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Hourglass Cosmetics Flagship Store Opens on Abbot Kinney

September 21, 2014

On Thursday Hourglass Cosmetics hosted a special preview event to celebrate the opening of their Flagship Store on Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach. The unveiling of their first retail store marks the brand’s 10 year anniversary. Per Hourglass founder and CEO Carisa Janes, “it is a milestone occasion” where a”brick-and-mortar location is an opportunity to bring the brand to life with state-of-the-art design and exceptional service.”

I was thrilled to be able to attend the preview celebration and was thoroughly impressed with the sleek and modern design of the store. The store itself is 1400 square feet with an upper level for makeup application, lessons and private services. At the event they had several stations where you could get your lip makeup done by one of their artists. By the time I arrived I found the entire store was extremely busy and packed with makeup artists, editors, bloggers and other industry experts who were invited. I only stayed for a short time but saw some familiar faces and said hello to Beauty Professor and Beauty Frosting. Even though it was very crowded, I managed to weave my way through the store and snap a few detail shots. The store has an exquisite design that is beautiful. It is sleek, modern and inviting. I hope to be able to visit Venice Beach again in the upcoming month to experience the store in its entirety.

The store officially opens to the public on Septenber 22, 2014.

Among the items I was able to preview in the store include the line’s first skincare item, the Equilibrium Serum which will be exclusive to the boutique for a while (scheduled to launch soon). There was also an Ambient Lighting Bar which looked interesting and I need to find out more about. It’s designed to be a way for clients to customize their own palette with three shades of the Ambient Lighting Powder (review on Luminous Light and Radiant Light). I saw most of the product lineup displayed with the exception of the eye palettes/shadows but it could have possibly been something I simply missed due to the crowd. I was really hoping they would have the new Ambient Lighting Blush Palette available for preview at the store but it had not arrived yet.

As we left there was a small gift bag given away to each attendee, mine included one of the Ambient Lighting Powder Palettes. Since I already have one of the palettes, I’m giving my extra one away. You can enter via the Rafflecopter widget below (refer to the widget for terms and conditions). There are several ways to enter and I’m making this an international giveaway where 1 winner will be selected to receive 1 Ambient Lighting Palette (you must be 18 years or older).

A huge thanks to Hourglass for hosting such a lovely and well organized preview event for inviting me! I can’t wait until my next visit to the store to experience the entire line in person. The store officially opens to the public on September 22, 2014.

You can enter the giveaway below, there are multiple ways to enter, entries will be collected through the 25th of September and end at 11:45 PM PST. See terms in widget for more information.

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  • Monica B September 21, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I love my MAC Soft and Gentle! Thanks for the giveaway

  • JoElla September 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    What fun! I can't wait to hear your thoughts when you return.

  • JoElla September 21, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Currently, my favorite highlighter is Wet and Wild Cabana. It just really works well for my coloring, as I transition from summer color to fall color.

  • evo September 21, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    i love guerlain cruel gardenia meteorites
    unknowlingly…..i had bought a second one. now i can freely use it all the time

  • Erin September 21, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I have been using the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact- It's pretty amazing!

  • Natsumi September 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite highlighter is the the becca shimmering skin perfector in opal.

  • ejs September 21, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I love my NARS Albatross blush as a powder highlighter and RMS Living Luminizer for a creamy, dewy look!

  • Angela September 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    What a classy store – hope they'll do a custom ambient lighting blush palette as well!

  • Anonymous September 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    My favorite highlighter is the 100 percent pure all over glow luminizer in lightly sun kissed. Thanks for the giveaway!


  • Nadja September 21, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I'm really looking forward to their release of the Ambient Lighting Blush Palette and I hope it'll be available on Net-a-porter since it's the only store I can get it from.

  • Isabella September 21, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Oh, the palette is so pretty! I cant buy Hourglass were I live so I haven't even seen it in person, but I bet I would love it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Gaby September 21, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder!
    I love the store, looks amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • MARICARMENEISABEL September 21, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    My favorite ever is KEVYN ACUOIN the celestial candlelight, is subtil, elegant…I Love it!!!

