New Hourglass Alert: N.28 Lip Treatment Oil in ICON

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A couple of years ago, Hourglass released its decadent N.28 Lip Treatment Oil (comprehensively reviewed HERE); brimming with botanicals and emblazoned with a 24-karat gold tip applicator, this nourishing formula instantly hydrates while delivering long-lasting moisture for hours on end.  
I am happy to report that in October, Hourglass will be releasing a limited-edition version of this luxe lippy in a stunning red shade, appropriately named Icon
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of Icon in action as well as the Bottom Line…
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The N.28 Lip Treatment Oil in Icon features all of the benefits of the original formula (detailed below) with a color-saturated sheen of brilliant red for a gorgeous pop of color.  Ever a nude lip lover, I tend to shy away from bold colors as a rule, but Icon is such a universally flattering soft rouge tone that I find myself feeling entirely comfortable with the deeper hue!  
Lush and cushiony, with marvelous color payoff, the sheer shade can be built to medium (nearly full) coverage with a couple of glorious coats…the neutral cherry is an instant modern classic, excellent for the cooler months ahead.  

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Official details, courtesy of Barney’s NY and Hourglass:
A limited edition lip oil in our Icon shade. This advanced anti-aging treatment for lips combines essential oils, vitamins and three powerful active ingredients in a supremely luxurious oil blend. Equipped with an opulent 24-karat gold-plated tip.

• Botanical oil blend works on contact to condition lips, address dryness and chapping, and shield against environmental elements.
• Contains three powerful active ingredients (Saliporine-8; Volulip™; and Viamerine) that target the delicate lip area by helping to boost moisture levels, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and improve the appearance of lip shape, volume and softness.
• Contains 28 beneficial ingredients to soften the lips. The number 28 refers to:
– 14 essential oils: bois de rose, lavender, geranium, petitgrain, lemon, rosemary, vanilla, clove, amyris, orange, ylang ylang, eucalyptus, cedar and rose geranium.
– 10 lipid-rich plant oils: hazelnut, kukui nut, rose hip, borage, olive, green tea, cherry pit, sweet almond, jojoba and evening primrose.
– 4 nourishing vitamins: A, B5, C and E.
• The 24kt gold-plated, anti-bacterial palladium tip dispenses product and creates a soothing effect.

INGREDIENTSOleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecanol, Amyris (Amyris Balsamifera) Bark Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzoin Siam Absolute, Bois De Rose (Aniba Rosaeodora) Oil, Borage (Borago Officinalis) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cedar (Thuja Occidentalis) Leef Oil, Cetearyl Ethyhexanoate, Cherry (Prunus Avium) Pit Oil, Clove (Eugenia Caryophyllus) Oil, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Eucalyptus Globulus Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Geranium (Geranium Maculatum) Oil , Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Oil, Hazelnut (Corylus Americana) Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Oil, Kukui (Aleurites Moluccana) Nut Oil, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Peel Oil, Lithospermum Officinale Root Extract, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Olive (Olea Europaea) Oil, Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis) Peel Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Panthenyl Triacetate, Petitgrain (Citrus Reticulata) Oil, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Roseum) Oil, Rose Hips Seed Oil, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sucrose Cocoate, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia) Oil, Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) Oil.

• Parabens

• Phthalates
• Sulfates
• Gluten
• Mineral Oil
• Nanoparticles
• Synthetic Dyes
• Not tested on animals

hourglass 28 lip treatment oil icon swatch
hourglass 28 lip treatment oil icon swatch
hourglass 28 lip treatment oil icon swatch
Above: Hourglass N.28 Lip Treatment Oil in Icon, alone on the lips.

hourglass 28 lip treatment oil icon swatch
Inspired by the design and color aesthetic of Hourglass N.28 Icon, I integrated my new(ish) Emilio Pucci eyeglasses into the mix.  The frames are ultra-light, extremely comfortable and have a timeless feel. I am also wearing:

Above: Last look.
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Bottom Line: Currently available for pre-order, the N.28 Lip Treatment Oil in Icon is a gorgeous LE addition to the perennially-chic Hourglass line.  I hope you enjoyed this review as well as the dash of glasses for good measure; this severely nearsighted girl needs options and one simply cannot go wrong with Pucci ; ) 
Good things ahead, including a skincare update, a fresh green beauty story and a host of new fall procurements…I am also in the midst of responding to the latest batch of your lovely emails and comments.  Thanks, as always, for your patience!
Have a marvelous Wednesday…xx,
–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.  © 2012-15 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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Comments (9)

  • Jessica Reply

    Well, well, well, This is something worth checking out. It has a very lovely packaging and the color is great as well. Its not too light and not too dark. It looks natural on lips. A must try indeed!

    September 24, 2015 at 11:00 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks for your comment, Jessica!!

      Hope you get a chance to try it ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      September 28, 2015 at 5:29 am
  • bisbee Reply

    I went right to Barney's website and pre-ordered!

    September 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Marvelous, Bisbee…enjoy, lovely!


      –The Beauty Professor

      September 28, 2015 at 5:30 am
  • wefadetogray Reply

    This looks stunning! I want it.

    September 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      You need this, my friend!

      I hope you had a lovely weekend…XO and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      September 28, 2015 at 5:30 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Hi! The ingredients of this product is different from the original lip oil but I realized you quoted the ingredients of the original lip oil here. May I know how was the wear time and what about the moisturizing properties? Is it as good as the original lip oil? Thank you.

    Te full ingredient list taken from the Hourglass website:

    Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Hydroxystearic/Linoleic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecanol, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Artemisia Herba-Alba Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil/Citrus Aurantium Amara Leaf/Twig Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil/Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lithospermum Officinale Root Extract, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Panthenyl Triacetate,Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Phenyl Trimethicone, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Styrax Benzoin Gum, Sucrose Cocoate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool. May Contain: Carmine (CI 75470).

    December 9, 2015 at 7:31 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Jessica,

      Thanks for the question! I received the new Lip Oil to test in advance before the ingredients were posted so I went with the ingredients with which I had access initially (the original lip oil), not anticipating much of a difference. It's my understanding that the only difference may be the addition of the coloring as no claims of reformulation were made by Hourglass!

      With regards to your question, this oil is lovely. It lasts just as long as the original lip oil (4-5 hours on me), hydrates my generally dry lips and I really enjoy the subtle red tint.

      I hope that helps!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 9, 2015 at 7:45 pm
    • Unknown Reply

      Thank you so much!! 😀 Appreciate it greatly!

      December 9, 2015 at 8:43 pm

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