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Why We Like Hourglass
"We turn to Hourglass Cosmetics when we’re after something a little more luxe. Their lavish products are adorned with a slightly higher price tag but justifiably so. Each product delivers longevity and a high pigment payoff that wears beautifully for stand-out results. If you’re after something that shimmers and shines, we suggest browsing their Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow range for a seriously sparkly finish that brings your look to life. "
Written by Ellie Child, Content Editor
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With a primary focus on active ingredients, Hourglass combine sleek exteriors with powerful and results-driven formulations. Established in 2004 by founder and CEO Carisa Janes, Hourglass made their first debut at Barneys New York, capturing the hearts of city women. As their loyal following grew, the brand started stocking in retailers including Sephora, Nordstrom and Space NK, before becoming a global success that boasted 500 retailers worldwide.
Hourglass are known for their luxe approach to makeup – designing aesthetically pleasing packaging and potent formulations that take action upon application. They combine science, art and beauty to create a luxe range of products that beautify as they work. From mineral primers to pigmented eyeshadows, the brand ensures you a perfect complexion that doesn't mess with your skin's natural harmony.
Better still, the brand's products are predominantly vegan with the aim of being completely vegan in 2020 and do not contain any nasties such as sulphates and parabens.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hourglass
Are Hourglass products free from Parabens?
Hourglass products are not formulated with Parabens.
Are there Sulphates in their product formulae?
Hourglass products are produced without the use of Sulphates.
Do Hourglass test their products on animals?
Hourglass do not test their formulas or end products on animals and are a proudly cruelty-free brand.
Are Hourglass vegan-friendly with no animal-derived ingredients in their products?
Not their entire range, but the majority (i.e. more than half!) of the Hourglass products are suitable for vegans. You can see these products by selecting 'vegan friendly' from the ingredient filter above.
Are their products free from alcohol?
They avoid using alcohol in their products wherever possible.
Are there artificial fragrances in their products?
A lot of them are free-from-fragrance. If you wish to shop only fragrance free, use our site filters.
Do their products contain mineral oil?
They avoid using mineral oil in their products whenever possible.
Is Hourglass a hypoallergenic brand?
Some of the products in the Hourglass range are classed as hypoallergenic (or less likely to cause allergic reactions). These are clearly marked on product pages.
Where relevant, are these products Ophthalmologist Tested?
Applicable products have been through Ophthalmologist testing.
Are their products phthalates-free?
Not all Hourglass products are phthalates-free but you can use our filters to find the ones that are.
What country are these products made in?
Hourglass produce their products in Italy.