All Shades of LOVE @HourglassMakeup @Sephora

The beauty industry is flooded with ‘me-too’ products with only subtle differences like packaging, price or name. But once in a while, a true innovator comes along and we are totally enamored! Hourglass is one of those brands that I fell in love with and just watched grow into a beauty addict’s favorite with products that win numerous awards and are to die for.  I received an email from Carisa’s mom a few years ago about voting for Hourglass on some beauty award. What I love the most about Hourglass is their unique lipstick bullet and their premium weighted packaging. As a bonus, the gunmetal finish makes it really cool.


This morning I received some Hourglass products for review and with the sunshine and delicious lunch I had – it made an ordinary Thursday pretty amazing. The three lipsticks are the Hourglass Velvet Creme Lipstick Femme Rouge.

Hourglass Femme Rouge Ballet, Muse, Edition (l to r)
Hourglass Femme Rouge Ballet, Muse, Edition (l to r)

A lustrous, luxurious and richly pigmented cream lipstick with a velvety finish. Loaded with antioxidants, Femme Rouge creates a plush cushiony effect and offers an eco-conscious refillable cartridge.

1. Edition – it is a light wearable natural pink that looks good for everyday. It is casual, sweet and perfect for just hanging out! It is paraben free, sulfate free and phthalate free.


DSCN4112Waterproof and Kiss proof for Valentine’s Day

2. Ballet – a blue based creme pink that is just scrumptious!  This is definitely an Yvonne type color and I’ll wear it a lot.

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3. Muse – an orangey coral that is so hipster and cute!  It is a current update on the traditional red lipstick. As if you were the muse of, let’s say, Terry Richardson!

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Love love these colors! These go for $30 a pop and are available at Sephora.

Next up!  One of my favorite lip products that only HOURGLASS does right. The top long one is Extreme Sheen high shine lipgloss in SIREN and the one below is the Opaque Rouge in Empress.

No other brand has been able to the liquid matte long wear the way Hourglass can. My favorite product hands down for photoshoots, weddings and long days – it really kicks butt.  The Hourglass Opaque Rouge is a liquid lipstick with 14 hour long wear and Matte finish.

Empress – Deep Aubergine


A richly pigmented, exceptionally long-lasting and dramatically matte lip color that seals in moisture. The proprietary blend of advance polymers in this silky smooth liquid lipstick delivers up to 14 hours of continuous wear without flaking or dryness. Skin-conditioning emollients antioxidant fruit extracts, Cili Fruit and Goji Berry and Vitamin A, C, E work to nourish and protect lips throughout the day.

Finally, the EXTREME Sheen. This lipgloss is pure pigment, pure shine, pure luxury. Intensity and micro shimmers that make you look twice. From the bottle to your lips and it looks just like how you expect it!  More than a lipgloss – This is like heaven in a tube.


You can layer this or wear it on it’s own.  I am wearing Siren the Metallic Red.

Created by renowned beauty expert Carisa Janes, Hourglass brings timeless extravagance and style to the über-chic beauty junkie, all in one clutch-worthy collection. From lush shades to incredibly luxurious packaging, makeup has never been so pretty—or perfecting. Every product in the Hourglass line is formulated with the latest in cosmetic technology. Cutting-edge ingredients work to smooth and soften the skin, while innovations in packaging give the line its super chic appeal. Hourglass opens your eyes to a beautiful new reality: style and substance can coexist.

“I feel makeup is the most feminine form of creative expression,” Janes said, “and it’s also one of the great luxuries of being a woman.”

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