Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick
This antioxidant-enriched liquid lipstick is easily the best lip color option that Hourglass offers. It's got a long list of buzzwords in the claims, and it delivers on all of them! This full-coverage liquid lipstick is fragrance-free, and has a long-lasting matte finish that wears comfortably. The gorgeous shade range offers a variety of nudes and neutrals as well a few bright hues, sultry reds, and deep plums.
The color is easy to control with the tapered wand applicator, but if you're not used to liquid lipstick, go slowly and dab on the color. Using a colorless lipliner will also help keep the color from migrating into any fine lines around the mouth. The color does hold up for several hours without touchups, but it won't last the claimed 14 hours—unless you're fasting!
- Full-coverage, opaque color.
- Long-wearing, matte finish.
- Gorgeous selection of shades.
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.
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