Lip Liner is not always a must have product for me, particularly in the summer time, but I was very intrigued by Hourglass' latest product, Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner.
It combines some of my favorite lip product features - creaminess, water and smudge resistance, and intense color .
I fell in love with this liner and found myself reaching for it almost every day because it "feels" like much more than your average luxury lip liner. The creaminess is quite frankly unmatched by any other brand I've tried recently, and the staying power is fantastic.
I loved using the pinky-brown shade, Eden (shown, above), as a nice base for either a very neutral/natural pink lip, or too add more color - either in the pink, red or even coral family. The pigment in the liner is so intense, just a few swipes were all I needed to cover my lips fully.
This liner worked extremely well under lip gloss, matte/satin lip stick and even tinted lip balms. It also features a small brush on the opposite end which was really nice for blending the liner out across my lips to use as a lip color, or just soften the line when I used as more of a traditional lip liner.
When I mentioned earlier that this liner has great staying power, I also should note that it's also transfer and smudge resistant - so if you're wearing this on it's own, fear not for leaving lip color marks on people's cheeks or your glass, etc. I would say that after about 8-9 full hours I did see some fading, primarily in the center of my lips, but the outer edges remained in tact far beyond the 9 hours.
The other fascinating feature is how moisturizing - yet featherweight and non-oily the liner is. Even if I wore it on it's own, my lips felt soft, smooth and hydrated. The liner's size and attached brush is also perfect for travel and daily touch ups on the go.
If you thought all lip liners were the same - try Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner - and I'm sure you'll reconsider that opinion. :) - RLB
Note: This is not a twist up liner, so you will need to sharpen it, but this was a minor issue for me.
Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner Eden