Setting a New Gold Standard for Lip Luxury That Actually Includes Gold, the Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil

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Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil

The luxuriously lavish new Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil ($42)

Hello, obsession. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, to be more precise, “the luxury lip treatment obsession I’m keeping on call for when Bruce Wayne shows up at my doorstep and offers to fund my lavish cat lady lifestyle, no strings attached (’cause he’s nice like that).”

Gold. Luxury. $42.


This new No. 28 lip treatment flat-out exudes luxury, and it wants to share that luxury with your lips.

Like, literally.

Hourglass outfitted it with a 24-karat gold-plated tip!

Recently added to the company’s permanent line for summer, it contains a blend of vitamins and 28 cool plant compounds and essential oils.

Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil

Oh, yeah. And then there’s the gold tip.

Gimmicky? Why, yes. Yes, it is. But it sure is bright and shiny! — and it feels like love on my lips. Cool, refreshing (and mildly addictive).

Of possible interest to germaphobes and Purell enthusiasts, Hourglass also says the gold-plated tip is anti-bacterial (interesting).

Something about it reminds me of The Hunger Games…but maybe that’s just because Cinna’s been on my mind. I can totally see him pulling one of these out of his man purse to moisturize Katniss’s lips between events (more on that in a sec).

Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil

Hourglass claims that their proprietary blend of 28 plant-based essential oils and vitamins helps to condition lips, reduce wrinkles and improve overall lip shape and volume.

“Like No. 28 Primer Serum, this product is enriched with 14 essential oils: Bois De Rose, Lavender, Geranium, Petitgrain, Lemon, Rosemary, Vanilla, Clove, Amyris, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, Cedar and Rose Geranium; 10 lipid-rich plant oils, including Hazelnut, Kukui Nut, Rose Hip, Borage, Olive, Green Tea, Cherry Pit, Sweet Almond, Jojoba, and Evening Primrose; and is fortified with 4 Vitamins, A, B5, C and E. The 28 ingredients create a protective barrier for lips.”

— From the official PR

I’ve been swiping the clear treatment, which has a light sheen to it, on my pout throughout the day and right before bedtime, and my lips have felt a little softer lately.

The medium-weight, comfy formula has a slightly sticky feel and a strong lavender and eucalyptus flavor and scent. The formula lasts on my lips from 1-2 hours, and I’ll wear it by itself or layered atop a nude lip liner.


Active Ingredients
Saliporine 8: Elevates moisture levels in the skin.
Volulip: Improves lip texture and softness.
K3 Viamerine: Hydrates and reduces the appearance in depth of wrinkles.
A blend of 28 essential oils and lipid-rich plant oils: Nourishes skin.

Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecanol, Amyris (Amyris Balsamifera) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzoin Siam Absolute, Bois De Rose (Aniba Rosaeodora) Oil, Borage (Borago Officinalis) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cedar (Thuja Occidentalis) Leef Oil, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cherry (Prunus Avium) Pit Oil, Clove (Eugenia Caryophyllus) Oil, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Eucalyptus Globulus Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Geranium (Geranium Maculatum) Oil, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Oil, Hazelnut (Corylus Americana) Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Oil, Kukui (Aleurites Moluccana) Nut Oil, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Peel Oil, Lithospermum Officinale Root Extract, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Olive(Olea Europaea) Oil, Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis) Peel Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Panthenyl Triacetate, Petitgrain (Citrus Reticulata) Oil, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Roseum) Oil, Rose Hips Seed Oil, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sucrose Cocoate, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia) Oil, Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) Oil.

I’m not completely sold on the wrinkle reducing benefits…but then again, I’m not really concerned about wrinkles on my lips.

Now, if we were talking about the size of my pores and the fine lines under my eyes, that, my friend, would be a completely different story. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil

I do like how soft my lips feel when I wear this, and I can’t completely discount the anti-aging benefits after having only worn it a few days, but seeing that it’s also $42, that’s a bit much.

Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil

I think it might one of those things that you like/love once you’ve tried it, but you may not necessarily need.

Maybe a good gift to give yourself after a really tough week (or Mother’s Day is right around the corner).

PRICE: $42 for a 0.25-ounce tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Hourglass counters

So hungry…

Teaser trailer time!


There’s a new Catching Fire trailer out!

The movie opens November 22, and yes, I will probably be the only person at the midnight showing here in Novato who is not a tween. ๐Ÿ™‚

the hunger games

Ya know, there’s a funny story about this bow…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Cool! I think this sounds kinda’ interesting actually. I’m starting to notice wrinkles around my lips, so maybe it’ll help with that!
    Wow, not until November? I thought it was sooner darn it haha!
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  2. Agata says:

    That looks luxurious!

  3. Taylor says:

    Ohhh pretty and shiny.. I love the Cinna reference, so very true. I would absolutely accept this as a gift if I was so lucky.

  4. Chelsea says:

    My dad finally watched The Hunger Games a month or so ago and loved it (we bought him the book too). I just emailed him a link to the trailer for Catching Fire, so he’s pretty excited. He read all the Percy Jackson and Harry Potter books too though :p

    The packaging of this is so cool, but yikes at the price!

  5. Sarah says:

    Hmm sounds convincing.
    The tip however reminds me of Loreal’s Revitalift eye treatment tip. Almost similar but not gold. :):)

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  6. Thanks for sharing, Hourglass products never disappoint and this one sounds nice actually. I love the pic of you and Tabs!
    As for HG, I did not enjoy the books, as much as I’ve hoped to…But I did see the first film and plan to watch the rest two.
    Talking about films, I am uder excited about Gatsby in May!!!
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  7. Teri says:

    Wow, the packaging is to die for, the gold tip and everything, looove! I can see how people can have a lot of benefits out of this, the price is pretty high up tho idd. Still, it looks divine!

  8. Kim says:

    Well, it’s packed with oil to be sure! Funnily enough, I was thinking last week about lip wrinkles. I don’t think I’m quite concerned enough to invest $42 but that time could come! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m trying to remember what the crowd demographic was for the Hunger Games movie when it opened here. I think it was pretty mixed. But you look young anyway. You’ll blend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Danielle says:

    This has my name written all over it. I’m so paranoid about getting wrinkles around my lips that I stopped drinking out of water bottles & using straws on a regular basis (I will in a restaurant).
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  10. karen says:

    awwww man that trailer looks AMAZING!!! can’t wait!!! I need to read that whole series!!! =D

    That lip treatment looks cool, but I have so many lip products.. i might just have to pass.

    When’s your Guerlain summer 2013 review coming up? I am OBSESSED with the Terracotta sun line right now.. It’s officially bronze glow goddess time…

    =) Karen

    • Karen says:

      Hi Karen,

      The series is great. It’s a fast read and very enjoyable.

      I’m currently working on the Guerlain summer stuff right now! It’ll be up in a few. What else are you liking from the launch?

      • karen says:

        well… where do i start? lol.. I just bought the sun scrub, the bronzing cooling mist, and the sun serum! I smell like St. Tropez! =)

  11. Steph says:

    ALL MY FEELS FOR CATCHING FIRE. You know I’m going to be there wearing my Mockingjay pendant and Riveting on my nails. Can’t. Wait.
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