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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Hourglass Cosmetics

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Hourglass Cosmetics

Pregnancy safe beauty products can be super difficult and confusing. I have an entire guide devoted to what products are safe to use while pregnant including information on what ingredients to avoid while pregnant and a huge list of pregnancy safe skincare products. The list has gotten so large that I’ve decided to start listing brands in their own individual posts.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from Hourglass Cosmetics as of 9/1/2021. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. If they release a new product that is not listed here, please comment below and I will add it. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean. Note, I’ve included all of the products with available ingredient lists here. There are a lot more products out there, but I couldn’t get ingredient lists from reputable sites (aka- the brand and authorized retailers).

Don’t See Your Product? Read This Before You Ask About It…

Please read the Pregnancy Beauty Guide intro first, where you will learn which products you actually need to worry about (spoiler alert, you don’t need to worry about all makeup or hair products). I will not review products that fall into the “don’t worry about it” categories. If you want to ask about a specific product, I require that you follow these guidelines for asking about pregnancy/nursing safety. You can also learn more about how to use these pregnancy safety lists. I will delete questions that don’t follow the guidelines or are rude.


Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from Hourglass

Confession™ Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
Equilibrium™ Biomimetic Skin Active Serum (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
Equilibrium™ Intensive Hydrating Eye Balm (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
EQUILIBRIUM™ Rebalancing Cream Cleanser (at BlueMercury)
Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss
Femme Nude Lip Stylo
GIRL Lip Stylo (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
Hidden® Corrective Concealer (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick (at Sephora)
Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner (at Sephora)
Scattered Light Glitter Eye Shadow (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
Unreal™ High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
Vanish™ Blush Stick (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
Vanish™ Flash Highlighting Stick (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
Vanish™ Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
Veil™ Eye Primer (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
Veil Mineral Primer (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
Veil™ Setting Spray (at Sephora, BlueMercury)
Velvet Story Lip Cream (at Sephora, BlueMercury)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Equilibrium™ Day Fluid Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (at Sephora, BlueMercury): Chemical Sunscreen
Equilibrium™ Restoring Essence (at Sephora, BlueMercury): Gluconolactone
Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint (at Sephora, BlueMercury): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Immaculate® Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free (at Sephora, BlueMercury): Stem Cells
Vanish™ Airbrush Concealer (at Sephora, BlueMercury): Licorice Root
Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick (at Sephora, BlueMercury): Chemical Sunscreen
Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (at Sephora, BlueMercury): Chemical Sunscreen
Veil Retouching Fluid (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

No. 28™ Lip Treatment Oil (at BlueMercury): Retinoid
N° 28 Primer Serum (at Sephora, BlueMercury): Retinoid

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  1. 4.20.20
    Yeni said:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed your website, thank you so much for creating it! I really appreciate your efforts.

    I was writing to ask about the HOURGLASS
    Ambient® Lighting Palette. Ingredients, as listed on Sephora’s website, including the following:

    Dim Light: Water/Aqua, Isododecane, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Mica, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Cellulose Gum, Decyl Glucoside, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Polyester-5, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbate, Pvp, Tocopherol, Triethanolamine. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). Radiant Light: Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Benzoic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Diamond Powder, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-7, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate. May Contain (+/-): Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). Incandescent Light: Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Silica, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Diamond Powder, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-7, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polyacrylamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

    Thanks, again! Sending you health and joy, Y.

    • 4.20.20
      15mins said:

      This is a powder palette, which you don’t need to worry about at all. The Ambient Lighting highlighters are all super pretty!

  2. 4.24.20
    Karen said:

    Hi Doc, thanks so much for having this site and for taking the time to review all the ingredients for all these products.

    Hourglass just came out with a setting spray and I was wondering if the ingredients are all safe as well?

    Water/Aqua, Propanediol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Pentylene Glycol, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic, Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isostearic Acid, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Amodimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Hexylene Glycol, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Maltodextrin, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Vp/Va Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 4.24.20
      15mins said:

      This is fine!

  3. 4.29.20
    Hya said:

    Hello Christine!
    I truly appreciate you and all the time/effort you put into this blog! It has been very helpful throughout my pregnancy! I highly recommend your website to any of my pregnant/nursing friends!
    I just to clarify about a product listed in this page which is the “Vanish™ Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation (at Sephora).” It is listed under Pregnancy safe products.
    However, when I clicked on it, it brings me to the page of ” Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick,” and when the other way around too when I click the foundation stick.
    I just want to hear from you which is the pregnancy safe one: the liquid foundation or the foundation stick one?
    Thank you so much!

    • 4.30.20
      15mins said:

      The names were in the right spot, but my Sephora links got mixed up. It’s all fixed now! The stick has the sunscreen, the liquid is fine.

      • 6.5.20
        Lara said:

        I did not see chemical sunscreen in the stick foundation. Which ingredient is chemical sunscreen? Thank you for this amazing website!!

