Founded in 2004 by CEO Carisa James, Hourglass Cosmetics is a brand dedicated to creating good-for-the-skin makeup products. While James’ background at various beauty start-ups like Urban Decay helped pave the way for the creation of the line, her own problem skin served as the real inspiration for Hourglass’ formulas. The products don’t contain hazardous chemicals like parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Many items in the line are also fragrance-, oil-, and even gluten-free, so they work well for sensitive skin.
But Hourglass Cosmetics doesn’t just treat your skin right. The brand offers a luxury cosmetics experience too, with rich pigments, elegant textures and sleek, sophisticated packaging that make it a popular choice among celebrity makeup artists for stars like Angelina Jolie and Madonna.
As a high-end brand, though, Hourglass’ products can definitely be a little pricey, so it helps to know what the line’s standout products are when you’re trying to decide which ones are worth trying out. Here are six of Hourglass Cosmetics’ best products that you should definitely check out on your next trip to Sephora.