level of control for blending and picking up pigment. Available in 7 curated color palettes.’
The Hourglass Cosmetics packaging is beautiful and one of the best on the market in my opinion. I love the colour! The packaging is sturdy and comes with a handy mirror. The only thing I don’t like is that the logo eventually wears off.
The eyeshadows are not separated like most other palettes which is supposed to allow for blending and transitioning of colours. The design is really pretty and unusual so this palette certainly stands out from the crowed. I almost didn’t want to use it because it looks so pretty.
The shadows can be used as they are or wet for a more intense colour. The shadows are really buttery and very easy to blend. I can see this palette lasting forever because it takes only a small amount of product to create the perfect look.
The colour type I have is Exposure which is a mostly plum colour palette. There’s a mix of finishes including matte, shimmer and satin. The colours work beautifully together with 3 different shades of plum, a shimmery gold and a subtle shimmery white. It’s a palette that can work for a subtle day time look and take you right through until night for a dramatic look. 4 out of 5 of the shades are seriously pigmented while the white on the end is a beautiful subtle shade for the brow bone.
Here’s a look at some swatches of the shadows in daylight. Unfortunately the white shade doesn’t show up at much when it’s swatched but as I said above it is the perfect shade for the brow bone as a subtle highlight here is definitely more in at the moment. If you’d like to see a video swatch head on over to my Instagram.
I created two different looks so that you have an idea of what they look like on. The first is a darker look and the second is a more subtle look. Excuse my eyebrows, they’ve been growing at an enormous rate because of the sun!
You can pick this up from Mecca for $85
You can pick this up in SpaceNK or online at SpaceNK
I love LOVE love this eyeshadow palette and I think this is the perfect treat for yourself and or the perfect gift for a friend. I love everything about it! At the moment there are 7 different palettes to choose from and there’s one to suit everyone with cool and warm tones along with browns, greens, pinks, neutral and smokey shadow choices to choose from.
What do you think of this palette? Have you tried any of these or will you after reading my review?
I have a review of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder that you may also be interested in. Click here to view.
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