I arrived in London a little early (I do this accidentally on purpose, just don't tell my husband) so I went for a look in the beauty hall in Liberty. What I found in there yesterday literally made my heart sing! Hourglass cosmetics now have a counter in Liberty, not only that but my favourite MUA Mel is working on the counter. Mel used to work on the Le Metier counter in Selfridges and as a fellow Yorkshire lass, she's one of the few people that doesn't have me running for the door with counter fear.
I am a fan of Hourglass cosmetics and usually buy mine online from Zuneta*. I know many of you have said you wish there was a counter in order for you to go and look at the line in person, so I'm excited to report that now you can! I know that London isn't accessible for everyone but I hope to go and visit again soon to get some swatch pictures.
I couldn't come away without a purchase and picked up the new Script eyeliner pen. It's such a fine nib, I'm looking forward to playing around with it and comparing it to my Rouge Bunny Rouge and LMdB liner pens. I also got a sample of their Veil Mineral Primer which I've heard great things about. One particularly Twitter friend from Australia swears by this to keep her makeup looking great in the heat. Mel gave me a little demo of it's waterproof powers which are rather impressive and I shall report back on how I get on with it. The Hourglass brushes felt fantastic and having had a play at the counter, these are firmly on my wishlist. I'm normally not a fan of 100% Taklon brushes but I loved how easily the face brushes buffed in foundation and tinted moisturiser to give a really polished finish.
I was surprised when I went rummaging, how many products I already own from Hourglass. If I had to give a recommendation for the must-haves of the line, I would probably say the lipglosses, Film Noir mascara and their beautiful eyeshadow duos. The lipsticks are definitely worth a look too if you're a fan of pigmented lip colour. You can find all of my previous review and swatches of the line here or by clicking on the Hourglass label.
I know some of my readers in America and Australia already know the products quite well so please feel free to add your favourites or recommendations in the comments. I'd love to hear what you think of as Hourglass must-haves too!
* Edit: I spotted a deal alert online shoppers after I wrote this post. All of this week Zuneta are offering a free Hourglass lipgloss in Primal with any orders of two or more Hourglass products.