Peanut Butter and Jelly, Meet Black Liner and Red Lipstick (Another Power Couple): The New Hourglass Icon Collection and Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil in Eclipse

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hourglass icon and eclipse

Wearing the new Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Icon and Film Nor Kohl Eye Pencil in Eclipse, and thinking about a PB&J sandwich…

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). :)

Hourglass Extreme Sheen High-Shine Lip Gloss in Icon (new!), $28

Hourglass Extreme Sheen High-Shine Lip Gloss in Icon, $28, and Film Nor Kohl Eye Pencil in Eclipse, $28


Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil (new!), $28

Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil, $28


Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon, $28

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon, $28



Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Icon

Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick, $30


Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipsticks in Vintage (left) and Icon (right), $30 each


Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon, $28


Hourglass Extreme Sheen High-Shine Lip Gloss in Icon, $28


Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil in Icon

Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil in Icon, $28


Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner in Icon
Hourglass Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil
Hourglass Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil
Hourglass Holiday 2012 Swatches

Swatches from the left: Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette, Film Nor Kohl Eye Pencil in Eclipse, Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil in Icon, Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Icon, Extreme Sheen High-Shine Lip Gloss in Icon and Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon

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,

Karen

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  1. Saadi says:

    omg loving! absolutely loving the lipgloss!! NEED so bad! :)
    looks so luscious on you!

  2. HOLY COW–that Extreme Sheen High-Shine Lip Gloss in Icon is SERIOUSLY pigmented! Did you layer it over the pencil, Karen? Because it’s SHOCKINGLY opaque. Like whoa! It’s so serious right now that I am TOTALLY craving it and I DON’T WEAR RED LIPS!!!

  3. KhaliaNicole says:

    Oh why are they so spendy?! I want that Femme Rouge Icon! Sexy sexy!!! Looks SO good on you!

  4. Teri says:

    Woooow, this is a gorgeous collection for anyone who loves a red lip! The lipgloss is the absolute stunner here! I expected to love the liquid lipstick more but wow, this is amazing!

  5. Aelyn K says:

    Gosh I love those lip colors on you! The first one is my fave!

  6. *Grabby hands* Need absolutely everything!!! So so happy many brands are offering great reds this season :)

  7. I love the Femme Rouge in Raven. It’s the perfect orange red. You look gorgeous mama.

  8. This look is SO GORGEOUS on you!
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  9. Jessica says:

    Gorgeous!!! I have Icon, I think I’ll have to bust it out for my Sandy (from Grease) costume tonight!

  10. Larie says:

    You look FABULOUS! I love the classic combo of black eyeliner and red lips. That gloss looks divine!
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  11. Nina says:

    Gorgeous, as always!

  12. Marla says:

    Wow those lip colors really are pigmented!

  13. Jenny D says:

    I have a serious ‘red lips’ problem (in that I buy no other colours, and have far too many reds to choose from.) I don’t care. These are gorgeous and I want them to join my collection.

    Do you have to hide your stash from Tabs? My cats like to chew my brushes, and bat around any small containers (like cream eyeshadows, nail polish, etc.) Never mind what the dogs do when anything gets dropped!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jenny,

      I’m lucky in that Tabs has no interest in playing with my makeup. He enjoys having his face and cheeks brushed with an eye or blush brush now and then, but he won’t go out of his way to mess with them. You know what he loves? Eye glasses! It’s the weirdest thing.

  14. You’re a stunner Karen! And hat red lip is gorgeous!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … Happy Halloween! ~ A Sleek makeup Look

  15. I’m not even a red lip kind of gal and I NEED to get my hands on that lipgloss – I think my heart stopped for a second when I saw it!
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  16. Ester says:

    You look gorgeous!!!!!! Absolutely loving that hourglass lipgloss!!!!!!

  17. Sneha says:

    Karen -

    Gorgeous gloss in the top look! What’s the texture of it? Is it sticky like MAC’s glosses and how did it wear down?

  18. Windie says:

    Hi Karen!

    Back in the land of the living and catching up on your posts.
    THIS was a major highlight for me. So trading my candy with the husband so he can buy this for me tomorrow!

    Hope you had a cozy evening. :)

  19. Marina says:

    Thanks for review, Hourglass never disappoint!
    Marina recently posted … Givenchy Le Prisme Enchante Embellishing Luminous Powder Review and Swatches

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