It seems I am in the very tiny minority of people who don’t like Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick.
I got it because I tried it on my hand (see: phobias about applying lipstick in stores) at my local Sephora and the Sephora employee could not stop gushing about how popular it was and how wonderful it was.
I didn’t purchase it that day, but I recently ordered the same shade I had sampled in the store. I had liked Edition, touted to be a “soft neutral pink shimmer,” and hey, it certainly looked good on my hand.
I had also read the glowing reviews around the ‘net and I truly wanted to love this lipstick because I am simply a lipstick collecter and was excited to have found a new (to me) brand.
Unfortunately, when I put it on my lips, I vainly tried to find shimmer, but there was absolutely no shimmer to be found. It didn’t glide on smoothly at all, and instead of hydrating my lips, dried them out terribly. The color didn’t last long and I have bought drugstore lipstick at a third of the price that made me happier.
To say I was disappointed is a vast understatement. Maybe I got a bad batch, but the purty but very heavy tube (which I believe is due to the refillable color cartridge) is going back ASAP.