Thanks to Influenster, I got to try out the new Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick. Um, hi, longest name ever?!
I was immediately impressed by the gorgeous, sleek packaging design that seems inspired by a vintage cigarette holder. However, does the product inside live up to the beauty of the outside? Read on to find out.
The stiletto-esque gold casing reminds me a little of the Christian Louboutin Nail Polish. It’s super petty but I don’t love how it encourages everyone to want to hold it like a cigarette due to it’s shape.
The shade I was sent is I Lust For, which is truly a peachy nude. There is no hint of pink in this. If you have a yellow skin tone like I do, you’ll be able to work this shade but if not, you’ll likely find it very orange. Don’t worry; there are tons of other colors.
Semi-matte cream with a slight rose scent I don’t like.
It wears like the average cream lipstick. It doesn’t claim to be long wearing though so I didn’t expect it to be.
The first time you purchase, it’s $34. The refills are $22. The size of the product itself is very small when compared to other lipsticks.
Take the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick at 4.35 grams of product for $26. The Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick clocks in at a scant 0.9 oz. for $34 or $22 for refills.
The applicator itself is small. Thin lips will appreciate the precise-ness but fuller pouts might find it takes a smidge longer to apply.
The refills are eco-friendly in that you keep the original metal packaging but it’s not exactly cost effective, no matter how you slice it.
Do I recommend it?
Yes, if it’s for a special gift, no if not. The product itself is nothing remarkable but the packaging is beautiful and feels truly special.
Product was provided free of charge by Influenster for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.