I want to love Hourglass. I really REALLY do. I think some of their products are amazing, and others… are a hit or miss situation. I’ve tried the lip stain and cheek stain and ended up returning them but their eyeshadow duos? Just lovely.

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You know how you read on a beauty blog or watch a YouTube video and people describe the eyeshadow as “buttery”? I never really understood that until I touched these shadows. It’s like touching the softest most luxurious powder. Smooth and pigmented. It’s worth the high price tag for sure.

It comes with a small brush which is usable but I just prefer to use my standard brushes simply because a tiny brush means it’s all up in my eye and it’s a bit hard to maneuver.

The mirror swivels. Why? I have zero clue. I could maybe understand on a larger palette but an eyeshadow duo? I don’t get it.

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Lagoon

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Exhibition

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Lagoon | Exhibition

I was a bit sad that the lighter minty blue shade of the Lagoon duo just… it’s a bit sheer for my tastes. It can be built up but compared to the brighter blue side that you barely have to touch to get uber pigmentation? A bit of a let down.

Thankfully the Exhibition duo doesn’t have such an issue.

I really want to get more of these duos but due to the $38.00 price tag, it’s going to be awhile before I’m able to do so!

Price: $38.00
Where to Buy: hourglasscosmetics.com | Sephora

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posted on July 5th 2013 at 9:55AM CDT

Pretty

posted on July 8th 2013 at 2:49AM CDT

Thanks!

posted on July 5th 2013 at 10:43AM CDT

That’s such a bummer about the sheerness. I really hate that too- don’t give me one great shadow and then chince out on the second one. The darker shade is beautiful though! And I love the neutral one.

posted on July 8th 2013 at 2:49AM CDT

Yeah, that made me super cranky but I LOVE the deeper shade so much so I won’t return it lol!

posted on July 5th 2013 at 7:49PM CDT

I have been in love with Exhibition for awhile now! It just looks like the easiest, peasiest neutral duo ever! Buttery, indeed! :) I was kind of hoping these were terrible. Is that bad? LOL!

posted on July 8th 2013 at 2:51AM CDT

LOL I feel you! The price… is painful. Especially for a duo. A trio? I can accept more than $30 but a duo? $25 tops would be my happy place.

Crystal
posted on July 6th 2013 at 11:43AM CDT

Randomly, but sort of related, do you have any favorite matte eyeshadows?

posted on July 8th 2013 at 2:54AM CDT

I don’t have any I would call a favorite except for the Make Up For Ever #92 Eyeshadow (purple, of course!).

posted on July 8th 2013 at 6:03AM CDT

You should try Dune next! I don’t even know if I should be happy or sad that there are only 6 of these in the line-up. I guess that saves me some money because I kinda want them all!

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