Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon - Swatch

hourglass opaque rouge liquid ls ICON
The red lip.  An almost everyday staple of my beauty routine.  Here we have Hourglass' Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon.  I purchased this lovely item at Sephora for $28.00 USD.  The container is a shiny, lacquered plastic screw top bottle.  This screws very tightly...I have never had any trouble with it rolling around my makeup bag.  In the bottle, you receive 3g/0.10 us oz of liquid lipstick.

Here are a few things to note in case you are allergic to certain ingredients...

Icon is described as a true blue based red.  I find the formula is 50/50.  I love that the liquid itself feels light upon application.  Once it sets, though, it is dry.  Those with dry lips or are prone to getting dry throughout the day may want to steer clear.  It has wonderful wear time.  With minimal drinking and eating, I have had a successful 7 hours of wear without touch ups.  There is a light chemical scent to it that may bother you if allergic to scent.

hourglass ICON swatch - outdoor/direct sunlight/no flash
I recommend that you let the lipstick set once you have it on your lips to ensure an even application.  The first few hours were comfortable for me to wear, anything after that did feel a bit drying, but I applied a waxy balm and that took care of it.  The finish is semi matte with just the tiniest bit of a sheen.  There is no sparkle or shimmer in this formula.

Will definitely be a repurchase for me with other colors in the liquid lipstick line.


*product mentioned was purchased by thepassengerelement.*


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  2. Good to know you had positive experience with it. I have the Canvas shade (soft rose beige) but it left my lips super dry and chapped. Applied with a lip balm, it just emphasized the flakiness even more :-((

    1. I hear ya. It is a drying formula, but happy it worked out. What kind of lip balm did you use? I would hate for you not to use it anymore since they are great colors...maybe a different balm?

  3. What a gorgeous shade! I haven't tried any of these, but I really want to! Hourglass always seems so decadent with their lovely packaging! :)

    1. Amber, they really are. All of their lip products seem very nice. The prodigy glosses are fantastic. I cannot wait to explore more of the brand and hope you get the chance at doing the same :)