I’ve been looking for the perfect bright coral lipstick for awhile now. I had some serious contenders, but all of them were too… something. Either too bright or not bright enough or too glossy or just… not right. (I’m picky, I admit it!) Lucky for me, Hourglass sent over two of their new Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipsticks for me to try and one of them is perfect!
Riviera is described as a tangerine shade – it’s definitely bright and not for the faint of heart, but it’s not so neon that it’s all people will be able to focus on either. I love keeping the rest of my makeup neutral and then slicking Riviera on – it’s such a fun pop of color, especially as we head into the gloomy months of winter. (Although someone should tell Los Angeles that – it’s supposed to be in the high 80’s here this weekend again!) I also tried out Empress, which is a deep aubergine shade – so pretty with the plum shadows that I like to wear with my green eyes. The formula on these is great – they look like glosses, complete with doe foot applicator, but once on, they dry matte and look like a lipstick. They’re not glossy at all. Very pretty and long-lasting too, which is always a plus. I haven’t gotten my hands on it yet, but I hear that Icon, a blue red, is THE must have red for the holiday season. Can’t wait to see it in person!