Lines, shadows and highlights – Hourglass Cosmetics

{Illume Creme-To-Powder Bronzer Duo}

We’ve developed such a relationship, this product and I. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been featuring the Hourglass Illume Creme-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in a lot of my writing lately like herehere and here. Yes, really obsessed. The creamy, soft formula glides on to the skin but it’s so intensely pigmented that you don’t need to use a lot and every time I use it people think I look a little more tanned. I proceed with “What Snooky tanned or J-Lo tanned? Oh the latter, shucks stop!” But really – I am sickly without this bronze.


{Script Liquid Eyeliner}

If you’re looking for a basic, black liquid eyeliner this is one of those that’ll do you no wrong. Some days (which is usually most days) – I just don’t want to have to deal with pots and brushes and excess product. This felt tip pen is quick and easy, Quaker oats style. I love simplicity in a product, can you tell?

{Behold the swiveling compact}

{Angry face = more cheekbones}

You should all note that this has one of the most impressive mirrors I’ve ever seen. It’ll go in to the kind of positions women can only dream of. 360 degrees, front, back, left right. Too many minutes of my life have been a write-off because of this distraction.

{Colour rich}

For a cream formula this has to be my favourite bronzer though lest we never forget my recently passed old friend, the Guerlain Teracotta bronzer – may we meet again one day soon and I promise this time I won’t shatter you.



  1. Melissa
    April 15, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    Hey I was wondering if this was a bronzer and foundation. I couldn’t tell if it was actually a highlighter or base. Also if its not a foundation, what foundation are you wearing ? Ty

    • April 16, 2013 / 1:38 am

      Hi Melissa – It’s a bronzer and highlighter – I’m pretty sure I was wearing armani skin maestro foundation! it’s of my absolute favourites. With Benefit’s Fake up around the eyes x

  2. Susan
    March 17, 2013 / 4:24 am

    I just started following your blog, I love it! What lipstick are you wearing?

    • March 17, 2013 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you so much Susan! It’s Bite Beauty’s Cin Cin 🙂

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