Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick
This creamy, super-pigmented lipstick is so thick, it's best applied with a lip brush to keep it from looking or feeling heavy. The sleek metal component is refillable, although at $24, even the refills are pricey. It comes in 12 shades that are all good basic shades, including Icon, a superior deep blue-based red.
- The satin finish makes lips look moist without feeling greasy.
- Depth of color and a good stain equals long wear.
- Rich pigments and classic shade selection means that these will work on a wide variety of skin tones.
- Refillable packaging.
- No added fragrance.
- Texture is too thick to be applied straight from the tube.
- Tends to bleed into lines around the mouth.
- Even with refillable packaging, this is a pricey lipstick.
Hourglass Cosmetics bills itself as luxury performance makeup, and for the most part that description is apt. The luxury aspect is apparent in the brand's packaging, which evokes sophistication and glamour. As for what's inside, while not every Hourglass product is a blockbuster, it has a number of strong products in its lineup, particularly its Ambient Lighting collection of powder makeup products. There are also some standout options for lip colors, and its Veil Fluid Makeup Oil SPF 15 foundation is a blogger and Beautypedia favorite for good reason (you can find out exactly why in our individual review). Hourglass does offer a small selection of skincare, but when it comes to this brand makeup is truly where its strengths lie.
For more information about Hourglass Cosmetics, visit www.hourglasscosmetics.com or call 310-392-7799.
About the Experts
The Beautypedia team consists of skin care and makeup experts personally trained by the original Cosmetics Cop and best-selling beauty author, Paula Begoun. We’re fascinated by skin care and makeup products and thrilled when they meet or exceed our expectations, but we’re also disappointed when they fail to perform as claimed, are wildly overpriced, or contain ingredients scientific research has proven can hurt skin.
Our mission has always been to help you find the best products for your skin, no matter your budget or preferences. Beautypedia’s thorough and insightful reviews cut through the hype and provide reliable recommendations for all ages, skin types, and skin tones.