Hourglass Cosmetics recently launched four eye shadow palettes for Spring 2018. Specifically, the new Graphik Palettes each have 5 curated shades. In addition, the finishes add depth, dimension and artistry. Therefore, you can go fro a soft look, to a subtle look, to a bold look and a dramatic look. Each palette costs $58. To purchase or have a look at the Graphik Palettes from Hourglass click here.
Hourglass Graphik Eye Shadow Palette Packaging
The packaging is the Hourglass trademark palette compact. It is a highly reflective bronze compact.
Furthermore, the inside has five shadow pans. Also, included inside, is a nice, width-sized mirror.
Hourglass Graphik Eye Shadow Palette Formula
The Hourglass Graphik Eye Shadows pick up, apply, and blend effortlessly.
First, the formula is created with high concentrated pigments that create saturated color. A single swipe leaves a rich color payoff.
Also, powder-like pigments are finely milled. As a result, the texture of the shadows is so smooth that the texture feels creamy and velvety. Therefore, these velvety-smooth textures blend easily.
Furthermore, the high concentrated pure pigment powder creates true color payoff.(according to Hourglass)
Hourglass Graphik Eye Shadow Palettes
There are four gorgeous eye shadow palettes in the HOURGLASS Graphick Collection. In addition, each of the palettes have five curated eye shadow shades. The first palette,
Expose, has your plum shades. Next, The Ravine Palette has your warm neutral shades. The two shaadow palettes I purchased are Myth, and Vista.
Hourglass Graphik Eye Shadow Palette Myth
The five shades in the Myth Palette are your matte shades. First, is Warm Beige. Second, is Dusty Rose. Third, is a Neutral Peach shade. Fourth is a Soft Brown shade. And, the last shade is Charcoal Brown.
Hourglass Graphik Eye Shadow Palette Vista
The Vista Palette contains the Earth Tone Shades. First, is a Champagne Gold shade. Second is a deep olive shade. Third, is a Rich Brown shade. fourth is a Bronze shade. Finally, the fifth shade is Black.
In general, I am a fan of Hourglass Cosmetics. I’ve been wearing the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick for almost two years. It is one of my favorite go-to foundations. I’ve always loved the Hourglass Ambient lighting highlighters, and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush products. Moreover, I love the new Hourglass Vanish Highlighing Sticks that were released this year. Therefore, I am a bit disappointed in these new Graphik Eye Shadow Palettes. For example, Smashbox has had 7 gorgeous curated shadow palettes for over a year now. Also, Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palettes are exquisite! As a result, Hourglass isn’t doing something new and exciting.
Also, their pigments are not consistent within these palettes. To illustrate, it was difficult to do the finger swatches and have equal amounts of saturated pigments with each color.
Therefore, some of the shadows don’t have the high concentrations of pigments that are described in the product details.
Moreover, curated palettes have been done, redone and overdone. So, unless it is the most incredible, perfect palette, it doesn’t make sense to put another curated palette on the market. In fact, The Hourglass Modernist Palettes, which are also curated artistry palettes that also cost $58, and have been around a lot longer, are beautiful. So, why mess with something good that they already have? Beats Me!?!
So, what do you think? What are your favorite curated eye shadow Palettes? Write to me in the comments below and let’s compare notes!