Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015

An artist-inspired eyeshadow palette with seamless color transitions offering effortless blending in a single pan. Each palette contains five richly pigmented shades in a range of finishes from matte to shimmer for an endless array of creative eye looks. The innovative multi-press, three-dimensional design, combined with a fine, creamy consistency, introduces a new level of control for blending and picking up pigment.

Modernist Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 U.S. / $67.00 CDN) (New, Permanent)

Innovative pressing technique provides a continuous form, offering advanced blending and artistry. Complementary colors for base, crease, and eyeliner allow for endless customised looks with one palette. Artist-inspired palettes feature a range of finishes, from matte to shimmer, for countless combinations, from subtle to dramatic. Unique sculptural design provides superior control for picking up and blending pigment. Each shade and finish is specifically calibrated to work with the other formulas within the palette. The finely-milled, creamy formula—the first of its kind—is exceptionally soft, longwearing and crease-resistant. Shimmer shades may be applied wet for more dramatic color.

  • Atmosphere (Cool Neutrals) Pale Ivory, Pale Pink, Taupe, Espresso, Charcoal
  • Color Field (Olive) Warm Ivory, Champagne Gold, Taupe Brown, Golden Olive, Forest Green
  • Exposure (Plums) Champagne, Aubergine, Bronze, Black Violet, Lilac
  • Graphite (Smokey) Warm Ivory, Copper Gold, Deep Brown, Gun Metal, Silver (Sephora Exclusive)
  • Infinity (Warm Neutrals) Warm Ivory, Dusty Rose, Bronzed Mauve, Cool Taupe, Dark Cocoa
  • Monochrome (Rose) Warm Ivory, Rose Nude, Peony Pink, Light Mauve, Dark Chocolate
  • Obscura (Earth Tones) Cream, Smokey Brown, Rose Gold, Coffee, Cool Bronze

Availability: January 18th at Sephora (early access for VIB Rouges, no specific date given), January 19th at HourglassCosmetics.com, January 23rd at Space NK, NET-A-PORTER, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys

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Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2015

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Literally drooling!! This is so fresh and absolutely GORGEOUS! Very pricey for my budget but if it’s good… what a worthwhile splurge. Do you plan to review any of these, Christine?

They’re each like a little compact of fine art, but I don’t think I’d want to use an eyeshadow palette where the colors are all mashed together like that… They call it “effortless blending”, but I think that’s just a prettier way of acknowledging that it’s just going to be a muddy mess after the first couple uses…

OMGOOODDDDD!!!!!!!!!! I want to keep to a $100 per month budget at Sephora but how am I going to do that with all these Spring pretties launching! These are so gorgeous. So different, not the same old, same old palettes. Works of art.

Infinity and Color Field are literally the only two I’m not wetting myself over. Please tell me you’re going to be swatching all of these.

I love Hourglass, but I like my shadows to be in separate pans. This looks like it could get messy and muddy after a while. And if the shimmer mixes with the mattes, that’s not good. And since the surface of the shadow is wavy and bumpy, I wonder if it’ll affect the application? At least 3 of the 7 palettes look heavy on the brown shadows, but at least they have a warm neutral and a cool neutral palette. Since I have enough brown shadows to last me 10 years, I’m mostly interested in the plum and greens, will be interesting to see how they swatch!

My daughter has the palette that was a Barneys exclusive in her kit….she has used it on numerous clients and it has yet to become muddy and the waves have no effect on application. Each shade within the pan is uniform in color.

OMG…. drool! It looks so nice! But since its all together as one solid, when you eventually hit pan on a color, will the product starts to crack? My friend’s Urban Decay bronzer / blush compact broke when she hit pan on the blush, and everything just cracked 🙁
But this still looks amazing!!!! Can’t wait to see a review and see it in stores!

My inner completionist says get all of them. Graphite and Monochrome really drew my eye. I’m going to need swatch tests and to look at these in person. The patterns are a work of art.

