Today we wanted to just RAVE about the new Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipsticks from Hourglass. Now before we continue onto the actual review we just really want to say, is that name really necessary, it is way too long for its own good.
But that’s that, lets get straight into it!
The very first thing that you will see is definitely the packaging. Now this is kind of like an upside down, stretched out version of the Christian Louboutin lipsticks, or just like a liquid liner. The entire lipstick is featured in this sleek gold applicator that will make you feel and look like royalty.
The actual lipstick itself is relatively thinner than most lipsticks which makes it a lot easier to control and to really define your lips. Formula wise, it is absolutely amazing. The texture is so creamy and so highly pigmented so you really just need one swipe and you’re good to go. The moment these lipsticks touch your lips, it just somehow glides on its own, you don’t even need to push it or to apply force, the colour just immediately transfers onto your lips. We own A LOT of lipsticks but these are definitely one of the creamiest yet most pigmented lipsticks we own. Our favourite shade(s) are ‘If Only’ which is a deep rose and ‘I’ve Been’ which is a deep brown rose; and we also found that the two shades look GORGEOUS together so you can definitely mix and match and create a colour of your own.
Now other than all the glitz and glamour, we do need to point out some negative aspects about these lipsticks. They claim to be long wearing but for some reason they just kind of slide off our lips. Now it isn’t a rapid slide where it disappears within an hour or two. If you aren’t eating or drinking then yes these stay on really well however the moment they touch a surface of some sort you start imprints of your lips on every surface. If we were to look on the positive side of things, you are left with a nice, soft, feathered look so at least you still have some product left.
These lipsticks (with the case) retail for US$34.00 (AUD$49.00) and the refill is US$22.00 (AUD$32.00). So these aren’t cheap, even the refills aren’t cheap. However if you REALLY do like it and you wish to purchase a few shades then you can honestly just purchase one lipstick (with the case) and then just purchase every other shade as a refill. Not only do you save money but you also save room because these are very hard to store. They’re really long and skinny so they don’t actually stand very well on their own, they keep falling down which is really annoying (even though they’re so gorgeous). We actually really like this idea because if you are purchasing a few shades then you really do end up saying quite a bit. All you need to do is change the refill shade before you go out which takes like less than one minute. So you do the math.
Overall we are LOVING these lipsticks whether it is the formula, the wide selection of shades, the finished look; whether you dab it on or go for a full lip, everything is just perfect. Honestly if we can, we will buy the entire range.
Alright this is all we have for now. If you have any questions related to this product then please leave a comment down below and we will try our best to reply to them. Or if you just wanted to share your love (or hate) for these products then please also leave a comment down below.
By the way, which shade is your favourite?
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