  • Nina Zane September 21, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    What a great giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Jennifer September 21, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    I cannot stop staring at the Nude Lip Stylos and the Ambient Blushes. They are so beautiful.
    May favorite highlighter is Stila Gold, which comes in a dome form; it gives a lovely subtle glow.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Eileen September 21, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    What a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Hourglass! It's always fun to read about your forays on Abbot Kinney and the addition of an Hourglass giveaway is frosting on the cake. I adore CdP lumininzing powders as the texture, finish, and color is perfect on my mature skin. My favorite cream highlighter is by Edward Bess and my favorite liquid highlighter is by Rouge Bunny Rouge.

  • Pamela Ridwan September 21, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    My HG highlighter is the liquid one from Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Clouds.. and I also like to use matte highlighter from a japanese brand ; ZA which is actually a creamy concealer but it is so creamy and emollient, works very well to highlight my cheekbone ^^

  • maka September 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    My name is Dorota. I like to use Armani Belladona ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Andrea September 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I don't have a favorite highlighter!

  • Sarah September 21, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    My favourite highlighter is giorgio armani fluid sheer #13, which was LE and lovely, gorgeous pinky glow!

  • eleni papastergiou September 21, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    mac soft n gentleee!

  • Jen September 21, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    The store looks amazing and I would love to visit if I could! My current favorite highlighter is actually the "Ethereal light" from Hourglass!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  • Julia September 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Can't wait to check out the AK store – it looks beautiful!

  • Petunia September 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I have been loving my new Charlotte Tilbury highlighter from the Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Bronze and Glow! Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mathilde September 21, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    To me, Hourglass have the best lipstick shades collection… Can't wait to put my hand on it in France! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dawniepants September 21, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Oh my goodness I am obsessed with strobe cream, they can literally put the word illuminating, glow or dewy on anything and I'll buy it. But honestly I love anything liquid dewy illumination.

    Inanity and the Girl

  • A Smith September 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I'm really enjoying the MRP luminizer, but you really need to be diligent in blending it in well. I've tried my friend's Hourglass Radiant powder, it's lovely.

  • MariamRenne September 21, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    My favorite would have to be Wet n Wild's Starlight Bronze!

  • beauterature September 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    My favourite highlighter is definitely the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light. It adds a natural glow to my skin and it looks like I have nothing on my face. And it sits perfectly on top of each foundation I tried it with! I simply love it but my wallet will cry when it runs out!

  • beauterature September 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I love the natural glow that gives the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light!

  • Anonymous September 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Favorite highlighter is mascara's highlighter..

  • michelle September 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    The store looks amazing; so crisp and clean with some very enticing products I would like to try! I love my RMS beauty living luminizer cream & have sampled becca liquid which was nice but also like the balm Mary Lou luminizer powder so I kinda like them in many forms depending on what other makeup I've used at the time? Would love to try this amazing trio, I've heard great things! Question: I have read many times that Hourglass makes amazing eye shadows but I've never seen them on the Sephora site or really been able to see them firsthand anywhere. Do you have experience with their shadows? Thanks!

    • Sabrina September 22, 2014 at 5:46 am

      Hi Michelle, I haven't tried their shadows yet and I really think I should have by now, it's on my list but I always get so distracted at Sephora, lol.

    • michelle September 23, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Ha–I hear ya! My Sephora doesn't carry them and I end up forgetting to ask due to the many other beauty distractions:) Anxious to see what you find out in the future–maybe the free-standing store will carry them! Thanks for the reply.

  • Anonymous September 21, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I'm on the hunt for a holy grail highlighter. Wanting to try Hourglass for some time.

  • Kica September 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    At the moment my fave highlighter BECCA SSP.

  • She-Hulk September 21, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Guerlain meteorites powder.

  • Elle Martini September 21, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I love the piwders.

  • Jen27 September 21, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Wow, that preview event looked amazing- such a huge fan of Hourglass! Thanks for the amazing giveaway. I'd have to say my favourite highlighters are BeneFit Watt's Up and RMS Living Luminizer ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous September 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Becca liquid in Opal.

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  • Sharyl Denny September 21, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    My favorite highlighter is MAC skinfinish

  • escritora September 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Fantastic giveaway!

