May 19, 2012

Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lipgloss in Siren.


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


blotted



and again, shot with the DSLR:

nekkid lips



blotted



shy - daring



26 comments:

  1. Sieht einfach nur geil aus!

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  2. This gloss is amazing! I saw it at Temptalia, and then scoured the net to find it, but almost nobody ships to Bulgaria, or the shipping costs as much as the gloss. Aaaargh!

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    1. zuneta offers worldwide shipping at just £5!

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  3. OMG, what a super special colour! No wonder you fell in love with it.

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  4. wow! This lipgloss looks gorgeous!

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  5. eventhough you won't wear this colour very often, it looks very nice on you, this lipgloss is very pretty and so dimensional <3

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  6. Such a pretty color! I love it blotted
    taylor
    Girl Meets Beauty

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  7. Wow, this is such a gorgeous colour and looks absolutely stunning!!

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  8. WOW! It reminds me of metallic red christmas tree baubles or wrapping paper! It looks fabulous on you! 4-5 hours?! Wow!

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  9. love, love, love this color. it looks fabulous on you!

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  10. Oh wow, this looks amazing on you :) !

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  11. You wear this so well, it looks fantastic on you!! The metallic nature of it works so well, I wouldn't have guessed so.

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  12. Aaaah, so gorgeous! I would never have occasion to wear it, but I'm still tempted...total schön!

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  13. Wow, I didn't dare to order it. There were no swatches when I placed my first HOURGLASS order. I love it!

    Do you have or know CATRICE 'Spiced Red' from the Caramé Collection? It seems similar but I suppose this one is more brilliant. I wish it would be cooler red...

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    1. i have just looked up the Spiced Red lipgloss, i never really noticed it. they do look really similar in the tube, but from lip swatches i can clearly say that the Catrice is much less pigmented and metallic compared to Hourglass. i think a cool toned, almost magenta red would look amaaaazing!

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  14. Das st ein geiler Gloss. Habe ihn schon öfters gesehen und würde ihn selbst evtl noch kaufen, da die Farbe so genial ist

    LG

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  15. i have an old-old Gurlain Divinora gloss - it's exactly the same color (judging from pictures). i remember how i was in love with it - such a gorgeous, luxurious color! unfortunately i didn't wear it that much - still have it in my stash :)

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    1. i loved the Divinora packaging! these things you just can't throw out even though they are sooo old, huh? i still have a super gross chanel lipgloss and some older Divinora powder foundation cases...

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  16. omg it looks soo good on you!
    since I haven't got brown eyes and dark hair, it probably won't fit me though.

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  17. WOW-WOW-WOW, was für eine HAMMER Farbe!
    Super schön!

    lg
    Liri

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    1. Danke, Liri! Es ist wirklich mein auffälligster Gloss. Der Chrom-Effekt ist unvergleichlich!

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  18. Oh my, this looks fab. You look lovely my dear.

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