Sunday, 18 January 2015

Hourglass|| The Ultimate Luxury?

Hourglass Veil Foundation and Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light Hourglass Veil Foundation and Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light

I've been blogging for 2 years now so i'm pretty aware of most brands both drug store and high end. I've visited lots of departments stores in lots of cities and spent a hell of a long time in beauty halls however one counter I've never visited or seen for that matter is Hourglass. I've heard so much about their products and drooled over their limited edition blush palettes but I'd never visited a counter... until just after Christmas.
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After reading this post by Bryony, I realised that the new John Lewis store in York had an Hourglass counter. After persuading my boyfriend we travelled to York for a day of shopping. Now, the Hourglass counter is small; like really small. There was one girl working; Megan and she was on her own most of the day. She was one of the friendliest MUA's i've ever seen. I asked to try the Ambient Lighting Powder and before I knew it, I was sat in the chair removing my makeup (eek, the shop was sooo busy). She really knew her stuff and answered all my questions, advising me on the best products (not just Hourglass stuff) for my skin.

In the end, she asked me to create two piles with the products she'd used; a love pile and a leave pile. I managed to choose the Veil Fluid Foundation, Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light, the Ambient Blusher Palette and the Eyebrow Pencil. She added the total up and it came to a staggering £162, she left me alone to discuss with the boyfriend as obviously that is a sh*tload of money. She wasn't pushy at all and even suggested I just buy the foundation because of how amazing it looked and leave the powder which I really wanted.

In the end I settled on the foundation and powder, I couldn't leave it behind. I definitely regret not buying the blush palette and i've looked at it every day online since but it's just so expensive. I know i'll be buying the brow pencil as soon as my bank account looks a little healthier. The whole experience was so luxurious, I would highly recommend visiting an Hourglass counter if possible, they really look after you and the products are well worth their price tag!

xo

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  1. I've never been to an Hourglass counter either, but their Ambient Lighting Blushes are to die for! I don't live too far from York so I might have to have a little trip down there, great post!

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  2. I've wanted to try the ambient lighting powders for ages!

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. I'm in love with mine! It's not cakey at all and gives such a nice sheen to the face xx

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  3. i've been lusting after the ambient lighting powders for ages. i have one of the ambient lighting blushes and it's gorgeous.

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

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    1. Get one! I've just ordered the Limited Edition Blush palette xx

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  4. Oh my days! I went to the Monks Cross John Lewis the other day and never saw Hourglass! Gutted - it's a 90 minute drive away! :( Might have to head back when I'm off work :D

    The powder looks gorgeous - I really want to get one - sick of using cakey powders that ruin the glow of my foundation :( xx


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    1. It is pretty small but next definitely pay it a visit :)!xx

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  5. Hourglass is the brand I'm definitely going to be trying this year! xx

    Alice Anne | Annie Writes Beauty

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  6. Thanks so much for the lovely mention on your post Megan! High five for the awesomeness that is Hourglass! x

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