Hourglass Fall & Holiday 2012 Swatches & Review

Hourglass Fall  Holiday 2012 2

Hourglass has a couple new items out for fall and holiday 2012 and I’ve got some of them for ya this afternoon.

Film Noir Kohl Pencils are new for fall and come in two shades (Espresso and Eclipse) and are a long-wearing eye liner for lining the inner and outer eye. They come in a really long pencil which almost looks like a chopstick, and they also include a cap with a sharpener built in.

New for the holiday season is a lip set called Icon which features a gorgeous classic red shade in various formulas such as Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick, Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick, Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss (new), and Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil (new).

Hourglass Fall  Holiday 2012
Espresso Kohl Pencil, Icon Lip Pencil, Icon Lip Gloss

Hourglass Extreme Sheen in Icon
Icon Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss

Hourglass Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil Espresso
Espresso Kohl Pencil and Sharpener in lid

Hourglass Long Wear Lip Liner Icon
Icon Panoramic Lip Pencil

Hourglass Icon and Espresso Swatches
Icon Pencil, Espresso Pencil, Icon Lip Gloss

Icon Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil is a creamy bright cherry red. It has a brush on one end of the pencil, which is handy. This is a great easy to use red line, and perfect to use with the lip gloss.

Espresso Film Noir Kohl Pencil is a deep brown. It actually wasn’t as soft as I expected it to be. Usually when you see the name “kohl” you expect a lot of creaminess, but this was actually a bit hard. What I do like is that the tip is small so it’s really easy to get onto my inner rim and in-between my eyelashes. Also because it’s somewhat hard it doens’t get mushy fast, so no need to sharpen it after one usage. It stayed on my inner rim for only a couple hours at the most though, so not much more than a lot of other liners. It stayed on my upper lid all day with no smudges or issues (over a primer).

Icon Extreme High Shine Lip Gloss is a bright and opaque red. It’s a perfect blue-red, and very shiny. The applicator tip is a flat sponge which is easy to use, but I wish the wand was a bit shorter for more control. It has a slight minty smell and taste. This shade makes my teeth look super white!

Hourglass Icon Lip Swatch
Icon Lip Pencil & Lip Gloss

Overall: I’m not overly impressed with Espresso Kohl Eye Pencil. It’s a nice brown liner, but didn’t really live up to what they claimed which was that it’s was very creamy and lasts on the inner rim. Icon Lip Liner and Lip Gloss are great shades and nice textures, I recommend them both.

Availability: Sephora.

Pricing: Espresso ($28), Lip Pencil ($28), Lip Gloss ($28).

What do you think? Looking for a great red this holiday season?

-Kelly

Note: Hourglass is cruelty free.

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20 comments

  • November 20, 2012
    Laura

    That shade of red looks fantastic on you!

    • November 20, 2012

      Thank you!

  • November 20, 2012
    Tamika

    Total creeper question . . . .
    Are your teeth naturally that white or do you use something? They’re pretty O_o

    • November 20, 2012

      I have whitened them before but it’s been over a year since the last time. They are fairly white but this lipstick really did make them even whiter looking.

  • November 20, 2012

    Wow what an intense bright red – I like it! It looks great on you, Kelly. I also think their lip packaging is so cool.
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    • November 20, 2012

      Thanks! I like the packaging except I do with the wand was a bit shorter, it seems on the long side…

  • November 20, 2012

    I agree with everyone else here, the lip”stick” look gorgeous on you!
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    • November 20, 2012

      Thank you :)

  • November 20, 2012

    Holy candy apple red! That is soooo red. Just gorgeous. It looks lovely against your skin too!
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    • November 20, 2012

      Thanks, I like it also!

  • November 20, 2012

    Wow, Hourglass really does make amazing lip products! That gloss is super pigmented, I love it!
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    • November 20, 2012

      Yes they do!

  • November 20, 2012

    I just got the Icon lipstick! Can’t wait for it to arrive. I’ve been looking for a blue-based red that will look bright and blue-based on me. My undertone is rather warm, so most bright blue reds look duller and not as blue. Fingers crossed this one will work!
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  • November 20, 2012

    You should wear more red, your lips are so glamourous with this on ! I now want to wear red lipstick too ! Thanks for the review !
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  • November 20, 2012

    Love, love, love the look of this pencil and liner! A agree your teeth are fantasticly white :). I’m wondering if you filled in your lips with that liner or do you just outline and then fill in with the color? It looks so gorgeous on you!
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    • November 21, 2012

      I just outlined them with the liner. Thanks!

  • November 21, 2012

    That red looks beautiful on you!
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  • November 21, 2012

    That’s a great red, one of the prettiest I’ve seen!

    I haven’t found a vibrant red that I’m comfortable wearing yet.
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  • November 21, 2012

    I love their mascara and those lips are looking sexy!!
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  • November 21, 2012

    Not that I need *another* red… But this looks so gorgeous that I want to go lippie shopping now. ;)

    Unfortunately, Hourglass isn’t available here, but I’m pretty sure I could find something similar. :D
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