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The HOURGLASS Thread

This thread is dedicated to all things Hourglass! One of my all time favorite brands Heart 

 

Direct Link to Hourglass Product Pagehttps://www.sephora.com/brand/hourglass 

 

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I have light toned tanned skin and I just got Mood Light and Dim Light. I LOVE them both. They are subtle, both would be perfect for fair skin as well, but buildable so you can adjust the amount of shimmer. Best highlighters I've ever used. Mood light is good for neutral/cool tone makeup looks and Dim Light is good as a neutral/warm highlighter.

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I'll definitely hold you to it @Asche 😉 I am light to medium but get pretty fair in the winter and I really love Incandescent Light (exclusive to the ALP) which is similar to Ethereal Light in the permanent range. 

 

I have to agree with @JazaChai, Diffused Light is fantastic! Also enjoy using Dim Light all over the face on no makeup days but just want something to make my skin look awesome. 

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Ethereal is nice for very fair skin but I think Diffused is better if you have a little redness that you'd like to correct or you don't want a total "Snow White" look. I'm "Kat Von D Light 42" pale (aka no foundation has ever been too pale for me) and I use Ethereal under my eyes and on any places I would typically highlight, and then Diffused over the rest of my face. Ethereal definitely matches me and it works well if I'm using a slightly too dark foundation, but I feel like it can make me look too washed out if I, not careful.

 

But it will really depend on the look you're going for... If you want full on porcelain princess, try Ethereal. If you want to neutralize some redness and look less ghostly, I would start with Diffused. It won't make you look tanned or darker than you are as it is still very light, but it doesn't have the slight white cast that Ethereal does (if that makes sense).

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I am fair with warm undertones, and I use Diffused Light as an allover setting powder for when I don't want to be matte. It has the least shimmer of any of them, I believe, and the slight yellow tint is perfect for me. It is very slight though. It wouldn't look odd on at least neutral undertones, I would think

 

If you're much lighter or pinker than I am, Ethereal is probably a good choice, but I can't really compare them as I've never used that one.

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Thank you for all the suggestions ladies! I will check out dim & diffused light next time I'm in Sephora. I don't want to look ghostly (that seems to happen to me easily), so perhaps ethereal isn't the best option. 

 

The palette is another option, but I always felt like I'd get no use out of the darkest shade.

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The Hourglass blush is the only one that actually made me say, 'Wow!' after I put it on.  It's lasted an incredibly long time.

 

I also love my Dim light ambient powder.  I'm considering the palette.

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I love the ALP palette! The powders work so well individually or all together. Can't wait to build my own palette at their Abbott Kinney location!

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@Mcakes I have the Ambient Lighting Palette and Luminous Flush & Mood Exposure blushes. The blushes are so beautiful and I would probably own more if it weren't for the $45 CAD price tag.

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@virgo87 I agree with you! Blushes in general aren't my favorite category but the Hourglass blushes get the job done for me. In flow with the entire brand, they make it look like you have natural and effortlessly blushed cheeks 🙂

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I'm a big hourglass fan!! I love the blushes, strobe powders, and incandescent lighting powders. I also use their foundation, mascara, lipstick, primer, lipgloss, and eyeshadows! So excited to see this thread!

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A girl after my own heart 😄 Hourglass addicts unite! haha. 

 

You should try out their brushes next 😉

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I like their eyeshadow brushes (mainly used for glittery/highly shimmery eyeshadows since these brushes are synthetic and easier to take care of), and mineral veil primer...That primer truly doesn't cause any bad reaction (on my skin, at least).

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Yes, their brushes are amazing! I really love every single one I have and am working on getting the whole collection lol. 

 

I'm happy you like their mineral veil primer, I have skin that leans on the drier sign so their No 28 primer works better for me.