I’ve always been a fan of lip gloss, its instant glamour for your lips. It’s shiny, its sexy and it calls attention to your pout – really what’s not to love?! Well I was recently invited to a blogger event at Space NK in New York City to preview a new product from Hourglass their new Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick. This lipstick line gives full-coverage with a vibrant color payoff, but the difference is, it’s matte!
The lipstick is available in 9 shades and I was able to choose three of my favorites to take home with me. I chose Riviera (Tangerine), Rose (Medium Rose) and Empress (Aubergine).
Even though these lipsticks are matte, they’re not drying, they contain Vitamin E to moisturize and protect. They are also antioxidant rich with Cili Fruit and Goji Berry extract to help protect the lips. And while the lipstick does dries to a matte finish, it’s definitely not flat, the colors still pop.
The formula is extended coverage so its designed to last a long time. After applying the lipstick it will set after one minute and lasts throughout the day. According to Hourglass, the formula lasts for up to 14 hours of continuous wear. I have not tested out that claim, as I never keep my lipstick on that long but I can say that it does last for at least 6 hours without needing a touch-up and this was after eating and drinking a glass of water.
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick, $28 and available at hourglasscosmetics.com