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Hourglass Extreme Sheen: the 1/3 story

17 Dec

Hello lovelies! I am sort of on a lipgloss kick right now, hence the glossy posts! Today we will examine the new Hourglass lipgloss trio holiday set available exclusively on This set retails for $45 (def higher end prices here gals) for three glosses. The bonus? Normally these girls cost $28/piece–you get three for less than double the price of one! I am fairly certain it is the same amount of product as a full size gloss…I call deal on that one!

Hourglass Extreme Sheen Glosses L-R: Ignite, Siren, Child

Hourglass Swatches L-R: Child, Siren, Ignite

Let me just say, I bought this set SPECIFICALLY for the red shade. And believe me, it doesn’t disappoint. She glides on like a dream and lasts forever! Well, not really but after the glossiness fades, your lips are totally stained for hours afterward. LOVE! And just look at that shade!! I don’t have anything else like this. Gorg.

The other two shades I am kind of meh about. I mean, the formula is good, not sticky in the least, but the colors don’t ‘wow’ me at all. They don’t last that long either. No staining after-effect here.

All in all, this set was a let down. Between the $45 price tag (eep) and the pigmentation on Child (compare it to UD’s Max in my previous post–hello!) just isn’t there. While I enjoy the nude-pinky-brown sparkler that is Ignite–it just isn’t anything special for a gal with a lot of gloss! By the way, these glosses are brush applicators–and kind of junky ones at that (sorry!).

If you’re like me and ADORE the red—you can purchase it separately (from Hourglass) as I feel the other colors are too dupeable and ordinary to warrant the $45 price tag for the set.

What say you? Have you tried any other Hourglass products? This was my first purchase from them and I am not overly impressed.