Lips by Hourglass Velvet Creme Lipstick in Fever ($30)…
It’s like when I come across something special in a store, like that Peter Som cat dress from Anthropologie, and it feels like the world will crash around me if it doesn’t get in my closet. For me, that’s Hourglass makeup.
Yes, they’re expensive — pretty much the same prices as Chanel and Dior — but there’s something about Hourglass. The simplicity. They don’t have 30 different browns or 20 different red lipsticks, but I’m still always able to find exactly what I’m in the mood to wear. When you wear it, you feel super cool, and your makeup looks good.
I love their textures and the way they elevate basic colors like gold and peach and make them seem so much more elegant and refined, but still accessible at the same time. Sometimes, their new launches are so exciting that they break the Internet (almost).
A lot of the products in my “everyday basics” makeup bag are Hourglass, and here are 10 of the ones I reach for the most…
Hourglass Velvet Creme Lipstick in Fever ($30)
Otherwise known as “the lipstick that generates 20 emails to my inbox whenever I wear it on the blog,” and the emails usually say the same thing: “What is that color, BECAUSE I HAVE TO HAVE IT NOW!”
The emails are also often tinged with quiet desperation. Once someone even offered to trade their child’s pony for a tube!
Super creamy, vibrant fuchsia Fever has looked gorgeous on every person I’ve ever seen wear it.
I’ve got the Fever!!!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
These are the blushes I reach for when I know I don’t have enough time to really get ready in the morning. They’re like a combination natural-looking blush and subtle highlighter in one.
I’m actually wearing Incandescent Electra, the middle shade, right now because I barely had 60 seconds before I had to leave the house for a dentist’s appointment this afternoon.
Oh, and random info, but today I found out at the dentist that I have thick enamel.
Yeah, apparently it’s something I should be proud of.
From the left: Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra and Mood Exposure
So pretty… A coral with a subtle golden sheen, Diffused Heat is one of my summertime go-to blush shades. If you have warm skin or a bit of a tan, it looks gorgeous paired with coral lipstick or gloss.
Speaking of coral glosses, have you seen Hourglass Extreme High Shine Lipgloss in Muse!? L-to-the-O-to-the-V-to-the-E.
It’s super moisturizing, shiny and comfy like a Cremesheen Glass. I wear this one year round.
Golden beige Radiant Light ($45)
This golden beige is another one of my errrday faves. I use it as a highlighter a lot when I’m out cruising the town/about to lay a smack down. Yes, you can call me MC K-Dawg.
Despite the delicate, nuanced shimmer and light color, I can still see it, ya know? Otherwise why bother? I want to see that ish, at least a little!
For pics, it may be a tad too subtle for some gals/guys, especially those who like their highlights bold and brash, but if you like a subtle highlight, GO THERE.