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.
From the left: Child, Imagine and Ignite
Swatches from the left: Child, Imagine and Ignite
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.
AVAILABILITY: Available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (an A+ if not for the price)
Uh, oh… My Sephora.com 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.
If you’re thinking about bringing something home, spill the beans! What’s on your list this time around?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,