|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have this in Child which is a flesh-toned beige. I got it in a Sephora Give Me Some Lip kit. I would not have bought this color normally. I can see why people like this gloss as the packaging, applicator, feel going on are all fantastic. I love the chic, "different" package. However, this color just doesn't work for me--I'm pale, yellowy, with no natural lip color so I look dead. This is a very "sticky" lip gloss (I'd compare to Bobbi Brown) so if you don't like that, you may not care for these.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
Very unique, metallic red. Not glittery or sparkle-filled, but glowingly metallic. Build-able consistency goes from sheer to opaque. Nice for the holidays, but I use it year-round. It's the only Hourglass product I own and I'm very pleased.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Amazing texture, not sticky but definately very long-wearing, great smell (vanilla),beautiful color payoff!!! I have ORIGAMI, FLUSH, IMAGINE and TRUTH!!!!
this lipglosses can only be compared to chanel extrait de gloss, nothing else can be put on the same level, well done HOURGLASS!!!!!
I'm truly in love with these lipglosses, but I must say that I prefer the old packaging to this new one with the flexible doe foot applicator, hopefully they will change that flexible doe foot applicator with the classic brush applicator (just like the older version!!!)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have this in Nectar, which is a bright, medium-opaque corally pink.
I coveted Nectar for at least a year before buying-the ridiculous price tag put me off. But everything Hourglass makes seems to be high quality and amazing and surprisingly worth it, and this gloss is no exception.
It brightens my whole face, looks like it does in the tube but not in a frightening, neon way and lasts longer than glosses normally do on me. It's non-sticky, smells lightly but not intrusively of vanilla and is just pretty all-around great.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got the one called Lush. It is very pigmented but it's not as "sheen" as i would have expected it. it's actually a sticky type of lip gloss, not that oily feeling type.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I purchased this in Siren at Sephora.com after hearing raves about this cosmetic brand and seeing a review of this particular gloss on Scrangie's blog. Siren is an extremely metallic and highly pigmented warm-toned red colored gloss. Initially, I loved the way it looked in the tube and the way it swatched on my hand. And it smells like buttercream frosting! Yum. On the lips, I am not as big of a fan. Upon application, I noticed that Siren was cakey looking (as most metallics/frosts can look). Sheered out, it translated to this orangy/coppery color that took me back to the 80's in a bad way. And after it sat on my lips for a couple of hours, it felt dry and uncomfortable. So, I couldn't justify keeping this in my collection since it's so $$$$.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Hourglass Extreme Lip Gloss in Lush is a very wearable slightly opaque coral/melon color with gold shimmer. I just can't get over the great consistency of the Hourglass lip glosses---it's so pleasant, not sticky or gummy and it wears well. The Lush color is pretty muted and would be ideal for everyday and work. This would probably look best on gals with warm or yellow-toned complexions, whereas mine is cool. I find I'm adding a tiny dab of pink gloss to it to make it more flattering for me, which I probably shouldn't have to bother with, but I like the gloss so I'm not returning it.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love to wear red on my lips. I think that every girl should have at least one red lippie in her arsenal. I was not too familiar with the Hourglass line. I looked at the glosses and the colors were meh. But this one screamed at me for attention. It is a brilliant red with fire and gold in it. I like the texture of this gloss. It is not too wet or sticky-just the right consistency. The smell is pleasant and it has a somewhat foody/sweet taste. I receive quite a few compliments when I wear this lip color. I am always on the lookout for something unique and I think that this particular color and gloss fit the bill.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This was a gift in PRIMAL. This looks just like the colour of a candy apple in the tube, but much more subtle and sheer on the lips. The texture IS amazing; no stickiness, tackiness, yet it stays on really well! I'm envisioning this over less expensive lipsticks to give them greater staying power and dimension. The only reason I would not buy it again is because I looked up the price-point and - whoa! $28.00! All I can say is that my friends have excellent taste in higher-end cosmetics! I could never afford this on my own, so I will definately enjoy this while it lasts.