“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the ________________.”
There’s a new kid in town, and she’s a regular child prodigy — an Hourglass Prodigy, to be exact.
Prodigy, a new line of pocket-friendly lip glosses from luxury brand Hourglass, slides into Sephora stores later this month (Feb. 18), and small clutches everywhere are going wild!
But seriously, the six slick glosses cost $26 apiece, so they aren’t as cheap as their diminutive size might lead one to believe.
Still, their flat tubes seem kinda cool, don’t they? They’re designed to fit snugly into tight spaces like pockets or a tiny clutch.
I love it when companies push (or in this case squish) the envelope when it comes to design.
The top snaps off (took me a minute to figure it out) to reveal the angled applicator tip, and squeezing the body of the tube dispenses the product.
I just wish I could get Hourglass to tweak one thing…
The applicator tip’s a touch too short for me; it’s fine for applying gloss to the top and bottom of my lips but not so much for getting into the corners.
How ’bout the gloss?
I’ve been using shimmery coral Pulse for a few days and really like the non-sticky texture. It’s very smooth and reminds me of Chanel Aqualumieres.
More good stuff…
- Hydration: My lips love how moisturizing it feels, and I like that all of them contain Vitamin E.
- Pigment: Sheer-to-medium
- Taste and scent: Completely devoid of both
- Finish: I think the light shine looks natural (doesn’t go over the top).
- The usual suspects: They’re free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and synthetic fragrances.
Long-wearing, however, it’s not. If you’re looking for something you won’t have to reapply often, well, you might want to keep looking. Pulse required a touch-up every 90 minutes or so. I didn’t really mind, though, because it comes with territory when it comes to glosses most of the time.
Overall, I like Prodigy, but it probably doesn’t fall into my can’t-live-without-it category. Nice job to Hourglass on the packaging, and I dig the hydration and lightweight texture, but I’d feel even BETTER about it if Hourglass lengthened the applicator tip and shaved $12 off the price. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,