According to This Hourglass, It’s Time for Another Holiday Extreme Sheen Set

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

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Wearing Hourglass Extreme Sheen Gloss in Imagine

This year for the holidays, Hourglass is having a small but tasteful fete at Bergdorf Goodman stores. Your presence has been requested, my dear, although you needn’t RSVP. Yes, the luxury line just launched a single lip kit for the holidays, their one-and-only shindig fof the season, and called it the Extreme Sheen Set.


Forty-five dollars (available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman stores) gets you three mini lip glosses with maximum moisture and shine. Child (a sheer nude), Imagine (a shimmery, peachy champagne) and Ignite (a shimmery rosy beige) can’t wait to see you at the party, and they hope you’ll be wearing a pair of sultry, smokey eyes.

If you feel like you’ve seen this show before, congrats! — you have a great memory. The set’s very similar to last year’s Extreme Sheen Set, which included two of the same shades, Ignite and Child, with the third being a bright red called Siren.

This year, by replacing Siren with Imagine, methinks Hourglass has given the kit a more casual feel.

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From the left: Child, Imagine and Ignite

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Swatches from the left: Child, Imagine and Ignite

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And color me thrilled. Hourglass must have read my mind because they replaced last year’s brush applicators with more practical doe feet (foot?)!

The Extreme Sheens are some of my favorite glosses on the market now on account of their hyper hydrating, non-sticky formula, high-shine finish, smooth texture and light cupcake scent.

Wear time varies by color, but I generally get between two and four hours with them.

Even though this year’s kit doesn’t break new ground, I don’t believe it really had to. I love the products, packaging, colors and quality of these glosses. As far as lip kits go, I think this one’s tops.

PRICE: $45
AVAILABILITY: Available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (an A+ if not for the price)


Uh, oh… My cart hath runneth over! I keep emptying and refilling my shopping cart in anticipation of tomorrow’s V.I.B. (Very Important Beauty) Sale, which runs Nov. 10-14, both in-stores and online.

Enter code VIBDREAM at checkout on the website to get 20% off your entire purchase. Might be a good time to stock up on staples like Bumble & Bumble Super Rich Conditioner, and perhaps a few other goodies, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’re thinking about bringing something home, spill the beans! What’s on your list this time around?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Lisa says:

    I’m thinking Too Faced Glitter Glue — I have too many pretty UD shadows that seriously need it!

    Maybe some lip products as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jenn says:

    I think I’m just going to drop by Sephora at the mall tomorrow. It’s just too easy to drop things in my cart and make impulse buys. Plus, I’ve got to pick up my VIB birthday gift! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jenn recently posted … Get Naked! MAC Shy Girl, Revlon Soft Nude, YSL Rose Bergamasque

  3. Thank you for sharing. I’m in love with “Imagine” – such a beautiful colour.

  4. Wonder what price will will have for the set here. Although I’d like some other shades more, I will probably get this set anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Marina (Makeup4all) recently posted … Want It: Malin + Goetz Absolute Rose Candle

  5. Sonya says:

    I like Ignite and Child!

    I have been stocking and emptying my Sephora cart as well.. I suspect I’ll end up purchasing too much :/
    Sonya recently posted … e.l.f. Holiday Nail Polish Set – Review, Swatches, Photos

  6. KPrice says:

    Ignite looks so pretty. I’m trying to keep my Sephora cart to just restocking the necessities (mascara, eye cream, etc) but I also really want to try something new and like the Tarte lip surgence collection or the Bobbi Brown party palette. I also want new blush which is insane because I have so many. Regardless, I’ve been waiting for this sale and know I will spend over my budget!

  7. Nina says:

    oh this is such a pretty set…. i want it but ill think on it some more.

    my b&b stape is the tonic lotion. i love it!

  8. Marian says:

    My Sephora cart will stay empty. I’m planning on slipping one of the Chanel cream shadows into my Christmas shopping.

  9. PinkGlitter says:

    This is a pretty lipgloss set but $45 is a little pricey for lipglosses. Lipglosses would have to be beyond amazing for me to spend that much. Lol.

    I’m so tempted to pick up more stuff during the VIB event. It seems like every beauty brand is having their F&F sales right now. Can’t they spread out these events a little?
    PinkGlitter recently posted … Benefit F&F Sale

  10. Kim says:

    Is that micro glitter? It looks like micro glitter! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think Ignite would be my favorite of the three, but they all look really pretty. I’ll have to have a look around Sephora online – I’m sure there’s something I need!

  11. R says:

    I bought the full-size Imagine last year. I was in love with the color – and still think it’s lovely. Unfortunately, though, I had a terrible reaction — after a few days of wearing it it literally felt like my lips were sunburned, then painful and chapped. I almost never react this way to lip products. I stopped using it for a month, and when I tried it again, sure enough, it totally irritated my lips. I recently had this same experience with La Mer’s lip balm. I use their moisturizing cream, cleansing gel etc, so I thought it would be perfection. I wonder what it is in these two ingredients? I can wear pretty much anything but these two things with no problems.

    • Karen says:

      Hi R,

      Does La Mer’s Lip Balm have glitter? I know some ladies have sensitivities to small micro glitter in some lip balms/glosses.

      • R says:

        Hey sweetie! Nope, no glitter. I am a glitter freak – it’s in loads of my regular lip products w/no problem, as long as it’s a quality product. A Victoria’s secret lippie once chapped me a little, but I’d be hard-pressed to find anything non-sparkly in my lip stash… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Yelena says:

    karen can you do a VIB wishlist or shopping suggestions? after their FF sale i’m not sure what to get but i’m sure there’s some good stuff out there. haha. any must have mascara’s? i’m currently trying to find a good lengthening one! (i have the hourglass noir, good for thickening but not lengthening). also interested in trying the lancom L’xtend.

    i think i have ENOUGH lippies! (ALMOST 70 + counting), enough eyeshadows (too many to count) and enough blushes (well maybe i can use more haha.

  13. Vidhya says:

    I love the animal print outfit your wearing… Is that a dress?

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