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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