Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Nocturnal

November 6, 2013

Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipsticks have been much raved about since their launch in 2010.  This is by no means a new product, but it is my first foray into the brand.  The Femme Rouge Velvet Crème lipsticks boasts a hydrating formula with long-lasting shine.  They contain Vitamin E to condition and treat lips, and are free of parabens, phthalates and sulfates.

Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme lipstick

I picked the shade Nocturnal as I felt it was a classy shade that would work well for day to night.  It is described as a raspberry pink, but appears medium mauve-pink on my lips.  The formula is incredibly creamy and glides across my lips very easily almost like a balm.  It is very well pigmented and almost opaque in 1 swipe, except it has so much glide in it I had difficulty getting the color onto the inner curves of my lip.

Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme lipstick in Nocturnal swatch

I really enjoyed this formula as it was light and comfortable to wear.  It had decent lasting power for a cream lipstick, and the color was lovely on me.  However, I found Nocturnal to smudge quite easily, often slipping just outside my lips.  I also had some difficulty getting nice rounded shapes with the squarish chisel-shaped tip.  At USD30, Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipsticks are on the luxury end of the market.  However, the lipsticks are refillable (priced at USD24 each), although I don’t know when I will actually finish this!  It is not currently available in Singapore, but you may purchase it online via Sephora.com (with 20% VIB discount Nov 7-11!!).

xoxo