A Look at the Six New Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylos and a Tip for a Heart-Stopping, Life-Changing Coral Lip Combo

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Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse and Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Nectar

Back in the Bay Area, and wearing a coral combo that will change yo’ life!

Guess who’s back in the Yay Areaaa!

Yup, when I got back from Hourglass Cosmetics headquarters in Venice Beach this afternoon, I arrived home to find a furrious feline employer demanding immediate lurvies.



Gimme Kisses, Woman

Gimme kisses, woman!

Tabs didn’t even ask how the trip went! — not even after a deep-tissue scruff massage and 10 minutes of rigorous chin and jaw scratching.

Rude.

Hourglass Cosmetics offices

Outside the Hourglass Cosmetics offices in Venice Beach, California


Hourglass Cosmetics office inside

Inside the Hourglass cosmetics offices


Hourglass cosmetics office upstairs

The view of the entryway from upstairs…


Hourglass cosmetics makeup

OH, HAI!

If he’d asked, I would’ve told him all about the epic coral lip combo I discovered last night (more on this in a sec) while learning about the new Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo line at the company’s offices.

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylos

The six new Femme Nude Lip Stylos ($30 each)

The line of recently released full-coverage twist-up retractable lip pencils comes in six nude shades (a nude for every mood) for $30 each, available now on sephora.com and hourglass.com, and coming to Sephora and Barneys New York stores in mid-August.

In case you were wondering, yes, I think these would go quite well with smokey eyes and grocery shopping (Trader Joe’s, anyone?). :)

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo

The new Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylos, $30 each

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo swatches from the left: Nude No. 1 Palest Pink, Nude No 2. Honey Beige, Nude No. 3 Nude Rose, Nude No. 4 Pink Beige, Nude No. 5 Shimmering Golden Peach and Nude No. 6 Mauve Beige

Femme Nude Lip Stylo swatches from the left: Nude No. 1 Palest Pink, Nude No 2. Honey Beige, Nude No. 3 Nude Rose, Nude No. 4 Pink Beige, Nude No. 5 Shimmering Golden Peach and Nude No. 6 Mauve Beige

I’ll be putting ‘em through their paces for a couple days before reporting back to you, but so far, so good (fingers crossed).

And then there’s that epic coral lip combo I mentioned.

Just thinking about it makes my heart flutter…

Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lipgloss in Nectar ($28) on the left and Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse ($28) on the right

Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lipgloss in Nectar ($28) on the left and Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse ($28) on the right

Here’s what happened: when I walked into the Hourglass offices last night, I was wearing Hourglass Opaque Rouge Lipstick in Muse, a bright reddish coral that by itself looks pretty darned striking, but while I was there, one of the Hourglass makeup artists touched up my makeup and showed me a couple of cool tricks.

She applied the peachy pink blush from the Illume Creme-to-Powder Duo ($40) on my cheeks before buffing lavender pink Mood Ambient Lighting Powder on top to give my skin a candlelit pink glow.

She also patted a bit of Illusion Tinted Moisturizer ($55; my shade’s Warm Beige) under my eyes and around my mouth to downplay my fine lines.

And it worked pretty well! I’ll definitely be adding this one to my repertoire for a while.

Carisa Janes and me!

Who’s that short gal next to Carisa Janes, CEO and Founder of Hourglass Cosmetics?

Oh, but the lips? She took ‘em to new heights by adding a layer of Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss in Nectar ($28), a bright creamy coral, on top of the Muse Opaque Rouge Lipstick ($28) I was already wearing.

All night long (or rather, until I conked out in my hotel room at 10:30), people kept stopping to ask me what I was wearing on my lips. If you like bright, shiny coral lips that last, you’ve gotta try the Muse/Nectar combo, ASAP!

In other news…I’m pooped. Even quick one-day trips are exhausting.

But I’ll be home all next week, and I’m looking forward to it. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about that. :)

Have a good night, okay? See you very soon.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Lauren says:

    I really want to try the mood ambient powders, you looks great wearing it!
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  2. Miyuki says:

    You are beautiful as always! That is a gorgeous combo! Adding that to my Hawaii shopping list (Hourglass… no EVERYTHING in Australia is so expensive)! Also want to say that I love reading your posts. They always make me LMAO :)
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  3. CrystalCandy says:

    I love Hourglass, I wish I could afford more products from that brand! I got 2 of the beautiful ambient powders, they are amazing. I also need to test the veil primer, it sounds really great.