  • Julie Arthur // September 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I don't have any highlighters that I've liked. ๐Ÿ™

  • Isabella September 21, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Fantastic giveaway! My current favourite highlighter is the chanel poudre signee from their spring 2013 collection. Also love the kevyn aucoin celestial powder, but as for now… Chanel ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love to try the hourglass ambient lighting powders. I own some of the blushes and definitely love them!

  • Geneviรจve September 21, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Recently, I tried Mary-Lou Manizer by the Balm because LustreLux use it on Youtube and I love it! It's the perfect highlighter. I also use it as an eyeshadow when I don't want a full eye makeup! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sara BeauTime September 21, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you for the give-away, I have been enjoying CdP highlighters.

  • tasa September 21, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I generally love any and all Chanel highlighters but I've yet to try Hourglass. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jenn September 21, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    My holy grail highlighter is Guerlain Cruel Gardenia. *swoon*

  • fathobbitgamgee September 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    I've been loving Mary-Lou Manizer

  • AnneD September 22, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Although I have several highlighters, I recently purchased the Hourglass Luminous Light and love it! Thanks for the giveaway, very generous of you Sabrina!

  • antiquerose September 22, 2014 at 12:24 am

    I love the idea of making my own palette! They should come out with an option to buy pans/make your own palettes through sephora.

  • antiquerose September 22, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Oh and my fav highlighter is burberry nude radiance powder.

  • Chaya Forchheimer September 22, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Becca Rose Gold pressed!

  • FilipinaMacBarbie September 22, 2014 at 12:51 am

    My favorite highlighter is my MAC prep and prime. Im so jealous that there's a stand alone Horglass store and it's nowhere near me. Sad face for me. But I guess it's a good thing for my wallet. I know I could get lost in that store!

  • Ms. Natalie September 22, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I love so many! If I had to pick one it would be kevyn aucoin celestial powder

  • Eimee Gaw September 22, 2014 at 1:06 am

    theBalm's Mary Loumanizer!

  • stepfunnyy September 22, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Benefit Watt's Up!

  • Stephanie Rose September 22, 2014 at 1:47 am

    I like Benefits Watt's Up!

  • Holly September 22, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Highlighter!

  • Jo September 22, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Not sure I've found HG yet but I am loving Charlotte Tilbury's highlighter.

  • wefadetogray September 22, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Nars Copacabana liquid highlighter!

  • nueyork September 22, 2014 at 2:20 am

    I really love the Benefit Watts Up! This is such a generous giveaway, thank you for hosting it!

  • lvp8779 September 22, 2014 at 2:33 am

    I love the Laura Mercier highlighter and Watts Up

  • nonnie2two September 22, 2014 at 2:34 am

    I really like Charlotte Tilbury's highlighter. It is one of the best I have ever used.

  • Laura b. September 22, 2014 at 2:38 am

    For cream, rms Living Luminizer and for powder, Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder.

  • Diana M. September 22, 2014 at 2:50 am

    I haven't had a chance to try enough highlighters to find a HG, which is why I'd love to try these!! I currently use Benefit Watts Up to highlight the browbone

  • Aurora J. September 22, 2014 at 3:04 am

    I don't have a holy grail yet, but I like Benefit Watt's Up. Thank you for hosting this giveaway, Sabrina!

  • Lulubelle September 22, 2014 at 3:08 am

    My current favorite highlighters are liquid, as I like mixing them with my foundation. Manna Kadar's Sheer Glo shimmer lotions are quite nice.

  • mshighfemme September 22, 2014 at 3:23 am

    my fav hg highlighter is blondes by guerlain!

  • Paula Verdegaal September 22, 2014 at 3:28 am

    My favorite highlighter are the guerlain meterorites

  • Polymnia S September 22, 2014 at 3:32 am

    I love Mary Loumanizer from the balm, its so good!!!

  • Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 3:40 am

    I love LOVE YSL touch รฉclat! It brightens my eyes and covers dark circles yet looks completely natural….worth every penny! I love your blog Sabrina ๐Ÿ™‚ and would love to win the giveaway.

  • Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 3:55 am

    I don't have one grail illuminator but like all the Chanel highlighters and illuminators (Pearl Glow, Tissages Lamรฉs, Dentelle Preรฉcieuse etc.). This palette looks fabulous!

  • Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight

  • Megan Caton September 22, 2014 at 4:03 am

    I use a Nars Creamy Concealer in a lighter shade, but have always wanted to try the Hourglass Ambient Light ones!

  • Justine September 22, 2014 at 4:20 am

    I prefer powder and I'm still seeking my HG.

  • Alli September 22, 2014 at 4:24 am

    I really like to use a natural highlighter, like Laura Gellar baked French vanilla. I'd love to try the Ambient powder highlighters as I hear great things. I like a subtle highlight so as not to make my oily skin look more oily.

  • Coco N September 22, 2014 at 4:27 am

    I must visit this store. It looks amazing, I love Hourglass's brand image. My favorite highlighter right now is the NARS Multiple in Orgasm.

  • judyscribbler September 22, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Laura Mercier's highlighter! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Liv September 22, 2014 at 4:36 am

    I love hourglass and have their ambient lighting powder in luminous light. It is fantastic!

  • Rachel Runyan September 22, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Mary Lou-manizer from The Balm. I haven't tried Hourglass, though. I keep hearing/reading rave reviews.

  • Siham Hamdan September 22, 2014 at 4:52 am

    I'd love to try Hourglass, thank you for this opportunity! My holy grail highlighter is Soft and Gentle, I try to use something else but I always go back to it!

  • Melissa September 22, 2014 at 5:35 am

    This is my 2nd comment, only because I don't think my 1st one posted.either way, I'd love to win the palette and try out the powders. I've recently been trying things from hourglass and I'm quickly falling in love.

  • Melissa September 22, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Hope I win! I've been trying outa few things by hourglass and I'm quickly falling in love.

  • Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

    My holy grail is the RMS living luminizer because it's the perfect shade for my nc20 skin and it gives the most beautiful glow! But I'm looking for a simlilar effect and shade just in powder form right now. The Hourglass shop is divine.

  • lubas September 22, 2014 at 6:10 am

    My favorite GIORGIO ARMANI Highlighting Palette Spring 2014!

  • miss_independent September 22, 2014 at 6:18 am

    My go-to highlighter has been Benefit's Moon Beam!

  • Jesselyn September 22, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Hourglass ambient lighting powder in radiant

  • Megan M September 22, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I like BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone. I'd love to try Incandescant though amd I'd love if Hourglass sold it as a single.

  • Lucy Clooney September 22, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Hello, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector is hard to beat. Glow and sun protection in one. You also get a lot of product, possibly even too much for normal use. I have tested the Hourglass numerous times but not taken the plunge. To win one would be fantastic. Thanks for a great blog and the frequent postings x

  • Makeupremastered September 22, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Great opportunity to win a great product! Thanks

  • Makeupremastered September 22, 2014 at 8:21 am

    My fave powder at the moment is Surrat-great giveaway -thanks

  • Mije September 22, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I hope I win, I love Hourglass. I have the Ambient lnighting powder in Luminous light in rotation at the moment together with several others, depending which look I'm going for. I recently rediscovered the Lustre Drops by MAC and have been using it throughout the summer for a lovely subtle glow. Love your blog -you have the best and most in-depth reviews and your pictures and layout is so beautifully done up.

  • Lucy September 22, 2014 at 8:49 am

    I don't have a holy grail highlighter, but I switch between Benefit Sun Beam and Sleek Face Form. I have the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette and Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight on my wishlist. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Quennie Cortel September 22, 2014 at 9:09 am

    My holy grail highlighter (and bronzer) is Charlotte Tilbury's Filmstar Bronze and Glow.Also loves Anastacia Beverly Hill's contour palette!But would love some of Hourglass ones too!They're so beautiful

  • bisbee September 22, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I usually don't use highlighter…I'd love to try these Hourglass powders!

  • Stray Cat September 22, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Thank you Sabrina for the opportunity to try the Hourglass palette! All summer I have used my standby highlighter, Chanel's Soleil De Tan Illuminating Fluid. I'm looking forward to Chanel's holiday highlighter which my counter manager says is gorgeous!

  • Therese September 22, 2014 at 10:25 am

    My hg highlighter is powder. Currently loving Be Love affair which is a rose gold highlighter.

