Monday, February 21, 2011

Hourglass Aura Lip Stain & Cheek Stain

At  long last I have found a lip stain I love and will use. The new Aura lipstain from Hourglass.   Aura is the name of two new products from Hourglass- Cheek Stain and Lip Stain .

What makes Aura Lip Stain so great ? First, has a lot of pigment . It's not sheer,( despite shades being described as such) but has at least what I would call medium coverage. It looks more like an actual lipstick on. Next, it's not as drying as those I've tried before. Yes it's still dry, but not drying. I do end up prefering to apply some balm over it  but it looks great on it's own. Third, it's not matte . It has a little pearlescence to it. Lastly it's blendable.

It lasts quite long, I went about 3 hours with no fade at all and then had dinner ,after which there was still the tiniest bit of color there.

The shade shown in both  lip and cheek colors is Petal. 


The new cheek stain was among the products used  by Hourglass Beauty Director Michael Pierce  on some legendary models like Carol Alt and Niki Taylor  at the recent Adrienne Vittadini show  during New York fashion week.  

Aura Lip Stain and Cheek Stain are available now at Sephora , Barneys and http://www.hourglasscometics.com/
 Both are water based, have vitamin E and are  free of  parabens, phthalates, fragrance and sulfates 

Cheek shades  are : Rouge (sheer rose); Flush (sheer red); Petal (sheer pink/coral shimmer) $ 45.00


Lips shades are : Scarlet( sheer plum) ;Flush( sheer red)  and Petal( sheer pink/coral) $ 26.00

2 comments:

Betty Soapmaker said...

I seriously have to get some of this stuff! Thanks! xx "Betty"

The Beauty Alchemist said...

Betty,please stop back and let me know how you like the lipstain if you do decide to it.