Somehow launches seem to have been delayed in Singapore this year, and so it was only a month (or so) ago that the Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylos made their way here. I was really excited about them because they have been so highly raved all over blogosphere and on Instagram, and almost every shade looks like it belongs in my wardrobe. It was with great dilemma that I finally picked out 4, I’d have gone home happily with more but sanity prevailed. I tried to pick a mix of shades, and finally settled for Inventor, Warrior, Icon & Liberator.
The Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylos are so named to celebrate every girl and woman out there, and to recognize the good in others and ourselves. Each shade has been given a special name to evoke positivity and to empower. There is a good range of 20 shades, from nudes to bold hues, and each one as delectable as the next. I admit I was tempted to pick some up just for their names!
I am a huge fan of Hourglass’ Femme Rouge Velvet Crème lipsticks [reviewed here], and was happy to find the GIRL Lip Stylos have the same comfortable feel on my lips and go on smoothly. They are formulated with shea butter, jojoba, mimosa and sunflower seed oil to nourish and protect lips. The twist up jumbo pencil format is similar to the Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur [reviewed here], but these Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylos do not have as much slip and emollience.
As you can see from the swatches, these Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylos have a soft satin shine, and hug the curves of the lips naturally without emphasizing lines nor do they look flat. The shades are:
Hourglass has billed these GIRL Lip Stylos as lip balms, but they are really more lipsticks than balms. I like to hold them at an angle so I can cover my entire lip using the wider sides, and then line the lip contours using the pointed tip. These are much more pigmented than Clinique’s Chubby Sticks [see here] and last longer too. They stay on well on my lips, and do not migrate out nor transfer much with drinking.
Already out in stores in most parts of the world – which are your favourite shades?