Hourglass When I’m Alone, If I Could, I Hide My Confession Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

When I'm Alone

Hourglass When I’m Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t full coverage, with a smooth, even color application. The consistency was lightweight, creamy without being slippery, and it sat well on the lips. The lipstick never tugged on the lips, and the color did not feather over time but had a miniscule amount of color that settled into my deepest lip line after a couple of hours of wear (but I could smooth it back out if desired). On me, this shade stayed on well for six hours and left a subtle stain behind while being somewhat moisturizing.

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish.” It’s a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren’t quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there’s a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim–and that’s not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.03 oz. - $1133.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish." It's a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren't quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there's a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim--and that's not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Browse all of our Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Price Comparisons

Compared to more standard-sized tubes:

  • Hourglass Confesssion Lipstick (with packaging) | $1,133.00/oz. ($34.00/0.03 oz.)
  • Serge Lutens Lipstick | $937.50/oz. ($75.00/0.08 oz.)
  • Hourglass Confesssion Lipstick (refill) | $733.33/oz. ($22.00/0.03 oz.)
  • Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte | $671.64/oz. ($90.00/0.134 oz.)
  • Tom Ford Lip Color | $540.00/oz. ($54.00/0.10 oz.)
  • Guerlain Rouge G | $466.67/oz. ($56.00 for 0.12 oz.)
  • Givenchy Le Rouge | $300.00/oz. ($36.00/0.12 oz.)
  • YSL Rouge Pur Couture | $284.62/oz. ($37.00/0.13 oz.)
  • Pat McGrath MatteTrance | $271.43/oz. ($38.00/0.14 oz.)
  • Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick | $250.00/oz. ($30.00/0.12 oz.)

Compared to more slim-style tubes:

  • Hourglass Confesssion Lipstick (with packaging) | $1,133.00/oz. ($34.00/0.03 oz.)
  • Chanel Le Crayon Rouge de Couleur | $925.00/oz. ($37.00/0.04 oz.)
  • Cle de Peau Lip Luminizer (with packaging) | $857.14/oz. ($55.00/0.07 oz.)
  • Hourglass Confesssion Lipstick (refill) | $733.33/oz. ($22.00/0.03 oz.)
  • Surrat Lipslique | $680.00/oz. ($34.00/0.05 oz.)
  • Givenchy Le Rouge-a-Porter | $514.29/oz. ($36.00/0.07 oz.)
  • Cle de Peau Lip Luminizer (refill) | $500.00/oz. ($35.00/0.07 oz.)
  • Burberry Burberry Kisses Sheer | $485.71/oz. ($34.00/0.07 oz.)
  • Surratt Prismatique | $437.50/oz. ($36.00/0.08 oz.)
  • NARS Pure Matte | $400.00/oz. ($28.00/0.07 oz.)
  • Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire | $355.56/oz. ($32.00/0.09 oz.)
  • Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo | $355.56/oz. ($32.00/0.09 oz.)

01/06

Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

If I Could

Hourglass If I Could Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was slightly buildable but had a more emollient quality to the texture that made it less amenable to building up. It was easy to apply, never tugged as I glided it across the lips, but it had a noticeable translucency from the more slippery consistency. The lipstick applied evenly, though, which was an upside. It wore well for five and a half hours, was somewhat hydrating, and left a very subtle stain behind.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.03 oz. - $1133.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish." It's a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren't quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there's a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim--and that's not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Browse all of our Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

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01/06

Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick
Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

I Hide My

Hourglass I Hide My Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a deep, muted berry with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that covered the lips evenly and felt comfortable to apply and to wear. The color adhered well to the lips so it lasted for over six hours, left a slight stain behind, and was lightly moisturizing overall. I did not experience any feathering with this shade when I tested it.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.03 oz. - $1133.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish." It's a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren't quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there's a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim--and that's not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Browse all of our Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Hourglass Euphoric Fusion Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette
  • Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Ballet Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Gemstone Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

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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Each one of these shades is right up my alley. Obviously, I’m not going to buy all three… I mean, that would just be crazy…

I can’t be the only one wondering if Hourglass is high?? I’m sure the formula is lovely BUT this is literally twice as much (given the cost per oz) as a Chanel Rouge Stylo!! Also, and as one of the other readers pointed out on another post (so sorry ladies, can’t recall which of you it was) this makes the Cle de Peau lipsticks look like a bargain. OMG. I feel like I just had a mini-blackout, and I am known to overpay for makeup to get what I want. What am I missing on this one. LOL.

And to add on to my previous comment, .03 oz is literally a deluxe size sample. That is LITERALLY the size of the Tom Ford freebie lipstick that I was offered in an email from Sephora yesterday (with a purchase of course). WTF Hourglass??? Put down the rolling papers, the bottle, the glue gun, whatever it is that caused this pricing. I’m not even mad, I’m literally laughing over the price. How many of us have been saying over the last handful of years it seems that brands are seeing how high they can push prices and see at what point we’ll stop paying for it. Good grief. Go get the Chanel Stylo instead cos… it’s CHANEL. šŸ˜€ (Or maybe the CdP lipsticks…I hear that are a bargain!)

I honestly wonder if they paid attention to it? I’ve just always heard that the packaging is the more expensive part, whereas just filling with more lipstick is a much smaller cost.

Very true but…if I’m paying that much for packaging I’ll break my vow never to buy a $95 lipstick and just get a Louboutin. šŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for reviewing these anyway! šŸ˜€

While looking at dupes for “If I Could”, I realized that if I mix my SĆ­, SĆ­ Me with my VG III, I can replicate this shade dead-on! For any shade of Confession Lipsticks, I will be looking to see what I can mix and mingle what I already have.

Hi Christine, thank you for the introduction, assessment and price comparisons for these lipsticks. They do look lovely however the price per oz causes me pause, especially with so many dupes. I’m holding for now.

They’re all so similar yet I want them all anyway lol. They just look so beautiful on you! Plus they’re all perfect for fall which is right around the corner now. I may have to grab one!

What does it say about the makeup industry that when I saw the title of this post, I thought there was just one lipstick called “When Iā€™m Alone, If I Could, I Hide My Confession” and that seemed perfectly normal to me?

I just looked up colourpop lippie stix (cos they’re tiny also and I wanted to see how they compare) and they have 0.005oz more product, that’s insane! These are crazy šŸ™

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