I bought both of these Hourglass Extreme Sheen lipglosses quite a while ago. I posted pictures and swatches when I originally bought them but recently I've had a few questions about them and I realised I'd never shown any lip swatches of them on their own. Plus, when I look back at the pictures from the old posts, I realise that my photography skills have improved a little since then.
Origami is probably best described as a bubblegum pink with no shimmer and Ignite is a beige nude packed with peach and gold shimmer. Both lipglosses are quite moisturising and they feel wet on the lips rather than sticky. The formula is different to anything else I've used but I find it very pleasant. They are also strongly scented. It's a very sweet smell and there's a hint of vanilla but also something else like cinnamon. It's very similar to the scent of the Soap and Glory Mother Pucker lipglosses. If you're not keen on fragranced lip products, these are probably not for you.
|Left - Ignite, Right - Origami|
Although I've taken more photographs of Ignite, Origami is the more unique colour in my opinion. I do struggle to describe it. I think bubblegum (or maybe Barbie?) is the most helpful description purely because I think it gets across how bright it is. I attempted to compare it to some other colours to show where it sits on a spectrum of lighter pinks but it's tricky as I don't own many similar colours. The picture here with the flash makes it look a little darker than it is in person.
|L-R: Lychee Juicy Tube, MAC Syrup, Origami, Revlon Carnation, MAC Hue and MAC Hug Me|
My favourite way to wear Origami is to layer it over other colours and you can see an example here. Ignite also works well applied over a nude or flesh pink lipstick.
I am really open to requests for me to revisit any other products I've shown in the past. Either you'd like me to take more photographs or you wish to see it in a FOTD or compared to other colours. Do feel free to ask, I'm always happy to oblige.