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INTRODUCING HOURGLASS AURA CHEEK AND LIP STAINS FOR A BLISSFUL GLOW


Just in time for spring come Hourglass Cosmetics’ Aura, water-based, liquid gel stains for cheeks and lips. The pair can be worn together or solo. Either way they imbue the complexion with an ethereal, transparent flush and can be used to simulate the 70s-inspired, Californian look seen on spring runways. If spring makeup is about looking effortlessly chic, then the Aura range is right on the mark. The products enhance, illuminate and highlight without color overkill.

“The Aura collection is the ideal prescription for those in search of a lighter, more natural look,” says Carisa Janes, Founder and CEO of Hourglass Cosmetics. “They offer a totally unique finish between a tint and a stain.”

This new Aura cheek stain  is simply amazing! Its not too dark so those normally afraid of stains this is for you, it leaves the perfect tint to your cheeks that lasts. I tried the Petal color and its the perfect peachy blush and it went on great over my foundation. I love that the product is water based it feel great going on and I love how long it lasts.

Aura Cheek Stain – $45:
· Water-based formula with real staying power that gives cheeks a gorgeous lit-from-within glow
· Enriched with Vitamin E to help improve skin’s moisture retention
· Twist-click dispenser equipped with a sponge applicator for ease of application
· Free of oil, fragrance, and phthalates
· Available in three shades: Rouge (sheer rose); Flush (sheer red); Petal (sheer pink/coral shimmer)

The lip stain has been perfected! I love  my Hourglass Aura Lip stain, the water based formula doesn’t dry my lips like some of the other stains I ‘ve tried. The great scent is a plus and I love the perfect tint it leaves my lips.

I have the Petal in the lip stain at first I worried it might be too orange but it comes out a soft peachy pink that leaves my lips looking natural but with a perfect pink color.
Aura Lip Stain – $26:
· Water-based, non-transfer formula offers a delicious wash of color, buildable coverage and a natural, semi-matte finish
· Beneficial ingredients include anti-oxidants like Vitamin E and Green Tea Extract plus an algae-based extract that addresses elastin and collagen degradation in the lips
· Flock tip applicator with a built-in twist mechanism for easy, even application
· Free of parabens, phthalates, fragrance and sulfates
· Available in three shades: Scarlet (sheer plum); Flush (sheer red); Petal (sheer pink/coral shimmer)

They are currently available at Sephora.com and will be launching shortly at Sephora, Barneys and HourglassCosmetics.com

Disclosure: Complimentary samples of the above mentioned products were sent to me for an honest review.

Hourglass Extreme Sheen and Barney’s Event

Hourglass Extreme Sheen

HIGH SHINE LIP GLOSS

AN ULTRA-RADIANT GLOSS WITH UNPRECEDENTED AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL SHINE

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $28 US

AVAILABLE AT: Sephora, www.sephora.com, Barneys New York

PRODUCT CLAIMS

* Provides intense hydration to keep lips from cracking or chapping

* Treated with super-antioxidant vitamin E to nurture and shelter lips from damaging environmental elements

* Wears alone or layers over lipstick and liner to impart instant shine

* Paraben-, sulfate-, synthetic-dye, and phthalate-free

In other exciting news, Artistic Director Gina Brooke is hosting exclusive makeup events at Barneys in November. Customers will receive personalized makeup consultations with Gina and learn the makeup tricks that she uses on some of the most influential women in Hollywood (Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Anne Hathaway!). In Beverly Hills, Gina will also host a private Master Class, where select customers will receive the rare opportunity to learn advanced techniques.

Barneys Beverly Hills – November 6 (10:00 am-6:00 pm) – 310.276.4400 x5598

Barneys New York on November 13 (noon-6:00 pm) – 212.833.2658

Hourglass Illume Creme-To-Powder Bronzer Duo

I love bronzers and I was really excited to try a sample of the new Hourglass Illume Creme-To-Powder Bronzer Duo. This one product seemed to fix a lot of problems I have had with other bronzers.  Since I am so fair some bronzers just overwhelm my skin tone. I really liked the two shades of the bronzer the colors were very buildable and with the light and dark shade I could get a sun kissed look without looking made up. My favorite part was the creme to powder texture it made it so simple to apply and once it turned to powder it set well and stayed put. Another great product from Hourglass.

Hourglass Illume Creme-To-Powder Bronzer Duo

What it is:
A multi-purpose crème-to-powder bronzing duo.

What it does:
These luxuriously silky face colors seamlessly blend onto skin for a naturally radiant glow with a soft, velvet finish. The universally flattering bronzer imparts a healthy, natural golden tint, subtly defining and contouring the face. Accent colors of sheer rose or champagne beige warm and highlight the complexion. Formulated with a wax-free and oil-free base, Illume keeps skin looking fresh all day without blotching or streaking. Added moisturizing and antioxidant benefits of Vitamins A & E hydrate and protect skin from damaging free radicals.

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

What else you need to know:
Illume Creme-to-Powder Bronzer Duo is housed in our 360º swivel compact with rotating mirror to adjust to application needs.

$40


Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

I have tried a few primers in my day and while they all seem to smooth on easy a lot of them I’ve tried seem to just fade away. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer was a standout for me not only does it leave my face silky smooth it keeps my makeup from moving a inch. A great product for the warmer months  Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer locks your makeup in place even when the mercury rises. All this and  SPF 15!

Spring is here and with that comes the desire for fresh, glowing skin! Hourglass Cosmetics #1 seller Veil Mineral Primer with SPF 15 is the perfect product to help you achieve a gorgeous, natural look. Even the experts agree… it was recently named one of style expert & former InStyle editor Charla Krupp’s “Brilliant Buys” in her new book “How To Never Look Fat Again” that hit shelves this month!

“Veil Mineral Primer is the perfect antidote for tired, dry winter skin because it’s infused with Zinc Oxide Minerals, which are natural anti-inflammatories for the skin. It will help to soothe skin from the effects of a harsh winter and prepare for the transition into spring,” says Hourglass lead MUA Michael Pierce.

Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

What it is:
A mineral-based primer with SPF 15 that neutralizes the skin and creates a smooth, uniformed canvas for flawless makeup application.

What it does:
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is a clean, satin-finish formula that effortlessly smoothes onto skin to help keep makeup looking fresh and prevent fading. Veil Mineral Primer also absorbs excess oils and minimizes the appearance of pores by evenly distributing light to help hide and soften skin’s imperfections and fine lines.

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

What else you need to know:
Veil Mineral Primer is formulated with naturally-derived titanium dioxide and zinc oxide instead of chemical sun-blocking agents. This water-resistant primer is also 100% free of fragrance, oil, and parabens.

$54 BUY IT HERE