This review is for the Icon Opaque Rouge Liquid lipstick.
I love wearing this as a base and applying the Femme Rouge formula in the same colour for extra oomph and staying power. These two together are a lethal combination.
Like its traditional lipstick counterpart, the Opaque Rouge formula is a deep, rich, blue-based red. The liquid version can be a bit drying so definitely apply lip balm beforehand. As the colour wears off, it leaves behind a nice stain and I like to apply clear gloss or a lip balm on top for a softer look.
I wish the tube was larger given the price tag.
This is my first Hourglass lippie. I saw the color "Edition" on some online swatches and purchased it based on that. This is a really nice lippie, as it should be for the price. On my complexion, it's a MLBB. It's a warm rosy pink that just punches up my inner lip color, and adds a bit of color to my face without looking overdone. The finish isn't really matte but not a full on shine like a gloss. It has very slight shimmer that makes it look "wet". It's not glittery or over the top, and the shimmer makes my lips look really full which is totally a plus. It comes in a lovely metal case, and the lippie itself has a chiseled tip. This makes application a breeze...no liner or brush needed, unless it's part of your routine. Lasting time is better than average. All in all, it's one of the better lippies in this price range.
Oh. My. God. This is the best lipstick i own. I'm slightly uncoordinated when it comes to lipsticks but this is so super easy to apply. It goes on perfectly! I put this on after I put on my foundation and didn't get even the slightest hint of bleeding around the lip line. I also didn't bother with lipliner as this just goes on perfectly and doesn't need it.
I have been wearing this now for 6 hours and it hasn't budged at all! I have eaten lunch, had two cups of tea and a coffee and my lips are still perfect.
I am also really excited to say that because of the formula I can smile without worrying that I'm going to get lipstick all over my teeth. Amazing. Truly amazing. Next pay I am going to stock up on a couple of other colours!
(P.S. I'm wearing this in Raven and it's super bright, eyecatching and marvelous!)
I purchased this in 'icon'. A nice deep but yet bright red. This is definitely a true must buy because the formula sticks with me for 10 hours plus it isnt drying after removal. Its best to apply a lip liner before application to use as an outline because this sets quite quickly and there is no room for mistakes. I'm an avid collector of red lippies and so this one is actually one I reach for quite often.
I hadn't heard a lot of good things about this product, but since I like the idea of a nondrying, long lasting lipstick that doesn't need one of those icky topcoats, I picked up Edition.
The color is BEAUTIFUL. It's a medium warm pink with a tiny bit of gold shimmer. It's very flattering and lights up my face. The finish is matte, obviously, and the color is pretty much totally opaque. I put it on and it lasted a good eight hours without looking weird or needing much of a touch up. It applies almost like a stain-wet and creamy, and then dries down, and while I do find that it stains my lips, it's not drying like most stains.
I love the packaging-it's a little flat tube and will fit easily into almost any bag or even a pocket. That does mean, however, that you aren't getting much product for the $28 price tag, but you're still getting 0.1oz, which is about the same as any other lipstick. And I only have to apply it once or twice a day anyway. I really want to buy other colors!