Going to Town with Your Eye Makeup in Autumn? Pair it with Hourglass Femme Nude Nº 3 Lip Stylo!

Hourglass Femme Nude Nº 3 FOTD

I don’t wear nudes well. Let me rephrase: I don’t tend to wear shades that people dub as “nudes” too well. I’m not sure if it’s my skin tone or my rather pigmented lips, or maybe it’s just because I’m not used to seeing my lips so pale. In any case, most of the time I stay away from them. When Hourglass launched 6 Femme Nude Lip Stylos a while ago however, I thought I’d pick one up to try. I got Nº 3 Nude Rose sight unseen, and it turned out to look really nude without washing me out badly!

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo packaging

The packaging of Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo (30 USD) has the typical Hourglass look. It is rather hefty, and the cap closes with that satisfying click! It comes with a twist-up mechanism. Just a quick heads-up: like most jumbo pencil type of lippies, you can’t retract this one all the way. Don’t just yank the cap off because you might damage the tip in the process!

Hourglass Femme Nude Nº 3 review

Hourglass Femme Nude Nº 3 Lip Stylo is described as a medium rose nude with a hint of pink. From what I can see, it is more like a medium powdery pink beige. It has no smell that I can discern, maybe just a faint scent that comes from the ingredients.

Hourglass Femme Nude Nº 3 closeup

The finish of Nude Rose is quite matte, but it is not so matte that it looks flat. It glides on with opaque coverage. It feels slightly creamy on the lips, but not heavy at all. For some reason, my lips look a bit fuller with Nude Rose, which is part of the product claims. It fades evenly enough, but a little tends to cluster around lip creases. You won’t see it unless you’re smiling big, but I thought I’d mention it all the same. The formula is hydrating, and it lasts around 3 hours with multiple drinks.

Here is how Hourglass Femme Nude Nº 3 Lip Stylo swatches (for reference, I’m around NC30):

Hourglass Femme Nude Nº 3 swatch

I’m still surprised how much pink it seems to have on my arm, but I suppose my natural lip color eats a lot of that pink!

You have seen Nude Rose on me here, paired with a metallic smokey eye:

Hourglass Femme Nude Nº 3

I like how it doesn’t look too beige on, which is what nudes tend to do on me, and I am not sure it’s too flattering. The dose of pink in Nº 3 makes it more wearable.

Bottom lineHourglass Femme Nude Nº 3 Lip Stylo is a true nude, but it doesn’t wash me out as badly as most nudes can. The formula is lightly creamy and comfortable to wear. I’d like to take a look at Nº 4, 5, and 6 when I get the chance. They look like they’d work even better on my reasonably pigmented lips!

Guess what else I hauled at the same time? Two of my favorite brow pencil ever! I can honestly say Hourglass Soft Brunette Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil is the product that finally taught me to fill in my brows properly. I got my first one at the end of January, and it ran out in mid-August. For 32 USD a pop, these certainly aren’t the what I’d call cheap. However, if you’ve never been happy with any brow filler, or if your brows are pretty sparse like mine but you don’t want an overly drawn-in look: give this one a go!

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil

Are you a nude girl or not?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx



  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Yay for nudes! LOL that just sounds SO WRONG HAHAHA! I love this on you! It’s perfect for you! I want to get a pinker one of these myself, but I think I have enough nudes now with my Tom Ford one. :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I know!!! I LOVE that one on you!

  • beauties

    I don’t wear nudes because it makes me look so pale :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Eva, you have to pair nudes right (heavier eye makeup and a healthy dose of natural-looking blush) to prevent that from happening. Also, you need to hunt for a shade that is nude on YOU!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com/ Redhotjillypeppers

    That’s a lovely shade. I’m more of a lipbalm kind of girl. Just don’t like the feel of gloss or lipstick. Beauty blogger gone bad :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL I can understand that though! I went a LONG time without liking ANYTHING but lip balms!

  • expatmuaddict

    I have recently become obsessed with finding the perfect nude lip! In Space Nk in London last weekend I picked up two of these after a BIG chat with the sales girl, I went for 4 and 6 and can’t wait to try them. I also have the brow pencil, I use it when being lazy for a quick fix rather than my Mac Omega and 266 brush.

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Stacey, I can’t wait to see 4 and 6 on you! You’re so lucky to get to visit a Hourglass counter!

