The Ultimate Lip Luxury with Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil

Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil

This isn’t a new product from Hourglass. In fact, it’s been around since 2013 but it wasn’t till a few weeks ago that I finally gave it a go. I’m a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to lipbalms and try not to pay anything over $25 for a lipbalm. This definitely costs way more than that! πŸ˜›

It was at an Hourglass beauty event by Mecca that I decided to bite the bullet and grab the lip treatment oil. I had a girly day out with LeGeeque, who booked us in for the event, and we both ended up getting one each. After using it a couple of times, I was hooked. Big time. Why the heck didn’t I get this sooner?

Oh. Right. The price. πŸ˜›

Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil

Anyway, before I start talking about money, here’s what the lip treatment oil is about. This is essentially a lip balm. The fancy packaging has a 24-karat gold-plated tip and the product is dispensed via a pump applicator. It doesn’t come out as an oil but more like a clear gel.

The gel glides on the lips smoothly like butter. I like applying this outside my lip line when I’m at home. This makes ordinarily creamy lipsticks look glossy and shiny even when this goes on my lips first before the lipstick. The best part of the lip treatment oil, in my opinion, is not so much the gel but the gold-plated tip. It feels wondrously cool on the lips upon the first glide of the lipbalm. As I glide the tip over my lips, my skin warms the tip up but I always look forward to that first zing of the cool metal each time I use it.

Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil

It smells lovely too. There’s a hint of a lavender fragrance and as for the taste, I can’t pinpoint what it tastes like exactly. If I have to venture a guess, I’d say it’s similar to lavender too although there’s a hint of a herbal yet subtle sort of taste. It’s not offensive at all.

The only issue I have with the tip is that it will appear rather gunky after applying the gel on the lips. This problem is easily solved with a quick wipe on a clean tissue, leaving it pristine and shiny again for the next use.

Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil

I’ve waxed lyrical about my favourite lip balm – Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Intensive Lip Balm – and this comes very close to knocking that lip balm off the Holy Grail pedestal. It’s one of the most moisturising lip treatments I’ve used and I’d be sad when this finishes. I like using this before bed and I’d wake up with soft and smooth lips the next morning. It soothes dry and cracked lips too, which unfortunately, I’m also suffering from at the moment.

Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil

At AU$63.00 a pop, this is definitely in the splurge category and it’s one I’d happily repurchase. I know, the price is absolutely ridiculous for a lipbalm. It wouldn’t be called a splurge if it wasn’t. πŸ˜‰

What I like about it: Love the luxurious and cool feel of the 24-karat gold tip on my lips. It’s moisturising and leaves the lips soft and smooth the next morning.

What I do not like about it: The price is a bit on the *cough and splutter* high side.

Have you tried this lip treatment oil by Hourglass? Have you splurged on a lipbalm before? If you have, what’s the most expensive lipbalm you’ve ever purchased? Was it worth the $$$?

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16 comments… add one
  1. Tracy

    I’ve had this on my short list for awhile and even though I have no problem shelling out this much and more for a foundation I cringe that it’s for a lip balm. I’m glad you reviewed this as I trust your opinion so I may need to pick this up and give it a go.
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    1. Tine

      Thanks for your vote of confidence, Tracy! There are many mixed reviews about this. Some say they’re very good, some say they’re incredibly inflated in price for what it is. Honestly speaking, I agree with both. It IS expensive for a lip balm but at the same time, it works very well, at least, it does for me. I’d suggest testing it out in store first before splashing your $$ on this. πŸ™‚

  2. Asha Eapen

    Ooh, in that case you may want to try the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask! I haven’t tried the Hourglass one but the Agave one is the only one that turns my parched peely lips into baby-bum-smooth!

    1. Tine

      I’ve tried the very popular Agave Lip Mask after reading so much good things about it. But, erm, didn’t really like it. πŸ˜› It’s also a pain in the arse to squeeze out! πŸ˜›

      1. Asha Eapen

        Aww…that’s a shame it didn’t work out for you but the beauty of the beauty world is there’s always something for everyone! πŸ™‚ Having said that I agree wholeheartedly re: squeezing it out! πŸ˜€

  3. Sarah Blodgett

    I love everything about Hourglass except the price… this looks so luxurious, my wallet is scared now πŸ™‚
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    1. Tine

      Haha I know what you mean! I feel the same; love (almost) everything about Hourglass, just not the price. πŸ˜›

  4. Swati

    Wow! This looks really nice. Never thought there are such products for lip care as well. I have never bought anything expensive for lips. The cheapest of the lip balms suffice. The maximum I have shelled on is neutrogena lip balm otherwise I have Nivea or maybelline baby lips.
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    1. Tine

      Haha yeah I know what you mean. I used to be (well, still am) a cheap lipbalm girl. Shouldn’t have had my taste of those luxury lip balms. Now I’m hooked and my wallet ain’t too happy about it! πŸ˜›

  5. Mel

    Oh dang, that $60 price tag. I don’t think I could ever justify that price tag haha. Unless it lasts at least a year?
    It does sounds great and look fancy. Quite surprising you actually like the product for the gold tip πŸ™‚
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    1. Tine

      I can definitely tell you that this will NOT last at least a year. With everyday use, I’d be surprised if it lasts 6 months! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

      Oh I know right? The gold tip feels really cool and relaxing on the lips. Ah the things I’m a sucker for. πŸ˜›

  6. Luciana @ Lilt Blog

    Wow this is decadent but it sounds amazing!
    I really want to give it a go πŸ™‚

    x Luciana

    1. Tine

      Definitely recommend it if you’re looking to splurge on a lipbalm. πŸ˜‰

      PS: Are you going to PB event this year? I’ll be giving it a miss. Boo.

  7. Bugs

    My lips used to love lip balm from La Mer. The burning lips are soothed almost immediately. I dislike the packaging though, it came in a thin container, very unfriendly to open and I dislike having to stick my finger into the balm. I wonder why they didn’t make it into stick or tube. And then I also dislike the minty taste. I like my lip balm to be lip balm, with no taste and no scent. Now the price is Rm222 for 9g. Another one I’ve tried is Sisley, Rm240 now. Both with different texture but helped my lips. I no longer use lip balm now.

    This Hourglass lip product looks good, except the price and availability.

    1. Tine

      Ahh the La Mer lipbalm is one luxury lip balm I have yet to try out. Like you, I’m not a fan of the jar packaging, which is why it turned me off buying it in the first place. RM222 for 9g? Yikes! :O Having said that, I once paid RM280 for a Kanebo lipbalm many, many years ago. To this day, I still ask myself, what the hell was I thinking spending that sort of money on a freakin’ lipbalm?? πŸ˜›

  8. Elvira

    I tried this Hourglass lips treatment oil last week and I am so surprised about the quality and how long it stayed. I always have a dry lips problem and this will definitely help me out however the price is totally not budget friendly. It costs more than my MUFE Ultra HD Foundation T_T so I still consider whether to get one or not *hard decision*

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