I really admire the Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo range. It’s going to be a makeup game changer for two reasons. The first being that the products themselves are incredible. But, the second reason is more important. It’s because this range also stands for something and has a beautiful backstory.
Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo’s* come in 20 gorgeous shades. Each shade represents a different type of woman and all of them are very empowering. This range is supposed to be a great reminder to us that we’re all unique and might have a different approach to certain situations. But, we’re supposed to ‘recognise the good’ and give each other ‘recognition’, even if we may occasionally bump heads and have different approaches. We can all be the type of girl that we want, and not be judged for it – #youdoyouboo
WHAT IS IT
Moving into the product details themselves, if you’re unsure what a lip stylo is, basically it’s a lip crayon. These particular ones are a slightly more generous size than other ones that I’ve tried. The tip of the product is triangular which is intended to help give a precise application, that can be done easily on the go. To get more of the product out, you twist up the crayon. Pretty easy!
If you’re thinking that the formula of this lip stylo is just like any other regular lip crayon, you’re definitely wrong. These are very prestigious compared to other ones that I’ve tried, and I’m not just saying that because of the stunning bullet like packaging.
FORMULA AND PIGMENTATION
These lip crayons feel extremely hydrating and smooth on the lips. This makes complete sense because the formula is packed full of goodness designed to help moisturise even the driest of lips. You’ll find shea butter, jojoba, mimosa and sunflower seed.
The finish of these lip crayons is semi-opaque. On average, they’re probably around 7/10 or 8/10 in pigmentation compared to a regular lipstick. Some of the shades definitely apply smoother and more consistently than others.
There is a super subtle scent. It reminds me of cake batter or vanilla. It’s definitely not offensive (it definitely smells delicious). If you are someone that doesn’t like scented products don’t worry because you can’t really smell it unless you physically lift the lip product up to purposefully check it out.
Believer – peachy beige: Applies beautifully to my lips. Unfortunately, the shade is a little too light and dusty for my particular skin tone. I find that it washes me out. It would look stunning on people with lighter skin.
Creator – soft pink nude: Spot on! It’s a lovely nude lip that has a great boost of colour, that is still very wearable.
Explorer – soft pink coral: Looks stunning and I wish it suited me! But, I think this is a little too orangey coral for my lips.
Seeker – pinky rose: This shade was the one that really surprised me. Looking at it, I thought it would be a deadset nope. It completely shocked me when I tried it because it actually really suited me. It’s a bright pink, but it’s still very rosey and therefore something not too daunting. It’s very wearable and reminds me of the same colour family as corals.
Believer | Creator | Explorer | Seeker
Peacemaker – peachy nude: Definitely one of my favourites in the range! Such a stunning shade for everyday wear.
Achiever – deep mauve: Such an easy shade to add a slight bit of ‘bad ass vibes’. It’s a 90’s brown to me, with a sheer formula so it’s super easy to use.
Influencer – deep rose beige: Love love, love this one! Another of my favourites!
Dreamer – peachy pink: Very similar to seeker, except less Vibrant. Also slightly reminds me of coral.
Peacemaker | Achiever | Influencer | Dreamer
Idealist – honey nude: The ultimate my lips but better shade for my skin, with a slightly orange tone.
Futurist – mauve nude: Very similar to Idealist, but slightly more mauve and pink.
Activist – neutral rose: Gorgeous rose shade that I’m going to get a hell of a lot of use out of.
Inventor – soft rose: The description is soft rose. But, I don’t really agree! I find it to be quite punchy. It reminds me of a fuschia that’s been toned down by mixing in a darker pink.
Idealist | Futurist | Activist | Inventor
Lover – vibrant red orange: It’s mostly red, with a little bit of orange. If you’d like to experiment more with your reds but want to do it slowly, I’d suggest this shade.
Innovator – neutral red: This is definitely my favourite of the reds. I find that this one applies the best to my lips and it’s also fairly blue toned, which is great to make my pearly whites even whiter.
Visionary – brick red: A lovely red that has a little bit of berry in it.
Icon – blue red: Gorgeous shade. But, it doesn’t apply as consistently as the other reds.
Lover | Innovator | Visionary | Icon
Leader – vivid fuchsia: Basically this is a vivid fuchsia haha! It does look fairly different in the product form verses swatched though so I’d definitely recommend heading in store to swatch this one.
Liberator – deep berry: Such a beautiful deep, red berry shade that I wish worked for me. Unfortunately, this one applies really patchy to my lips. I find that it especially doesn’t cling to the inner part of my lips.
Protector – rich berry: This is more of a purple berry than red. Application still isn’t as great as some of the others. But, if you’re after something berry, I’d definitely suggest Protector over Liberator.
Warrior – deep plum: Warrior is a deeper and darker purple. Had a bit of trouble applying this one too.
My swatches: Leader | Liberator | Protector | Warrior
Ash from the beauty collection is one of my best blogging pals, and she also received this gorgeous package. As you can see from the above swatch comparison, she has a different skin tone to me. We thought it would be a great idea to link to eachothers reviews. If you’d like to see the Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo’s swatched on lighter, pink undertone skin, head over to Ash’s blog post here.
Overall, I’m really impressed with the collection as a whole. If you are after the darker shades from this collection however, I’d definitely suggest swatching them in store. I’d also suggest not wearing them for long periods of time as touching up on the go might be a little harder with the darker shades.
This range is permanent, and you can find it at Mecca Maxima on Feb the 28th for $46AUD.
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