Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo Nr. 3

I am a lip product junkie. Lipsticks, glosses, stains, pencils, balms - you name it, I try it. Out of all textures and colour ranges, nudes and mattes are my favourite so I was over the moon to find out about Hourglass' most recent release - the Femme Nude Lip Stylos. A nude lip product collection containing 6 different shades to suit different skin tones, aptly numbered and organized from darkest to lightest. I chose shade nr. 3, a rosy nude slightly paler than my natural lip, and I have been wearing it steadily for the last couple of weeks.

The texture is so great and the packaging is sturdy and feels luxurious. It is a "twist-up" crayon design similar to the Revlon balm stains or the Clinique chubby sticks but the texture of the product is different. I swatched it next to some other "famous" nude lipsticks in my collection so you can get a feel of where it stands in comparison. I took photos in both natural light and with flash to showcase different textures:

w/ flash

Left to right: Hourglass #3, MAC Shy Girl, MAC Creme De Nude, Tom Ford Nude Vanille, Clarins Nude, YSL Rouge Volupte Nude Beige, YSL Rouge Pur Tea Rose

w/o flash

It is closest in colour with MAC Shy Girl but with a hint of rosiness which I find more flattering. It is pigmented and super lightweight. It feels like there is nothing on the lips. It's not overly creamy and the finish is satin/matte yet they aren't drying on the lips. Staying power is decent - I've been testing this at work and I get a good 3 hours of wear (with endless sips of coffee and snacking in between) before having to reapply.

And there you have it... the nude pout :) It muted out the rosiness of my pigmented lips perfectly.

Have you tried these yet? The Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylos retail for $30 USD / $35 CAD each and can be found at Sephora. With 6 lovely nudes of various depth and undertone, there's gotta be one with your name on it! I am eyeing up #4 next.