In Love with an Icon! A Lipcote Lipstick Review

November 5, 2015

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Brand Name: Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick

Colour: Icon

Price: £23

Lipcote Rating: 5 / 5

Hourglass is a Los Angeles based cosmetics brand, who are gaining acclaim for fusing science, beauty and luxury. Seen regularly on red-carpet favourites such as Jessica Alba and Emily Blunt, we just had to try out what they’ve got to offer!

Their Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick is one of a new generation of lipsticks, in liquid rather than wax bullet form. It looks like a gloss, and has a sponge doe-foot applicator just like a gloss too, but once applied, it dries down to a matte finish and lasts for hours. The shade Icon is really one of the most beautiful reds we’ve seen in a long time! With just the right balance of warmth and coolness, and gorgeous depth of pigment, it feels and looks like you’re applying liquid silk to your lips! The matte finish is the most radiant, velvety matte that we’ve come across so far, and it’s incredibly flattering on the lips, as the liquid and matte combination means that once applied it sets in a very fine layer, and allows you to get a precise line every time at the edges. With Lipcote on top this lasted from our morning makeup routine, through travelling, eating 2 meals, lots of chatting and well into the evening! And finally, the packaging is not to be forgotten either; in a flattened gloss-style tube with chic bronze casing and a window showing you the colour inside, it’s perfect for fitting into even the tiniest of clutches!

Well we’re in love! In an unprecedented Lipcote lipstick review first, if we could give this a 10 out of 5 score we would! We’re going to be stocking up on others from this range, as now we’ve found it, we never want to be without it. As usual, for your chance to win it, plus a Lipcote, enter via the Competitions App on our Facebook page!

Love, Lipcote x