Hourglass Cosmetics Femme Nude Lip Stylo ($30) are a new selection of nude lip crayons with a creamy, full coverage formula and a satin finish available in six shades that allow for the perfect nude look for Fall.
I’ve mentioned it before but it always deserves a re-babble but nude lip colors like Hourglass Cosmetics Femme Nude Lip Stylo are terrifying for me. I want to embrace a nude lip look but I always look like such a dead girl wearing one.
Let’s take a look at these lip crayons and see how they turned out.
Hourglass Cosmetics Femme Nude Lip Stylo are an elegantly packaged lip crayon with a twist up design so no sharpener is needed to keep the precise point. Shades were carefully selected by Hourglass to suit a variety of skin tones and give those tones the most flattering nude lip look available.
The crayons allow you to line and fill with creamy, opaque coverage that Hourglass calls a satin finish but personally I feel these are more a matte to semi-matte one.
I adore them. I think with the right eye look a nude lip is very possible even for those of us, like me, who are quite afraid of looking like a zombie in such a lip look. However, they are NOT the most user friendly of formulas when it comes to creating that look. The drier texture really accentuates every single nook, cranny, and line on your mouth. They apply opaque but the finish is sometimes patchy and uneven even showing bare skin underneath due to that patchiness. I personally can’t wear them without gloss. A little gloss evens out the color and creates a very wearable shade of nude for me. However, without gloss my lips look dry and very living dead girl-like.
The best application is exfoliating well prior to use with some sort of lip sugar scrub and follow up with a little lip balm. Apply the Femme Nude Lip Stylo shade of your choice and after application run your finger gently over your lips to get the color even. Now reapply to build color and again pat gently on your lips to even color out. You can leave it as is now or I personally like a little clear gloss on top to make the drier, matte finish a bit more wearable.
Nude No 4 and Nude No 5
Nude No 4
Nude No 5
I can’t say that Hourglass Cosmetics Femme Nude Lip Stylo aren’t without there issues but if you can get pass some of the problems you might just be delighted with the outcome. The application, finish, and formula is a bit temperamental and high maintenance but I ADORE how they look on and in that case they might just be worth the extra effort.