Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo Review + Swatches of Every Shade

Introducing the Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo.

The *Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo (also available at SephoraHourglass) has launched, delivering 20 gloriously creamy, moisturizing and pigmented shades that possess monikers intended to inspire by reflecting unique characteristics that encourage us to be catalysts for good. I am over the moon to share swatches of all 20 shades as well as a full beauty look with five of my favorites.

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo in action as well as the Bottom Line…

From tender nude to bold and vibrant plum, there is a *GIRL Lip Stylo for every lip color lover…

Featuring sleek and modern brown and gold packaging, the luxurious cylinders hold brilliant, retractable bullets of rich and moisturizing lip color that offers build able coverage and extremely comfortable wear.  
Here are my initial impressions:
  • The formula is smooth and silky with marvelous color payoff.
  • The color can be applied sheerly or built to nearly full opacity with a few passes; the formula is light enough to feel weightless, even when intense coverage has been achieved.
  • The scent is very light–slightly vanilla in nature–and there is no discernible taste. 
  • My perennially dry lips felt extremely hydrated and comfortable over the course of wear. Additionally, I get 3-4 hours of lasting power before feeling the need to touch up.
  • All shades have a creamy, subtly shiny finish; none of the shades appear to have any shimmer or pearl, yet the overall effect has beautiful dimension.
  • All in all, I am extremely pleased with the *Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylos and can’t wait to incorporate them into my beauty routine. 

All 20 shades. 
Official details, courtesy of Sephora:
What it is: 
A lip color with the intensity of a lipstick that’s infused with a blend of hydration for the appearance of softer, fuller lips. 

What it does: 
The silky, weightless formula blends modern color with luxurious hydration for a lustrous finish. It features a hydrating blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower seed to nourish dry lips and give a silky, soft finish. The precision tip allows for easy and precise application throughout the day without the need for sharpening. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
– Parabens 
– Sulfates 
– Phthalates 

What else you need to know: 
“This all-in-one hybrid formula is my go-to, everyday lip color. I can build as much—or as little—color as I like while leaving my lips soft, hydrated and perfectly polished.”—Carisa Janes, Hourglass Founder
For swatching purposes, I divided the *Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylos into two groups of 10: the NEUTRALS and the BOLDS.

The neutrals.


  • Believer: Peachy beige
  • Creator: Soft pink nude **worn at the end of this post
  • Explorer: Soft pink coral **worn at the end of this post
  • Seeker: Pinky rose
  • Peacemaker: Peachy nude
  • Achiever: Deep mauve
  • Influencer: Deep rose beige
  • Dreamer: Peachy pink
  • Idealist: Honey nude
  • Futurist: Mauve nude
The Neutrals in natural sunlight. 
Swatches of the neutrals in direct sunlight and shade.
The bolds.


  • Activist: Neutral rose
  • Inventor: Soft rose
  • Lover: Vibrant red orange **worn at the end of this post
  • Innovator: Neutral red
  • Visionary: Brick red
  • Icon: Blue red
  • Leader: Vivid fuchsia **worn at the end of this post
  • Liberator: Deep berry 
  • Protector: Rich berry (leans slightly purple on my lips) **worn at the end of this post
  • Warrior: Deep plum
The Bolds in natural sunlight.
Swatches of the bolds in direct sunlight and shade. 
All 20 shades. 
The complete look.
In the images at the end of this post, I combined five of my favorite *Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylos with the following products: 
For the skin. 
For the face. 
Swatches in direct sunlight.
For the eyes. 
The full eye look.
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight…shirt by Seven for All Mankind

**Photos by Laura Lynn.

Wearing Creator.  
Wearing Explorer. 
Wearing Leader. 
Wearing Lover.
Wearing Protector.
Last look.
–Shop the Post–

Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this swatch heavy overview of the stunning *Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylos (also available at Sephora + Hourglass) With hues the beguile and names that inspire, this collection takes lipstick to the next level. 
Which shade(s) caught YOUR eye? Do tell!
Good things ahead, including a By Terry Techno Aura Collection feature, some fresh product discoveries and a new video…truly hope your week is going well thus far.
–The Beauty Professor

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-17 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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Comments (11)

  • Unknown Reply

    Hi Rachel! I am such a sucker for lipstick. The Hourglass swatches are so beautiful! There is something about that tube, it's like a beautiful crayon in an elegant case. The darker nude tones caught my eye. Thanks for a wonderful post. I am definitely going to check out all shades.

    January 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello dear Debi!!

      You and me both, friend ; ) I am so glad you found intrigue in the Hourglass lipsticks; I really feel like they have outdone themselves with this release!

      Enjoy and speak soon…XO,

      –The Beauty Professor

      January 24, 2017 at 4:34 am
  • Audrey Reply

    Thanks for the swatches! Do you know the ingredients for them?

    January 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      My absolute pleasure, Audrey!

      Working on getting a comprehensive ingredients list; I will update this post as soon as I have it!


      –The Beauty Professor

      January 24, 2017 at 4:35 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Wow these sound and look great!! Thanks for your review and all the swatches. Really interested in trying these. Activist catches my eye!
    <3 Kristin | BlondeisBeauty.com

    January 16, 2017 at 11:58 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello, Kristin!

      Thanks for the kind feedback…yes, Activist is stunning, indeed.

      Hope all is well!


      –The Beauty Professor

      January 24, 2017 at 4:35 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Thank you your swatches. Do you think achiever is an OK nude for medium-tan skin tone?

    January 25, 2017 at 5:57 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Ruri,

      Thanks so much!!

      I do, indeed ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 4, 2017 at 11:50 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    Hi. Thank you for your swatches. Which one between achiever or influencer do you think will look great for medium-tan skin tone?

    January 25, 2017 at 5:59 pm
  • Patricia Reply

    Protector makes your eyes look super green!!!

    May 1, 2017 at 8:50 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, Patricia!


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 4, 2017 at 11:51 pm

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