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this in Ignite, which is kind of a gloss version of MAC's viva glam VI SE. I like the color, since it's natural looking but also a little shimmery and pretty, but I can't stand the smell of this gloss. It smells like sugary melted Crayons...ugh.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have this in Lush and it is a very pretty daytime peachy pink colour that suits my NC40 skintone very nicely. It is shiny but not sticky at all like MAC glosses (sorry, MAC - but I still do love you!) and is so worth the high price tag, which is around 37 CDN with the tax. But you don't need a lot of product and there is a lot of it in the tube, so it really is a good value for the money especially if you use it on a daily basis. I'd like to try some other colours and now that fall is coming, Siren might just be the next one that I'll get.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got this in Siren after I saw photos of one of my friends wearing it. After seeing swatches of the different colours and trying it out at her place, I was sold. The other colours are not as opaque or vibrant as this particular colour. This is NOT your daughter's lip gloss. Don't even attempt to put it on like regular lip gloss. She warned me that it was expensive, but because Siren is such a bold (and I mean REALLY bold, completely opaque), chrome red, you don't need much at all. In fact, using what little comes out on the brush is too much for me, so I have to dab it onto my lips little by little until I get just the right amount. This colour is fantastic. You can wear it very lightly if you dab only a little on and the colour becomes a coppery tone with the metalic sheen. If you layer it on heavier, it looks like red taffeta or perhaps Dorothy's ruby slippers. When applied in small increments it does not get sticky (great for a long-haired girl like me) and doesn't come off on glasses, food, or silverware when I eat or drink. Even after removal, there is a very faint stain on your lips, which some may like and some may not.
Packaging is simple but effective. Wand and brush are excellent quality. The formula is creamy but stays put and is not drying on the lips or sticky. Long-lasting but easy to remove.
I was very hesitant about the price of this gloss at first because I am on a very limited budget. But after realizing that you barely need any at all to make this gloss work for you in many different ways, I figured it would be worth it to have it replace most if not all of my lipsticks/glosses. Considering, too, that you barely need to use any, I'm confident that this tube won't run out until next year, even with regular use.
Word to the wise: TEST THESE OUT BEFORE YOU BUY, especially for the price! If you're thinking of getting Siren, be fair warned that it's not sheer like some of the other colours. It's also VERY bright red, which, though it can be toned down, is still not a good colour for everyone (as a previous reviewer mentioned).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The color, the smell, the feel - all perfection! I recently purchased a tube from Sephora, and I am in love. The color has just the right amount of sheen and gloss, and stays put reasonably well for a lip gloss. It also have an addictive smell and lovely application brush.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I have this in "Siren" which appears to be the loudest, most lurid metallic orange in history. But on my lips it is unbelievably flattering. The texture is soft, the brush is high-quality and doesn't splay, the packaging is elegant, and it tastes like butterscotch. With this colour, keep an eye out that you top it up regularly, otherwise the gloss will wear off and leave the metallic part behind--unattractive.. Pricey, but good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this gloss! The color that I got was Reflect. Now, normally I roll my eyes at these kinds of shades because they go on clear on my pink pigmented lips, but Reflect was somehow different. In the tube, it is a transparent Barbie pink with lots of silver microglitter. On my lips, it really intensifies the pinkness of my liptone, and the glitter actually shows up! It doesn't look like a disco ball - just adds dimension to my lips.
What is so great about this gloss is the texture. It is moisturizing and shiny without being tacky or sticky. The glitters are not gritty, nor do they end up all over the place like some of my MAC Dazzleglasses do. The pigmentation is there, but at the same time, the gloss feels sheer and lightweight on the lips. It is fairly long-lasting, and you don't get that weird lip gunk after a couple hours. I like the brush applicator, and the tube is elegant and pretty.
