Soon after buying two of the new Hourglass Femme Rouge lipsticks I was already contemplating what other shades I "had" to get. I decided on Fresco (£22) and as Zuneta were still doing the buy two or more Hourglass products and receive a free Adorn lipstick, it would have been wrong not to get something else. I was all set to put shade Edition in my basket then noticed that they now stocked the brushes so went for the No. 4 Crease Brush (£22) instead.
The lipstick has good pigmentation, feels creamy and quite moisturising and applies really smooth.
I have tried a lot of rose colours that are either:too warm,too pink,too red or too brown, but this is just right and gives a beautiful dewy non shimmered rose lip.
The crease brush is made of synthetic fibers. It feels very soft and where it excels is when using a darker crease shade as it blends the colour extremely well. It applies to the contours precisely and is quite a fool proof brush I think.
My only slight issue is that it is a bit lose in the barrel so I hope it doesn't one day fling off!
Now the Adorn lipstick I got as part of the promo is the shade Icon, when I opened the tube and looked at this no holds barred red I felt a bit scared and when I tried it on I felt terrified!
This is not just the reddest red I have come across but is also very bright, it really makes me think of a snow white lip shade. The colour is really pretty but there is no way I can pull this off, I tried using it with a bit of a gloss to tone it down but its so pigment rich it didn't work, definitely one for those who like a bold lip.
Swatches below, don't think I'll need to tell you which one is which :)
I think the Buy two products and receive a free Adorn lipstick is still on and I am tempted as I really want to get Edition femme rouge but I have a feeling the promo may not last that much longer so grab it while you can, and if you end up with Icon as your free shade let me know how you make it work for you!