the Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lipgloss (3.6g, £ 21) formula is one of my favourites and the shade Siren just so unique and exciting that i could never have passed it up. i was lemming for it ever since it was featured on Temptalia. even though i knew that i would not wear this shade very often - let's face it, my normal everyday life just won't be anywhere nearly as extravagant as this lipgloss needs it - i had to buy it when i had the chance to since this product is just too thrilling.
so it was part of one of my zuneta.com orders a few months ago.
i was surprised to receive the old packaging version (classic clear tube, metallic cap and brush applicator) instead of the revamped tube leaning on Hourglass' Prodigy Lipglosses, but it was totally fine for me since it's just the packaging that's different but not the content. most definitely a bold colour like this doesn't sell that well that they went through their existing stock before the repackaging.
Siren is an intense red (arterial-blood-red) with stunning metallic finish and a slight copper duochrome at some angles. it has a rather thin formula and applies evenly, there is a vanilla/crème brulée scent to it. the texture feels refined and lightweight, it's not too sticky. it's highly pigmented and almost opaque with one coat. i planned to wear it over a red lipstick, but the final look is not too different since Siren is already amazing on its own. the metallic effect is purely stunning, it's like you've dipped your lips into red chrome and then put a gloss over it. it's really glowing.
the formula wears about 4-5 hours on me and feels very hydrating. after the glossy sheen has faded, the lips are still covered in a metallic shimmering coat of red, like a semi-sheer lipstick.
i have never seen a gloss like this before, it's really unrivalled.
i received so many comments and compliments on my lips everytime i was wearing this, it's a fabulous colour for evening-/nighttime-going out. if a plain red lip has become too ordinary and boring for you, Hourglass Siren is what you need!
i have reviewed two other beautiful Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lipglosses before: Fortune and Lush.
pics shot with the compact camera:
my bare lips as comparison
shy - daring