Well, hello, pigment! When it comes to color, Hourglass Cosmetics’ Extreme Sheen Lipgloss in Siren ($28), a shimmery reddish copper, does NOT mess around.
It’s like a technicolor dream in tube form! Super rich, right?
And opaque color isn’t the only thing this gloss has going for it…
- Texture: Thin, non-sticky texture that feels super smooth on my lips, like a slightly thicker version of a Chanel Aqualumiere.
- Hydrating formula: Some glosses (but not this one) suck the moisture from my perpetually parched lips.
- Flavorless with a light scent: Smells like cupcake frosting, yum! But it dissipates before becoming annoying.
- Wear time: I can slick it on in the morning, and it’s still going strong six hours later (begins to fade after lunch).
I even experimented with a second layer to see what would happen… Yeah, Siren didn’t like it at all, bleeding beyond the lines of my lips. Picture a rabid makeup clown, boo!
Take home lesson? Less is more when it comes to Siren. I think a single, thin layer is just enough to get the job done.
With pigmentation, texture and hydration like this, I can’t wait to try more shades!
Have you tried any of the Hourglass Extreme Sheen Glosses? What did you think?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Lunch time! Who’s up for a salad and Trader Joe’s tomato soup?