Hourglass When I'm Alone is a moderately cool-toned, medium-dark burgundy with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $34.00 and contains 0.03 oz.
Hourglass When I'm Alone Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity LipstickHourglass 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.).
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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). Refills are sold for $22.