Hourglass Illume Sheer Colour Trio


I am so pumped to talk about the Illume Sheer Trio by Hourglass! I won’t lie to you, this palette cost a pretty penny but I’m using it like there’s no tomorrow. I love it that much! This palette was on my wishlist for a long time but it was sold out on Sephora for months. It is still sold out. I don’t know what’s going on but I was able to buy this at the Sephora in Eaton Centre (Toronto, Canada). If you are located outside of Canada, go directly to Hourglass.

The Illume Sheer Trio contains 16.8g of product – 4.8 g of the highlighter, 6g of the blush and 6g of the bronzer. It retails for $75 (CAN).

This product is made without Parabens and Sulfates. All Hourglass products are cruelty free.


The consistency and pigmentation of this cream palette is a dream! This product is really user-friendly because it is easy to blend out using your fingers, a sponge or brushes. The finish of the cream texture is a very silky, satin finish. You can create a natural flush or build a defined face. The tone of the colours is so beautiful and flattering on a lot of different skin tones. The only downside is that these specific shades do not hold enough depth for darker, chocolate complexions. Hopefully, Hourglass comes out with another palette to better suit darker complexions!


Swatches of the highlighter, blush and bronzer that come in the Illume Sheer Trio.

The Illume Sheer Trio works well underneath or on top of foundation. Personally, I like to apply it on top of the foundation for more impact. The bronzer especially gives a really beautiful but natural sculpted cheek. The cream shades work well with product on top of it too! Usually I’ll go in with a powder bronzer and highlighter on top of the Illume Sheer Trio and all the products go well together and stay put all day long. If you are someone who has a combination complexion, you can apply a powder in areas where you find yourself getting oily.


In this photo (along with primer and foundation) I am wearing the Illume Sheer Trio. I prefer a natural, defined and glowy face.

I think this palette is perfect for people who are always on the go and travel a lot. It’s a really straight forward product! I have dry skin and I am a huge fan of cream products and if you are like me, you will enjoy this too.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment!



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