Has there ever been a lip balm in existence worth the gargantuan price tag of $42? The answer is most certainly yes, if we are talking about Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil.


I had passed this product by so many times at Sephora, thinking it would end up being a waste of money. My curiosity always gets the better of me eventually.


Now, at least half of the price tag for this stuff is owing to the fact that it features a 24 karat gold-plated applicator tip. While that is not a necessary attribute to this lip oil being spectacular, it is the thick, opaque, golden liquid contained inside that makes it worth it. With cooler weather fast approaching, I can already feel my skin and lips needing a head start in Winter maintenance. Oh delicate lip skin, why couldn’t you just have been designed with oil glands?


This stuff is so incredibly moisturizing. There are 28 different essential oils in this formula. The oils provide a slew of benefits ranging from anti-oxidant protection, to intense hydration, as well as anti-aging benefits. I am also loving the fact that one of the most powerful moisturizers in the formula is the sunflower derived plant emollient Viamerine. I have never been a particular fan of slathering anything petroleum-based on any part of my body.

The good thing, is that a little really does go a long way. I do not see myself running out of this any time soon. It stays on all night, and if I apply during the day with no other lip product, I get some decent wear with it as well. The only negatives are that the applicator can be a bit tricky. You depress the button behind the applicator tip to dispense. The other thing I have found with this is that if you are a fan of Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick (I am an habitual Intime user), I recommend that you use the lip oil it a little more sparingly as the lipstick tends to not stay on as well with it underneath. These factors will not deter me from keeping this in stock! My lips are so soft!

If you are looking for a new Winter save all for your lips, this might just do it for you!