Review | Hourglass Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss in Eden

November 9, 2010
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Hourglass Cosmetics recently sent me three products to review, one of which is its Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss in Eden. I’d seen this range at Sephora Singapore and was quite taken with its sleek packaging. Flat and compact, the plastic case is in the same bronzed pewter that colours the brand’s packaging.

A gentle squeeze easily releases the gloss through the angled nib. As nifty as it looks though, it is necessary to be careful when capping the gloss – replacing the cap at the wrong angle can result in an unpleasant mess. The flat edges also mean that there is minimal grip without applying pressure on the main section of the case, so delicate balancing (and plain getting-used-to-it) is a must.

It’s a touch unwieldy but packaging foibles aside, this moisturising lipgloss feels very comfortable on the lips (thank you, Vitamin E!). The shine it imparts makes the lips look lush but not laminated. It has glide, yet does not slip off in an instant – something I appreciate in a gloss.

Eden is a pearlised medium caramel with pink accents. On its own, this sheer-to-medium coverage gloss is a great YLBB product on me. I like that it also works with my very cool lippies – thanks to its warmer tones, it neutralises them to give me a beautiful nude lip that goes well with many of my eye looks. That said, it is surprisingly not as brown as it looks in the tube (of the three, the photo above most accurately depicts the shade). I’d say it’s one of those lip products that works for both cool and warm skintones.

It is priced at S$39 here, while it is US$26 in the US (it isn’t terribly marked up, thank  goodness). If the packaging novelty appeals to you and if you’re looking for silky comfort in a versatile nude lipgloss, Eden might be something to consider.


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10 Responses to Review | Hourglass Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss in Eden

  1. November 10, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Something that I always liked and always wanted no matter how many nude lipglosses I have. =p
    This really sounds nice, especially the part you mentioned “It has glide, yet does not slip off in an instant” I like that~
    For lazy people like me who apply gloss direct from the packaging without using lipbrush/fingers to pick up the content, i will feel that the chrome coating will probably start wearing off after long usage and it might even be mixed into the gloss.. =\

    • makeupmag
      November 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm

      Hi Miwitch,

      The nib is clear plastic. :) Do check it out at Sephora!

  2. milktea
    November 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Mag! Are you going to swatch this anytime soon? I’d like to see it cause it looks really multi-functional :-) Pretty please..

    • makeupmag
      November 10, 2010 at 10:58 pm

      Hi Milktea,

      Probably not, since the last pic already shows the colour quite accurately. :)

  3. Farah Dean
    December 31, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Mag, I just bagged the whole lot fm the sale! Cols too enticing to resist at such low prices.

    • makeupmag
      January 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      Hi Farah,

      EXCELLENT! They are very pretty and stylish. Enjoy your haul! :)

  4. January 5, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    It is excellent formula! I am enjoying it so much, it is all I use everyday. I even use it over my new lippies. :p

    • makeupmag
      January 6, 2011 at 11:26 am

      Hi Farah,

      I’m glad you’re enjoying them! :)

  5. January 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I rbered you did a good review of it. That was why I did not hesitate getting ALL! :P

    • makeupmag
      January 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Farah,

      Happy you like them. :)

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