:affiliate:Hello gentle reader.
This is more of a first impression type of thing than a full on review.
Hourglass Indestructible Matte Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick is an Hourglass product I am not so sure about. Do I love it? Do I not? I don't know...
I bought this teeny-tiny luxe looking travel sized tube (I love that even the minis have gorgeous packaging!) of the Hourglass Indestructible Matte Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick when I placed a recent Sephora order. I have read a lot of reviews and I needed to try it so I bought the mini. It was only ten dollars and I could choose between Icon, their signature red and Canvas, a soft, rose beige.
Inside the tube is a velvety, extremely flexible elongated applicator. It can apply a very precise line and also fill in the lips quickly and smoothly. Once I got the feel for it, I really liked it.
A quick swatch of the Hourglass Indestructible Matte Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick. It is a thick, creamy smooth, densely pigmented formula that starts out glossy and dries down matte. While it dries quickly enough that you aren't sitting around all day, waiting for it to set, there is plenty of time to work with it before it does.
On my lips you can see the colour and finish better than the swatch. I applied this thicker, at first and it was just too heavy and sticky. I didn't like how it looked or felt so I blotted off the excess and used my finger to smooth and even it out and once it set, I liked it much better.
The finish is matte and velvety soft, like a young rose petal. It remains flexible and fairly comfortable. There is a tiny bit of tack when I press my lips together but it doesn't stick, grab or pull apart. It is definitely different. The texture and wear are something to which I am not at all accustomed but it is certainly not unpleasant. I love that this lipstick, once in place doesn't move. It barely transfers, it doesn't run up into the little lines around my lips, I don't have to worry about it.
Removal is... A bit of a bear. I used a makeup remover wipe to take off the bulk of the colour then I used some balm and a Q-Tip to finish cleaning off my lips to ready them for another lippie.
I really like Canvas. I think that it works with my skin tone. The formula is densely pigmented enough to stand up against my naturally red lips, even when applied in a very thin layer. I love that it doesn't move or crawl all over my face. I need to wear it more to determine if I am going to want a full size tube. We'll see. So far, I like but I am happy that I am working with a mini, at this point. I'm still not sure if I want to commit to a full size.
Have you tried the Hourglass Indestructible Matte Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick? What do you think of it? If you would like to grab one to try, they have a full sized tube available in nine beautiful shades for $28.00 and the mini travel sized tube available in two shades for $10.00. I am seriously tempted to pick up the mini in Icon, next time. That red... It's calling my name.