Thursday, 13 February 2014

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Icon Review


Happy Thursday everyone! You guys are probably thinking why on earth am i so chipper....one more day until the weekend!

Now, we know that there are so many liquid lipsticks available, whether it's from the drugstore or more higher end brands. Today i wanted to share my thoughts about the Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon.

I picked this up back in the summer from Liberty's and wanted to give it a proper use before i spoke about this lipstick.


I adore this beautiful, sleek packaging and i think it's the perfect size to pop into your handbag or when you're on the go. I do have to admit that it is pretty dinky for the price that you pay. It comes with a doe foot applicator, however i still end up using a lip brush to give my lips a more sharper shape.


With all liquid lipsticks you have to ensure that your lips are properly prepped and primed. I either like to use MAC Prep + Prime for lips or the Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm. I would recommend using anything matte because if your lips are a bit greasy, the lip colour will slide off.

This liquid lipstick goes on so smoothly and dries quite quickly. I normally line my lips using the MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry and then apply two coats of this product. I wait for one coat to dry and then apply another because my lips look super bold and red!

Icon is a blue toned red and seems much deeper when layered. This is one of those shades that will make your teeth look whiter!


This product has impressed me quite a bit because this didn't dry out my lips and the lipstick stayed on for about 6+ hours, even though i was eating and drinking. I always find that you have to keep an eye on your lips when you're wearing bolder colours and sometimes you just want to enjoy what you're doing without having to check in the mirror every 5 minutes!


At £23 i wouldn't say it's a must have, as there are many drugstore alternatives, however Icon is such a unique shade of red and brightens up your face instantly. I have a couple of other shades, however they will be en route to my lips in the spring or summer, so i will keep you all updated!

Have you tried the liquid lipsticks from Hourglass?

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10 comments:

  1. This is stunning and it suits you perfectly!! What a beautiful shade and I love how it's not all glossy and sticky looking x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. Thank you so much! I prefer that it's a nice matte but one that doesn't dry out your lips! x

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  2. I love it, it's such a deep and rich red and is so stunning on you! I have been tempted to get one of these for ages! xx

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    1. Thank you! It's such a different red to the rest of the reds on the market and i think it's one that will suit all skin tones. xx

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  3. I've wanted this for such a long time but haven't tried it out because of the price! I am so tempted though...
    Roshni’s Journey

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    1. To be honest there maybe a few close dupes out there. I think the Sephora Creamy Lip Stain in 01 maybe close?

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    1. Ohhhh lucky!!! Would you get any other colours? x

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  5. This looks fab but I have the Sleek Matte Me in Rioja Red which looks very similar to it. Have you tried that one? Would love to hear how it compares. Love your posts, thank you!

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  6. This looks amazing! I've never heard of liquid lipstick before though.. Does it work like a stain? and can this also be found in online stores? Thanks :)

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