By Sheila Arkee
Hourglass Cosmetics is one of my favorite luxury lines, proving time and again that their high quality products stand the test of time and wear, with functional, unique packaging. Their Opaque Rouge Lipsticks are the latest and greatest, long-wearing, rich, comfortable products that look and feel great on your lips.
When it comes to long-wearing lipsticks I recently had an epiphany: I no longer hate them. Technology has come a long way and they are no longer tight, uncomfortable, and drying. Remember how things were back in the day? I couldn’t stand the feeling of the first generation of permanent lip stains, but that is no longer. And especially not with the Hourglass Opaque Rouge Lipsticks. Even when swatched on my skin you can see they are more akin to a stain in texture.
The lipsticks come with a doe foot applicator and have the trademark Hourglass packaging.
The tubes are long and flat – an unique, luxe touch!
The results? Gorgeous. The formula is enhanced with Cili Fruit and Goji Berry extracts for anti-oxidant protection, with Vitamins A, C, and E to nourish your lips. For best results, you should apply these to dry, oil-free lips. The formula is free of paraben, pthalates, sulfates, and lanolin. There are 9 shades, I tried Riviera and Empress.
Riviera, a rich orange.
Empress, a gorgeous plum.
You can wear your own gloss on top to give them extra dimension, or on their own. While I do not have the patience to see if the lipsticks will last the full 14 hours that they are stated to last, I did find that my lips felt great and the color was strong several hours later.
Hourglass products are available at Sephora. At $28, the Opaque Rouge Lipsticks are on the pricey side, but splurge-worthy – a little piece of luxury that are definitely worth treating yourself to!
*Provided for consideration. Opinions are my own.