The price is slightly prohibitive, at $28 a pop, and I wish there were more colors in the range (I think there are only like 8 or so), but I'm definitely going back and getting a couple more. I can't believe I waited so long to try Hourglass glosses!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have this in NECTAR. This almost looks neon in the tube, but comes out as a wash of bright pink -- lovely. I'm fair and I think it looks great on me... just something to subtly brighten up my face. The scent is nice and the texture is great -- no sticky. Only giving this 4 lippies because the price tag is insane. $28? Although I did pay it, didn't I.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This was not what I was hoping for. I would not classify it as a gloss. Rather, it is an opaque lipstick in lipgloss form. Siren did nothing for me at all. It was way, way too dark red and opaque. (I am blonde and am light skinned with light freckles.) I was hoping that the "extreme sheen" portion of the name meant super glossy and shiny but that is definitely not the case. It is more dry but has lots of glitter in it. Glitter isn't right either though. It isn't like YSL Golden Gloss where it is a sheer shiny gloss but with lots of glitter in it. This is not sheer at all, not glossy at all, but definitely has the glitter. Maybe some like that, but it isn't for me. I did not like the color of Siren, but I did like the color of Lush. However the texture wasn't good for me at all, and I returned them both. I love high-end glosses but I much prefer an Armani gloss over these (for everyday). If I want the glitter, I will go to an YSL Golden Gloss for the weekend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I just got Siren as an impulse buy at Sephora after loving the color swatched on my hand, but Oh My God once I got it on my lips...I died. The color is a gorgeous red/orange with maybe some copper in it, and when they say sheen they mean it- there's an almost metallic luster that I've never seen before in a lipgloss. Coverage is complete and long-wearing, and leaves a nice stain when it fades. Love the brush applicator and sweet smell.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have this in Origami and Reflect. Origami is a Barbie pink that gives lips a hint of color, and reflect is more sheer with shimmer to it. The formula is nice, it lasts more than most lip glosses I've tried, and it's not too sticky. I'm kind of a lip gloss addict and I do use these often.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I'm a medium-dark olive complected Latina. So, though I saw these raved about online, I wasn't about to dish out this much moolah per tube of gloss unless I could test the colors. I suspected most would be too light for my strongly pigmented plummy-brown lips.
While I had hoped Lush or Origami and Verse would have worked out nicely for me, they were too light, though these two pinks and the bronzey beiges would be stunning on gals of medium to light skin tones. Lush is a warm pink--so beautiful. Origami is a cool sorta baby-barbie pink. Blondes with cool skin tone would look killer with Origami. Warmer toned fair gals would rock Lush. Verse is a great nude if your lips aren't too darkly pigmented.
Now, what looked great on me, an NC 42 to NC44 in MAC colors: Primal and Nectar.
Nectar was my fave when I first saw online pics of these. I have really been glomming corals for the first time in my life this past year. I'm a gloss addict, and I have tons of MAC lipglasses and lustreglasses and dazzleglasses, as well as the gorgeous NARS glosses, Kevyn Aucoin glosses, Zoya Hot lips, and drugstore brand glosses. I always gloss, even when I wear regular opaque lipsticks. I gotta shine! These Hourglass glosses are some of the best ones I've tried in terms of how it goes on totally without streaking, stays on with a lovely shine and clarity (as if some wonderfu fruit juice is coating your lips in total evenness). Nectar, the coral-pinkish one, is so feminine and perfect for summer. It's got a bit of clarity/sheerness, so while you get color, it's like this lake of color on your lips that still shows off your lips somehow. Hard to explain, but lovely.
PRIMAL is an amazing color for darker ladies. It looks very dark berry-plummy in the tube, but goes on with a bit of light/sheerness and is soooooo flattering.
Now, in terms of application (a nice brush, not doe-foot), evenness of color, high shine without glitter (for those who hate glitter), and in terms of beauty of color, these get very very high marks.
What I didn't like (but others might not mind): 1. the smell. It has a coconutty smell, and it's very strong. I could do with a minimal scent or neutral scent. This is very strong. Like vanilla-coconut. 2. The price. Ouch. You can get two MAC lipglasses for the price of one of these. 28 bucks for gloss is in that same range as NARS and Kevyn Aucoin. Ouchie. But this is beautifull, and maybe you wanna splurge on one or two for special days.
I would love to buy these again, but I may just enjoy the two I got until they get used up and call it a day due to the price. But I really like NECTAR and PRIMAL.