  • Unknown September 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

    There are so many..been using MAC radiant rose in the pen followed by an old Chanel one…from many years ago..not sure of name but sometimes I use Nars Albatrose or Chanel Rosee powder or MAC mineralized skin finish in Adored..the list goes on and on!!!!!!

  • CJW September 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I'm slowly getting into the brand and it is so lovely to see them open their own brick & mortar store.

  • Lesley September 22, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Oooh..gorgeous — both store and palette!!!

  • Nicole Godbey September 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Favorite highlighter is probably Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight.

  • Erica September 22, 2014 at 11:52 am

    My absolute favorite highlighter is Guerlain Meteorites Perles – Blanc de Perle. They are never too much, just a pretty lit from within look.

  • Jess September 22, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    It's funny you say you didn't see the Hourglass shadows, since I've wondered for some time now whether they were phasing them out. A little while ago I checked the Sephora website and was really surprised to see that they had only one or two of the duos on the site, and I just checked again and now they're gone completely! I hope they're planning to relaunch the eyeshadows, since I never got to try them but heard they were amazing!

  • McKenzie September 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    This palette looks incredible!! thanks for giving it away.

  • Carol S September 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you for the lovely draw ! BY terry makes my favorite liquid highlighter and I used it all up ! I'm dying for an ambient palette !

  • Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Have heard good things about Hourglass luminizers…AnnieA

  • Mlle W September 22, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    oh, picking a favourite among my children? Right now I'm 'spending time' with Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow: partly because it's a really good muted highlighter and partly because I want to finish up my travel decant for hygienic reasons. I also love Becca fluid, Burberry (pearl version). For powders I'm drawn to Rouge Bunny Rouge

  • September 22, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    My holy grail highlighter has to be DiorSkin Nude highlighter (powder, transparent case) <3

  • Isabel September 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    The store looks beautiful! Great photos!

  • Marie S. September 22, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I love The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, it does the job so well and it's not expensive. But i'd love to try this palette so, so much!

  • Petya September 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    My favourite highlighter is Mary-Lou Manizer.

  • Fatima Javed September 22, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I love the balm's mary lou manizer and becca's opal. Really excited for this one! Fingers crossed xx

  • Martyna Rieck September 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I love The maryloumanizer:)

  • Christina September 22, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!
    I love Hourglass products, so it's exciting that they now have a brick and mortar store!

  • Christina September 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    My holy grail highlighter powder right now is my Chanel Delice. Can't get enough of fairy cheeks!

  • Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    My favorite highlighter is Chantecaille, with Charlotte Tilbury's Killer Cheekbones a close second.

  • Frances September 22, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Store looks great!

  • Skyflyer3 September 22, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you! Ilia Polka dots and moonbeams

  • May September 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    My holy grail highlighter is Chanel Jardin de Camelias Illuminating Powder!

  • Unknown September 22, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Right now, I don't have a favorite highlighter. I have extremely oily skin, and anything with sparklies or super shimmer does not look good at all. I haven't found a good highlighter that would give a nice…"sheen?"

  • Kyllie September 22, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Benefit moon beam it's my favourite.

  • Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Looking forward to the ambient lighting blush palette as well!!

  • brolaz September 22, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Pick a favorite??? You must be joking… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jessica September 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Amazing! So excited to see the interchangeable Ambient Lighting palette. Aside from Hourglass, Becca's illuminator is another HG!

  • Melissa Rodger September 22, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    The Ambient Lighting Bar is a really good idea, love the thought of customising it to your favourite three powders!

  • Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Absolutely love Hourglass.

  • Lifestyle by Numbers September 22, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Becca's pressed highlight is my HG!

  • Lara September 22, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I love rms highlighter and also use benefit moonbeam quite a bit. Great giveaway!

  • Trish September 22, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I adore NARS Hot Sand for liquid and Hourglass Dim Light for powder!

  • ana preda September 22, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    my fav highlighter is paris berlin lu 2

  • dyo September 22, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Chanel highlighters are my favorite

  • Anne September 22, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Damn, the palette looks nice.

