Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stains and Sheer Lip Stains for Spring 2011

If you follow me on twitter you probably remember that I am very impressed with the Hourglass Cosmetics and I’ve promised to share my opinion about several products that I’ve tried.

But first of all let me share something exciting! Their new products for Spring 2011! Amazing, only last week I was wishing for the new cheek products from the brand  and now it is confirmed that they will have some… Plus I’ve included Gina Brooke (Hourglass Artistic Director and Celebrity Make-up Artist) recommendations on how to use both products.

Aura Sheer Cheek Stain

A water-based formula that gives cheeks a lasting and subtle lit-from-within glow.

“Twist-click dispensing component with sponge applicator for convenient on-the-go application. Creates a light, natural look that can be layered for a more dramatic effect. Enriched with Vitamin E to help improve skin’s hydration levels. To initiate product upon first use, twist base 20+ times or until cheek color appears on sponge tip. Oil-, fragrance-, and phthalate- free”

Available in three shades:

  • Rouge (sheer rose);
  • Flush (sheer red);
  • Petal (sheer pink/coral shimmer)

The price in the US  – $45 at Sephora and Barneys New York.

Aura Sheer Lip Stains

Delivers a sheer wash of color with a natural, semi-matte finish. For flawless looking lips.

“The water-based, non-transfer formula offers a delicious wash of color, buildable coverage and a natural, semi-matte finish. Beneficial ingredients include anti-oxidants like Vitamin E and Green Tea Extract plus an algae-based extract that addresses elastin and collagen degradation in the lips. Aura Sheer Lip Stain has a flock tip applicator with a built-in twist mechanism for easy, even application. To initiate product upon first use, twist base until lip color appears on applicator tip. Free of parabens, phthalates, fragrance and sulfate.”

Available in three shades:

  • Scarlet (sheer plum);
  • Flush (sheer red);
  • Petal (sheer pink/coral shimmer)

The price in the US  – $26 at Sephora and Barneys New York.

And here are some application tips by Hourglass Artistic Director Gina Brooke:

Aura Sheer Cheek Stain

“Blot the sponge applicator directly on to the apples of the cheeks and blend up towards your temples using your fingers. It’s long-wearing but it moves when you’re applying so it’s less intimidating—it sets afterwards. You can wear Aura Sheer Cheek Stain over Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer or solo. During the summer, makeup minimalists can just get by on the cheek stain, lip stain and a few coats of mascara. It gives you a subtle, refreshed look and a pop of color that really lasts, so you won’t need to reapply throughout the day.”

Aura Sheer Lip Stains

“Start by exfoliating the lips to slough off any dead skin cells and create a smooth base. Blot applicator onto the lips and blend using your finger—it’s that simple. For extra precision, or to create the illusion of a fuller pout, line the lips before application. Aura Sheer Lip Stain plumps the pout with anti-aging ingredients that fill in fine lines and wrinkles. It has a lightweight consistency that’s easy to blend and comfortable to wear. You can build your coverage for a more dramatic statement. Finishing with a gloss softens the look.”

Both products will be out in Spring.

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