Archive: Hourglass

How to get Amber Heard’s gorgeous Golden Globes makeup!

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Amber Heard turned heads at Sunday’s 71st annual Golden Globe Awards. The breathtaking actress, a presenter at the awards ceremony, teamed her midnight blue Atelier Versace dress with a romantic up-do and alluring makeup by Hourglass. “Amber brought some of her own ideas to the mix,” says makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen. “She liked the idea of focusing on sultry chocolate eyes, creamy skin and soft nude lips. I was just bringing out the remarkable geometry and beauty of her face.”

Here’s how to recreate the look:

COMPLEXION: Moisturize skin with Cle de Peau Gentle Nourishing Emulsion. Prime with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, conceal with Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Warm, and follow with Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in Light Beige. “No. 28 hydrates beautifully but it also creates a magical finish,” he says.

BROWS: Define the brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette.

EYES: Apply the shell shade from the Hourglass Vol. 6 Eye Palette as a base color all over the lids. Follow with the bronze shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy applied to the crease and under the eyes. Deepen the bronze with the brown shade from Vol. 6 Eye Palette applied to the outer corner, top and bottom of the lids. Line the eyes with a deep plum pencil like MAC Eye Kohl Prunella. “I also smudged the line with the black shadow from the palette,” he says. Apply a high-shine pearl shadow to the inner corner of the eye. Apply a coat of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara, allow to dry and curl lashes. Amplify with individual lashes like Ardell Duralash Flare in Medium Black.

CHEEKS: Apply the sheer rose shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset to the cheeks, and highlight with the sheer champagne shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light. Retrace your steps with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light, an opalescent sheer powder which mimics a moonlit glow.

LIPS: Line lips with Hourglass Trace Lip Liner in Bare and follow with Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Whisper, a golden pinky beige shimmer. “The look is glamorous but restrained,” adds VanLeeuwen. “She is so extraordinarily beautiful.”

Amber’s makeup is gorg – but that hair has got to go!

Hourglass releases a gorgeous new product – check out the Ambient Lighting Palette!

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Ready for the chicest gift of the holiday season? New from Hourglass is Ambient Lighting Palette, a limited edition trio of their best-selling Ambient Lighting Powder collection in one portable and covetable palette. Introduced in spring, the Ambient collection proved an instant hit with clients who embraced the idea of cutting-edge finishing powders that cast you in the perfect light.

How beautiful is this Palette!? It’s beyond gorgeous! Combine the three together for a look you won’t believe. You can create so many gorgeous looks with just these three colors.

Ambient Lighting Palette builds on that success with its curated collection of flattering shades that imbue skin with a multi-dimensional glow. The palette includes one new limited edition shade, as well as two existing shades:

-NEW Incandescent Light: A pearlescent powder that highlights the cheekbones and brightens the complexion with a celestial, holiday glow.

-Dim Light: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with a balance of warm and cool tones.

-Radiant Light: A sun-kissed golden beige powder that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth.

Together, they’re just like having your own personal lighting technician, which is especially vital during the holiday season. The box also includes a bonus 5ml Veil Mineral Primer to create the perfect canvas.

Usage tips by Hourglass Makeup Artist Moani Lee:

“Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette infuses skin with a multi-dimensional luminescence that’s perfect for the party season. Using the Hourglass Ambient Powder Brush, dust Dim Light all over the complexion but focus on the center of the face to soften imperfections. Follow by adding Radiant Light as a contour under the cheekbones, on the temples and on either side of the bridge of the nose to add a subtle warmth. Finish off with a light dusting of Incandescent Light on the tops of the cheekbones, under the brow, on the center of the eyelids, the bridge of the nose and the cupid’s bow to brighten the complexion and create a celestial glow. For deeper skin tones, it’s best to test the product on your skin and make adjustments by mixing Radiant Light to add warmth.”

The palette is currently available for $58 on HourglassCosmetics.com and Sephora.com.

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Get The Look: Kerry Washington at the Emmys

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On Scandal, Kerry Washington is known for her tailored white ensembles and hard-boiled demeanor, but at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, the actress revealed an infinitely more romantic side. Complementing Washington’s blush-colored Marchesa gown was an equally ethereal makeup look by Hourglass. “The inspiration came from the delicate dress,” says makeup artist Carola Gonzalez, who combined velvety matte skin, purple lids and luminous cheeks for a look that was as pretty as the floral embroideries on Washington’s gown. “Although I like a matte finish, especially for awards shows, I added a radiance to her skin with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light. It’s the perfect shade for Kerry.”

