Mother’s Day Gorgeous Gift Ideas: The Hourglass Vol. 6 Neo-Classic Eye Palette

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hourglass neo classic palette

I think I’ve only seen my mom wear eyeshadow once, maybe twice in my entire life. She’ll rock her MAC Lychee Luxe Lipglass hard, but eye makeup just isn’t her thing.


Oh, but if it was? I’d give her the Hourglass Vol. 6 Neo-Classic Palette ($58) for Mother’s Day…and then promptly find a way to “borrow” it from her and forget to give it back, haha!

hourglass neo classic palette swatches


I’d be so tempted to keep it for myself!

Inside the elegant packaging (it even has one of those swivel mirrors) live six long-wearing powder eyeshadows, five mattes and one shimmer, in some very flattering shades.

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WARNING: Don’t be surprised if Mom gets hooked on Hourglass after this. It’s an expensive brand, but the more I see of their products, the more I’m impressed. Just like the shadows in the Dune duo we looked at a while back, these particular shadows last all day long on me when layered on top of a good primer, and as if that wasn’t enough, they practically blend themselves! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Guess what…? It’s hump day. We’re almost over the hump.


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  1. Nina says:

    I want this to be MY mother’s day gift. I am momma to furkids, and get a mother’s day too, right? :=D

  2. Kim says:

    Definitely a pretty palette – I can see you rocking the blue for sure. And, in the immortal words of Shock G, do the humpty hump. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      GURL. I rocked out to that song at the freshman high school dance…did I tell you that my 20 year high school reunion is next year? All of the sudden I’ve turned into Romy & Michelle.

      • Kim says:

        HAHA! That’s awesome! It really is a fun song. 🙂

        NO, you did not! How do you feel about it? Excited to catch up or “I think I’ll catch a movie instead”? Are Jen and Cindy both in your class? If so, I think you guys should strut in like Charlie’s Angels. HAHA!

        We didn’t do anything for our 20th, which was a bummer. I still see all my closest friends on a regular basis but I’m always up for a reunion. I know not everyone feels that way, though. I guess it depends on how you felt about High School.

  3. BJ says:

    oooh tres chic, i need this in my arsenal. This would be perfect for a glowy look that could be smoked out or amplified for night! love that blue, and i can always use a good black shadow

    • Karen says:

      Hi BJ,

      Great ideas. Do you wear smokey eyes often? I love doing variations for nights out. I usually do a black/brown combo or a darker blue or green smokey eye.

  4. BJ says:

    hey karen!! yes i do, loves me a smokey eye girl! i’m often doin a lot of them on clients too! I know, i like to mix it up too! The same old just black or just brown doesn’t do for me as much these days. Lately i’ve been, i did a lovely one green the other day with MAC vex and juxt, then just added some black to smoke it up for night. The blue in this palette looks like it’d be a fun change!

    • Karen says:

      Sounds pretty! I’ve never put Vex and Juxt together; I’ll have to try that sometime. My usual go-to green is MAC Humid. Do you have that shade? It’s super pretty with Club for a green/teal/gray smokey eye.

  5. gio says:

    What a pretty palette! And I really love that blue shade, it’s beautiful!
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  6. Yay, happy hump day! I don’t think this one is for me, just because matte shades tend to look really blah on me for some reason. I really need some shimmer to perk things up! My mom’s the same with yours! I don’t think I’ve seen her with eyeshadow like EVER.
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  7. Ooh, now *that* is a palette. I love the rich, matte shades! My mum’s not one for eye makeup either, but maybe something like this would convert her? 😛
    Rae // theNotice recently posted … The unexpectedly perfect Spring palette: Hello Kitty Graffiti Eyeshadow & Blush Palette

  8. Naomi says:

    My mom wears eyeshadow but since she had hooded eyes you dont see most of it anyway. But I so would get this palette and “borrow” it from her….permanently!
    Naomi recently posted … Maybelline Color Tattoo and Loreal Infallible Eyeshadows! Plus More!!!

    • Karen says:

      LOL, great minds think alike, Naomi! I wish my mom would try wearing shadow…even if it was just a wash over the lids!

      Do you and your mom ever go makeup shopping together?

  9. Becca says:

    These look so velvety and pigmented just based on the swatch photos!! Hourglass seems to really know their shadowsl. I HAVE to have this!!
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  10. EmmyJean says:

    Oh gosh I want to get this for my mom! Then again I want to buy her everything for Mother’s Day, she’s my best friend 🙂
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  11. Phyrra says:

    Gorgeous palette! I wish my mum would try those colors. They’d really work with her eyes.
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