Hourglass Gloss Lasts Longer Than an Hour, Doesn't Get On Your Glass - Beauty Addict

Friday, June 20, 2008

Hourglass Gloss Lasts Longer Than an Hour, Doesn't Get On Your Glass

Earlier this month I took the Pampered Mama out for a birthday dinner and made an interesting beauty discovery along the way.

In between bites of toasted French bread slathered in brie, I touched my napkin to my lips to take care of a few little crumbs (toasted French bread can be messy, no matter how delicate an eater you are). And then I pressed my lips together.

"Lesli," I said, "this is weird. My lipgloss is still on."

I picked up my glass of Prosecco and there were barely any lip prints on it (and that glass had already been refilled twice). There was no lipgloss on the napkin, either. To be fair, I didn't exactly wipe my lips with it, but usually some comes off just when you touch your lips with a napkin. The odd part was that this gloss didn't feel particularly heavy, waxy or drying when I put it on. I had no idea it was packing such staying power!

So you want to know what it is, right? Meet Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss.

This vanilla-scented gloss is moisturizing and amazingly non-sticky (it puts MAC Lipglass to shame). The texture is really lovely; it feels soft and almost "cushiony." Extreme Sheen is available in 9 shades; that night I was using Verse, a sheer nude with very fine, pearly silver shimmer. I loved the way it looked with a smokey bronze eye, and the staying power was certainly a welcome bonus.

The only drawback is the price. At $28, it's definitely on the high side. But with this kind of staying power, one tube will last you quite a while -- you'll be able to seriously cut down on reapplying!