Monday, April 22, 2013

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick - Rose, photos, swatches

Liquid lipsticks are big in the beauty world right now aren't they?  It takes something special to stand out from the crowd and Hourglass' Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick does something that none of the other liquid lipsticks or lip lacquers do and that's give a matte finish.  Ooh-er!

I was given the shade Rose to play with and for something that promises 14 hours of continuous wear, I was happy that this was a totally wearable shade.  The thin wand allows for precise application which is handy as this stuff stays put!  The formula has skin conditioning emollients, antioxidant fruit extracts, cili fruit, goji berry along with vitamins A, C and E to help protect your lips all day.

It's vital that there's nothing on your lips at all when applying this, not even lip balm.  This means that the formula will set good and proper.  Pigmentation wise, Rose packs a punch and I can only begin to imagine what the much loved shade Icon, a blue based red, will look like on the lips.  I only needed one coat of Rose for the photos so although the tube itself might look small for what you're paying, you really don't use much of it at all.

The smooth formula sets in about a minute and then you're good to go.  I'm not used to wearing matte lips and as I have dry lips at the best of times, it felt weird, but not uncomfortable.  I can get a good five to six hours out of Rose before wanting to apply lip balm on my lips.  It's worth noting that if you apply a balm or gloss over the liquid lipstick right away, you'll get less wear time, but you'll have gorgeous glossy lips if that's what you prefer.  

Perfect for a night out where you won't have to worry about bringing it out with you to reapply!  I feel very grown up altogether with a matte lip and really like it!  

Hourglass is available in Space NK in Harvey Nichols Dundrum and will set you back €25.92.


  1. That's really pretty on you, is it darker on than it is in the tube?
    I keep looking at the Hourglass primer in Space NK, but haven't mustered up the courage to buy it yet.

    Sara at BelfastBeautyLove xx

  2. Looks great on you Karen, I've one of these babie in an orangey red and I really like it xo

  3. That's a gorgeous shade on you, Karen. These matte ones remind me a lot of the Max Factor ones that came out years ago - remember they had a matte lipstain in one end and a gloss bar in the other? Can't remember the name for the life of me but Mum used to love them for the longevity, might pick her up one of these at some stage.

  4. it defo. looks darker in real life than in the tube. Would love to see some more of these babies

  5. Oooh I love the color and the matte finish!

  6. This is beautiful! The finish really suits you I think, as does the colour. I'll definitely check these out :D


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