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Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child

Posted on March 28, 2014

hourglass lip gloss review child

Hi Guys!

After purchasing my Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo, I couldn’t wait to try something else out from their range. If you haven’t heard of Hourglass, they are a fabulous luxury cosmetics company founded in 2004 and can be purchased from Space NK. Hourglass products definitely sit at the high end of the cosmetics spectrum – the brand is acclaimed for its breakthrough formulations, technological innovations and unwavering commitment to reinvention with top quality ingredients (don’t ya know!). I’m such a sucker for high end products in pretty packaging!! 🙂

hourglass lipgloss wand

So off I went and ordered the Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child. The colour ‘Child’ is a gorgeous sheer warm golden shimmer.

hourglass child

Now this is going to sound silly, but unless you’ve ever held an Hourglass Lipgloss you probably won’t understand (either that or I’m just plain crazy!) The gloss tube is really nice to hold and use, I’d actually go as far as saying it’s ergonomic! It’s kind of a partly flattened cylinder shape. It’s just really nice to hold! Sorry if that sounds a bit weird!! 🙂

Anyway, more about the gloss!

Pure pigment, pure shine, pure luxury—this intensely-hued, super lustrous lip gloss is formulated with active ingredients that hydrate and restore lips for an immediately soft and smooth effect.

• Richly pigmented, high-shine lip gloss also hydrates lips

• Vitamin E-enhanced formula keeps lips from cracking or chapping

• Wears alone or layers over lipstick and liner to impart opulent shine

• Free of parabens, phthalates and sulfates 

hourglass lipgloss review

This is definitely one of the best lip glosses I’ve used in a long time. From opening the box, the product looks and feels luxurious. The gloss itself is the perfect formula, it’s not sticky and glides on the lips smoothly. The gorgeous golden shimmer sparkles and catches the light, it’s definitely going to be a staple in my makeup bag this summer!

Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Glosses are currently £21 at Space NK, which is fairly expensive, but we all need a treat sometimes, right? 😉

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo Review & Swatches

Posted on January 26, 2014

Hi Guys!

Here’s another one of the items from my recent Boots & Space NK Hauls – an Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Nude number 6.

hourglass box

I’ve been wanting to try Hourglass cosmetics for a while now, but they are pretty expensive, £22 for a lip crayon is definitlely a treat for me! I was on the Space NK site so thought I might as well!

hourglass femme nude lip stylo

The Lip Stylo comes in brown metallic casing, it definitely feels luxurious. The product is described as ‘A seductive collection of nude lip crayons delivering a creamy, full-coverage formula and satin finish. Enclosed in a luxurious retractable stylo, Femme Nude enhances the natural sensuality of your lips by adding fullness, dimension and balance. With six shades to choose from there’s a nude for every mood.’

hourglass lip stylo review

The colour I went for was  number 6, it’s a lovely natural nude pinky beige.

hourglass nude femme swatch

hourglass lip stylo

Now I’m not going to lie, I did have high expectations for this product, as you do when you purchase something for a lot of money, you assume you must be getting a good quality product. Well I wasn’t disappointed, but on the other hand I wasn’t amazed either. The Stylo was creamy and smooth on application, it had what I would describe as a more of semi matte finish than satin. I love mattes though so this is a plus point! It wasn’t drying and was very comfortable on my lips. I think if this was around a £10 – £15 price point I’d be raving about it as I do really like the product, but at £22 it was a nice treat, not an every day product though simply due to the price.

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx