Would you all please take a moment to appreciate this glorious, magnificent, Queen of Matte Reds?
If you are not suffering from neck pain, please bow.
I have the mini version of Hourglass The Indestructible Matte.
Here it is:
The lipstick does need protective packaging because the lipstick itself is tiny. Like a mouse.
Or like a travel-size liquid lipstick.
From the website: “A richly pigmented, silky-smooth, matte lip color that delivers 14 hours of continuous wear without smudging or dryness.”
The tube is glamorous and chic. The applicator has a nice spring to it and deposits a nice amount of product on my lips.
Here is the swatch. It’s a little more true red than what you’re seeing in the photo.
The 14 hour claim didn’t come through for me, sadly. I got 5 hours of straight wear if I didn’t eat or drink. If I drank carefully I could preserve most of what was on my lips.
If I ate something, a considerable amount of it came off. I reapplied and it was fine. I find that the best method for applying this product is in two layers: one layer, then wait a couple of minutes for it to dry before applying the second layer.
The lip color is beautiful on me. I think this is a red that could work on anyone.
Pros: Beautiful color, matte finish, opaque, affordable (if you buy the mini size), great finish, nice packaging.
Cons: Doesn’t last for 14 hours, doesn’t stay put very well after eating and drinking.
Despite the false claim, I still think I would repurchase this. I feel like a million bucks when I wear it!