Shimmery Champagne and Olive Make This Dune a Visionaire of Love: The Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Dune

Published in: Eyes, Hourglass, Makeup, Product Reviews

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Next time you happen to find yourself by the Hourglass display at Sephora, have a look at my new favorite duo, the Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Dune ($38).


Oh, it’s so gorgeous… One side, a shimmery champagne; the other a deep, shimmery olive with a whisper of smokey black, but this duo’s good looks are just the icing on the cake. Both shades also blend like coffee and cream. Super silky, highly pigmented, and best of all? — when they’re layered on top of a good primer, they DO NOT MOVE.

Paired with NARS Pro-Prime, they don’t crease or fade for…I don’t know, 14 hours? It really does seem that long. Heck, I even wore them on bare eyelids for fun the other day and still only noticed a couple creases hours later.

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hourglass dune swatch


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Additional makeup worn in this look





The only catch is the price, but for what it’s worth, I see myself hitting the pan on Dune. I love the combination of colors — I mean, this champagne and olive go together so well — and I think they also look pretty great on their own. Together, they’re perfect for an elegant eye look a step above basic brown and beige. Just add black liner and mascara, and you’re good to go. 🙂

PRICE: $38
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+ (even at this price)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. CrystalCandy says:

    You are beautiful and that blush is such a pretty color!

  2. Ingrid says:

    wow – i love how you have done your eyes!!

  3. BooBooNinja says:

    Is the champagne e/s anything like MAC Something Special Pro Longwear e/s?

  4. Dani says:

    Gorgeous! One of my favourite looks on you!

  5. Ahhh Hourglass duos are really high on my wish list now! I KNEW this one would be all kinds of interesting! The other one I’d really like is Exhibition. Can’t resist a good plum!
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  6. frckls says:

    Omg. Karen you look like a TOTAL STUNNER!! I love your makeup here!

  7. ZenGirl says:

    I love the Hourglass duos! I have Gypsy and Suede, but I may have to check out Dune as well. Love your look! Recently got a sample of the Hourglass No. 28 primer serum from Sephora and have been loving that too.

  8. Marina says:

    I am also a huge fan of Hourglass eye shadows. And Dune duo looks great on you!
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  9. Chris25 says:

    I think I’ll just go ahead and add NARS eye primer to my cart the next time I place an order Just, ya know, going with my urges. 😛

  10. I’ve heard such exceptional things about the Hourglass duos – I’d love to try them some time!

  11. Makeup Tips says:

    Wow Such a great and i am also a huge fan of Hourglass eye shadows. I place an order Just, ya know, going with my urges. Thanks

  12. Anna says:

    Oh MAN that’s pretty! I have a 10% off coupon at sephora for requalifying as a VIB (spending a ridiculous amount of money there) and I might pick this up!

  13. Teri says:

    I love this eyeshadow combo, it looks great on warm skintone, you really made a nice look with them.
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  14. Josh :D says:

    This looks amazing on you Karen! Also, your skin looks so glowy! <3

  15. These photos of you are gorgeous! You are sooo beautiful 😀 and I can’t wait to try am hourglass duo, but need to save up first!

  16. Trina J says:

    Love the look that you created with this duo! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. Joyce says:

    Love the eye look! Looks so simple, but gorgeous at the same time. =)
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  18. This duo looks absolutely gorgeous on you, Karen! I love how the champagne really lights up your eye area, while the olive add that sexy, almost grungy kind of depth.

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  19. Becca says:

    I have wanted Dune for sooooooo long now. The colors look GORGEOUS on you!!! I think I may have to finally bite the bullet and grab one this weekend!!

  20. Nina says:

    The colors in that duo are totally up my alley!

  21. Stef says:

    You look BEAUTIFUL in this Karen! The photos are so ethereal. I absolutely think Hourglass is worth the splurge, especially with results like these!
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  22. Jen says:

    You look amazing, and the colors are stunning! I can’t afford Hourglass and I need more eyeshadow like I need a hole in my head, but maybe in a few years when I’ve downsized my stash and I come into some money… 😉
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  23. Karen, as so many have commented, you look absolutely gorgeous!

    I’ve tried to steer clear of Hourglass because of its hefty price tag but this is the Dune eye shadows look so beautiful on tanned olive skin, I may have to take the leap and go for the splurge!

    Thanks for keeping it real and always considering price in the make up buying equation. If you’re ok with the big price tag, I can trust that it’ll be worth it.

    • Bought! Most expensive eyeshadow yet. $44 Canadian plus tax. I reeled back at the cashier when she announced the price and purchased it with a heavy guilt on my shoulders.

      However, I wore it to my friend’s wedding the next day and had no regrets. Yes to ultra smooth and pigmented eye shadows!

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