Review: Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition

I finally picked up this eye shadow duo.  I have been eyeing it up for over a year.  I don’t know why, but for whatever reason I held off.  I was out shopping the other night and finally decided to pick this snazzy thing up.
I love the outer packaging: bronzy, taupe, metallic, reflective… *le sigh*  It is just gorgeous.  The top part of the “compact” swivels and turns.  Functional and fun!
The colors are described by Hourglass as mauve shimmer and eggplant shimmer but I really feel like the lighter color is more taupe than mauve and the “eggplant” leans to more a blackened burgundy.  

As you can see in the picture below (taken with flash) you can see the slight shimmer to the shades.  These eyeshadows done look shimmery on the eye or in swatches though.  They actually have a beautiful satin finish.  

They are completely buttery smooth and soooo soft.  One interesting thing about the formula is that it is formulated without sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates and it is even gluten-free.  I thought gluten was only in food but guess I am wrong! :)  

The next swatch was taken outside in daylight.  Now you can really see the taupe I was speaking of earlier! :) Love taupe… mmmm… 

This swatch was taken indoors with a flash.  Sorry that it is slightly blurry.  I couldn’t get my camera to focus this afternoon.

Very pretty duo!  I am ecstatic I finally own it.  
My Newest Addiction Rating: The texture of these eyeshadows are amazing.  They are super smooth and a dream to blend.  I love that the eye shadow duos from Hourglass are offered in perfectly complimentary colors.  I would also like to mention that this eyeshadow duo will obviously suit cooler skin tones but it isn’t overly cool so it can be worn by warm skin tones as well.


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02964529003654314028 Hunter87

    Both of the colors are very pretty PLEASE do a EOTD using them =)
    ~Jazmin

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 LauraJean396

      I have… I am actually editing a video now :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15095417308050617330 Tracy D

    Gorgeous..these are beautiful shadows!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01207876274926374666 Jessica

    very pretty shadows