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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hourglass Visionaire Eyeshadow Duo in Exhibition

Honestly, I should just let the pictures speak for themselves this product is so amazing. This is my first Hourglass product and I am completely in love. This eyeshadow duo is just gorgeous and perfect.

I LOVE the packaging!! It is so sleek and beautiful--it's a silvery-brown pewter color and has a mirror on the top that swivels so you can open it by sliding it over or lifting it like a typical eyeshadow case. With all my makeup I definitely care more about the eyeshadows inside than the packaging, but I am definitely impressed with how elegant this looks! It also comes with a little brush but I haven't tried it as I prefer to use the makeup brushes I already have!

Hourglass calls the colors:  "mauve shimmer" and "eggplant shimmer."
 The left side is a shimmery light pink/mauve/taupe while the right side is the most stunning, shimmery purple eggplant. I think these colors are perfect together and SO flattering.

The texture is pure butter. They are so soft and smooth and they blend beautifully. These are definitely one of the best textures in eyeshadow that I've come across (I haven't tried every single brand obviously, but these are really lovely). I'm so impressed and overwhelmed by the texture and pigmentation, wow. One swipe is

Here's some comparisons to other eyeshadows I own...

R&R Tempting is much more grey-purple and doesn't have any pink undertones like Exhibition.
Urban Decay Purple Haze is the most similar but is definitely more of a bright purple.
Mac Satin Taupe is not really that similar since it's more of a brown/grey taupe.

Mac Sketch is not nearly has dark and has more red tones to it than Exhibition.
Mac Signed Sealed is most similar except that it is a matte texture and does not have as much dimension as Exhibition does because of it's lack of shimmer. Still love this color a lot though!
Nars Demon Lover is not as plum and is more cool toned.

This duo is just completely gorgeous and I can see it looking good on anyone. Honestly. It's just beautiful. I believe it retails for $38 at Sephora, however I bought it with 20% off. It's definitely expensive if you pay for it full priced, but you get a ton of product (I think .10 oz per eyeshadow) and on sale or not, the quality is amazing and worth it.

What do you think of Exhibition Eyeshadow duo and Hourglass cosmetics?? I'm curious to try more products from Hourglass because the quality of this eyeshadow is incredible!


  1. ooo great swatch comparisons, looks lke a beautiful product

  2. Ooh, that darker shade looks like Red Lust by Giorgio Armani... though this kind of shadow is def. more up my alley. It's a better deal, too, because you get that lovely silvery-mauve taupe! Want want want <3

  3. I've heard nothing but great things about Hourglass products but they are so expensive. This eye shadow does look beautiful though.

  4. SO pretty, Hourglass does some awesome duos

  5. It's probably just me, but I'm not too familiar with the Hourglass brand. I do agree about the packaging, though. I love the way it looks to be so sleek and super pretty. The eyeshadows are all gorgeous, wow! Thanks for sharing, hun :)

    By the way, it's been brought to my attention that many people don't see my posts from my blog on their feed anymore, and it could be because I changed my URL. I know you're already a follower of mine, but you probably don't see my posts on your feed. If I could please ask you to head on over to my blog, unfollow it then re-follow it, and then you should be able to see my posts in your feed again! I'd really appreciate it :)

    It's Thanks so much!

  6. so pretty, love all the swatches!

    Would love it if you visit my blog when you have time ;)

  7. Hey Amanda!

    I nominated for the Versatile Blog Award! Check it out here;

  8. In Italy there is not Hourglass!! :(

  9. I loooove purple eyeshadows--all shades and finishes!!



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