I first heard about Hourglass Cosmetics last year when I saw photographs of Christina Hendricks and Kat Dennings at the Emmys wearing the most stunning shade of red on their lips. I quickly found out they were both wearing the Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon. The liquid lipstick formula had me very intrigued so I decided to buy Icon back in April when was at Space NK as I'm not really near one that often and as far as I know it's the only place in Dublin that stocks Hourglass products.
They are unscented and the packaging has a retro-futuristic feel to it. As you can see in the photos it has a small doe foot applicator which makes the application a lot more precise. They also contain skin conditioning ingredients such as Vitamins A, C and E that help keep your lips moisturised and protected throughout the day.
To be honest I haven't worn this for 14 hours straight so I don't know how true that claim is, but it really doesn't budge from your lips and doesn't bleed at all, you just have to be careful to not rub your lips together or it ruins the effect. I would say this is a semi-matte finish rather than full on matte (compared to my other matte lipsticks), it looks similar to the finish of the Estée Lauder matte lipsticks.
It seems to me that the Opaque Rouge lipsticks are the perfect product for an occasion such as a Wedding/ Prom/ Debs etc. when you don't want to worry about having to touch up your lips all day/night. Never one to save red lips for a special occasion I do like to wear this to work as it means I know I won't need to touch up at all.
Icon is the perfect classic deep red shade and stood out the most to me from all of the colours available. The only other shade I would really be interested in investing in is Muse, which is a more coral red.
These retail for approximately £23/ €26. You can find them at Space NK or Liberty.
What do you think? Do these long lasting lip products appeal to you?
*I'm wearing Urban Decay's Midnight Rodeo and Lost from the Book of Shadows IV on my eyes