Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista | Look Details
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista | Look Details
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette

Vista

Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a smoky, bronzy palette with a rich golds, deep bronze, and a matte brown and black. The five shades worked well together to create a sultry, warm-toned smoky eye, though I wish the black eyeshadow was a little more blendable.

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01/02

Hourglass Champagne Gold Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Champagne Gold Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Champagne Gold Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Champagne Gold Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Champagne Gold Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Champagne Gold Graphik Eyeshadow

Champagne Gold

Champagne Gold is a light-medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The consistency was soft, blendable, and lightly creamy. It wore well for eight hours on me before it started to fade noticeably.

01/02

Hourglass Deep Olive Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Deep Olive Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Deep Olive Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Deep Olive Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Deep Olive Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Deep Olive Graphik Eyeshadow

Deep Olive

Deep Olive is a deep, greenish-bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that was a touch dusty in the pan, but it adhered particularly well to bare skin without any fallout. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

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01/02

Hourglass Rich Brown Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Rich Brown Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Rich Brown Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Rich Brown Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Rich Brown Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Rich Brown Graphik Eyeshadow

Rich Brown

Rich Brown is a medium-dark brown with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was rather powdery, which resulted in excess product that kicked up easily in the pan. I highly recommend tapping off excess and using a lighter hand (and building up) to avoid fallout during application. It had good pigmentation that blended out well on my skin. It lasted for eight hours before it started to fade on me.

01/02

Hourglass Bronze Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Bronze Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Bronze Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Bronze Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Bronze Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Bronze Graphik Eyeshadow

Bronze

Bronze is a deep gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with a touch of excess product that kicked up in the pan. It had opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin and seemed to “melt” slightly. It lasted well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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01/02

Hourglass Black Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Black Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Black Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Black Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Black Graphik Eyeshadow
Hourglass Black Graphik Eyeshadow

Black

Black is a deep black with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a slightly drier, chalky texture that was thinner and harder to blend out than would be ideal. It wore well for seven hours on me.

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I really like the sultry, almost swampy feel of this shade combo! Since I would only use the black shade to smoke and set my lower lashline a bit, I’m not deterred by that one faulty shade. This is a possible “maybe”.

Raise you hand if you need another warm brown eyeshadow palette. Anyone? No? I thought so. I have several warm and nude eyeshadows in my collection. Am I the only one that is looking for something new, something different?

There are plenty of “different” palettes out there and TONS of singles to choose from in every color imaginable.

Warm neutrals are flattering on me, unlike cool neutrals and some neutral neutrals, so I’m definitely not looking for anything new.

Speaking of RUTs — another bronzy-brown warm palette! That’s sure to stir up everyone’s creative juices and expand their comfort zone.

@Anne, I apologize for any ignorance but what does RUT mean?

@Mndiamondgirl, I personally reach for something like Sugarpill, Colourpop, or one of the colorful Viseart palettes if I’m looking for something other than the classics
. Those brands might qualify as “something new, something different” or able to “stir up everyone’s creative juices and expand their comfort zone.” Temptalia covers all of these brands and more extensively. Hourglass from the start has always stuck to more classic color stories.

And I would totally buy another brown palette. Or another color palette. Or you know, palettes in general. 😉 Sometimes I want a different texture or a different finish or on the hunt for something that blends better, won’t crease as much, etc.

Christine asked what people do to get out of a makeup rut. See her question. I was being sarcastic because the market is glutted with every conceivable shade of brown imaginable. And more is introduced daily. The manufacturers seem to be in a RUT. Throw in the perfunctory orange, fuchsia and bronze into the brown palette, and you have zillions of palettes to choose from. Cool toned ladies would like to see something else — the trend has become a glut and a rut. Just my opinion. If you love browns, you’re in luck. You have a lot to choose from.

🙂 Anne, thanks for elaborating. I thought RUT in capitals was an acronym that you managed to turn into a pun with “rut” but I just couldn’t figure it out. And I couldn’t let it go: that’s what I get for over thinking. 🙂

And thanks for elaborating on your point: I agree there is definitely a deficit in cool toned palettes. Makes me wonder why: there is definitely demand and if someone makes a very good one, it would be all snapped up very quickly.

You are quite right Sarah – I really don’t know anyone who uses matte blacks because they can easily overshadow all other shades on the eye. A deeper brown would have been a better option.

I like to use them to set my pencil eyeliner on my upper lid, so I always like having a matte black as a staple in any palette haha 🙂

Though I can see how they can be too harsh/stark for many people

I agree and I’ve said this a number of times. I know black is a “must have” for quite a few, based on replies when I’ve said this in past but for many of us, we’ve got so many black shades that we hardly ever touch (at least I know I do – one and sometimes 2 black shadows in just about every larger sized palette).

This palette reminds me of Pat Mcgrath Sublime Bronze, has less shadows and is more expensive. No thanks. I’ve got my eye the Sublime.

I love the shades in this palette, but I do think it is fairly similar to the Ravine in terms of its bronze/neutral concept. A lot of the shades are easily duped (I have several of the olive shade myself) and it has been carefully put together. The matte black was dismal and unnecessary – a deeper brown would have been better.
A really lovely eye look Christine.

I think this is a lovely warm eye shadow palette for someone who likes neutral and earthy looks. I have many of these shades in my collection so this would be an easy pass for me but except for the black it has reviewed really well and I think many will find it a nice size travel palette. So far this summer my no-buy is working out pretty well for me as I haven’t been seeing anything that is really wowing me, which is perfect.

Did you mean to give the black a 0 for product? Not entirely sure how the rating system works, but it seems really low given that your blurb about it didn’t indicate it was *that* horrible.

This looks a lot like a Buxom customizable palette I put together myself at a fraction of the price with better quality shadows overall, no black shadow (I need another black shadow like I need to be hit by an asteroid), 6 shadows instead of 5 AND a good browbone shade. I’ve been waiting for these palettes to arrive at Sephora here (no site of them yet and when I asked the SA a few weeks ago, she made it sound like the launch was some sort of state secret!); now, I am far less keen to see this one in-store.

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