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Hourglass Launches Confession Lipstick with Carmine Alternative

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Hourglass' Confession Lipstick Red 0 features a carmine alternative.

Hourglass' newest Confession Lipstick features Red 0, a patent-pending vegan alternative to carmine, which is produced from cochineal insects. The pigment allows the brand to boast cruelty-free and vegan credentials for the lipstick.

In a nod to carmine's source, the slim applicator features a beetle; it is compatible with the brand's full Confession refill range.

The formulation itself is creamy, saturated and long-wearing, with a satin finish. Other Confession shades include nudes, mauves, pinks, berries and reds.

The lipstick's suggested retail is $40.

Learn more: Conscious Color Has Arrived

Ingredients: Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate/Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Wax, Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Sunflower Seed Oil, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200).

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