The six or seven (no kidding) peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I ate last week got me thinking about other great pairings, like Bogie and Bacall, Hall and Oats, Nutella and anything, and red lips and black liner…
Red lips and black liner — a quick and easy, everyday combo that always hits the spot (much like, in my case, creamy peanut butter and raspberry jelly sandwiches on super soft, fresh bread).
But woman cannot live on sandwiches alone. No, this one also needs makeup! Like these pieces from the new Hourglass holiday collection — four long-wearing, blueish red lip products in a shade called Icon ($28-30 each), and a black pencil liner called Eclipse (the $28 Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil in Eclipse, which is also available in a brown called Espresso).
Altogether, they’re like comfort food (but for your face).
The family of Hourglass lip products in Icon: Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick, Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick, Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss and the Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil
Seriously, I bet these would still be posing prettily on my lips after a PB&J. They are expensive — like YSL/Chanel/Dior expensive — but Hourglass went full tilt on the pigment with each of these universally flattering shades while, thankfully, leaving out any funky flavors and scents. With lots of lush, elegant finishes to choose from, there’s something here for every occasion, and I don’t think you could go wrong with any of ‘em. The prices are probably the biggest caveats.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (so spendy!)
Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil in Eclipse
Hello, lovah! Eclipse reminds me of a longer lasting MAC Feline. It’s so soft, smudgy, dark and shockingly long-lasting on my water lines that I can hardly believe it’s real! It’s a makeup quadruple threat, and Hourglass even included a classy, little extra — a convenient pencil sharpener in the cap.
Move over, Bobbi Brown Jet! — ’cause I think I just found my new favorite black liner.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+ (like a real eclipse, this one’s a rare find)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,