Girls who wear warm colors well may like this year’s summer collection from Hourglass Cosmetics. It’s a tiny collection (just two pieces), and they aren’t the least expensive kids on the block.
What do we mean by “warm” or “cool” colors?
- Colors that lean toward red, orange or yellow, or contain their undertones (many browns, yellowish greens and orangey reds), are generally considered warm shades.
- Colors that lean blue or green (or bluish pink, purple, blueish green, magenta or blueish red) are typically called cool.
These two siblings hover in Chanel price airspace…Creme-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset will set you back $40, and Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Fortune clocks in at $28, but Hourglass makes sure you get good stuff for your money.
Fortune on the lips; Creme-to-Powder Bronzer Duo on cheeks
Creme-to-Powder-Bronzer Duo in Sunset houses a creamy, warm pink blush and a warm golden brown bronzer in a snazzy swivel-top compact. Both the blush and bronzer have all-day staying power, resist streaking and dry to a natural-looking matte finish.
I LOVE how pigmented the both of them are, and thankfully Hourglass didn’t chintz on the size of the pans. Still, this guy’s mad pricey! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+/A-
Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Fortune’s shimmery warm golden pink looks a lot like one of my all-time favorite products out there, the mighty MAC Nymphette!
I like the thin, non-sticky texture but wish it lasted longer than two hours. Like other Extreme Sheen Glosses I’ve tried, it’s also pleasantly hydrating, ahh… Might be an option if you’ve been searching for a color like Nyphette but aren’t a fan of sticky MAC gloss. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Based on pure pigment alone, I think the bronzer/blush duo probably offers the better value. Add to that excellent wear time, and it spells a pretty good deal.
Both tiny tidbits shimmy onto Sephora and Barneys counters next month.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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