  • โ™ฅ Carmela โ™ฅ September 22, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I've been lemming for this palette of trio highlighters! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • anna September 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I love rms highlighter

  • Mikaela September 22, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    My favorite highlighter currently would have to be Topshop's Glow highlighters. It leaves the prettiest sheen on the skin that's subtle and believable yet obvious at the same time. Other favorites include Kevyn Aucoin's candlight powder, Becca's shimmer skin perfectors in Moonstone and Opal and Armani's Belladonna.

  • Una September 22, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I love Becca highlighter.

  • Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I have benefit watts up, but I usually just use a shadow to highlight–whatever cream shimmer I have around (usually Nylon). This is a great giveaway!

  • SB (New York City Pretty) September 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm


  • Shukumei September 22, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    My favourite highlighters are NARS Albatross and Armani Fluid Sheers.

  • roxymisha September 22, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    So many beautiful highlighters available these days. RMK does a great cream one which is perfect for night time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Megan Harrington September 23, 2014 at 12:02 am

    I love the Kevyn Aucoin powder highlighter in Candlelight. I also really enjoy the MAC cream color base in Shell. Have been wanting to try this Hourglass palette as well as the RMK living luminizer. Your master post on highlighters definitely inspired my love of highlighters and luminizers!!

  • Marina Gvozdeva September 23, 2014 at 1:44 am

    I love tinted moisturizers, the favorite one I found in your blog Chanel Les Beiges.

  • Stefanie September 23, 2014 at 2:10 am

    I typically use eye shadows as highlighters such as: MAC's Solar White and Urban Decay's Bootycall.

  • Jennelle September 23, 2014 at 2:42 am

    I love Laura Mericer highlighters…thxs for the giveaway

  • Rebekah September 23, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Never thought I'd let an LE item become an HG product, but it has happened! The highlight shade from Tom Ford Stroked is the most perfect powder highlighter I've ever owned!

  • Alana Nicole September 23, 2014 at 4:33 am

    powder or cream

  • Christina September 23, 2014 at 4:39 am

    I would say my current favorite highlighter is Benefit's Watt's Up. I love the champagne glow and mostly how easy it is to put on. Lately I've been favoring anything that's easy to put on my face and the stick does wonders. I use it like a crayon and then blend–voila, perfect highlight!

    The store looks amazing! Now I know where to go if I'm ever around the area ๐Ÿ™‚

    Christina // a rainy melody

  • Anonymous September 23, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Omg the store looks amazing!

  • Anonymous September 23, 2014 at 5:57 am

    My favorite highlighter is benefit high beam.

  • Corina B. September 23, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Moon Beam, Benefit

  • Athina Ignatieva September 23, 2014 at 7:40 am

    So far it has been Luminizing Satin Face Color by Shiseido PK 107 Medusa. Thanks for the giveaway chance to win.

  • Anonymous September 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Dior amber diamond!

  • chassiness September 23, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I'm not much of a highlighter person but I have the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light and I love it to bits! I've been thinking about purchasing this palette for months and it would be awesome if I win it here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Marรญa Blardone September 23, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Want!!!! Your posts are always so good!
    Lots of love, xx

  • Anonymous September 23, 2014 at 10:55 am

    My HG highlighters are the Balm MaryLou Manizer and Hourglass Dim Light for a more subtle glow.

    Thank you for sharing your Hourglass (funny how the brand's acronym is HG ๐Ÿ˜‰ store experience. Fingers crossed they will open one across the Pond, too.


  • NasyaRob September 23, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I love powder highlighter! My fav is mac and chanel! <3 Thanks for giveaway!!!

  • Hanan K September 23, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I like MAC baked powders but definitely interested in trying Hourglass..

  • Anonymous September 23, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I have actually been using Dior nude bronzer, by the way the store looks divine and I hope they offer the customizable palettes online as well.

  • Blush September 23, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I like the hourglass blushes and i am looking forward to the blush-palette

  • Tara C September 23, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    My favorite highlighter is Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB cream. Would love to try the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette!

  • Anonymous September 23, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    I love my the Balm Mary-Lou Luminizer!

  • Yvonne Magner September 23, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I love using Hourglass Dim Light with Mac Lightscapade & Hourglass Diffused Heat to give me a glowing, healthy looking complexion.

  • Anonymous September 23, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I was never a highlighter fan but I recently fell in love with the Hourglass brand and would love to try their Ambient Lighting Powder but am really confused and wonder which one is more suited for a 40 years old medium complexion. Love all your reviews, they helped me a lot as I am,like you, into a chic and conservative look.Thank you.

