Hourglass may not be a household name in cosmetics - yet, but with outstanding product after product, they are well on their way to becoming one of the leading premium cosmetics lines.
Madonna's makeup artist and new Hourglass Artist Director Gina Brooke has helped the brand recently relaunch their Extreme Sheen lipgloss collection, adding a new nude shade called Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss Child. The 12 color lip gloss collection features beautiful, modern and chic packaging in a squeeze tube with long, high quality, brush applicator. I adore the flavor of these glosses - it's a subtle butterscotch that's never overkill.
The glosses have beatiful color payoff, silky, lightweight easily to apply formulas. The colors may at first look similar to others you've seen, but if you look more closely on the lips you'll see that the color variations, undertones and mixtures are completely unique and extremely flattering.
While Child is a creamy, pale beige with some taupe and pink that makes a beautiful nude mouth or the perfect compliment to a slightly darker brown or taupe lip shade, was a really different shade for me and one that those of who love bolder lip looks will want to have in your collection!
In the tube Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss Siren looks at first to be a very orange-y metallic red. But once I put in on my lips, while it was still a bright red with lots of pigment, it was also really pretty. It's an opaque finish, and the bright red is a cool chrome effect that "plays with the light". You can adjust with how much intensity you get with this color - if you just want a little of the red chrome effect - just put on a dab or two and then smooth with the brush. If you layer a few coats on for the full effect, it still doesn't ever get sticky or gummy, which is amazing.
If you're new to the line (or looking for a great holiday beauty gift), I highly recommend trying the Hourglass Extreme Sheen Set which has the three very wearable shades - Siren, Child and Ignite, included.
You'll thank me later! - RLB
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*These products were provided courtesy of Hourglass PR for reviewing purposes.