Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo
Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo

Still Loving Hourglass’ Visionaire Eyeshadow Duos

Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo ($38.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes a champagne shimmer and deep olive shimmer eyeshadow. I picked up this shade during Sephora’s Friends & Family Sale, because I really love the texture of Hourglass’ eyeshadows–so smooth and buttery without being a powdery mess.

Dune has a shimmering gilded beige champagne with a metallic sheen accompanied by a darker, deeper, smoldering brown with flecks of green and copper shimmer.  Each eyeshadow was rich in pigmentation, applied flawlessly on the lid, and it was easy to blend them together.

Even though the price tag makes me cringe, keep in mind that you’re getting 0.20 oz. worth of product–MAC and Urban Decay eyeshadows are only 0.05 oz. ($14.50 and $17.00, respectively), while NARS Single Eyeshadows contain 0.07 oz. ($23.00).

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you’re in the market for an easy to use, high quality neutral eyeshadow duo, consider Dune.  At the very least, check out the Hourglass display next time you’re at Sephora.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora

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Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo
Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo

Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo
Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo

Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo
Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo

Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo
Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Dune? How much is it?

Sephora, $38.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It's browner and darker than MAC The Family Crest Pigment. It has the same shimmer thing going on as Bobbi Brown's Black Cocoa, but it's a completely different shade of brown. It's similar to Urban Decay's Cobra, but it doesn't have the green cast. NARS Mekong would be the closest, but it's a little warmer.

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24 thoughts on “Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Lady Di.

    Wow, these 2 shades are so pretty together! What did you think of the little brush it comes with though?Is it useless? I really hope you will do a look with this set, I would love to see how it turns out!

  2. Peach

    this is beautiful
    but from the swatch, it looks like Nars Rajasthan
    are they similar?

  3. S

    Very pretty! I just found out about this brand, have heard their primer is also excellent.

  4. Dovey

    Pretty! It looks somewhat like NARS tzarine—

  5. natalia

    OOH pretty! this duo begs for MAC soft brown haha. I see the need for soft brown in all smokey palettes.

  6. ren

    Looks a lot like the NARS duo Tzarine. Not sure how it compares, but pretty nonetheless.

  7. Elysia

    i used to have one just like this from avon, and i have been looking for a replacement! this looks like it will work?

  8. Very beautiful.. Why dont availability in Spain??

  9. Tess B

    I really like how the black has obvious gold in it.

  10. Elise

    GORGEOUS <3 I might have to check that out myself.

    Question: Is the brush that comes with it decent quality? From the pictures it looks a hell of a lot better than the usual sponge applicators and cheap bristled brushes that come with most eyeshadows.

    • It *is* better than your average included applicator – I don’t think it competes with a high quality, full-sized eyeshadow brush, but it won’t scratch up your lids!

  11. Natalee

    what’s the brush quality?does it actually work well?

    • It *is* better than your average included applicator – I don’t think it competes with a high quality, full-sized eyeshadow brush, but it won’t scratch up your lids.

  12. AnGeLwInGz

    Those colors look great together! So nice to finally see a wearable duo.

  13. So there’s a champagne and a brown shade? The brown shade looks green/grey on my monitor? I have the Chanel duo with Khaki & Clair and these shades look richer.

  14. Hilary♥

    Oooh beautiful!! I absolutely LOVE this!! Thumbed down for the price but thumbs up for the awesome colors ^__^

  15. Evelyn

    Ok you got me, I couldn’t resist and I ordered it! I have Prism and they really are such lovely shadows, even for the price.

  16. Janet

    Is it just me, or does it look like there’s a giant nick out of the lighter side? Oh, and how does this compare to the NARS Rajasthan duo?

  17. Leah

    I’d love (love!) to see a look done with this.

  18. Pretty, but seriously not colours that flatter me in any way. For an olive skinned beauty, however, this would be awesome.

  19. Ronja

    sephora dont sell to my country . but i really like this . looks good