Flirtatious EOTN using Hourglass Visionaire Eyeshadow Duo in Prism!
By Tina A. - February 15, 2011
Allow me to introduce you to one of my favourite items in my makeup collection: this lovely eyeshadow duo by Hourglass.
Now, I have to admit, I'm not really that well acquainted with this brand (something that I aim to change in the future), but so far I'm pretty blown away by the quality of what (little) I have tested and tried!
A case in point would by this Visionaire Eyeshadow Duo in the shade Prism:
Like all of the Hourglass Visionaire eyeshadow duos, Prism comes in this very elegant and sleek magnetic packaging, fully equipped with a mirror and a small bristle brush. Now, I wouldn't really talk about packaging that much, but the design in this particular case gets a 5 star rating from me - beats the likes of Chanel and YSL hands down, as it is very compact and modern, not to mention that the brush is actually useful!
It consists of two beautiful shades: a silvery blue eyeshadow and a sparkly black one. The lighter shade, even though it's moderately pigmented, has a gorgeous sheen to it, which translates as denim coloured silk on the eyes - sadly my photos don't do it justice. The black shade is extremely pigmented and infused with a hefty amount of silver glitter particles (what's not to love about that?)!
But enough with the chatter, let me show you my look with it:
I went for a bold, almost feline-type eye look, with a moderate use of the black shade. Of course, that's just a matter of personal preference, but since I'm not making a themed look here (or a beauty editorial), I skipped the deeper and blacker crease/wing - this was pretty intense as it is!
Now, there were some fall-out issues with the black shade, I'm not gonna lie (it is a glitter based shadow after all), but I'm willing to overlook that fact in favour of the lovely pigmented colours and stellar packaging!
Have you tried any eyeshadows by Hourglass?
And which brand offers the best packaging for eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes in your opinion? I'm curious to know!!!