Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara is one of the best mascara I have tried. It is an all-in-one kind of mascara which lengthens, volumizes, and lifts the lashes. The brush is just amazing to work with, so easy to apply and works perfectly with the formula of the mascara.
The brush works nicely on upper lashes as well as the lower lashes, even covers the smallest of the lashes. The formula is buildable from an everyday look to an extremely dramatic look.
I use one stroke to get a beautiful everyday lash look. The shade Ultra Black is true to its name and looks intense. It does not feel heavy on the lashes nor does it irritate my eye area. Another amazing thing is it does not flakes or smudge.
Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil is a brow pencil with a triangular shaped tip that helps apply the product precisely on the brows to shape and fill them. The formula is a combination of powder, pencil, and wax, which mean it is easy to apply and build. Applying more pressure on the tip helps for intense color and lighter touch for a more natural look.
The double-ended component of the pencil has a brush to blend and groom brows. The triangular shape allows sculpting with broad strokes using the flat edge of the pencil as well as fill in with fine lines using the pointed tip. I have been using shade Dark Brunette which is a deep brown with warm undertones, looks natural but a little lighter but I definitely plan to get shade Natural Black once this one is over.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer is a combination of the illuminating effect of Ambient Lighting Powders with Bronze pigments to add depth and dimension to the skin for a natural sun-kissed glow. The formula is sheer and lightweight. The finish is a radiant natural hint of color. I am a big fan of Ambient Lighting powders and this is not an exception, just that this shade Nude Bronze Light does not show much on my skin tone, so I use it as a highlighter for everyday use or as a finishing powder.
Overall, excellent products and I am glad to have these in rotation in my makeup. The quality and performance of the products is good, would definitely recommend you to try if you are looking for any products in mascara, eyebrow, or bronzer category. Hourglass products are available at Sephora, Sephora.ca, Nordstrom, SpaceNK, and HourglassCosmetics.com*Press samples
Buxom is here with the new launches which are already giving me spring and summer vibes. To tell you the truth, I have only tried Power-full Plump Lip balm from Buxom holiday collection of last year. Buxom Wanderlust Collection has Wanderlust Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Gloss which is a limited edition collection of best-selling Plumping Lip Cream, with intoxicating tropical vibes and Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush.
Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush is a new launch from the brand, actually, it would be better to say that Buxom has forayed into the cheek category with this blush launch. It can be used to achieve that vacation glow or can be used for the everyday natural flush of color. It stays on for over 8 hours on my skin and I am quite impressed with it.
The formula is silky, blends in easily, very pigmented, and melts seamlessly into the skin. The blush is pigmented, so be advised to apply it carefully for the first time so that you get a hint. It looks very smooth, radiant, and natural on the skin. There is a subtle hint of beach scent kind of coconut, sun lotion. The blush range has six shades out of which I have swatched below three which have natural matte finish:
Havana – light medium pink
Mykonos – bright medium coral
Ibiza – deep pink
Wanderlust Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Gloss is Buxom’s best-selling formula of Plumping Lip Cream Gloss in limited edition tropical shades and the most amazing thing about them is that all the shades have matching partners of Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush which means pick a pair of blush and gloss and you are ready to go. The applicator of the lip cream gloss applies the product on the lips effortlessly.
The formula of Wanderlust Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Gloss is creamy, pigmented, moisturizing, and comfortable to wear. There is a little tingly sensation which dissipates in some time and the coconut flavor adds a relaxing vacation beach vibe to the whole experience. The lips feel and look beautiful, supple, shiny, and with amazing color. There is no shimmer in the gloss and feels refreshingly lush on the lips. There are six limited edition shades available out of which I have swatched below three:
Havana Punch – rose shade
Mykonos Sunrise – peach shade
Ibiza Bomb – pink shade
Overall, the collection is beautiful. The Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush and Wanderlust Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Gloss have nice formulas with very practical shades for everyday use. Buxom Cosmetics are available at Sephora and Sephora.ca*Press samples
I have been a fan of the original
This Luminizing Body Enhancer contains the same water-resistant, non-transfer formula as the original Colour Shield with added luminous pigments based on a new coating technology obtain premium effects of light. The result is a natural illumination and glows for beautiful, healthy-looking skin.
Colour Shield Glow is a multi-tasking body concealer that instantly hides all skin imperfections and illuminates the skin while delivers a subtle gold luster throughout the body. The formula is sheer and tone-adapting pigments for a velvet-like finish with no sticky or white residue. The finish does not in any case looks artificial but very natural and flawless. The formula is hydrating and comfortable on the skin. Another add-on is sun protection. It is available in five universal tones for all skin types: Pearl, Ivory, Sand, Amber and Onyx.
To Apply: Spray from a distance of around 8 inches in a continuous motion in long strokes up and down each limb. ALLEVEN can be removed easily using water and normal body wash.
Basically, it is the same gem of the product as the original one but with an added glow. I am absolutely in love with it and can not wait for my vacation and for using it for the outings when the weather gets better.