Hourglass Cosmetics Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss Review

If you can’t live without lipgloss but your makeup bag is already overspilling with products, check out Hourglass Cosmetics Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss!


The Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss comes in a sleek, one-of-a-kind tube to save you space while adding shine to your lips. The uber thin, metalized outer shell packaging feels very light and fits perfectly in my palm and pocket of my jeans. It also reminds me of L’oreal HiP Colour Presso, but classier and much more user-friendly (yay somebody finally got it right!)

There are 6 colors available – Eden, Hypnotic, Legend, Opium, Pulse and Surreal – which all seem pretty wearable on most skin tones. I was sent Surreal and it is a pearly salmon color that gives my lips a pretty, peachy sheen.

Hourglass Cosmetics Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss in Surreal

The lip gloss itself has a really nice, non-tacky texture and I never get that nasty white ring inside my lips like I do with MAC Lipglass. I also love that it is enhanced with Vitamin E and it keeps my constantly chapped lips moisturized without flaking.

Pigmentation-wise, the Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss is not very opaque but it does provide a nice pop of color with lots of shine. The color also does not rub off or disappear easily. Thanks Hourglass Cosmetics for creating such a nice gloss!

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New to Hourglass Cosmetics? Check out the look they created for La Perla at A/W 2010 MBFW!

The Hourglass Cosmetics Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss is available at www.hourglasscosmetics.com and Sephora for $26.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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