Hourglass is a prestige cosmetics line carried by Barney’s and Sephora. (I remember the brand arriving in Dallas a year or two ago, though their website says they were founded in 2004, and picked up by those two retailers in 2007).
Anyway, when I think of the brand, I think of their back-pocket-shaped Prodigy lipgloss, their supersoft taklon brushes, and their artistic director, Gina Brooke (former artistic director at Shu Uemura and makeup artist to Madonna).
They’ve been on my to-swatch list forever, so this past weekend I thought I’d check out those funky, famous Prodigy glosses.
Ingenue is a sheer, milky blush. Opium is sparkly rose-mauve. Eden is sheer warm peach-rose. Heroine is cool white-pink. Surreal is orange with pink shimmer. Pulse is sheer watermelon with gold sparkles. Hypnotic is violet-rose with gold sparkles. Legend is sheer warm rose.
I tried on Legend, and though it wasn’t sticky, it was basically clear. I couldn’t really see much color on my lips. The packaging is also a little finicky: the cap only goes on in one orientation (unless you’ve jammed it on the wrong way a few times; then it can go on either way). Prodigy glosses are $26 each.