Hourglass Cosmetics

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo #5 and #6

January 15, 2014

Hourglass released their Femme Nude Lip Stylo in six shades of nude last fall ($30 each for 0.08 oz/2.4g). It took me a while to test in stores at Barneys and Sephora but when I did, I fell in love with all the shades but could only pull off the two darkest ones #5 a shimmering nude gold peach and #6 a mauve-toned nude pink. The concept behind the Femme Nude Lip Stylo pencils is that the best nude lip isn’t naked but rather enhanced. I agree since many of those perfect-looking nudes end up being too nude once applied on the lips. These pencils come in six full coverage shades to either create a dramatic nude or subtly defined nude. There is Vitamin E to help nourish and moisturize lips. I don’t see these pencils as moisturizing, however they do not dry out my lips. Paraben, phthalates, fragrance and sulfate free. No animal testing.
#5 is on top, #6 is on the bottom

#5 and #6 both look fairly similar when swatched on the hands. The difference is noticeable on the lips. #5 applies a nude peach with a slight hint of golden shimmer. #6 is clearly more mauve and pink but still very nude. I really like the packaging. These come in a sleek twist up tube with a removeable cap. Lasting power is quite impressive, I found them to last longer than normal lipsticks. The finish is not quite matte but almost. These have a satiny finish so there is just the slightest bit of shine but not much. If you’re a fan of nude lips definitely try one or two the next time you are at Barneys or Sephora.

Comparisons to NARS Isola Bella, NARS Bettina, NARS Biscayne Park and NARS Belle du Jour. I would say the texture of the Hourglass pencils is more like a full coverage creamy lipstick while the NARS pencils are more lightweight. Coverage is about the same.

The Non-Blonde has a lovely review of #6 which I highly recommend. You can find the Hourglass Femme Nudes at Barneys New York, Sephora, Space NK and Bergdorf Goodman in stores.

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  • I wanted to give these a try, mostly because of the packaging, but the colors didn't look like they would work for my skin tone…going by quick swatches at Sephora. They do seem like the perfect neutrals for you, though πŸ™‚

  • I so want to try one of these! Hourglass has really been killing it lately. You've definitely tempted me with #5! πŸ™‚

  • Hourglass is beautiful! I hope they expand their color choices.

  • omg no5 is gorgeous! shame they dont have hourglass here in the uk =(

    tzeyien89.blogspot.co.uk xxx

    • You can buy Hourglass, including these lip pencils, at SpaceNK.

  • Love #5, I need to own this, and it will be my first hourglass purchase!!
    Cornelia – Ineffable Beauty

  • I need them:))

  • I know how you feel! When I swatched them at Sephora I wanted to buy all of them!!


  • I am so curious about these and yet have to try them. #6 seems to be a pretty color to start with. Thanks for the review.

  • #5 is on my list… I swatches all of them at Sephora and I think eventually I'll need to treat myself

  • I definitely love the look of #6! Hourglass is a pretty pricey brand but there are so many products I'd love to try. Thanks for all these swatches!
    Lovely Notions

  • These are gorgeous! I like #6! I will have to go swatch it for myself.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • Hi Sabrina,

    One can never have too many nudes! Loving the look of Hourglass Femme #6 πŸ™‚

  • #5 looks gorgeous <3 thanks for sharing <3

  • Those are both gorgeous. I've had my eye on #5 for awhile now.

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely love your blog and this post was fantastic. I do hope you post again over the weekend. I'm having a quite weekend so will eagerly await your next post!

  • these are so nice!!!!

  • I have #1 and it nudes out my lips a little too much – I will definitely be trying these two! They're gorgeous!