Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss ($28.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a plum-tinged red with soft gold shimmer. It’s semi-sheer to semi-opaque on lips; close-up, it looks sheerer, but from further away, it seems to give the illusion of more coverage. It has the same rich texture of the other Extreme Sheen lipglosses, but this is the sheerest I’ve come across so far.

my thoughts on the formula: It is such a rich, luxurious gloss that applies nicely and doesn’t settle much into lips, given its darker and sheerer color. The formula is thick without being goopy, non-sticky, and very moisturizing. I get three to four hours of wear. There is a light, sweet scent–reminiscent of perhaps creme brulee–that doesn’t feel overwhelming nor smell synthetic.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: The sheerer, darker color of this gloss makes it slightly more difficult to ensure an even layer. It’s interesting to see how many different finishes are found within the Extreme Sheen line-up, though. Wish they’d put more in each tube, though–0.12 oz. is below average.

where to buy: Hourglass

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Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Primal? How much is it?

Hourglass, $28.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It's a bit redder than Guerlain Violine. Chanel Emoi comes quite close, a touch more red than plum.

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8 thoughts on “Hourglass Primal Extreme Sheen Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. What a pretty color! It looks lovely on you, too :) I don’t mind the sheerness, and I bet this would look awesome over lipstick for a more dramatic look. I am loving all of the Hourglass stuff that you’re swatching! I need to get to buying…

  2. The colour is really pretty!

  3. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Very pretty! I actually like sheer glosses just as much as full coverage ones. That color looks great for everyday wear.

  4. Avatar of Polly Polly

    Oh, it looks so sheer comparing to Siren. Sheer gloss is also fun to use coz we can do colors combination and base color will show through it.

    Ps. I love your eyes today :D

  5. Avatar of Katherine Katherine

    It’s very pretty and looks wonderful on you but it’s just not striking me as such a unique of a color that I must purchase. I’ll pass on this one.

  6. I love Hourglass glosses! <3

  7. Wow that really is a really pretty colour! It looks very good on you Christine!

  8. the color of the lipstick looks really cool …. the price 28.00 also seems allright …I had a look at this lipstick with my friend and now i am thinking to buy it ….:)