By Sheila Arkee
If it were possible to go steady with a cosmetics brand, my choice would be Hourglass Cosmetics. Offering luxurious, high quality makeup that packs a punch and rarely disappoints, they are pure elegance from product to packaging. Just in time for Summer, Hourglass has released five new shades of their Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner and three new colors of the Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss. Today I have Eden and Ballet to share with you.
The Hourglass Cosmetics Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil is a dual ended pencil that comes along with a very handy lip brush.
The pencil is very easy to apply and blend, and is indeed extremely long wearing and won’t fade or feather.
It’s lovely paired with the Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss, but also lovely when worn alone and will not dry out your lips.
The Hourglass Cosmetics Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss comes with an unique gel technology to deliver long-wearing results that will not bleed.
The texture is very plush, not annoying or heavy at all, with a beautiful high shine. Ballet is a beautiful bright pink that would work well with any number of makeup looks.
I tested this lip combination on a day that required heavy chatting and chewing, and was amazed to find the gloss remained through it all. In fact, five hours later I was still rocking that gloss. Even my assistant approved!
My Final Thoughts: While Hourglass Cosmetics is a tad on the pricey side, in my opinion the quality of the products makes the brand a worthwhile splurge. I’m captivated by the Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner in Eden and Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Ballet, both excellent colors for the Summer months.
Availability: Online and in Sephora stores.
Gluten-free? Lip Pencil, Yes; Lip Gloss, No (contains Vitamin E).