Press Samples (Affiliate Links)
Every single time that Hourglass launches new products I become very excited, and their new Lip Pencils certainly do not disappoint. In fact, I would go so far to say that these delightful new additions to the line are truly fantastic. I have swatched them all at the counter and in all shades the pigmentation is stupendous (see Press Release for all of the shades).
According to Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner in Empress is,
A highly pigmented, richly emollient and longwearing pencil with blending tool.
Sculpt and fill in lips with the pencil. After defining the lips, use the attached brush to perfect the line. Pencil can be worn alone or paired with Femme Rouge Lipstick and Extreme Sheen Gloss in Icon.
I would add that while Empress is amazingly beautiful with Femme Rouge Lipstick and Extreme Sheen Gloss in Icon, that it is likewise stunning when worn with Hourglasses new Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Ballet (reviewed here).
- A highly pigmented, richly emollient and longwearing pencil with blending tool.
- The creamy formula glides on smoothly, and resists smudging or feathering
- Polymers adhere to the skin and have water-resistant qualities
- Intense color payoff lasts all day—up to 14 hours
- Equipped with a blending tool to perfect and evenly distribute product
- Free of parabens, fragrance, sulfates, phthalates and gluten
Empress is described as a Deep Aubergine and Ballet is described as a Vibrant Pink
These two shades are just breathtakingly beautiful.
Overall assessment: The Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner is a truly wonderful quality product, and Empress is a divine shade. Empress will work with a wide range of pink to vampy shades, and when worn with Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Ballet one gets the perfect pairing for a pretty pink pout. I will be buying Eden next-- it's described as a True Nude, and one that goes perfectly with so much of my lipstick and lip gloss wardrobe.
Hourglass Lip Pencil in Empress $28.00 from Hourglass, Space NK US, Space NK UK, Sephora, Barneys New York & Bergdorf Goodman (Affiliate Links).
Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Ballet $28.00 for 0.17 oz. from Hourglass, SpaceNK US, Space NK UK, Sephora, Barneys New York & Bergdorf Goodman (Affiliate Links).
Press Samples. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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The colour of that Empress pencil, and the the combination, and the fact that the name of the gloss is Ballet...
I made the "HNNNGH!" noise that is the signature call of the rogue when she is in WANTITNOW season. David Attenborough is making a series, I believe. ;-)
Hi Syl! Isn't Empress simply divine?! I agree completely-- it is utterly gorgeous with Ballet! I know what you mean about the WANTITNOW season, and these are definitely worth wanting, and getting! Have a lovely weekend! <3Delete