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.