Some Hourglass Stuff

In case you didn’t know, Hourglass is now available in Malaysia at Sephora! Well, has been available for the last couple of months. Not all Sephora stores have it, but you can also get it online. I checked the prices, and yes, they are UP there. So while I’m not going to tell you to run and get it, the option is here for you to touch and feel the products before purchasing. If you’re like me, and have had really bad experiences with our local customs (which confiscated lots of my stuff purchased online, shipped from overseas), then this is also another option for you. I compared the prices for all the products available, and most of them are priced at a premium. The cult favourite, the Veil Mineral Primer however, is reasonably priced.






I thought this primer would work best on oily skin so I was a little apprehensive to try it. I have normal to dry skin and some enlarged pores around my nose. This primer smoothed out dry flakes and minimized the appearance of my pores, while making my liquid foundations last longer. It also doesn’t feel thick like the silicone fillers so that’s another bonus. Instead of using this on my entire face, I just use this at the center of my face where I need it.


The powder you see that I hit pan on is Diffused Light, which I purchased when the ambient lighting powders were first launched. So many raves back then, and when I tried it, I wasn’t wowed. I had combination skin, and this powder oxidized on me. Now that I have drier skin, I appreciate this powder more. It gives a finish that is non powdery, and a little glow that is so trendy right now. Diffused Light is the perfect shade for me so I use it to set foundations. I know some use Diffused Light as highlighter, and some use darker shades as bronzers, but I haven’t tried that yet. It’s still not love for me, but I don’t hate it either. When I finish this powder, I wouldn’t be repurchasing though.


Last but not least, the 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner. This product had quite polarizing reviews. You either love it or hate it. When I first tried it, I loved it. It went on beautifully, the blackest of black, transfers pigment onto my lash line with just a touch, no pulling or tugging, stays on my waterline! I use 5 clicks on one eye, so in total 10 clicks. Hourglass did say this eye liner is only good for about 20 uses, but I’m getting more out of it. Maybe because I only use it to tightline (a very thin line at the roots of my lashes), the pencil is still going strong. However, one day, I wore this liner and didn’t finish off with mascara. Somehow, it transferred to my eye bags. I’m guessing, I’m assuming, the pigments, which got onto my lashes transferred there when I blinked. Tried it again without mascara and the same thing happened. Now, I’m conflicted. I was going to purchase the set of 3, but now that I know I can’t use it without mascara, I don’t want to buy it anymore.


What’s your favourite Hourglass product? (The primer and liner were sent for consideration)



xoxo Lily



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  • I love this hourglass primer to the core, it can make any damn foundation to last forever on me even in horrid humid weather. I have Dim Light ambient lighting powder and I love it. The soft focus effect that this powder give is impeccable.

    • Lily

      I should crack open the face powder palette then. I think Dim Light is one of the trio 🙂

  • I have Dim Light and the Mineral Veil primer, I almost never use Dim Light but I’m almost out of the primer! Do you sweep the powder all over your face? I find my face to look really powdery with Dim Light, maybe I need to find the right amount but so far I’m not using it much. You don’t use mascara everyday? It’s the one thing that I can’t be without because my eyes look small and asleep without it. LOL!

    • Lily

      I don’t usually sweep powder onto my face. Sometimes I do, but most of the time, I just pat and roll on areas I need it. Mostly on my T zone. I get lazy with mascara sometimes, but my eyes look so much better with mascara. That’s for sure!

  • We don’t have hourglass here in Spain… just as well for my wallet! LOL becuase I’m sure I’d go and get the blushers, bronzers and powders in general!

    • Lily

      There are so many other brands that are just as good, if not better, and at a lower price point, in my opinion. I don’t think you’re missing out much 🙂

  • Ah hitting pan! What a lovely feeling that must have been. Especially since you don’t plan on repurchasing it…

    • Lily

      Right? I’m in the “killing mode”. It’s like die powder, die! I get like that when I’m really set on using up certain things. Hahaha! There’s an eye shadow I want to hit pan on. It’s a matte bone ivory shade that I can use all over my lids and also to highlight my brow bones. Been using it every day and I can see a dip in the eye shadow pan. I’m excited to see the bottom of it. That’ll be my first eye shadow ever to hit pan. LOL!

  • The Marc Jacobs Skinny Liner is better-that’s what I use for tightening now. This one transferred on me as well. Get a blush dude! I love their blushes!

    • Lily

      Surprisingly, we don’t have these skinny liners yet. I wonder when we’ll get it. I’ve been waiting!

  • Liz

    Oh man, I miss Veil Mineral Primer. I swear, that stuff used to keep the acne away! The pan on your ambient powder is very impressive. I wish I loved a powder that much, lol!

    • Lily

      Thing is, I don’t. Powders keep shine at bay and it’s kinda mandatory here. It’s so humid, only those with very dry skin can get away without powder. Or, those who just stay indoors in air conditioned rooms 🙂

  • 5 clicks per eye?? I use only 1 for both! Hahahahaa!! Now that explains why my pencils never die!!! I do love this liner to death though, just got my 2nd one after staying away telling myself I need to finish up my other ones… but now that I got it back, I am like, whyever did I try to stay away?! LOLOL! I also love the primer, well used to when my skin was oilier. And the immaculate foundation is great for oily skin too.

    • Lily

      How do you just use 1 click for both though? LOL! Glad you like it. I think I’ll just skip. Sure, other pencils are not as thin, not as dark, and not as pigmented… but I can make them work 🙂 If only it doesn’t smudge when I skip mascara. That was the deal breaker!

  • That primer broke me out, lol. Or maybe it was the other primer they have. Either way 😛 I don’t use primers that often, anyway. I do actually really like their powder palette now, even though I initially felt ambivalent about it, too. But I haven’t gotten anywhere near your pan! LOL

    • Lily

      I don’t use primers often either. I’m trying to use up the Bobbi Brown CC Cream, but I always get distracted and use other things. LOL! I’m forcing myself to use this powder every time I put on makeup. It’s dying, slowly 🙂