This weekend I wandered into a Sephora, as most girls do. Passing by the always glowing Hourglass stand, I caught the new Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes featured on the top shelf. At first I was going to keep walking past them as I had heard very mixed reviews on the palettes but I figured since I was there to kill some time anyway, why not give them a swatch?
The first two palettes I swatched weren't impressive. The shadows were mostly chalky and not pigmented at all. I was surprised by the quality of the shadows as their Ambient Lighting Blushes are incredibly pigmented and a dream to work with. I almost moved on until I caught Obscura hiding on the bottom shelf. Swatching all five shades from left to right, I was pleasantly surprised by the buttery texture and pigmentation. The quality was certainly up there with my favourite NARS, Urban Decay, and MAC eyeshadows.
Obscura is a palette of earthy tones including a matte cream, matte smokey brown, shimmery rose gold, matte coffee, and shimmery cool bronze. All of the shades are easy to blend and have little fall-out when used with a primer underneath. I find the pigmentation to be decent and the shades go together well, making it a quick to use product in the mornings. My go-to right now is the middle shimmery rose gold shade all over the lids with the matte coffee in the crease and the matte cream in the inner corners.
I'm still learning to work with it and I haven't used the shadows wet yet. I'll probably have to report back with more details on this later. For now, I would recommend checking out this particular palette but perhaps skipping the other colours.
Have you checked out the new Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes?