Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hourglass PRISM Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo Swatches & Review

I was drawn to the Hourglass Eye Shadow Duos when I saw pics on other blogs. I never knew where to get them, and was excited when I saw you could order them from Apothica.com. Imagine my complete GLEE when I noticed a small display at my local Sephora! I had NO idea Sephora was going to be carrying this line! Sure enough, it's on the website as well.


From the Sephora.com website:
Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo
What it is:
Two silky eyeshadows enclosed in a mini 360° swivel compact with a brush applicator.

What it does:
Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo Visionaire pairs two complementary shades of supersmooth color that create gorgeous looks singly or together. Each versatile hue may be applied dry for a natural look or wet for greater intensity.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product does not contain gluten.

Size: 2 x 0.10 oz









Prism (slate blue shimmer/ black with micro glitter) is a GORGEOUS duo. Perfect for the sultry & sexy smoky eye. The black looks like it would feel grainy, but it's smooth and PIGMENTED as all get out. I picked up WAY more product for the swatch than I wanted, so be careful when you're grabbing up that one to apply to your eye. Start out small, you can always add more!!

I'm not gonna lie. It was the packaging that got me first. It has a swivel mirror on top. VERY cool. I love the color of the packaging as well, however (as you can see from the pics) it's VERY prone to fingerprints, and doesn't look so pretty once that happens. My OCD requires constant cleaning of this! I was surprised the packaging is not heavy, like Guerlain packaging. It's pretty light, and I'm not sure if it's some kind of metal?

Hourglass Eye Shadow Duo's are pricey at $38 each and can be picked up at Sephora and Apothica. I recommend that if you do want to pick them up, you grab items that you know you'll use quite a bit. Like, if you love neutral shades, pick up an Eye Shadow Duo like Suede or Gypsy.

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4 comments:

PerilouslyPale said...

I too saw these duos on another blog and have been very interested in them ever since. It's great to know you are happy with it as well!

RAE ONLINE said...

Hourglass is one of my favorite boutique brands.. unique packaging and lovely textures! Your photos capture the product wonderfully :)

Huda Kaake said...

I've actually never seen or heard of these before! The packaging is super cute, and the swatches are highly pigmented! Great post! :)

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reene said...

Hourglass makes really great eyeshadows! I just wish they made more duos.. and singles.. and quads. I'm just greedy like that I guess lol. I didn't buy this particular duo because of that black shadow (not that I dislike it, I just don't need another black shadow). I think the blue is gorgeous though!

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