The Fab 5, Vol. 5: Hourglass Cosmetics

Published in: Hourglass, Makeup Tips/How To, Video

Hourglass may not be a gargantuanly huge brand, but they’re one of my faves (yes, I know, I have many faves).


The luxe little line hails from down the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway), in sunny Southern California.


I like a lot of their products, but here are five of my “must-haves” from the line. Next time you’re cruising the aisles at Sephora, check ’em out! If you decide to give one (or more) of these Fab 5 a try, let me know how it goes. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Products mentioned in this video…

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Thank you, as always.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. sylirael says:

    Every time I go to Mecca I look over the Hourglass stuff and find about ten things I want to try…

    Someday soon I will save up enough to do so; in the meantime, thanks for the great video, Karen!
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  2. hanna says:

    I’d never heard of them
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  3. Jeri says:

    Hi Karen, Love these video’s. Can you come in closer to the camera?

  4. Allison C says:

    Loved your video. I’m trying to decide which Ambient Light shade is right for me: redhead, fair/light cool skin tone, 40+, pink cheeks. Is it Luminous? I know it’s NOT Radiant, but all of the others seem like contenders. For $45, I don’t want to choose the wrong one. Help, please!
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  5. Martha Nelson says:

    I really would like to try ” Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder” but it hurts to spend 50.00 bucks on it (ouch!) Thanks for the video Karen ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Cindy says:

    I always wanted to try the Ambient Lighting Powder from Hourglass. But believe it or not, I don’t really use highlighters such as those. I prefer a more natural look. I love how the Strobe Light Liquid from MAC looks on my skin for a going out look!

  7. Vanessa says:

    I saw this video go up and I was like YEEESS!!

    I think you almost have me sold on prism…. I’ll have to think about it. You got me pretty interested in the liquid lipstick too… not sure I would go for pink, though ๐Ÿ™‚

    And the eyebrow pencil! I wanted to like it so much… but the dark brunette is just too warm for me.

  8. Jess says:

    Great video! I haven’t tried many Hourglass products because they’re so $$$, but I read nothing but rave reviews so I hope to try more in future!

    Quick question: what nail polish are you wearing in the video? So pretty!

  9. Erin says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for featuring one of my most favorite brands! For people who haven’t tried Hourglass yet, omg, they have THE BEST MASCARA EVER. Its called Film Noir. I have been searching the earth for 20 years for the best mascara and Film Noir is it. I also recommend their veil mineral primer. Its a really fantastic primer, ohhhh I love their foundations too! Hah! I have yet to try an Hourglass product that I didn’t like but OMG TRY THE MASCARA. Its amazeballs.

  10. Savannah says:

    Have you heard about those new ambient blushes they’re releasing for spring? Different blush colors with ambient powder in them. I’m getting the sim infused which is a coral with dim light within. So excited for those to come out. Love your eyes! I bought a mac veluxe pearl fusion palette last year that has 2 similar looking colors but man do they irritate my eyes and fade ๐Ÿ™ I have a planned trip to sephora coming up and I’m picking up some things from nars ( I’m excited because I don’t own anything by him yet) mufe, and hourglass for sure now. I’m loving the videos, you look much more relaxed now ๐Ÿ™‚ lots of love, keep being awesome Karen!

  11. Bella says:

    Love the fab 5 series!!! I have the brow sculpting pencil in Soft brunette and the Ambient Lighting Palette; I also love Radiant light.
    No mention of the Veil Mineral Primer :D? I received a sample with the palette and it’s the only primer I’ve ever tried that actually does something. When I finish it I think I’ll repurchase.

  12. Nikki says:

    I’m loving the Radiant Light.

  13. Ahh, Hourglass, another favourite of mine. I don’t even know what 5 products I’d pick, I love everything ๐Ÿ™‚
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  14. Deanna says:

    Yay! Another Fab 5 video! =) I really want to try the Prism eye shadow duo. I’ve always been afraid to wear light blue eye shadow, but this look that you created looks amazing on you, so now I have to try it!

  15. Chelsea says:

    This makes me really want that brow pencil! I’m currently using two pencils and don’t love either. I’ll have to see how the lighter shades look.

  16. sarah says:

    I LOVE Hourglass – there is a fun makeup boutique near me which sells hourglass and some other small brands – but, like the other posters – SOOOO expensive!!!!

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