This is described as a classic rose but I think of it as a rosy shade with a hint of brown. It's quite similar to MAC Cosmo in colour. I noticed when swatching it that it has a slightly sheer element to it yet it's still quite pigmented. How the shade appears does depend on whether or not I have muted my lips with foundation first. The pictures here show how it looks with my natural colour blotted out. It looks a little darker otherwise.
It's a pretty everyday colour and it pairs well with a variety of looks. One thing I find a little strange is that sometimes it feels more moisturising than others. Nocturnal was similar in this regard but I feel this has a little less slip than Nocturnal. It's definitely not as moisturising as my RBR lipsticks for example but I would describe it as feeling similar in weight and texture on the lips as my Edward Bess lipsticks. I have also wondered if it might be similar in colour to one of the new Edward Bess lipstick colours.
|Laura Mercier Pink Cocoa, e.l.f. Rosy Raisin, MAC Cosmo and Fresco|
Here's how it looks compared to some of my other lipsticks. Shown left to right: Laura Mercier Pink Cocoa, e.l.f. Rosy Raisin, MAC Cosmo and Fresco. It's most similar to Cosmo though hopefully you can see from the swatch that Fresco is more sheer and glossy in finish.
In this picture I am wearing Fresco on the lips, Rouge Bunny Rouge Bejewelled Skylark on the eyes and RBR Delicata blushers on my cheeks. I'm really pleased with how the colours worked together. I will post about the new RBR items later this week I hope.
Hourglass Femme Rouge lipsticks are available from Zuneta and cost £22. They're also refillable and I believe the refills will also be available from Zuneta.