Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hourglass Icon Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick

This one is for red lip addicts: Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Icon, a red cherry (blue toned) color.  Hourglass lipsticks have one of the creamiest and most luxurious formulas, combined with some serious color payoff (at least in the dark shades). My other Femme Rouge staple is Nocturnal, a perfect plum that sees a lot of use here.I guess I should also get Fresco for natural lip days, but I'm in the mood for red at the moment, and Icon is very satisfying. On dark pigmented lips like mine, even Icon has a rosy undertone, but if you're paler or warmer in tones you'll get more of the red base.

Longevity, just like with Nocturnal, is impressive. The creamy texture does transfer to teacups, other people's cheeks and cat foreheads, but there's a lot of stain left behind. Using a lip liner or crayon as a base reduces the transferring issue considerably.

Bottom Line: a modern classic.

Hourglass Icon Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick ($30) is available from Berfgdorf Goodman, Sephora, Barneys and Hourglass website. The product in this review was sent free of charge by the company.


  1. I love this red which I also have in the liquid lipstick & gloss forms (plus the lip pencil). Yes it's nuts but it's definitely my kind of red which I will be wearing tomorrow. :)

  2. I was hoping you'd weigh in on this. I wore it to a wedding recently & it was pretty spectacular. I want to buy the liquid but the applicator isn't precise enough for me. I love this lipstick & may have to invest in other colors.

  3. i love the heft of their lipsticks - and the way the pigment sticks are shaped and carved. they are little works of art even before you get them on your lips.


  4. I own this and the gloss, and absolutely love them. It's one of my favorite shades among the 30 or so red lipsticks I own. Definitely a classic for red lipstick lovers.


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