A glimpse at the lips: Hourglass' Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Ballet

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Looking for a lippie that lasts all day and requires minimal maintenance or touch-ups? Hourglass' Opaque Rough Liquid Lipstick has your lips covered.

 Ballet

Ballet

Hourglass promises 14-hours of wear thanks to its voodoo-ish properties and ingredients. Let's see how Ballet fared on my lips this past Thursday.

 8AM

8AM

 Slight fading and my lips were a tad parched

Slight fading and my lips were a tad parched

 Dry lips? Apply chapstick!

Dry lips? Apply chapstick!

 Almost quitting time

Almost quitting time

I was honestly pleased as punch with Ballet and received lots of compliments; the colour served as a great contrast to my little black dress.

And what about the rest?

The wand is pretty handy -- it's flexible and glides over the peaks and troughs of my lips; it's a good thing too, because this particular flat doe foot applicator does not discriminate against shape or size. The cilia-type bristles grab onto the product so well -- I suggest wiping off the excess product in order to start with a minimal amount, this allows you to build up the colour slowly.

The first hour after application is crucial for getting this long-lasting formula to last. Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick binds to your lips and has a tendency to feel tacky, initially. So, fight the urge to purse or smack your lips together -- doing so will transfer the colour and create a patchy finish. If you can be conscious of this, I promise any one of their nine shades will take you from morning to night.

Ballet, a lively pink, wasn't my first choice. I fell for Rose, but settled because Sephora and Mecca Cosmetica both have a tough time keeping Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick on their shelves. I now know why ;)

 Wearing Ballet

Wearing Ballet

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Hourglass' Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Ballet:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 9 out of 10 bags – Love that it lasts, but I don't enjoy its ability to really dry out my lips.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • I've had a tube of Hourglass' Veil Mineral Primer since October, but I have yet to try it. Perhaps the time is nigh!

What do you think? Will you add this to your makeup bag?

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