I’ll be honest the whole appeal of the new HourGlass Prodigy Lip Gloss started because of a single color, Pulse. Pulse so reminded me of NARS Orgasm for some reason and I simply had to have it after seeing it plus it didn’t hurt that the gloss had uber cool, techy packaging, that always appeals to this Muse!
I know, I know everyone is so not on board because of the price mark on this lip gloss. Le ouch at $26 bucks! Let’s get that out of the way and discuss the price first.
A MAC Lipglass will set you back $14 for 4.8g/0.17oz. Although it’s slim size will trick you up into believing it’s actually housing a smaller amount of product, HourGlass Prodigy Lip Gloss is actually bigger. 7.2g/0.25oz which is a bit more than you’re actually getting from a MAC Lipglass or most glosses really.
On to that cool packaging…..
Packaging definitely holds part of my heart. The gloss comes housed in an uber slim case, very techy looking. Loves it. However, I do experience a problem getting the lid off on occasion as for some reason when it’s on, it’s on and it’s not interested in coming off unless you struggle with it a fair bit. I’m overlooking that as I simply dig the slim-line packaging.
The formula has decent color payoff with a hydrating formula that has a slick, glossy finish. Love the formula big time but it doesn’t have the best wear time because of it’s watery texture. The gloss isn’t sticky or tacky which is always a plus in my book however it does suffer from not wearing so long due to this. The applicator is slant tip which is quite slim but fits the contour of my lips nicely and smooths the gloss on well enough.
As I mentioned above, the shade I got was Pulse which actually had me at hello. It’s golden strawberry shade that leans towards being a tad golden coral-ish.
Overall, I actually liked the gloss alot and I’m considering another shade, Hypnotic, to add to my current wishy list. I like the slick packaging and the gloss itself looks very flattering on my lips.
Visit www.hourglasscosmetics.com to learn more!
Anyone try yet?
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