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Illume Sheer Color Trio by Hourglass

Illume Sheer Color Trio

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pigmentation: sheer

Top Reviews


blends well

the blush is a beautiful peachy shade and not too strong, the highlight looks glossy and gorgeous, and the bronzer looks natural and blends out easily

- Sephora User

this is my first ever contouring product, i was a little nervous about using creams but this kit is really easy to blend and is super buildable

- Mecca User



i love this palette, it has everything you need to apply your everyday makeup and the creamy light texture makes it perfect for summer

- Spacenk User

the texture is beautiful and the creams are highly pigmented

- Spacenk User



this goes on very smooth and give the skin a wonderful glow with out being all shimmery

- Sephora User

i have normal-dry skin so this hourglass palette is perfect for me, the creamy textures gives some moisture to my skin and is easy to blend out

- Spacenk User

staying power


i bought this roughly a month ago and i love the easy application and long lasting colour

- Mecca User

best of all it lasts all day/night and looks great in photos

- Sephora User



it is lightweight, easy to apply and stays on my skin perfectly

- Sephora User

this product is quick, lightweight and beautifully pigmented

- Nordstrom User



i am so impressed with the formula, it says sheer but it isn't it's very pigmented so you need to use a light hand but it is so gorgeous

- Nk User

this palette is perfect for giving a sheer, natural finish to the face

- Sephora User
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Sephora userOctober 12, 2016

From Vampire to Beach Bunny

I love love Hourglass products. So far, they have not steered me wrong. This was sort of an impulse purchase as I was about to check out. I just got the small version of the Luminous Bronze Light. I'm what you might call, vampire white these days. Most of the time I get, are you feeling ok, and I'm always, yes, I'm fine. I'm just super pale. Go away! :) Try as I might to look like I have regular human color, I have failed. I sometimes mix my Giorgio Armani Liquid Summer into my makeup for a little color, but this bronzer, has completely changed my mind. No, it's not for contouring, but it does give me that just back from the beach gorgeous color that I'm sort of in love with. The pictures speak for themselves. You can see how white I usually am, and the color makes me look healthier and throws off rumors that I'm a nightwalker. Always a super fun side effect :) Anyway, if you're in need of super luminous, natural coverage, this is for you. I can't get over how well it blended into my skin. You can buff it into your skin to make it as sheer or opaque as you'd like. Bottom line, TRY IT! The small one that I got was $24 and I see this actually last quite a long time, which is saying something. Forgive my phone. I sort of half threw the bronzer on this morning, and I'm still extremely impressed. Enjoy! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- Sephora
spacenk.com userSeptember 6, 2018

Buttery sheer colour that melts into skin

I'm not a big palette person, but I tried this on in store and instantly fell in love with the Hourglass brand. After purchasing and wearing the last few days, it's safe to say it's my new favorite (and go-to) bronzer/blush/highlighter.I wear this over a sheer foundation for a super natural look. The colors are extremely flattering on my skin tone (I'm fair in winter, medium in summer). I use with my fingers, which I LOVE. Perfect for on-the-go.The makeup warms with touch and a little goes a long way. It's easily blend-able and build-able, melting into the skin for a super natural look. Easy to reapply on-top for a stronger, evening look. I use the bronzer to gently contour the sides of my nose- something I've never been successful at doing with any other product I've tried before.I have combination skin. I don't have any issues with this sliding off/around my face during the day, and have no fear of this transferring onto my boyfriends crisp white collar when I hug him goodbye in the morning.I go to Spain in a few weeks and am so thrilled to have such an easy, natural, versatile product for my holiday in one palette.I cannot recommend enough! Less

- spacenk.com
mecca.com.au userJune 6, 2017

Holy grail trio!

Lovely cream texture and stays put all day. Blends beautifully onto skin, and the colours/tones compliment my tan complexion. Have repurchased already! 

- mecca.com.au
spacenk.com userJuly 13, 2018

Textured, oily summer skin? How does this fair?

Genuinely amazing. Yes, I admit, I jumped on the bandwagon after reading so many people saying how great this product was. I've never used cream products before because I just wasn't sure that they would last throughout the day, however, I wanted to see how they would work on my skin.I have combination skin which is pretty oily in the summer and has quite a few old acne scarring marks. I love hourglass powders - genuinely beautiful and enable me to use a more matte base underneath and then bring back the 'glow' with a light dusting of an ambient powder.I've loved using this Hourglass trio also. I have fair skin and so the colours suit me well (I understand people's comments on more shades being required). The texture is beautiful and the creams are highly pigmented. I use a damp beauty blender to gently press and bounce the products onto my skin. I've found the creams last well all day although I do powder lightly over the top of them so this may help. The creams don't settle into the texture on my skin at all - they seem to glide over and give the illusion of much smoother skin.I've used this most days since I bought it a month ago and although the pans may look small, you can barely tell I've used the product. I would highly recommend. The only small downside is that I quite like a brighter/stronger blush colour and whilst this blush is beautiful sometimes I do want to pop an extra bit of colour on top. Less

- spacenk.com
Sephora userJanuary 17, 2017

I look like I have jaundice.

On my skin this bronzer appears orange. It's highly pigmented, which would be great if it would blend out. However, it just doesn't. I've tried it over liquid, creme and powder foundation. I didn't want to give up on this product, but I'm banning it to my drawer of rejects. Note: If I use it, I apply directly over my primer and then apply liquid foundation with my stippling brush. It reduces the jaundiced-look.

- Sephora


Overall safe Ingredients

CI 15850acne
Isocetyl Stearateacne
CI 15850acne
Isocetyl Stearateacne

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Kate Thomas
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Anyone know a good bronzer, blush, and highlighter trio palette for everyday wear? Doesn’t necessarily have to be a trio:) I’ve been wearing the Too Faced Natural Face palette and wanting to switch it up
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Shawn-Quentin Owsley
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This is my favorite trio of all time.
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What product have you discovered in Mira that you're curious to try?
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Karly Kurata
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@Illume Sheer Color Trio I love hourglass’ powder products so much I’d be interested to see how their cream products perform!