Sunday, 4 September 2011

Hourglass Lash Lacquer and FOTD

I went along to the Hourglass counter in Liberty today to take a look at their new Lash Lacquer. I also spent quite a while taking swatches of various products which I will share in the next couple of days. Lash Lacquer is a bit like a top coat for lashes. You apply over mascara. Over their Film Noir mascara for preference but it does work over other mascaras too. As the name suggests the lacquer has a shiny wet finish and it maintains this glossy appearance even when dried. It's also completely flexible and won't make you lashes feel crispy.

Personally, I think Lash Lacquer really taps in to this seasons trend for spiky, spidery lashes. As the lacquer is painted on, it does have a tendency to pull lashes together. If you're after very natural, feathery looking lashes this isn't a product for you. But for a dramatic evening look or for moments when you just want something a 'bit more', I think this would be perfect.

I had this applied to my lashes but I also had the pleasure of watching Mel use the Lash Lacquer on a beautiful lady more blessed in the lashes department than myself. She was kind enough to agree to let me take a photograph and I think you will agree that it is a very striking result. I only wish I had noted down the combination of eyeshadow duos that Mel used in this look.

LashLacquer2 copy

This is how it looks on my (more feeble) lashes.


Here's a better look at the rest of my makeup from today.



Lancome Les Oeillades in Blonde Fatal* (I'm in love with this quad, pictures to come) -
I applied the lightest shimmery shade on the mobile lid, the matte cement shade in the crease and the dark brown shade along the lashline.
Hourglass Script liner
MUFE Smoky Lash
Hourglass Lash Lacquer



Max Factor Second Skin Foundation in Creamy Ivory*
RMK Super Basic Liquid Concealer on undereye area
Hourglass Cream to Powder Bronzer
Remnants of NARS Desire blusher
Usual Shu Uemura brow pencil
MAC brow set*

Hourglass Extreme Gloss in Ignite

Disclosure: Items received as PR Samples are marked with an asterisks.


  1. I like how black the lashes look, it really makes them stand-out which is something I have been eager for.

    I bought this from Zuneta recently and I am trying it out with different mascaras at the moment and getting a feel for how best to use this as it is a bit unusual.

    On an another note did you make a stop at Selfridges to see Mr Ford's offering? :)

  2. I really love your deeper hair color!

  3. I have always liked the spider lash look, maybe this is something I need to try ^-^

  4. Ooh I like dramatic lashes, I need to go to Liberty, I still havent checked out the hourglass counter

  5. I don't think I'd look good with that. I prefer more definition.

  6. Your hair is looking great, Jane. I really love the darker shade on you. The lashes look great too. I wish I could use something like that but other than my good old Tarte Lash hugger- I just can't use much else. xx

  7. It looks a little odd close up to me, but then how many people would be that close to your eye anyway?!

    From a distance your lashes look really WOW and so defined, black and glossy!

    Nic x

  8. @Meeta: It's definitely a bit different. I'll be interested to see what you find to be the best combination. Sadly, I didn't not get to see the Tom Ford collection. It was tipping it down as I came out of Illamasqua and I couldn't face fighting my way through the sea of brollies! Have you been for a look yet?

    @Martha: Thank you! I was a bit concerned that I had gone too dark again but it seems to suit the changing season. It desperately needs a trim which I must face soon.

    @Fountain of Youth: You'll have to take a look at this if you like that sort of look. I think with longer lashes, it looks stunning.

    @Imo: Definitely go along for a look. Mel is lovely and I'm sure she'd let you see it in action.

    @MarciaF: I don't think this will be for everyone. I hope the pictures are helpful in that respect as you can compare how it looks on very different sorts of lashes.

    @makeup merriment: Thanks Jeanie! I am of course fascinated by the Lash hugger now. Sounds interesting! x

    @Strawberry Blonde: Yes, it does look weird close up! I included the slightly weird photos so that people could see how it clumps the lashes together a bit. I don't think it's going to be a look for everyone but it's definitely dramatic. I don't suppose that many people do look at your lashes so close up either! lol

    Jane x

  9. Hi Jane
    Oxford Street is a bit dreadful at the moment with all the building work and the rain makes it a hundred times worse:(
    I did check out the counter Saturday, will do a post on the item I got.


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