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Hourglass Valentine’s Day 2019 Confession Lipstick Set

01/04

Hourglass Valentine's Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set
Hourglass Valentine's Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set
Hourglass Valentine's Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set
Hourglass Valentine's Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set
Hourglass Valentine's Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set
Hourglass Valentine's Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set
Hourglass Valentine's Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set
Hourglass Valentine's Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set
Hourglass Valentine's Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set
Hourglass Valentine's Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set
Hourglass Valentine's Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set
Hourglass Valentine's Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set

Valentine's Day 2019

Hourglass Valentine’s Day 2019 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Set ($72.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo of two full-sized Confession Lipsticks (and yes, they really are 0.03 oz.), and each comes with a gold cap (they’re not just refills). Both shades had good pigmentation, were comfortable to apply and to wear, and lasted for five hours on me while having a lightly hydrating formula. Confession Lipsticks retail for $36 for a full-sized lipstick + packaging ($22 for refill only), so the set is worth exactly $72!

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Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush

01/09

Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush

Vivid Flush

Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush ($35.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. It seemed to have a warmer, yellower pink base with slightly cooler, rosier pearl and fine shimmer, which gave it more nuance, though some of that got lost a bit against my warmer skin tone once blended out. It was rather pigmented–less buildable (as described) as it was soft and yielding enough to apply with a lighter hand for a more buildable application of color. The consistency was silky smooth, blendable, and very easy to work with, while the finish was luminous and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Neiman Marcus is still taking orders for the product, but it is backordered with no ship date listed. Hourglass has a “join waitlist” option.

Formula Overview

$35.00/0.15 oz. - $233.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “depth and dimension” unlike traditional blush, be “lightweight and airy,” and have the “perfect balance of pigment and powder.” Hourglass says it uses “an advanced ‘miscelare’ technique,” which means to mix in Italian (per Sephora) and is how the marbled effect is achieved. The blush is also supposed to have “buildable color.” It does bring to mind the concept of a lot of baked formulas on the market, but I think the texture is softer and more finely-milled than most.

The texture is very soft and delicate; it feels exactly like the Ambient Lighting Powders. In an all-over powder, I don’t mind what can sometimes veer on powderiness, but in a blush, it can be easy to overload color onto the blush and then onto the skin. I wish it was slightly firmer or less powdery, which would minimize waste and make it more foolproof to apply.

Browse all of our Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol; Benzoic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Diamond Powder, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-7, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Potassium Sorbate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tin Oxide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, May Contain: (+/-): Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush for Lunar New Year 2019

01/03

Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush for Lunar New Year 2019
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush for Lunar New Year 2019
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush for Lunar New Year 2019
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush for Lunar New Year 2019
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush for Lunar New Year 2019
Hourglass Vivid Flush Ambient Lighting Blush for Lunar New Year 2019

Release Date + Collection Info

Discover a new way to blush: this groundbreaking hybrid combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient™ Lighting Powder with modern color for seamless, soft-focus and multidimensional color. Hourglass Founder, Carisa Janes, created this limited edition shade of blush to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Updated 1/18: just saw it in stock at Neiman Marcus!

Now online at Neiman Marcus

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Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

01/07

Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Vol. 4

Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday offering that contains four existing shades and two new, exclusive shades (Filtered Bronze Light and Luminous Glow). The powders performed consistently with other Hourglass powders, so those who enjoy these palettes will likely enjoy this one, too, if the included shades work for your skin tone.

The palette contains $10.51 worth of Ambient Lighting Powder, $5.13 worth of Ambient Lighting Bronzer, $20.27 worth of Ambient Lighting Blush, and $9.50 worth of Metallic Strobe Lighting Powder for a total value of $45.41. If you expect to use most of the powders but don’t usually finish products or often travel, it might be “worth” it to you, though typically palettes like these offer more for your money (since you are buying in “bulk” in a way) or else aren’t nearly so drastic in the difference between value and price.

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Limited Edition
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Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

01/07

Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Unlocked

Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday palette that features two Ambient Lighting Powders, one Ambient Lighting Bronzer, two Ambient Lighting Blushes, and one Metallic Strobe Lighting Powder. The upside to this year’s palette (in a way) is that the included shades are new rather than repeated from the permanent range. The palette contains $10.51 worth of Ambient Lighting Powder, $5.13 worth of Ambient Lighting Bronzer, $20.27 worth of Ambient Lighting Blush, and $9.50 worth of Metallic Strobe Lighting Powder for a total value of $45.41. I’m not sure why the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palettes are priced so much over the “value” in the palette (as usually palettes offer more value than purchasing alone).

I’d actually love to see Hourglass bring back trios for the holidays–maybe two or three (at least one for lighter skin, one for deeper skin) rather than attempting a one-size-fits-few kind of palette. I am not fair (I’d classify myself as light-medium) but found that the second Ambient Lighting Powder darkened my complexion noticeably if used all-over, so it was more suitable as a bronzer on me, so I found that it was a palette that seemed most suitable for medium to medium deep skin tones.

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