        • 6.5.20
          15mins said:

          Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

  4. 5.13.20
    Morgan said:

    You are great! Thank you so much for taking so much time to do this! You’re greatly appreciated! I’m sorry people are rude! Your website has been so helpful throughout my pregnancy!

    Thanks again!!

  5. 5.25.20
    Ruby Field said:

    Hello! I love your posts. Just wondering if the Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint would be safe to use? Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.0%, Octisalate 4.0%, Titanium Dioxide 4.0%; Inactive Ingredients: Alumina, Butylene Glycol, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton), Hexyl Laurate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Mica, Microcrystalline Wax, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl, Tetraisostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylacrylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Carbonate, Quaternium-90, Bentonite, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Stearic Acid, Tribehenin, Triethoxylcaprylylsilane, Water. May Contain (+/): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

    • 5.26.20
      15mins said:

      No this has chemical sunscreens. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  6. 9.1.20
    Dina said:

    I thought that the Hourglass Vanish stick did not contain spf. Are you able to advise if this one is ok?

    Phenyl Trimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera, Ceresin, Polyethylene, Pentylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Bht, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, Isostearyl Alcohol, Lauryl Laurate, Lauryl Peg/Ppg-18/18 Methicone, Macadamia Seed Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters Behenate, Methicone, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Propanediol, Silica, Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)

    • 9.1.20
      Christine said:

      It doesn’t have listed SPF (they have to go through expensive testing to claim that), but it has Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, which is a chemical sunscreen. It gets added to a lot of products to improve their shelf life since they’ll be more resistant to damage from the sun. So it’s ok for nursing, but not pregnancy.

  7. 11.4.20
    Tasha said:

    Hi Christine,

    Thank you for all that you do!

    Is the Hourglass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss okay?


    • 11.4.20
      Christine said:

      This is ok for pregnancy and nursing

  8. 11.18.20
    Stefanie said:

    I really appreciate the information on your site, thank you so much!

    Can you please advise on the Hourglass Veil Eye Primer?

    -Viamerine: Provides hydration and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
    -Vitamin E: Helps keep skin nourished and moisturized.
    -Vitamin C: Supports natural collagen and reduces the appearance of age spots and sun damage.

    Isododecane, Talc, Mica, C13-14 Alkane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Helianthus Annuus Seed Wax, Trihydroxystearin, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Triethylhexanoin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Calcium Carbonate, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Beeswax, Peg-40 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499).

    • 11.18.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  9. 12.10.20
    BR said:

    Hi Doctor! Thank you for all your help. Is the HOURGLASS VEIL TRANSLUCENT SETTING POWDER ok because it’s a powder? Just wondering especially because I put all over face and use daily.

    Mica, Synthetic Sapphire, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Boron Nitride, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Diamond Powder, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492).


    • 12.11.20
      Christine said:

      Yes, all powders are ok. Please read the text of the post above, where I refer to types of makeup and what you don’t need to worry about. I don’t review powders unless they’re cleansers that get mixed into a liquid.

  10. 6.16.21
    Vanessa Andrew said:


    Just wondering if the hourglass arch sculpting pencil is safe while pregnant?

    Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ozokerite, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Acrylates/Stearyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Synthetic Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylparaben, Bht. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

    • 6.16.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  11. 7.28.21
    Shima said:

    Thank you for the great website!
    I wanted to ask If the hourglass brow pencil safe during pregnancy as it has Butylparaben and Propylene Copolymer?
    The whole list of ingredients is: Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ozokerite, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Acrylates/Stearyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Synthetic Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylparaben, Bht. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    • 7.28.21
      Christine said:

      Both of those ingredients are fine. Brow pencils are like eyeliners, please refer to the paragraph about which products you need to worry about.

      • 7.31.21
        Shima said:

        Thank you!

  12. 8.31.21
    LK said:

    I love your website – thank you so much for the valuable information. For the Hourglass brand, you have “Vanish™ Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation (at Sephora)” listed as safe for pregnancy but when I click on it, the foundation stick is what comes up – please confirm. Is it the foundation stick that is safe? or the liquid foundation which is also on the not safe for pregnancy section. Kindly let me know.

    • 9.1.21
      Christine said:

      That was not a helpful redirect they added! It wasn’t doing that before.
      If you refresh the screen I’ve just redone the entire list, it was due for an update.

  13. 12.3.21
    A.Myers said:

    Thank you for all your research! Seems like every time I have a question- your blog has the answers. I love hourglass products and it’s time to restock, this year I’m pregnant and making different decisions and this site has been so helpful and insightful. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    • 12.3.21
      Christine said:

      I’m so glad it helped you!

  14. 1.15.22


    Could you please review VEGAN WATERPROOF EYELINER from Hourglass – whether it’s safe for pregnancy and nursing? Thank you very much for all your help!!!

    Water/Aqua, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Beheneth-30, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Carbon Black (Ci 77266)

  15. 1.20.22
    Tara said:


    Firstly thank you so much for your page, it’s been so helpful for me!

    Can you please provide any more information as to why Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation is not pregnancy safe?

    Thank you

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