I’m completely smitten with the beetle on the packaging – an insect on it, not in it. Formulated with vegan pigments, it’s punchy – and matte – so if you like a really strong lip, it’s for you.
I really like the fact that it’s refillable (all Hourglass Confessions are) because I think once you’ve had this applicator you might never want another. I think I’d like to see a gold one too – in fact, this lends itself so well to a metallic finish that almost any colour would be amazing. Ooh, black!
In terms of texture, I think I’d suggest you prep your lips well for this with some balm the night before. It’s not dry exactly but it is very matte – my lips always need some moisture pre-matte and for that reason I don’t often wear them but do like to test new textures. The red shade has brickish elements – it’s not a pillar box red exactly. It’s not necessarily a swipe and go – I think it needs a little consideration around what else you’d wear with it. I found it much easier to wear once I’d warmed my tone a bit with some creme bronzer and added a bit of mascara. But, I like it for that – it’s a dip back to times when lipstick was really special and formed part of a ‘face’ – mirror, dressing table, manoeuvre :-).
The swatch is one swipe! It’s really that saturated. At £39 it’s at the top end for lipstick but I actually thought it would be more. It’s very special – a limited edition – and HERE at SpaceNK. Non-affiliate is HERE.
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