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Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipsticks are a thing of beauty, and the more that I try the more that I want! The formula, according to Hourglass, is "a luxurious and hydrating cream formula that infuses lips with rich, silky and lasting color." This is an accurate assessment of these twinkling jewels, but I would add that they are remarkably comfortable and lightweight on the lips. The more pigmented shades definitely have increased wear-time compared to the sheer shades, but even the sheerest of shades offer impressive longevity.
Fable is described as a Pale Beige Pink, and it is perfection for those seeking a lovely nude lip with sheen. Fable's sheer light pinky beige hue neither leans too cool, nor too warm. It has gorgeous glossy finish, and while it is quite sheer, a few passes does intensify the effect and deepen the color. It is one of the more sheer Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipsticks, and therefore if you prefer opaque lipsticks there are many other shades that will appeal to you from the Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick range.
The cream formula is very comfortable on the lips and boasts the perfect amount of slip and cushion-- as is the case with this entire range of lipsticks. I find the formula quite hydrating, and my lips are consistently rendered soft and supple whenever I wear Fable. I find that I get about 3 hours of wear time from this shade- which is quite good for a more sheer formula.
• Weightless, soft and creamy formula provides continuous saturated color.
• Light as air formula immediately hydrates and softens lips for a luxurious feel and subtle shine.
• Imparts a radiant crème sheen in medium to full finishes.
• Vitamin E and a proprietary blend of antioxidants and hydrating ingredients provide skin-smoothing properties.
• Free of parabens, phthalates and sulfates.
• Long-lasting and refillable with lipstick cartridges sold separately.
Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipsticks in:
Fable- Pale Beige Pink
Grace- Peachy Beige
Edition- Neutral Pink (reviewed here)
Formulated Without: Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes or Phthalates
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Di-Ppg-3 Myristyl Ether Adipate, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Tribehenin, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vanillin. May Contain: Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850:1), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410:2), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090:2).
Soft-focus to illustrate the sheen.
Overall Assessment: Nude lip perfection! The Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick formula is swoon-worthy, and there are colors and textures to suit every occasion.
$30.00 for 0.12 oz. from Hourglass, Sephora, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Space NK US, Space NK UK (£22.00), Net-A-Porter and Bloomingdale's (Affiliate Links).
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