      I used to fill my eyebrows with an eyeshadow as well, but it really didn’t work because I have to modify the shape as well as filling them in. A pencil is a better choice ;)

  • http://kissokill.net/ robin valentine

    oh wow, gorgeous!

    http://kissokill.net

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Robin! This isn’t really my go-to look, but it’s great do something different!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    H*** yeah, I love the final look, Sunny :-D That soft pink matte lip really works in this look.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Melissa! <3

  • Icaria

    I’m not a fan of chubby crayons but these have a great packaging! Love the look on you with the darker eye makeup but I would have to go with one of the darker nudes since this one would probably make me look washed off or something. :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, Hourglass does great packaging! In retrospect I should have gone for one of the darker ones (4, 5, and 6), but I bought it sight unseen before swatches started rolling out! I’m glad I didn’t go lighter though!

  • Lily

    Oh, this one looks great on you! It’s nude enough without washing you out. This one is a keeper :-)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Lily!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    Oh, I think this looks great on you! Nudes aren’t my usual thing either but it’s fun to try once in a while.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, I agree! It’s useful to have a couple that work for when you need them!

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

    This is WAYY too light for me, but wow you totally pull it off. I would look like a corpse, without a doubt.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Catherine, I think 4, 5, and 6 in this line have a better chance of working for you!

  • Jacqueline Ma

    I don’t go for nudes too because I look like a ghost with them on. My best “nudes” are the sheerer formulas. Burberry’s Lip Mist in Copper is one I can wear. You look great in this lippie.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jacqueline! I just checked Copper out and it does look like a wearable nude on light-to-medium/medium girls!

  • http://www.lenallure.com L e n a

    what a fab pinky nude color!
    and your eyemakeup looks so nice <3

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Lena :)

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I think there is a slightly peachier one that I wanted to try…but I can’t remember which it is. You look great, Sunny! I have a hard time with nude lippies, in general.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Larie, are you talking about 5? That one is very promising indeed!

  • http://sweetjellybean.com/ Donah @ SweetJellyBean

    You’re definitely rocking this pink nude colour Sunny! I’ve not found the perfect one for me yet or maybe because I normally lend towards much darker hues. Hourglass is a brand I’ve yet to try. x

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Donah, it’s good to have a couple of nude shades around when you need them, but I do normally reach for other shades as well! You have to check Hourglass out! They make a lot of good stuff!

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    I’m like you – I have pigmented lips and it’s weird to me to see them lighter. It’s really hard to find a great “nude”! I find it only works if I go a bit darker than my natural color; MAC’s Half ‘N Half is a great nude for me. I LOVE this on you. The look you put together is fabulous and showcases your beauty so perfectly! You are gorgeous!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Kristen!!! I can see how Half ‘n Half works well on you as a nude/MLBB!

  • Krystle Kouture

    I heart nude lips! This one looks gorgeous and I love that it isn’t drying

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Krystle, you should check the line-up out!

  • Bella

    Hi Sunny, where do you buy your Hourglass products? I only know of Spacenk, but really hate the very expensive shipping costs. I neeeeeed that brow pencil though :). My nudest lipstick is Mac Hug Me, or Laura Mercier Pink Dawn. I guess those are more MLBB than nude though…I’m too yellow to go lipless LOL.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Bella, Space NK and Liberty London carry the brand and ship all over the world. However, as you pointed out, the shipping cost is rather high. I have friends who live in the US, so most of the time I get my Hourglass stuff with their help! It’s been tough since Zuneta went out of business :(

      • Bella

        I shall wait until I want /”need” more from SpaceNK, then….don’t want to spend half the price of my order just on shipping :).

        • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Yeah that makes sense! You can also see if you have friends that want something? I do that too :)

  • http://midwestglam.com/ Lisa @ MidwestGlam

    It looks so pretty on you! I haven’t really been too tempted to try anything from Hourglass, but this does look really pretty. At the moment I have a single MAC nude that I really love. I find that many make me look rather sickly lol. Also I really like that last picture of you. You look so glamorous!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Lisa! You’re the only person who has problems pulling nude shades off! Do take a look at this line.

  • peggy timmermans

    I love these kind of rosy nudes! I think this looks great on you, it would also on me. I think it would actually go with alot of skin tones!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Peggy, I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to pull this off really well!

  • http://www.themistymom.com/ Shari

    Rosy nudes like these are right up my alley. Concealer type nudes – I stay away from as I know that washed-out slash zombie-apocalypse-cast look you’re talking about!

    This looks really great on you – and paired with a smokey eye, just wow!!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Shari! I think nude is just different for everyone. It has so much to do with skin tones and natural lip colors!

  • http://willworkformakeup.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

    I love this nude on you, Sunny! I think it pairs so well with your smokey eye. I really want to try #4, but I’m not sure if it’s really worth it or if I’ll just be buying into the hype. Love your brows too!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Tiffany! I think this depends on how many nudes you already own and whether you already have something similar! You should try it on to see how you like the formula!