Thank God these are permanent. I can adore them from a distance while I wait for my next Sephora Friends and Family coupon to come in.

The grays in the Graphite one just look too blue for me, but I’m not confident that I’m going to be able to talk myself out of the plum one (Exposure).
I keep telling myself that, even if I *don’t* already own the equivalent of every one of those shades as singles, I don’t wear plums every time I wear eyeshadow, so it would be a waste of money.
Really.

Some of these are really pretty but I’m just not a fan of palettes where the colors are not separated from each other. I don’t think I’ll be purchasing these because of that.

What a coincidence that you should post this, Christine. I just saw these palettes on Sephora’s website with a “coming soon” alert at the top. I wondered when their previous eyeshadow duos – I have Dune and nearly got Gypsy, which I know you have – but then suddenly, they were gone – all of the duos, GONE. I figured for sure they’d be launching a whole new line of shadows. I wasn’t expecting anything like this, though, and from what I saw at the Sephora site, even the grey and “cool” palettes seem to have a pretty warm golden shade in them. Not sure if these will excite me enough to hand over $67 CDN for them. I’m glad I’ve got Dune though – it has 2 fabulous shades which seem like they might be replicated in the Infinity (olive) palette. I need to get that duo out and use it a bit more…

Google it, they’ve been around awhile. There are great swatches and examples of how the palettes work which will help all the questions and assumptions. 😀

Omg hourglass is evil for coming out with these right after the holidays! Love color field, exposure and obscura. Can’t wait for the reviews.

OOOOO MAJORLY INTRIGUED! I was able to sit the first one out because I don’t use matte shades all that much, but there are at least three here that I’d love to own!

Today, January 11th for VIB Rouges. I already have the Infinity palette and just bought the Exposure palette today. Now I’m lusting after Graphite and Obscura, though Obscura seems to have very dupable shades.

These really look lovely. I think I would want to swatch them in person before I bought any though. If I were to get one it would probably be Monochrome or Atmosphere. They speak to me the most.

Atmosphere for sure … These are so pretty. I wonder how Hourglass eyeshadows rate … I don’t own anything from this brand.

WOW I saw the first palette Atmosphere a few months back in the fall (but it might have been Infinity). There are so many colours here now! I’m hoping there is not issue with the shades because it’s really hard to do baked eyeshadows in different formulas together like this.

Although non of them really screams a mush have shades wise for me and my fairs skin i do like the looks of the Monochrome palette.

Oh wow, these are insanely pretty. I’m loving the atmosphere and monochrome one.. Even though I usually prefer my eyeshadows seperate from another. Hmm…

I would love to lust after these, and in a way I’m super excited, but i just can’t handle the weird merging of the colours like that. If they had made each colour in separate pans in the palette i’d be all over them.

Monochrome and Exposure are so pretty—not really sure though how practical this design is….I foresee a big ole’ mess on my hands around mid-pan.

Goodbye, money! This is one of those cases where I just need to figure out the order in which I want them, rather than figuring out what I do and don’t want. Question- Is it possible that the descriptions of Color Field and Infinity are reversed?

They are totally gorgeous. But way too much brown and mauve for me. I guess my wallet is happy. The graphite one looks like the only one with colors I could wear.

Okay, this is odd – I just looked at Sephora’s site and they have Colour Field listed as the olive collection, Obscura as cool neutrals, etc. I think they’re very mixed up (annoying if you are going to order online and you get the wrong stuff). The one they “say” has a pink shade it in (perhaps Obscura) doesn’t have ANY pink shadow when you click on the pic that is supposed to be that palette. I know they had 2 Bare Minerals quads mixed up (they’d swapped the photos so the photos were wrong). I posted about it in my review of The Designer Label and may have even emailed them about it and they did correct it but, honestly, could you imagine ordering one of these – they’re not cheap – expecting cool neutrals and receiving, instead, the olives or warm earth tones (certainly lovely but not what you’d been led to believe you’d be getting!).

