Product Review | Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Product Review | Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Reflect ($29, Sephora and Beautylish)
Product Details (from Sephora's website): This eyeshadow is infused with refined micro-glitter for a sophisticated, sparkling finish, and features multifaceted pearls that capture and reflect light for brilliant, multidimensional eye looks. It comes in a range of light-catching shades that are buildable from a sheer, crystal-like shimmer to an opaque, prismatic glitter finish. Its weightless formula glides across lids and dries down for smooth, comfortable wear.
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Review: This was my last shimmer/glitter eyeshadow pot purchase in 2018. As mentioned in previous reviews, this is one of my favorite eyeshadow formulas to own due to their ease of use and high shine finish. The packaging is typical of most Hourglass products. A high shine deep brown box packaging with gold typography. The pot is made of an acrylic plastic with a brown cap and the Hourglass label written on it. There is also a clear plastic seal to help contain the pressed pigments.
The formula is very smooth, different from the Marc Jacobs and Tarte eyeshadow pots. These are finely pressed, while the other two has a slightly gritty texture (but performs very well) upon touch. They are also long-wearing, easy to apply and provides a beautiful shimmer on the eyelids. These pots are always out of stock at Sephora and Beautylish and I was lucky to grab one of the shades last year. The only con I have about this product is its packaging. For $29, the plastic acrylic pot looks and feels cheap, in my opinion. If Marc Jacobs and Tarte can produce them at a lower price with a higher quality packaging, Hourglass should be able to do the same. This is a beautiful product. The only reason why I wouldn't recommend it in a way where you should run out and get it is because of the packaging and that you can get higher end quality ones from Marc Jacobs and Tarte for a lower price.