Retractable Foundation Brush
This is an impressively dense, well-made little brush, and like the other brushes in Hourglass's line, it's luxuriously soft and expertly cut. However, its small size and the hollowed-out handle (to allow for the retractable mechanism) means that it lacks the weighty feel of Hourglass's other brushes. For a travel brush, it's quite good, but not a home run.
- Densely packed, tightly fastened hair doesn't shed.
- Sleek design is attractive and modern.
- Well-cut, subtle dome shape makes this versatile and usable on different parts of your face.
- Synthetic hair doesn't absorb liquid foundation.
- Hair feels amazingly and luxuriously soft.
- Narrow shape and small size limits usefulness.
- Bottom of brush tends to slide up in use.
Hourglass Cosmetics bills itself as luxury performance makeup, and for the most part that description is apt. The luxury aspect is apparent in the brand's packaging, which evokes sophistication and glamour. As for what's inside, while not every Hourglass product is a blockbuster, it has a number of strong products in its lineup, particularly its Ambient Lighting collection of powder makeup products. There are also some standout options for lip colors, and its Veil Fluid Makeup Oil SPF 15 foundation is a blogger and Beautypedia favorite for good reason (you can find out exactly why in our individual review). Hourglass does offer a small selection of skincare, but when it comes to this brand makeup is truly where its strengths lie.
For more information about Hourglass Cosmetics, visit www.hourglasscosmetics.com or call 310-392-7799.
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