Apr 3, 2015

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes - Swatches

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes - Makeup Swatches
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes ($58 each) at Sephora

There are so many makeup brands out there, it's just inevitable that there will be a dozen different versions of every product.  Even then, I doubt if anything has been done more ways than neutral/naked/nude eyeshadow palettes, and honestly, I would buy them all if I could :D  Hourglass Modernist eyeshadow palettes are one of the newer launches in the neutral eyeshadow category, and what sets them apart right away is the gorgeous packaging and how smooth and buttery the eyeshadows look.  I tested out these shadows during one of my to Sephora, and goodness gracious, they feel amazingggg!  Here's a look at some swatches (lighting is a bit off - cloudy day).

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes Atmosphere Obscura Makeup Swatches
Atmosphere (Cool Neutrals) - pale ivory, pale pink, taupe, espresso, charcoal
Obscura (Earth Tones) - cream, smokey brown, rose gold, coffee, cool bronze
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes Atmosphere Exposure Color Field Swatches
Exposure (Plums) - champagne, aubergine, bronze, black violet, lilac
Color Field (Olive) - warm ivory, champagne gold, taupe brown, golden olive, forest green
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes Infinity Graphite Makeup Swatches
 Infinity (Warm Neutrals) - warm ivory, dusty rose, bronzed mauve, cool taupe, dark cocoa
Graphite (Smokey) - warm ivory, copper gold, deep brown, gun metal, silver - this shade is exclusive to Sephora.
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes Monochrome Makeup Swatches
Monochrome (Rose) - warm ivory, rose nude, peony pink, light mauve, dark chocolate
The eyeshadows feel incredibly soft and seem quite finely milled.  I found some of the shades better than the others - just my personal preference in terms of how pigmented they seem, and I prefer matte shades over shimmery ones - and my favorites would be the plum-based Exposure and the olive-toned Color Field.  Overall, I think these palettes are perfect for anyone on the lookout for a basic neutral palette with some basic colors that can work any time of the day.  There's a nice mix of matte and shimmer in these palettes, and it's easy enough to find a palette to use for any occasion.  And if you like a touch of luxe in your makeup collection, these palettes are made for you!

Shade descriptions are as listed on the Sephora website.  Links provided in the post are for information only and are NOT affiliate links.