Can I just take a moment to express my admiration for this brand? While I love high performing cosmetics, I love a high performing cosmetic that is cruelty free the most. While I strive to be 100% cruelty free, sometimes I fail due to my very sensitive skin.

While Hourglass isn’t the newest rage (at least not at the moment), I feel like the brand has made their stamp in the cosmetic world by being a tried and true brand with age defying formulas that work for all skin types no matter what your age is.

With that said, here are four GREAT starters into the Hourglass world.

Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Mineral Primer

Im not usually one for primers, to be honest, they don’t always perform well on my skin and usually do a great job of clogging my pores. The Veil Mineral Primer is fantastic! A lightweight, oil and fragrance free formula that really just feels like very lightweight moisturizer and works amazingly on my super oily skin at keeping my make up in place.

Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free

With oily skin, oil free foundation and other face products are a MUST. This foundation offers a light to medium coverage and worth the higher price point. Now unlike other Hourglass foundations, this formula will leave a dewy more natural finish.

Veil Translucent Setting Powder

Looking for a powder that wont make you feel like a frosted cake? This might be the one for you, too! Lightweight feeling and silky texture. Another product in their lineup that is so worth the price point!

Ambient Lighting Powder

I feel like the Ambient Lighting Powders are the holy grail products for SOOO many people, and I am late to jump on this train. Why do these three shades cause such a stir? Honestly, I feel like it is their natural shades without being too flashy. While I like to sparkle like a twilight vampire at night, during the day I am after something more settle, and this product delivers!

My Mary Kay Favorites

How long have you heard the words, Mary Kay? Joked about the pink Cadillacs top consultants poke around into their next pamper party?   These days everyone is striving to discover the next new brand with the hottest new product, but sometimes, going back to the roots is a good path to take and rediscover tried and true products.

Recently a friend of mine because an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay and yeah, I chuckled a little at first and ran with it just to support her new endeavor.  This is where the back to basics saying comes in.  Mary Kay might be stereotyped as “old” makeup and beauty care, but they have come a long way from your mothers’ blue eyeshadow from the ’80s. 

It wasn’t until I volunteered as practice tribute did I find out how much Mary Kay has really changed.  So, let me share five of my favorites with you.

1. TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation

If you love a matte finish and a good 12 hour wear-time in 23 shades to choose from, you’ll love the timewise foundation. And it is sensitive skin friendly too!

2. TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Refine

If you have sensitive skin that flakes (even though your skin type is oily) then do your face a favor and invest in the timewise two step microdermabrasion set. It wont irritate your skin and leave your skin clam, clean and baby soft.

3. Mint Bliss™ Energizing Lotion for Feet & Legs

After a long day, your legs and dogs can howl. Specially if your job involves being on your feet all day. That is why I love this energizing lotion. Rub this mint bliss on tired feet and legs and you’ll find your second wind.

4. Mary Kay® Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Make up wipes are all the rage, wasteful too. In a resolution to limit my waste and impact on the environment, I have been looking for a few good make up removers. This eye makeup remover does not disappoint. Grab your favorite super soft cloth this bad boy and you’ll say goodbye to the says mascara in just a few swipes.

5. Mary Kay® Precision Brow Liner

I’m usually a brow shadow type of gal, but I have to say I love this brow pencil. Smooth formula and precision tip, this pencil is a everyday must have.