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Swatches: Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

01/09

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is new formula that is available in 32 shades (two are exclusive to Hourglass’ website and are not pictured below). The lipsticks are available with packaging for $34 (includes the shade you purchase, it’s not an empty tube!) or as refills for $22. The refill packaging is sufficient for standalone use, as it has a cap that clicks back into place and has its own base that allows you to twist it up.

Worth noting, 0.03 oz. is one of the smallest lipstick sizes I’ve come across (even slim lipsticks are typically 0.07 oz., whereas more standard tubes contain 0.10 oz. or 0.12 oz.), and by the ounce, it ended up being one of the most expensive lipsticks on the market (I’ll have more specific comparisons in my first review).

Hourglass Confession Lipstick

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Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick for Fall 2017

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

The Details

Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick delivers creamy, saturated, long-wearing color with a satin finish without smudging or feathering. Each lipstick is encapsulated in a sleek gold applicator to provide the ultimate control to precisely accentuate, contour, and define the lips. Featuring the ultimate luxury lip accessory, the gold applicator can be used interchangeably with the full collection of Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills (sold separately).

July 2017


Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick, $34.00 (New, Permanent)

  • One Day Nude pink
  • I Wish Neutral nude
  • I Lust For Peachy beige
  • I’ve Never Nude rose
  • I’ll Never Stop Beige nude
  • I’m Addicted Terracotta rose
  • The First Time Pinky beige
  • No One Knows Peachy pink
  • You Can Find Me Coral pink
  • If Only Deep rose
  • I Woke Up Dusty rose
  • I Want Medium rose
  • I’ve Kissed Pink lilac
  • My Favorite Neutral pink
  • I Believe Vivid pink
  • I Always Hot pink
  • I Can’t Wait Vivid fuchsia
  • When I’m With You Deep magenta
  • I Live For Vibrant coral
  • I Desire Vivid red orange
  • I Crave Bright red
  • My Icon Is Blue red
  • Secretly Classic red
  • I Can’t Live Without Red currant
  • At Night Brick red
  • I’ve Been Deep rose brown
  • One Time Aubergine
  • If I Could True plum
  • When I’m Alone Dark berry
  • I Hide My Deep plum

Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Refill, $22.00 (New, Permanent)

This refill delivers creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish without smudging or feathering. Each ultra-slim lipstick is designed to be used with the sleek gold applicator (sold separately) to provide the ultimate control to precisely accentuate, contour, and define the lips. All Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills can be used interchangeably with the sleek gold applicator. Available in all 30 shades.

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light & Radiant Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzers

01/07

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Luminous Bronze Light

Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and golden shimmer. The color seemed more subdued and less yellow-toned compared to the one I have from the original launch in 2015. It mostly opaque pigmentation, which was easily sheered out or used with a lighter hand (or less dense brush) for more buildable coverage. It was also buildable to full coverage with two layers. The consistency was very smooth, silky, and finely-milled with just a touch of dustiness in the pan, which did not translate to the skin once blended out. It was easy to apply, diffuse and blend, and stayed on well for eight hours.

The Ambient Lighting Bronzer formula is supposed have a “sheer, airy” feel (sheer as in texture) that give a “natural, sun-kissed glow” with the “illuminating effects of Ambient Lighting Powder” with “bronze pigments” that give it “buildable color.” The formula tends to be more pigmented (usually semi-opaque), but the textures are always soft enough that a less dense brush or lighter hand is an option for picking up less product and getting less coverage. I find that the bronzer formula tends to be less powdery compared to the original Ambient Lighting Powders, which is nice. The wear is typically around eight hours on me.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Luminous Bronze Light
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Hourglass Brilliant Nude & Incandescent Electra Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes

01/07

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Brilliant Nude

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush ($38.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen–glowing but not overtly shimmery. The standalone version ended up looking a few shades lighter than the one I have in a palette, due to the difference in marbling, so it may be lighter or darker depending on the particular pan. It just barely shows up on my skin tone–more like a gently warming highlighter–but would be an easy, everyday kind of color on fairer complexions. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and very blendable, though just a smidgen dusty in the pan. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (up to semi-opaque) that wore well for eight hours on me.

The Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder is designed to have the “illuminating effects” of their Strobe Lighting Powder with “vivid cheek colors.” The formula features “buildable color” with a “natural-looking, radiant finish.” The texture of the powder is very, very silky and finely-milled, which can result in noticeable powder that gets kicked up in the pan, though they apply beautifully to the skin and never look dry or dusty actually applied (which is where it counts!). One of the things I have noticed over the years is that the depth of color can vary dramatically depending on the marbling of the powders; some have more of the “Strobe” shade and others have more of the “blush” shade.

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Brilliant Nude
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Hourglass Nude Bronze Light & Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzers

01/07

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Nude Bronze Light

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. The brand said this shade was mixed with “Nude Light,” which doesn’t actually exist in the Ambient Lighting Powder range, but I couldn’t detect any shimmer or sparkle–everything swirled together for a natural, matte finish (matte without being flat). The consistency was smooth, finely-milled, and silky to the touch without being powdery or dusty in the pan. It had semi-opaque color payoff, which was buildable to full coverage in two layers, though it was soft enough in the pan that I could use a lighter hand and get sheerer coverage, if desired. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

The Ambient Lighting Bronzer formula is supposed have a “sheer, airy” feel (sheer as in texture) that give a “natural, sun-kissed glow” with the “illuminating effects of Ambient Lighting Powder” with “bronze pigments” that give it “buildable color.” The formula tends to be more pigmented (usually semi-opaque), but the textures are always soft enough that a less dense brush or lighter hand is an option for picking up less product and getting less coverage. I find that the bronzer formula tends to be less powdery compared to the original Ambient Lighting Powders, which is nice. The wear is typically around eight hours on me.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Nude Bronze Light
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Hourglass Euphoric Fusion & Iridescent Flash Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes

01/07

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush

Euphoric Fusion

Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush ($38.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, medium pinky-plum with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. The powder was incredibly smooth and finely-milled, though it kicked up excess powder in the pan and looked dusty when swatched, but the more I blended it out, the smoother and more luminous it looked on the skin (without looking dusty or dry). It had medium, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) and the shimmery finish never emphasized my skin’s natural texture. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading on me.

The Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder is designed to have the “illuminating effects” of their Strobe Lighting Powder with “vivid cheek colors.” The formula features “buildable color” with a “natural-looking, radiant finish.” The texture of the powder is very, very silky and finely-milled, which can result in noticeable powder that gets kicked up in the pan, though they apply beautifully to the skin and never look dry or dusty actually applied (which is where it counts!). One of the things I have noticed over the years is that the depth of color can vary dramatically depending on the marbling of the powders; some have more of the “Strobe” shade and others have more of the “blush” shade.

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Euphoric Fusion
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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