Introduction to Hourglass

Introduction to Hourglass

I’m new to this brand. Where should I start?

A Few Notes | When I reviewed the brand’s eyeshadow palettes, it seemed that the majority of readers had similar issues of sheerer, more powdery product, but there are still some who like them. That being said, if you like really sheer, silky eyeshadows, you may enjoy the Hourglass formula. Hourglass also makes some nice brushes and base products, like their Veil Mineral No. 28 Primers. Their Lip Oil is also a fantastic lip treatment if you have very dry lips.

What would you recommend to someone just trying Hourglass for the first time?

WHERE TO BUY

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Hourglass Iridescent Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder

Hourglass Iridescent Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder ($38.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light peach with a hint of rose tones and a luminous sheen. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Duchesse (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Hourglass Iridescent Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder
Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder Iridescent Strobe Light
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%

Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder

Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder ($38.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a very light, rosy beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Snowglobe (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lightscapade (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Glow (Tarteist) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Hot Sensation (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder
Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder Incandescent Strobe Light
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%

Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder

Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder ($38.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, yellow-orange tones and a luminous sheen. By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #3 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Dentelle Precieuse (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Moonlight (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Faintly Fabulous (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Iridescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder
Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder Euphoric Strobe Light
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%

Hourglass Brilliant Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder

Hourglass Brilliant Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder ($38.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light yellow with a fine, pearly shimmer-sheen finish. Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $41.00) is glossier (90% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Hourglass Brilliant Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder
Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder Brilliant Strobe Light
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%

Sneak Peek: Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder Photos & Swatches

Hourglass Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder

For spring, Hourglass has released a new formula, Strobe Light Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder ($38.00 for 0.16 oz.), which is available in four shades (one we saw in the holiday palette). They are housed in a mirrored, plastic compact and are similar in size to the Ambient Blushes. They are designed to be used wet or dry, so I have included swatches of both applications and in reviews, I will have applied them onto the face both ways as well. Full reviews to come!

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