Friday, 30 January 2015

Hourglass Modernist Palettes

This February Hourglass are launching their dreamy new collection of eye shadow palettes. Seven different palettes each containing five shades. What we love about these palettes are the colour selection. The five shades featured in each palette are beautifully complimentary and allow you to create a seamless blend of colours from light to dark.

 The eye shadows are all powder but have a finely milled creamy formula to the touch. The finish is a mix of matte, satin and shimmer. Shades are pressed into the compact in diagonal waves of colour.
 The individual wave patterns are big enough to get your brush stuck into the palette without colour transferring onto the brush from the colour next door.
 We have the palette in Exposure. This is a combination of shell, violet, pink copper, eggplant and lavender.

Exposure Palette

 On initial application these were a little crumbly and there was some drop down. Once applied though these blend into each other beautifully. It's easy to build colour depth, add in a bit of shimmer and highlight where you want it and create a defined socket..all within the one palette.
The colour intensity and shimmer is increased when used with a wet brush.
 As you can see from the swatches, the colours translate onto the skin exactly as they look in the palette.

The other six palettes include.....


Colour Field





 Each palette is £56.00 and available from February at and


  1. I really like the look of these, but I’m still after their blushers. So think I will hold off for a while :)

  2. Gorgeous, but the price point is oh-so painful!

  3. These are SO stunning. What a clever way to create an eyeshadow palette! However the price tag is a little steep?

  4. Oh wow! I've never seen palettes like these ones! I really like it!

  5. Wow! They look gorgeous... especially Atmosphere and Obscura!

    Check out my current beauty/fashion wish list!


  6. Wow, these look like beautiful palettes! xx

  7. Such a unique way of packaging the shadows! The colors are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. They look gorgeous, Hourglass products never disappoint with their packaging :)

  9. With all the fallout and texture issues I heard these had I'll be skipping them for the price point.

  10. Such a great post :) x Looking forward to your next posts, I love your blog!

    Would you like to follow eachother? Happy to see you in my blog :)

  11. They look so beautiful! I want them all!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  12. I am so desperate to try these palettes, the shape of the shadows is so interesting and the colours look so rich and beautiful!

  13. They look so beautiful. I really want to try something from Hourglass.

    Love Lily x

  14. Graphite and obscura look stunning. So tempted to try these out!

    Vanessa xx

  15. Those look beautiful, both the colours and the pigmentation

  16. Nice design


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