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Let me guess, you’re looking for a new neutral lipstick to rock this new year, right? We’re on the same boat girly. While I love me some bright lipsticks winter spring summer or fall, you can never go wrong with nude winter spring summer or fall. In short, it’s a mortal sin not to own one, haha!

Enter Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Vintage ($30, 0.12 oz). I bought it online wishing I will like it. In case I don’t, I have valid excuse to make a quick trip and return it to Sephora. But see returning stuff is an impending threat to my wallet because I always end up buying few more things here and there. ‘Bet you can relate no?

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Vintage is described as deep rose or slightly darker nude rose if you want to be more specific. According to Sephora website, Femme Rouge features cream lipsticks that hydrate and soften lips. If you finish a tube (which rarely happens to me), refillable cartridges are available for sale at $24 each. 

Ingredients:

Vitamin E: An antioxidant superstar that helps nourish, protect, and moisturize. 
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, DI-PPG-3 Myristyl Ether Adipate, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Tribehenin, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vanillin. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850:1), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410:2), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090:2).

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You know I’m a sucker for sleek and inventive packaging. Modern and meticulously perfected, how can you miss the hourglass shape? This lippy is free from paraben, sulfate, phthalate and is supposed to be water-resistant. I don’t wear makeup to the beach and I remove all my makeup before I shower so I can’t attest to this claim. Call me antithesis because despite my fondness for makeups, I don’t get why some women have to pile on that crap when they hit the beach or pool. I have watched way too many Youtube videos “makeup for swimming, waterproof makeup for summer’, blah blah. I mean unless you’re a member of the glamorous Aqualillies, why bother when all you need is sunscreen!  No hatin’ mama, just sayin‘.

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Now the skinny. It wasn’t infatuation at first glide because it wasn’t as creamy as I expected it to. But as days went by, this lipstick has warmed up to Hawaii weather so it is safe to say that I like it now. It’s not drying, in fact I don’t have to wear lip balm at all. One pass gives decent opaque coverage. The wear time is five hours, give or take. 

Overall, this is a nice everyday lipstick, along with hot pink, coral, red, and even plum. Can you tell I love lipsticks so much that I don’t differentiate day from night anymore? Wear what makes you happy my friend, it’s just makeup. 

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What’s your favorite neutral lipstick?

Kathryne

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