Here’s how to replicate the look:

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COMPLEXION: Prime the skin with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, and follow with Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in warm beige. “I’m really impressed with the airbrushed finish this foundation creates,” says Gonzalez. “And I really don’t need to use powder anymore.” Conceal any imperfections with Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in honey.

BROWS: Define the brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette.

EYES: Apply the mauve shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition to the inner corner of the eyes and the lids, and the eggplant shimmer shade to the outer edge of the eye and beneath the bottom lash line. Blend the two shades together. Apply Ardell Natural Lashes in 110, line the eyes with Hourglass Script Precision Liner in Jett, and finish off with three coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara.

CHEEKS: Apply Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light on the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. Apply Lancôme Blush Subtil in Sparkling Rose to the apples of the cheeks and sweep towards the temples.

LIPS: Prep lips earlier with Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil for superior hydration. Apply Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Truth, a beige rose, for the finishing touch.

All the products used to create Kerry’s look can be purchases at hourglasscosmetics.com


Review: Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil

Between frequent product testing and weather conditions my lips can get really dry. Painfully so sometimes. I was interested to see how the new Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil would work. Now it is on the splurge side of beauty products but for those of you that battle lip dryness it is worth every penny and here is why.

The Hourglass Lip Treatment Oil has a soft herbal scent due to the lavender and eucalyptus, it’s not overpowering and it feels very refreshing. The actual treatment has a very dense feel like a heavy gloss with a slightly tacky finish.

The finger-free applicator is plated with 24k gold, and the tip is antibacterial! The tip has a cooling effect during application and feels amazing on dry parched lips. I like how lightweight it feels on my lips but its so emollient my lips instantly start to feel better. This product works amazingly well on dry, or cracked lips. Within minutes any discomfort from my dry lips was gone and within hours my lips not only felt better but looked better. I like to apply it before bed and again in the morning. Since I started using it I haven’t had any of my usual issues with dry or chapped lips. It’s a really great treatment if you have issues with dry or chapped lips its definitely worth checking out.

Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil $42

What it is:
A richly concentrated oil blend of cutting-edge actives, botanicals, and skin-rejuvenating vitamins for the delicate lip area.

What it does:
As a follow up to No. 28 Primer Serum, this highly advanced lip treatment oil has both short- and long-term benefits for the lips. The combination of powerful actives, essential oils, plant oils, and vitamins works on contact to condition lips, relieve dryness and chapping, and shield against environmental elements. In addition, three advanced active ingredients strengthen the moisture barrier; boost skin smoothness; and elevate the appearance of lip texture, shape, and volume. No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil is dispensed via an opulent 24KT, anti-bacterial, gold-plated tip to create a soothing effect on the lips.

What else you need to know:
This product is enriched with 14 essential oils including Bois De Rose, Lavender, Geranium, Petitgrain, Lemon, Rosemary, Vanilla, Clove, Amyris, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, Cedar, and Rose Geranium, as well as lipid-rich plant oils that include Hazelnut, Kukui Nut, Rose Hip, Borage, Olive, Green Tea, Cherry Pit, Sweet Almond, Jojoba, and Evening Primrose, and is fortified with vitamins A, B5, C, and E.

Research results:
- Saliporine 8, an extract derived from a hardy succulent that grows in salty environments, was shown in clinical studies to reinforce the natural moisturizing factor of the skin and boost moisture levels. Clinical studies on this ingredient have shown moisture levels in the skin can potentially increase by up to 6000% after applying it twice a day for 28 days
- Volulip™, a blend of a plant extract and the natural peptide Pal-KMO2K, helps remedy lip texture and creates a cushion effect on the lips. In clinical studies of this ingredient, it was shown to provide improvement in the appearance of lip shape, softness, volume, hydration, and youth for at least 69% of volunteers
- K3 Viamerine, a hydrating and emollient ingredient derived from sunflower that is a replacement for lanolin, lanolin oil, and petroleum jelly, was shown in clinical studies to deliver deep hydration and reduce the appearance of depth in wrinkles.