Hot Pink Lips! Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Fever Review

So I have a bit of a thing for hot pink lips, I find the preferable to hot red lips so I purchased this rather lovely looking lipstick from the Hourglass range – it’s called Fever..

I don’t have much make up from Hourglass but I know it’s quite pricy but is good quality too. This lipstick is a cream formula what is hydrating and doesn’t contain synthetic dyes, parabens and sulfates. Apparently these lipsticks are also refillable which is great, because the packaging is very heavy and unique.

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Nice make up is getting more and more expensive, no? These Hourglass lipsticks costs £22 each which is certainly not cheap (so buying Fever was a bit of a splurge for me!).The packaging is lovley. It is very heavy, very high quality metal which is shiny but because it’s dark, doesn’t show lots of visible marks everywhere.

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The lipstick is also a visual delight – it has this pretty swirly…wait that’s an hourglass. It has a pretty hourglass shape etched on to the lipstick. The lipstick doesn’t wobble. This is very important too me!

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I like this lipstick – it’s very pigmented but has a soft sheen to it. It’s cream but not very creamy (like YSL Rouge Volupte) but it’s not so dry that it drags either. Overall I like the texture…do I feel like it’s missing something…perhaps a sort of richness…I think so. I can’t put my finger on it but when I was applying it I didn’t feel like it ‘treated’ my lips or had that special ‘glide’ expensive lipsticks are supposed to have…

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What was annoying is that shortly after I got a Anna Sui lipstick which looks really similar but sheerer…hmmm.

Anyway here is how it looked on me. I found it quite blue based on my skin and bordering on purple. I still like it though and I think it wears quite well through a few drinks and still leaving a stain!

I did think that it settled into fine lines, but overall left a plumped effect.

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Verdict:

Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipsticks are nice lippies and I’d consider another one in a more natural shade in the future, for when I want something pigmented and not too drying. But if you are happy with your cheaper lipsticks (like this Rimmel in Hot Pink) I see no great need to switch!

I bought mine from Zuneta (see all the colours here).

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Comments

    • Row says

      Hi Nicoletta

      Yay! I have to say I don’t know if i’d spend so much on another shade x

  1. Jen says

    Lovely colour on you…it almost reminds me of the Mac Lady Gaga, but more wearable :)

    • Row says

      Hi Alexa

      I think hourglass are a interesting brand even though I haven’t tried many of their items! I like this lipstick tho x

  2. says

    Truly gorgeous shade!!! I have a nude one from Hourglass and I don’t show it that much love!!!
    Maybe after this post I will!!! ;)