I went and got myself a new lip gloss. I wasn’t in need of one but I haven’t worn any in ages. I was never a big fan of glosses. They’re usually sticky, overly scented, overly flavored, and never last longer than a few minutes. I believe the last time I wore a good gloss was in the early 2000’s when I was hooked on a specific Shiseido gloss for its non-sticky, unscented, and gorgeous color. Years later I tried to find the same one I wore but they’ve been discontinued and nothing else ever lived up to it.
Then I came upon Hourglass, a pretty new makeup line. I sampled their Extreme Sheen glosses at Sephora and was hesitant at first but then bought one, a neutral color called, Truth. On me it’s pretty much invisible. It’s the exact color as my lips so all you see is the shine. What’s the point of a gloss that matches my lip color you ask? I ask myself that question too and I don’t have a really good answer except that it keeps my lips moist all day and I can see a subtle rose pink on my lips. I don’t have to reapply every other hour like I do with Chap Stick or lipstick. It stays on until I wipe it off and it’s non-sticky/gooey. It also reminds me of the Shiseido lip gloss I once loved. Um…I guess I do have some pretty good reasons for buying it but nothing in the area of need. It’s pricey at $28.00 a tube so I’ll be using this sparingly.
Lastly, a fun grungy retro just because…and yes, I am wearing Hourglass Extreme Sheen in Truth.