Friday, 1 July 2011

Hourglass Extreme Sheen Gloss in Siren


I couldn't help but notice that Hourglass cosmetics now have a stand at Liberty, in the newly refurbished beauty hall. Gemma and I were browsing one evening and I was irretrievably smitten by this insanely pigmented metallic red gloss. I'm not even a lipgloss person. But when you see these pictures I'm sure you'll understand where I was coming from.



The gloss comes in a sleek chromey-black tube (good, good) and applies with a brush-tipped wand. It smells like vanilla custard, but has no taste on the lips.


The texture is very smooth and balm-like, slippy and with no tackiness at all. It is incredibly pigmented, but due to the slip it shifts fairly easily - I'd want to wear a lipliner or matte lipstick underneath it as a base to avoid bare patches showing through if I were wearing this on a night out. After an hour or two it wears down to a faint orange red stain with a thin layer of metallic particles that glow in certain lights.




It costs a rather hefty £21, but for a colour this unique, I think it's worth it.

You can buy Hourglass cosmetics from Liberty in London, or online from Zuneta

8 comments:

  1. That's very unusual and looks lovely, it's certainly striking isn't it?

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  2. Oh God oh God that is AMAZING! It's like a liquid ruby or something. I NEED it!

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  3. This is gorgeous! I really want it.

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  4. Wow that colour is hardcore! Even when it fades it still looks okay x

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  5. I am convinced everybody owns this but me D: I want it so bad, whenever I'm within range of an Hourglass stockist I *have* to go in and swatch it and then squeal about how pretty it is to anyone that will listen!

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  6. I have some liberty vouchers floating around that I've never used. I now know what I'm going to be buying with them!

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