Monday, 9 May 2016

Hourglass Illume Sheer Color Trio and Ambient Primers

Just when you think you don't need any new primers or 'glow' products, Hourglass do their thing - again. Three new primers under the Ambient umbrella promise to soften, neutralise and brighten skin and they really do deliver.

Three shades - Dim, Luminous and Mood (y) - coincidentally enough, my moods this week, fix all manner of imperfections from dullness to uneven texture and basically act like that blurring Instagram filter that people still refuse to admit that they use. #nofiltermyarse
Oil-free, they can be worn alone to make you look awake, or under makeup.

With your bases sorted and summer coming to the UK (PLEASE), Hourglass are offering something slightly more suited to the climate in their new palette, the Illume Sheer Color Trio. There's a neutral bronzer that you can also use for contouring if you want to (please don't), a rose, pinky blush and a champagne highlighter. When I played with this in Space NK, I ended up using a lot of all three, to the point where I did the internal voice 'Walk away Caroline. What are you doing?'. I find over-usage to be a common problem with Hourglass - and that's a compliment. It's entirely me that's the moron that doesn't know when to stop.

The Ambient Light Correcting Primers are £36.00 and $44.00
The Illume Sheer Color Trio is £54.00 and $62.00

All are available now in the UK here:

And in the US at Sephora here:


  1. Ohhh me some some highlighter and some bronzer and these are right up my alley!! Just need some one to go to the UK to bring it to portugal (no hourglass here) :-(

  2. I just want everything hourglass all over my face

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  3. I saw these in Sephora the other day and walked on by, for exactly the reason you state above. Luckily, I just discovered a location so near to my work that I can stop in at lunch. Who needs food. I want that Trio. And the Nars!


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