Hey Lovely Ladies,
I have couple more reviews for you from the Hourglass Confession Collection. Today’s review is on My Own Desire and When I’m With You. Well, My One Desire would be to eat what I want and never put on weight!! What about yours?? 😉
What it is:
An ultra-slim, refillable luxury lipstick that delivers saturated, long-wearing color with a satin finish.
What it does:
Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick delivers creamy, saturated, long-wearing color with a satin finish without smudging or feathering. Each lipstick is encapsulated in a sleek gold applicator to provide the ultimate control to precisely accentuate, contour, and define the lips. Featuring the ultimate luxury lip accessory, the gold applicator can be used interchangeably with the full collection of Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills (sold separately).
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
• Silicone D5
• Mineral Oil
• Not tested on animal
What else you need to know:
Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick blurs the line between beauty and accessory. It’s the ultimate luxury lipstick that discreetly fits in your pocket or clutch. The sleek gold applicator can be used interchangeably with the full collection of Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills.
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.
-Twist the ultra slim lipstick to reveal product and apply. Retract product down before recapping.
-Hold pointed end of the gold applicator, remove gold cap and pull out lipstick barrel.
-Remove black cap of refill shade, firmly pull lipstick barrel out from the cylindrical black base.
-Reconnect refill black cap and base with remaining lipstick.
-Hold pointed end of the gold applicator and insert new refill shade into opening until it clicks into place.
-Secure gold applicator cap after each use.
Refillable Lipstick US $34 for 0.9gm
Refill $22 for 0.9gm
Yes, you read that right – 0.9gm of product. That’s actually less than some lip pencils or even deluxe size sample of lipsticks! 😉
My Experience with Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick My One Desire, When I’m With You:
Packaging: Refer to the pictures and I will try to explain the packaging here. I am sharing pictures of both – the Refillable lipsticks and the individual refills.
The Refillable Lipstick: The refillable lipstick is this elegant and extremely questionable (coming to that in a minute) golden applicator. The applicator has a lot of heft and screams luxury. You separate the cap from the pointed end of the applicator to review a twist-up lipstick. The lipstick is a thinner version of a regular lipstick with a slant tip. Normally, I have issues with application – especially on the cupid’s bow – with a rounder slant tip lipstick.
However, in this case, it isn’t an issue because the lipstick itself has a smaller diameter and it hugs the cupid’s bow nicely. The shade name is written on the side of the lipstick barrel. So, if you have more than one of these, you will need to open it each time and check the shade. The shade name is thoughtfully put on the side of the lipstick barrel and not the golden applicator, since the same applicator can be used to fit in another shade of the refill lipstick. The mechanism to change is extremely easy – the refill detaches easily and can be replaced quickly.
Coming to the questionable part – the golden applicator is reminiscent of the cigarette holders used by Western world – mostly women -from 1910s to 1970s. They were made iconic by Audrey Hepburn (in Breakfast at Tiffany’s) and Lucille Ball (in I Love Lucy). Having said that, I personally wonder how ethical it is for a brand to glamourize smoking! Anyway.
Refills: The refill consists of a black plastic lipstick case with a proper fitting cap. You pull out the cap to reveal the lipstick barrel. The lipstick shade is written on the side of the barrel as well as at the bottom. This bottom plug will actually need to be pulled out of the barrel to fix the lipstick into the golden applicator. While the Golden applicator adds to the luxe feeling and the whole charm of the collection, you do not NEED the golden applicator. The refill can easily work on its own. The case is no way cheap plastic and is quite secure to use on its own.
My One Desire: Described by the company as a “Dusty Mauve.” My One Desire is a light to medium, dusty, slightly rosy pink with mauve undertones. It is actually a very pretty, easy to wear shade. The rose in it adds a bit of dimension without adding darkness to the colour – keeping it super pretty and easy on the eyes. This may not be one of my top favourites, but I really do like this shade. It isn’t a neutral shade and yet it is something which could easily become staple in your bag. The shade reminds me of Tom Ford’s PussyCat.
When I’m With You: Described by the brand as a “Deep Magenta.” This is a medium to dark, bright, slightly warm toned magenta shade. This IS one of my top picks from this line. It is such a stunner – the balance of pink and purple make it such a flattering shade for pretty much any skin tone. It is super pretty, bright and bold – an absolute stunner!
The formula for both shades is top notch – consistent with the line – satin finish, creamy, lightweight texture which glides smoothly over the lips without being too slippery. Once applied, it does not slide around and adhere well to the lips. Both shades are comfortable to wear and mildly hydrating. Being a satin finish, it transfers easily to any surface it touches – cups, spoons, etc. It does not smudge outside the lip lines or feather or bleed. I did not feel the need to use a lip liner with either of these shades.
Pigmentation: Both shades have good pigmentation and were opaque in a single swipe. There is no need to build them up to get fully opaque pigmentation.The arm swatch consists of 2 swipes drawn parallel to create a broader swatch than the lipstick bullet. However, there was no need for me to build up the colour. That should tell you how good the pigmentation is.
Lasting Power: The shade, My One Desire, gives about 5.5-6 hours of wear but left no stain. The shade When I’m With You lasted almost the whole day – about 8 hours or so and left a bright pink stain. Both shades wear off evenly, without getting or looking patchy.
Fragrance: There is a slight fragrance which seems like an added perfume, but it isn’t unpleasant to the nose. Having said that – do note that I could smell it only when I actually sniffed the product. I did not register it during application.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick My One Desire, When I’m With You:
Two stunning shades – extremely falttering.
Very comfortable to wear -no feeling of dryness or clinginess.
Easy to apply and get clean lines.
It applies smoothly and evenly with no tug or pull.
The pigment does not sink into the fine lines of the lips.
Does not flake or bleed.
Luxurious packaging (though I have shared my contra opinion on this too).
Decent wear time.
Free from Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Gluten, Silicone D5, Talc, Triclosan, Mineral Oil.
Cons of Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick My One Desire, When I’m With You:
The amount of lipstick is distinctly lower than what any other slim lipstick offers. But then, Hourglass isn’t really a drugstore or even mid-priced brand. They have positioned themselves consciously as a luxury brand and make no apologies for it.
My One Desire– 4.25/5
When I’m With You–4.5/5
Do I Recommend Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick My One Desire, When I’m With You?
I Love both the shades but the purple in When I’m With you makes me partial to it. I would recommend either one without hesitation. Not only they are extremely flattering shades, they also are top quality products delivered in a stunning packaging!
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