    That lip combo is gorgeous, I can see why strangers asked you what was on your lips!!
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  4. Radhika says:

    Sighhh…how do you manage to look this awesome?!!

  5. Chris says:

    Love the coral lip combo!! I need to get both Hourglass lippies now. Love their liquid lipsticks but haven’t tried the glosses yet. :)

  6. Karen says:

    Wow, I love that coral lip combo. It looks gorgeous on you! I’m so used to seeing matte or satin finish bright lips, and it’s so refreshing to see a glossy version.

  7. breyerchic04 says:

    I need to hear more about this lavender powder, it looks very interesting, I’d love to see it swatched and reviewed.

  8. Emme says:

    Love the coral lippie!! It looks a lot like a combo I do. For a budget-friendly dupe…try Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids lip color in Shocking Coral with juuuuust a little Maybelline ColorSensational High Shine Gloss in Captivating coral layered over it. Love it!!

    • Emme says:

      …the lip color pulls more pink while the gloss pulls orange. Hope this helps someone else in my situation…though I drool over it, Hourglass is a bit pricey for me. :)

  9. Sunny says:

    Whoaaa you went to the Hourglass headquarters??? SO JEALOUS! Muse looks great on you, and it’s EVEN BETTER with the liner! Can’t wait to hear what you think about the nude lippies too!
    Sunny recently posted … Guerlain Noir G Is One of My Top 3 Mascaras!

  10. Gowthami says:

    You are stunning karen!! They have quite osm collection ..
    Gowthami recently posted … D.I.Y : Green Tea Lemon Clay Masque | Oily/Acne Skin | Hide Pores

  11. Agata says:

    This lip combo is to die for! It looks stunning on you! The new nude pencils look pretty awesome too, I really like the look of shade 03.

  12. yari says:

    You look gorgeous and your outfit is very fashion foward!!!! No more Cali surfer girl look for you! :-)

  13. Alison M says:

    I love everything about your makeup in this post, especially the unexpected green and coral combo. But it WORKS, girl! Hope you got plenty of rest last night, you’ve been keeping yourself busy!
    Alison M recently posted … NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Review, Swatches, and Comparison

  14. I love, love, LOVE Hourglass. Thanks for this post.
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  15. Kate says:

    Nude lips tend to look like hot death on me, but that coral combo is amazing! I love Hourglass more and more and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next. I do wish that they’d come out with more shadow duos, though!

  16. Kate says:

    Nude lips tend to look like hot death on me, but that coral combo is amazing! I love Hourglass more and more and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next. I do wish that they’d come out with more shadow duos, though!
    Kate recently posted … making faces :: a new member of the glossy posse

  17. Kim says:

    You’re totally the Queen of Coral! I’m so glad you have another awesome way to wear it. :) I really wanted to try one of their ambient powders but they were out of stock on the one I wanted (sephora.com) so I’ve been putting it off.

    Can I suggest that your next corporate visit be to Algenist (Solazyme) since they’re right in your backyard? I’m on Day 2 of the challenge and I am really liking their Retinol Firming and Lifting Serum! Plus, it’s beauty *and* chemistry so I think you’d love it. :)

  18. Krista says:

    I like how there are both warm and cool nude shades so that there is something for everyone! For me I’m eyeing up 4,5,and 6! Can’t wait to see them in stores!

  19. That is one stunning coral combo, looks amazing against your complexion!

  20. Heidi says:

    Okay, that convinces me to try Hourglass for the first time! I will check it out on my next visit to my brand spanking new Sephora (girl, you have GOT to get up here and check that place out! I think it’s bigger and better than the Novato one).

  21. Kristy says:

    That coral lip is fierce on you! I can’t really do coral, but I can see a pink version of this look in my future….

  22. Chelsea says:

    I’m dying to hear about the Nude Lip Stylos! 4, 5, and 6 look gorgeous!

  23. Ann-Marie Robinson says:

    good LOrd that lip is gorgeous!! I must now add this to my ever-growing list..exhale..you look so gorgeous!! I haven’t tried anything from hourglass..will have to change that status asap:)
    xoxo
    Ann-Marie

  24. Olivia says:

    Not much of a nude girl, but that coral lip combo is amazing!
    Olivia recently posted … China Glaze Sun Of A Peach Nail Polish Review | Tangerine Tuesday

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