Makeup Spring 2017

Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo | Believer, Creator, Dreamer & Explorer

January 30, 2017

Hourglass Cosmetics recently launched the GIRL Lip Stylo collection ($32 / 0.09 oz – 2.5 g), a 20-piece twist-up lip crayon selection that features the color intensity of a lipstick fused with a luxurious blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa and sunflower seed for softer, fuller lips. The campaign behind the GIRL Lip Stylo is dedicated to celebrating empowerment and positivity with each shade holding a special name that serves as a reminder that we are all catalysts for good. These lip crayons are a all-in-one hybrid formula allowing one to build as much, or as little, color per personal preference with medium-to-full coverage while leaving lips feeling soft and hydrated with a natural-looking sheen.

The color range is quite impressive and simply perfect. As a neutral lip lover I was both thrilled and overwhelmed to find neutral colors that defy the stereotype of what a natural shade is supposed to emulate and represent. There is a large variety of differently interpreted nudes, pinks, plums and reds all of which are super flattering and completely wearable. Did I mention? So.Many.Nudes! It took me a while to research the swatches online and test in stores only to fall in love with the entire collection but my monthly beauty budget said I could only pull off four for now. Narrowing down my picks was heartbreakingly difficult as each shade, while almost looking similar at first glance, contain a slight different variation of undertone making each individual color completely unique and divergent from the next. The GIRL Lip Stylo collection is definitely one of the more versatile color selections I have encountered in a while and I truly believe there is something for everyone to find in this range.

A look at the color selection

Believer – is a warm peachy beige
Creator – is a warm soft pink nude
Dreamer – is a warm peachy pink
Explorer – is a warm soft pink coral

Swatched on the arm

Swatched on the lips. For skin tone reference, I am not wearing any foundation and am completely barefaced here. My skin tone is medium with pink undertones.

Bottom line, I am beyond obsessed with these! Usually I’m either a satin/sheen lipstick or lip gloss kind of girl and these GIRL Lip Stylos offer the best of both worlds. They have a silky formula that glides across lips for a second-skin feel with a lustrous, soft finish. Coverage is medium to full and packs quite a bit of pigment that can either be played up or down depending on what type of coverage you’re looking for. Thanks to the hydrating blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower seed lips never fall dry and stay hydrated throughout wear time. These last an impressively long time for up to about 5 hours before a slight fade started taking place with minimal transferring during sipping or eating. All in all, this collection is very easy to fall in love with and I cannot wait to add more colors to my own stash!

You can find the Hourglass Cosmetics GIRL Lip Stylo collection at Sephora, Nordstrom and on their official website.

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