Infinity was released through Barney’s New York back in October as a limited edition. It’s got nice texture, although the colors are not as described above (Olive). Based on the photos, Infinity is the third-from last palette (and probably the best matching description is the one for Color Field). Odd.

So much for my new years resolution to spend less money on cosmetics. So much amazing stuff coming out and it’s only January.
Glad these are permanent so i don’t have to rush. I love hourglass products! Color field & exposure are on my definitely list.

Hi Christine! I think you mixed up Infinity and ColorField descriptions! But who cares!! I am just happy these are permanent!!! The hoarder in me will collect these!!!

Insanely gorgeous design. Almost too pretty to use. I really like all of the shadow colors in all the palettes, too. Not having separate pans could turn into a huge mess, which I’d hate if I spent this much.

These are gorgeous. I’m not sure on the way it’s not divided though. It may be one of those things that are just not practical.Very interested in reviews. Do you think you will get any of these Christine?

While these look just exquisitely gorgeous, I do NOT like that the colors are not in separate pans, ad I would hate it once all the shades got muddy and nondescript looking. Beautiful, but with a very impractical design.

Thanks Hourglass for making it permanent. Otherwise Imma need a 2nd job seeing that my spring want list is growing fast. My #1 choice would be Graphite but color selections are like the NARSissist Dual Intensity Palette and Im already set on the NARS. So my next choice is Exposure. Hope they review well. Those plums are gorgeous!

Side note, hmmm kinda disappointed they dont have a Marsala themed one tho. Id love to see some rusty red or burgundy or merlot

I love their blush and ambient lighting powder palettes, so, hopefully, this is of the same quality. Picking just one is going to be difficult! Im trying hard to budget since hearing about Chantecaille’s glacier palette coming this spring and Chanel’s upcoming summer collection!

Fall-out? THAT is disappointing to hear. I’m trying to keep to a “low buy”, so the more “negatives” I can read about these palettes, the better (there are 3 or maybe 4 that I’m thinking I would like).

*sigh* of course, right after I’ve decided to go on a “low buy” year… thank goodness these are permanent! Jan 1 2016 can’t come any sooner, I’m building up my order!

Oooooh pressure on my wallet…I think I like the second to last one best, but it’s a super hard decision! It really reminds me of Naked 3, but a lot more gorgeous…

How is it that Hourglass can make ANYTHING look good? Why? WHY? I do not need anymore eyeshadow, yet the olive toned eyeshadow palette looks like the most beautiful thing on earth right now…….argh, there goes my next paycheck.:P

I gasped when I saw these, they are all sooooo pretty and I echo the comment that it looks the most beautiful Neapolitan ice cream!! I initially wanted ALL of them but yet… I just don’t think these will appeal to me once I start working through them. I, like others can see it all turning into a big ol’ mess, but maybe somehow they will maintain their integrity? I don’t know! SOOOO pretty though.

Awkwardly, I can’t decide whether I love or hate the design in these, LOL! In terms of the colours, though, I’m definitely eyeballing Color Field, Exposure and Graphite…

I’d completely forgot about these when organizing my Spring Makeup Budget….thankfully, they will be permanent cause I know I’ll want at least one.

W-O-W. Once again, Hourglass making me lust after their products. I haven’t been excited for a new product in a while, which is good for my wallet but boring. I will definitely have to grab at least a couple of these. Can’t wait for your review!

WHOA. These are gorgeous. They are out of my price range, but my favorite is the second one. What an innovative move!

Wow these are stunner!! Is it totally weird though that I despise palettes without dividers… sigh… I mean let’s be honest, I’m sure I’ll get one cause they are beautiful and I love HG but reminds me of the physicians formula bar shadows…

Hmmm. The only one that really appeals to me is the plum one (Exposure, I think).
I thought I might love Graphite, but those shades just don’t look quite right for me.
And $58 for eyeshadow?
I just don’t know …

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