8.25.2012

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose Review and Swatches

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose

Hourglass claims that its newly released Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose($28) will deliver intense, matte lip color that will last up to 14 hours. Sounds fabulous, but I'm pretty sure we've all learned to be skeptical of lipsticks that promise all day wear! Does this one actually work?

The short answer is no. After test driving Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose, I found that it lasts about 4-5 hours rather than 14 as advertised. Sure, this is longer than most lipsticks but you're not going to achieve the 14 hour promise unless you opt not to eat or drink anything all day. That ain't gonna happen over here, I'll tell you that much.

Still, Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose has a lot going for it. The color is a beautiful rosy pink neutral that looks classy, chic and perfect for professional settings and daily wear. The shade pulls a little warm on me but I think it would look great on a variety of skin tones.

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose Swatch
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose Swatch

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose has a highly pigmented, opaque formula that lends itself well to a wonderfully defined mouth. However, the formula sets to a very dry finish that feels uncomfortable and accentuates lip lines. As Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose wears off, you will likely see some minor flaking and/or transfer. The effect is similar to Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro, although Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is more dry and prone to flaking.

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose Swatch
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose

Ultimately, I'm a little torn about this product. The color and pigmentation are great but the formula leaves something to be desired. At this point, I believe lip stains are a more reliable option if I'm looking for long-lasting color.

Do you think you'll give Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick a shot, or have you given up trying long-wear lipsticks?

4 comments:

  1. seems expensive for a small tube and only lasting 4-5 hours. but maybe that's just the cheap side of me talking!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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    1. You are totally right about the price! I should have mentioned that in my review. It's not impressive enough for the price IMO, but to each their own. I'm not planning to keep it. I have mixed results with Hourglass even though it is a very beloved brand!

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  2. I don't think I'd try it after your review! I don't like the way it settles into lines and feels dry. I need something moisturizing and long lasting. It is very pigmented though.

    www.prettiestwhenhappy.blogspot.com

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    1. I hate how it settles into lines as well. I kept wanting to slick some lip balm on top, but I was worried it would reduce the wear time :-/ I think I would accept reduced wear time in exchange for more comfort in this case.

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