The first thing you notice about Hourglass Prodigy lip gloss is the unique packaging. It was designed to slide right into one's back pocket, which makes me think the target audience might not be those of us who carry nice purses or an evening clutch. Then again, high schoolers don't usually pay $26 for a lip gloss, so what do I know?
In any case, the packaging would have been a lot cooler had the cap been easier to open. You need to pull it straight up but there's a bit too much resistance for my comfort.
The gloss itself is very nice, though. While not very long lasting, it applies smoothly and feels hydrating and nourishing. By the end of the day (after several touch ups and reapplications) my lips feel quite pampered. Eden is a warm pink caramel, sheer enough not to look too brown and neutral enough to go well with fall colors. I prefer to wear it over a more pigmented lipstick, but someone whose lips (and complexion) are pale would probably be able to pull it off easily.
Bottom Line: I'd consider buying Prodigy in Legend, Opium and Pulse if it weren't for the packaging.
Hourglass Cosmetics Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss ($26) is available from Barneys and Sephora. A press sample was sent for my consideration.
All photos are mine.