    • Sabrina September 23, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      If you're not a fan of highlighters because you find them too frosty or that they emphasize fine lines/pores, then Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are definitely worth looking into. The Ambient Lighting Powders are designed for different skintones and different effects. Some are more glowy than others. I have medium skin (Chanel B30) and absolutely love the palette.

      Radiant light is the most shimmery option they have but on the skin it glows and gives a bronzed healthy glow.

      Luminous Light is most like a traditional highlighter (in my mind) and gives a candlelight glow without looking frosty.

      Others like Dim Light (or any of the more matte/satiny ones) can be used as an all over finishing powder or a product to blend and soften edges of blush/bronzer.

      Hope this helps!

  • lmc1971 September 24, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I have been using the Becca SSP in Pearl for years & it's def. my Holy Grail!
    Thanks Sabrina!
    Best Lisa

  • Anonymous September 24, 2014 at 1:45 am

    My favourite highlighter is Givenchy's Mr Bright Touch of Light Pen ( I also love Armani Fluid Sheers

  • Courtney September 24, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Looks like a fabulous brand – can't wait to check it out!

  • stephanie September 24, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Mary-Lou-Minizer by the Balm

  • Patricia September 24, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!!! At the moment I'm really enjoying the simmery highlighter in the Charlotte Tilbury palette Filmstar Bronze and Glow ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ROSIE September 24, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Currently, my favorite is RMS Luminizer. Its subtle but it adds a gorgeous glow and dimensionality to the skin.

  • Jeanie September 24, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    My fav is Benefit's High Beam

  • esa77580 September 24, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    My favorite budget friendly high lighter is the balm Mary Lou-manizer. It's very shimmery and perfect for the day time and night time (depending on how heavy your hand is!)

  • Jess September 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    My favourite highlighter right now is actually the Clarins Instant Light Radiant Boosting Complexion Base in Rose. It is a champagne-y pink colour and although it's meant as a base, I tend to apply it more on the high points of my face and lightly apply my tinted moisturizer all over my face. It gives an extra subtle "lit-from-within" look for the daytime.

  • kim September 25, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Hope to be able to try out hourglass highlighters as I've been eyeing them for a while! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Ashleigh September 25, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Benefit Wats Up is the highlighter I use but it's not my favourite. I would love to win this palette. Thank you for the giveaway!! ?

  • Huyen Phan September 25, 2014 at 4:54 am

    I use Benefit Watt's Up but am in the market for a powder formula.

  • Polarbelle September 25, 2014 at 5:17 am

    my favorite is Physician's Formula, the one with the pearls on top, for all skin tones. My second is Mac Lightscapade.

  • Joy September 25, 2014 at 5:39 am

    I've actually not been using a highlighter. I'm just using the Hourglass lighting blush, but really want to try one of the powders.

  • Anne September 25, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I like the guerlain meteorites as highlighter

  • Alice T September 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Have only tried Hourglass' eye and lip products . . . waiting to use up my current highlighter before splurging.

  • Zee September 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    My holy grail highlighter has to be Lancome Eclat Miracle. It is a liquid highlighter which is practically clear so it never looks ashy on my warm medium skin, and it contains no glitter (one of my pet peeves!).

  • Susan September 25, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    My holy grail highlighter is Dior Amber Diamond.

  • Girlwonder September 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I used Bobbi Brown eye highlighter and then "seal" in it with her Pale Yellow powder.

  • Lyndsey Maurer September 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Love rms living luminizer.

  • Vy Le Nguyen September 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    My favorite highlighter right now is Girls Meet Pearl from Benefit Cosmetics

  • Susan September 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I am currently searching for one!

  • Monica Isaksen September 25, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I struggle to find one, many of them are to shimmery…

  • Jamie September 25, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal!

  • Christina September 26, 2014 at 1:44 am

    I'm still searching for one! But I love Mac MSFs.

  • Jill September 26, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Benefit High Beam for sure!

  • Krystina September 26, 2014 at 4:27 am

    I don't have a holy grail highlighter yet! I'm still on the hunt. ๐Ÿ™‚