As you can probably tell, I am a bronzer addict. I am also a sucker for shiny, clever packaging, and I had thought about this Hourglass cream bronzer compact on and off for the last year. In August, I decided to finally pick it up! I've always been a fan of the brand's sleek, swivel top packaging. It is just fun! Plus the mirror is always a decent size, and I just like the look overall. It would be cool if it was metal, but that's ok.
I originally picked this up because I love bronzer/highlight duos and thought the highlight shade in the duo would make for a nice cream eyeshadow for everyday. This is definitely true, but it does not last too long on my lids - max 4 hrs or so - and that Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige worked better for my eyes. (And now that I'm thinking, I also have a Nars Multiple Duo along the same lines... so clearly I just like the idea of an all in one cheek product... Hmm...)
Pretty colors, right? I like wearing the bronze shade blended out as a warm, almost coral-y blush, but most often I will put it under my cheekbones for a bit of contour. While it looks slightly orange in the sun with my photo, I don't think this shade is at all like the scary orange bronzers. In the sun, the highlight shade looks almost gold, which must be what gives my skin a nice glow when I wear it!
This duo hasn't managed to last to the 10 hour mark for me, which is a bit sad, but oh well. I know I don't apply much, and it has made it safely to 4-6 hours for sure. (Sorry, somehow I haven't managed to check the wear at any other times somehow!) I think if I were to set it with powder, it could last longer, but I haven't tried that yet.
All in all, I love the packaging and think the color is gorgeous on. I love the creamy texture, but then again, I fall in love with all cream cheek products! What do you think, is it worth it even with this wear time? (Or am I just expecting too much?) Have you tried this or other products from Hourglass? :)