Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss ($28.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a wicked shade of fiery red with a part-chrome, part-metallic finish. It has a definite orange-base, but this the strength of the red really is pulled to the forefront. Think Kat Von D Adora… but more. It is such a rich, luxurious gloss that applies beautifully and evenly while delivering opaque color with very little product. The wear is fantastic (four to six hours), and it’s moisturizing while you wear it. There is a light, sweet scent–reminiscent of perhaps creme brulee–that doesn’t feel overwhelming nor smell synthetic.

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

FINAL THOUGHTS: Yes, yes, and yes. I have to try more to see if the whole range performs as well as Siren, but I look forward to whatever shade I try next. I just wish they’d inject a wee bit more into each tube — at 0.12 oz., they fall below average, and though it certainly is a vibrant, pigmented gloss and doesn’t need a lot of product to deliver that color, it’s still a little low.

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Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss
Hourglass Siren Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Now that’s a lip Lacquer! Definitely worth the money, this is however the deepest shade they have so I’m wondering if they all have the same finish.

I tried this on in Sephora a few weeks ago and it was glorious. I thought it was only part of a three pack? Nice to know it’s sold separately. Expensive? Yes. The only red that doesn’t look like a clown made out with me? Yes. Must. Have.

Sephora used to have the glosses separate, but I didn’t see ’em there any more — Hourglass’ website sells all of their shades separately!

So this gloss is the same as this set sold at Sephora just with different packaging? Is the flat tube or the round tube the problem packaging with leaking?

very cool. I like how they packed it with the nudes to tone it down if you wanted. sadly don’t think it would look as good on me as christine (but wallet says yay)

Oh wow that is a gorgeous color! (and looks REALLY good on you!) It almost looks fake, it’s so perfect.

(BTW, I like this “post FAQ”…has that always been there?)

I am a Extreme Sheen collector (hoarder!) Siren is def. the most pigment of the line. And the only one with that metallic, lacquer finish. But even the sheerer shades have beautiful, more-than-typical-gloss coverage. I know you are a coral fan too, try Lush next. It’s gorgeous!

Ahh I just bought this lipgloss the other day!! I saw in in Sephora and I looooooved it, there was no way I was letting it go. Unfortunately, it only came in a set of 3 glosses – they didn’t have it seperate. I don’t know if that’s how they do it in Sephora for all their lipglosses, but I was kinda irked. I don’t really like the other 2 glosses. This is the first (and probably one of the only) times I’ve ever bought a whole set of something for just one thing!

I swear Sephora used to sell them separately (because Hourlgass has a whole range of them), but they are separate on Hourglass’ website.

I love that color Christine! I’m glad its permanent so that I can save up :). Quick question: looks like you’re wearing a lip liner with that. If so, what color is it? Thanks!

Christine, please stop! Everything looks good on you and you make me want to have it all! When I end up having to give up my TV to buy more makeup, it will all be your fault 😛

Does anyone know where I can get this or Adora internationally? We don’t have Sephora in my country and I couldn’t find anything on eBay. 🙁 Am I just out of luck?

OOOH! So stunning pretty!

Reminds me of red glass Christmas ornament, holiday atmosphere 😀

I just can’t love it coz I can’t reach it! so pitiful me :{ But I won’t Leave It for sure!

Is MUFE Metal gloss (that you’ve recently reviewed) comparable to this in term of the look or texture?

Hourglass Fortune Extreme Sheen lip gloss is a peachy pink shot through with gold “gleam”. Covers just like Siren and has the same luxurious feel. I would highly recommend picking it up ASAP.

Hi Christine,
How it compares to Make Up For Ever Metal Lab Shine Lipgloss M10 & Kat Von D Adora? Which one that has the most deep red, blue-tone & metallic finish?
Thanks for the lovely swatch as always!

Closer to Adora, though obviously more orange. Lab Shine is the bluer red I would say. Hourglass has the best metallic finish.

I’m sold at “Hourglass has the best metallic finish”. I don’t even care with the orangish tone to it, maybe I can put bluish red lipstick beforehand (to make it less orange?? *crossing finger*)
I can’t wait until my Siren come!

This looks beautiful on you, Christine! I also LOVE this color, and I am never one for red lipstick or lipgloss. Purchased it in the 3 pack. Hourglass products (especially the shadows) are phenomenal. I am also in love with their lipgloss called Primal…. absolutely gorgeous! 🙂

What’s the texture like? I recently picked up Illamasqua Hermetic gloss because it looked so beautiful but the texture is so thick and sticky that I don’t enjoy wearing it.

Love the way Hourglass lipglosses look on lips, but for some reason, I can’t stand the smell…I had an Hourglass gloss, but tossed it b/c the smell was pretty unbearable. Maybe I’m just sensitive to scents.

I had to go and order this, well, I actually got the 3 pack as it’s much cheaper, plus I picked up the Lagoon eyeshadow duo for free delivery. Oh dear! 🙂 By the way, UK readers, you can get this from Zuneta and if you use the code JANZU, you get 12.5% off (before VAT for some reason)!

Weird – I bought this as a single at my local Sephora (they have the individuals in stock still), and it contains .24oz. That’s really irritating that they changed the packaging and reduced the amount by 50% while keeping the price the same! Guess I should grab a few more at Sephora before they’re gone!

Ah, looks like it’s perhaps the other way around, reading the comments above. If they’ve changed the packaging to include twice as much product, then yay 🙂

omg that is some amazingly BRIGHT lipstick. my eyes actually felt a little…burnt? because it’s just so strong. talk about a showstopping kind of red! it’s awesome!

how do you get the perfect edge with these pigmented glosses or even lipstick? I find it easier to control on a lipstick, but for liquid lipsticks and glosses with the doe foot wand, so hard! D: do you use a separate brush?

Christine, do you happen to own any of the Milani Glitzy Glamour Glosses? I just got back from picking up the shade “All About Me” and I think it may be a legitimate dupe. Now, I don’t own Siren (but how many times have I come *this* close to spending the 28 bucks!) but–this is all based on your pictures–they look identical in the tube. On me, the Milani gloss looks a touch less opaque and metallic and the color isn’t as orange as the Hourglass gloss.

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