Hello Fashionable Suburbians!
You know I am such a sucker for gorgeous and pretty products. And I could not WAIT for these to get to market in Australia: The Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes.
An invitation by the Mecca Store Crew to attend a workshop by the International Hourglass Ambassador Laura Janes, coincided with the new release a few weeks ago. How could I resist?
I took a friend for an hour of make over and fun.
I already own a few Hourglass products, all of them CULT favourites:
- Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
- Hourglass Ambient Dim Light and its matching brush
- Hourglass Ambient Light Palette
- Hourglass Crème to powder bronzer duo
The Modernist Eye Shadow Palettes have been getting somewhat of mixed reviews, so here is my spin on things. I have to warn you, I am the eternal optimist and I tend not to write about products I truly dislike.
This is what it says on the Official Hourglass Website
An artist-inspired eyeshadow palette with seamless color transitions offering effortless blending in a single pan. The innovative multi-press, three-dimensional design, combined with a fine, creamy consistency, introduces a new level of control for blending and picking up pigment. Available in 7 curated color palettes.
- Colour one: Warm Ivory. Probably my least favourite and the mattest of colours. I will use this on the inner corners and on the brow bone
- Colour two: Champagne gold, with a lovely iridescent shimmer.
- Colour three: Medium Brown, again with a shimmer. Beautiful colour
- Colour four: Golden Olive Green, shimmer
- Colour five: Forest green, shimmer, to outline.
The hardest colour to get to stand out is the lightest, warm ivory. The others have great pigmentation. I applied the colours over my Lime Crime eyelid primer. The trick is to use a good set of brushes, sweep over the colour in the palette, tap off the excess and press onto the skin. (I used the Eco Brush Tools kit but I am sure you would have your favourites!) This method is particularly good if you are, let’s say, of a certain age and the skin on the eyelids are not as tight as they used to be (mine!!). I use a brush with slightly softer, longer bristles to softly blend all the hard edges. A little really goes a long way.
The shadows are very fine, but quite creamy and are a dream to blend. Not really sure why Temptalia gave it such a bad rap!
My eyeshadow lasted from application at 7:30am until 7:30pm. Yes, there was some creasing, but I would have been able to revive the shadow by blending a little more with my brushes.
These colours can also be used wet, and I imagine the colours will just be intensified and will last longer.
I paid AUS$76 for this palette at Mecca Cosmetics and I have absolutely no regrets. I tend to wear more brown/neutral colours and this colour combo really appeals to me. This Winter Khaki colours are huge and my palette will work in nicely with this trend.
I actually purchased the Obscura palette as well, but I will do a review another time.
I have one tip for you. Just because there are 5 colours in this palette, does not mean you have to wear ALL 5 at the same time. Even just wearing one or two colours from this beautiful palette will work. The colours work nicely together, but just as nicely separately. I can’t wait to create more looks and try them wet as well.
Have you tried this? What did you think of it?
Til Next time,