After not being wowed by new lipstick formula's being put out recently (Clarins Rouge Prodige, YSL Rouge Pur Couture, Rouge Dior) I had high hopes for the Hourglass Femme Rouge lipsticks.
These lipsticks deliver. They have great pigmentation, feel creamy and moisturising (the darker shade slightly less creamy due to the level of pigment). They apply really smooth and don't accentuate lines in your lips and they last quite well.
These made my lips feel really soft so I think these are going to really good for winter when you need that extra hydration.
I was so eager to open these that I managed to squish the ends of them when opening them so that's why the tips look a bit odd!
The lipsticks come housed in a heavy bronzed metal tube and are also refillable and paraben free. They do seem to have a very faint scent.
Of the 12 shades available, I bought Whisper (gentle pink with a bit of beige, and silver shimmer) and Nocturnal (reasonably bright wine plum), priced at £22 each.
Swatches below: Nocturnal, Whisper, and Adorn lipstick in Poetry.
Zuneta have an offer on whereby if you buy two Hourglass products you receive a free Adorn lipstick ( these are very nice, very long lasting with great pigmentation). Zu picked out Poetry for me and it is a extremely wearable beige nude with some peach to it.
I don't know when the offer finishes, but I think its a really good one.
Hourglass have some really impressive products and I definitely think they are a brand to watch out for.