Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Hourglass Lagoon Eyeshadow Duo

Take a Dive Into Summer with Hourglass’ Lagoon

Hourglass Lagoon Eyeshadow Duo ($38.00) includes shades in a muted, gray-green and a deepened ocean-blue with a teal sheen.  I was eager to try out another eyeshadow duo after discovering the amazing-ness of Prism.  Both of these shades were soft, smooth–a very buttery, silky texture–and the colors were vibrant and true-to-color.  These also blend extremely well without fading or diffusing nor leaving a trail of fall out in their wake.

This particular duo doesn’t have the most unique shades, sure, but that fact doesn’t take away from the quality of these shades.  I feel like both of these shades are on the verge of being duochrome but haven’t committed fully to it; the seafoam green shade almost has a flash of blue-green, while the ocean blue shade has a metallic flash of teal.

I like the metallic, gunmetal packaging and the cool swivel top that reveals a mirror and an actual brush inside (not that you’d jump to use it if you had full-size brushes on hand).  It’s very sleek and modern, though again, I think it contributes to some of the pricing of this product.

The only downside to Hourglass’ eyeshadows is their price tag, which is pretty hefty.  They are some of the more expensive eyeshadows on the market–up there with brands like Chanel and Dior–so they’re not in everyone’s budget.  If you’re a fan of the silky textures of higher-end eyeshadows but dream of brighter, highly pigmented colors, Hourglass is a good bet from my experience.

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

Recommendation: If you love blendable, highly pigmented eyeshadows with almost creamy, buttery texture and a silken feel, Hourglass has yet to disappoint me with their eyeshadow duos.

Availability: Sephora

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Hourglass Lagoon Eyeshadow Duo

Hourglass Lagoon Eyeshadow Duo

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12 thoughts on “Hourglass Lagoon Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    The picture on my computer screen makes them look just like Aquarius and Haight. The people at Sephora are always trying to sell me Hourglass this and that but I’ve strayed from it because it’s pricey and I don’t know anyone else who has used it. Thanks for the reviews and swatches because these shadows really look beautiful and I may give them a shot now.

    • Yeah, I kind of had that feeling, too (though I swatched Lagoon about two or three weeks ago, lol). Not quite as frosty/metallic, but they’re very similar.

  2. wbwrightMakeupArtist

    Pretty but not new, like you said. For that kind of price I want more WOW, less swivel mirror.

  3. Oh, they’re so pretty! I wanted them to be ugly, what with the price tag. No such luck!

  4. Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

    its a pity there is very little availability of hourglass outside the US, and there’s definitely no stockist in Ireland -boo! would love to try this stuff out!

    • jade

      zuneta.com stocks them, They’re located in the UK and I can say that they have good customer service! (not affiliated!)

  5. I love hourglass and i would love to wear these colors but somehow i always look washed out… i need a temptalia makeup session!

  6. Josi

    these two colours are very beautiful :)

  7. FlyingBuffalo

    Wow, the swatches are way prettier than the colours in the pan!

  8. zoe77

    these seem like nice shadows. however, i would never, EVER pay that much.

  9. Christina

    Love the darker blue, but for 38 dollars? No thanks. I’d only ever use the dark blue.