Yelp Elite Event // Hourglass Cosmetics Flagship Store (Abbot Kinney, Venice)
Yesterday I attended a fabulous and fun Yelp Elite Event at the Hourglass Cosmetics Flagship store in Venice and it was the bees knees!
As a long-time fangirl of this brand, I soaked up all their skincare and beauty tips/tricks and learned about new products. VP of Global Artistry and Training Laura Janes rocked the Complexion Master Class–debriefing us about the story of Hourglass, demo-ing why Hourglass reigns supreme (even demonstrating on herself a face of makeup within 10 minutes without a mirror), and showcasing their new products–and I was smitten.
A luxury cosmetics brand that is against animal testing, free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free (no, not to eat but for those with gluten skin sensitivity). Best of all? They’re revolutionizing the way we see and use skincare and makeup.
The Ambient Lighting products are incredible. Think of it as an IG filter #IRL. It’ll transform your #selfie game, for serious!
I feasted on an elaborate cheese, fruit, and breadboard. Such a treat. I LOVE the swag bag of a full-size Girl Lip in Believer, travel-size of the Veil Mineral Primer, 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner in Obsidian. Thanks, Yelp LA and Brittany for another awesome YE event. My skin looks unreal right now!
My Holy Grail Hourglass Products
If you haven’t tried their products, these are my holy grail Hourglass products:
– Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 1 fl oz. // Their best-selling item, selling 1 bottle every minute! I can see why this award-winning, state-of-the-art primer is a staple in many makeup artists’ bags because it extends the wear of foundation for a perfect complexion that lasts; an oil-free and water-resistant primer not only creates a smooth, even canvas for makeup, but also conceals redness, minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles; and provides broad spectrum SPF 15 protection.
– HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Palette: Dim light -Incandescent Light -Radiant Light // Glow, baby, glow! I’m a sucker for palettes not only because it’s a value but because these shades are unreal! Their Ambient Lighting Powders utilize Photoluminescent Technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of the complexion. Each of these high-tech, soft-focus finishing powders recreate an exquisitely flattering light source. Easy translation: That lit from within IG filter #IRL. The powders can be applied individually or layered to imbue skin with a multidimensional glow.
– Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Incandescent Electra (BNIB) (Cool Peach color) // I always get compliments on how healthy my skin looks. I owe it all to this product. It’s a natural flush of color that gives my skin look vibrant and glowing. This captivating hybrid blush combines the illuminating effects of Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powder with breathtakingly modern hues to instantly brighten cheeks for seamless, glowing, lit from within color. INCANDESCENT ELECTRA is a cool peach blush blended with Incandescent Strobe Light for a celestial glow.
Why Hourglass is For the Product-Conscious
Many Hourglass products are produced without animal-derived ingredients, and you can shop all vegan-friendly products here. Please consult Hourglass packaging for the complete list of “free of” ingredients.
Many Hourglass products are produced without gluten (wheat, barley and rye) extracts, and you can shop all gluten-free products here. Please consult Hourglass packaging for the complete list of “free of” ingredients.
Many Hourglass products are produced without the use of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, GMOs, Triclosan, and nanoparticles. Please consult Hourglass packaging for the complete list of “free of” ingredients.
As a cruelty-free brand, Hourglass does not incorporate animal testing into our development phase or at the production level. We do not provide authorization to any third parties to perform animal testing on our products. In addition, Hourglass does not retail within any country that requires animal testing.
Hourglass Cosmetics was founded in 2004 when beauty industry veteran Carisa Janes saw a void in the beauty market. Founded with a commitment to reinventing luxury cosmetics, Hourglass has carved a niche for itself as an innovative beauty brand.
Hourglass exists at the revolutionary intersection of science, beauty and luxury. The brand is acclaimed for its breakthrough formulations, technological innovations and unwavering commitment to reinvention. Complexion products are infused with the most groundbreaking active ingredients available to create unbelievably surreal skin. Distinguished by sensorial textures, modern color collections, and sleek custom packaging—Hourglass puts the art in state-of-the-art.
Having launched at Barneys New York in 2004, Hourglass is now available at retailers worldwide. Today, Hourglass can be found at Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, John Lewis, Lane Crawford, Blue Mercury, Harvey Nichols, Mecca, Net-A-Porter, Liberty, Space NK, Urban Retreat at Harrod’s, as well as Sephora stores in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. For a list of authorized Hourglass retailers, please visit our online store locator.
Hourglass opened its flagship retail store in 2014, located on Abbot Kinney Blvd, in Venice, California. The 1400-square-foot space features sleek, modern design and sophisticated visuals. The store carries the full Hourglass line, features exclusive merchandise and offers full makeup services.
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FTC: This post is NOT sponsored. I’ve been a long-time customer of Hourglass Cosmetics and purchase my own products. I’m also an active Yelp Elite and was invited to attend this event. All opinions are my own.