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:
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
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.