Hourglass Confession Lipsticks Vault
Everyone, today I’m gonna review the most expensive makeup I have ever bought : The Hourglass Confession Lipsticks vault! This contains 32 shades (30 existing and 2 exclusive shades) of the Confession lipsticks. To be fair this is 32 refills plus two golden lipstick holders.
One of the main reasons I bought this set was because I have none of the shades yet, and another because I wanted to splurge on a vault, but there are so few vaults available where I live, that this was the best of the ones available. (If I live in the states I would have gone for the YSL vault or the Bite vault, but oh well, I cant move there)
Here’s the official description:
Each ultra slim refillable lipstick delivers saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish. Featuring the ultimate luxury lip accessory, the sleek gold applicator is designed to be used interchangeably with the entire collection of Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills. Elevate lipstick to a new level of luxury.
• Delivers creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish without smudging or feathering
• Each ultra slim lipstick is encapsulated in a sleek gold applicator to provide the ultimate control to precisely accentuate, contour and define the lips
• The gold applicator can be used interchangeably with the full collection of Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills (sold separately)
• Our curated collection of shades include nudes, mauves, pinks, berries and reds
• Twist ultra slim lipstick to reveal product and apply. Retract product down before recapping.
HOW TO REFILL CONFESSION ULTRA SLIM LIPSTICK:
1. Hold pointed end of the gold applicator, remove gold cap and pull out lipstick barrel
2. Remove black cap of refill shade, firmly pull lipstick barrel out from the cylindrical black base. Reconnect refill black cap and base with remaining lipstick from “Step 1”
3. Hold pointed end of the gold applicator and insert new refill shade into opening until it clicks into place. Secure gold applicator cap after each use
*Collect all 32 shades of Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills and use with the sleek gold applicator, the ultimate luxury lip accessory
I have always loved Hourglass powders are blushes, they’re some of the best on the market frankly. But I did not like their Lip Stylo lipsticks, which were too sheer and slippery.
But these Confession Lipsticks are the BOMB! Seriously, I’m not saying this because I got the vault, but because the formula exceeded my expectations on so many levels! It is creamy, opaque, a little sticky which gives the feeling that it will last a long time, and the shades are all super pretty! I totally agree with the brand’s claim of “Each ultra slim refillable lipstick delivers saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish”. This is obviously one of the best cream formulas in the market hands down.
I’ve been asked to pick my favourites, and honestly, I just can’t. The nudes have their own mantra, the pinks are so wearable, and the reds and deeps are just gorgeous. Just pick the shade that you like, that’s my suggestion haha.
Now there’s also a Con to these. The size is tiny, so you only get limited usage, it’s not for everyday use. However, this is perfect for someone who never finishes their lipstick (aka. Me). Its such a waste to buy full tubes and never finish them. This is a good alternative to buy those deep berries or super pale nudes that you won’t ever finish. It’s also super amazing for travel. I packed a ton of these on my last trip, and they weigh nothing. Another problem with these is that it’s also a bit time consuming to change the refill shades with the holder. I pretty much don’t bother with the holder, and just use them directly from the refill tube.
Now on to the close up photos and swatches!
First up are the nudes:
I Wish - neutral nude
One Day - nude pink
The First Time - pinky beige
I Lust For - peachy beige
I'll Never Stop - beige nude
I've Never - nude rose
And the swatches
Next are more MLBB nude shades.
I Want - medium rose
I Woke Up - dusty rose
If Only - deep rose
I'm Addicted - terracotta rose
No One Knows - peachy pink
I've Kissed - pink lilac
Next lot is Pink!
My Favorite - neutral pink
You Can Find Me - coral pink
I Always - hot pink
I Believe - vivid pink
I Can't Wait - vivid fuchsia
I Live For - vibrant coral (not pictured)
Next lot are reds!
I Desire - vivid red orange
I Crave - bright red
My Icon Is - blue red
Secretly - classic red
I Can't Live Without - red currant
At Night - brick red (not pictured)
And lastly, the Plums.
I've Been - deep rose brown
One Time - aubergine
When I'm With You - deep magenta
When I'm Alone - dark berry
If I Could - true plum
I Hide My - deep plum
Overall, I love these! Just pick up a couple and they’re just so much fun to play with!
And if you own the Vault like me, you basically don’t need to buy lipsticks for the rest of your life because it covers all shades already!