Product Review – Essence Stay With Me Longlasting Lipglosses

I have really been enjoying trying out Essence products these past couple of months.  To be honest, I haven’t come across one product I haven’t liked / loved.  Their ‘Nail & Cuticle Butter Stick’ was featured in one of my monthly favourites and I am completely OBSESSED with their ‘Nail Art Nail Polish Remover Ultra’ (I might do a review or a type of nail care blog post soon).  I also have a lot of love in my heart for their 3D eyeshadows.

Today I’ll be reviewing 3 of their lipglosses.  I have been testing them for a couple of months and decided I had to do a review, because I would like to share my love for these with you.  I keep these in my handbag because they are just so easy to apply – no mirror needed!

What Essence says:  Now even more colour-intensive and long-lasting!  This lipgloss stays exactly where it should – on your lips – and stands out for it’s amazing colours.  Available in a new, bright pink and a total of six colours.

My review:   I love these lipglosses.  The pigmentation is spot-on, they glide on the lips like butter, the finish is long-lasting and none of the 3 colours I own settle into my lip lines.  The texture is not sticky at all, and I feel they also moisturise the lips in a way (they don’t just sit there).  These lipglosses can be applied sheer but is also buildable to become a full-on lippie.  The special shape of the applicator allows for precise application because it fits the bottom lip perfectly (but for some it might be a bit of an awkward fit for the top lip).  The scent is super yummy, smells like marshmallows.

The pro:  These are creamy, smooth and provides a good amount of pigmentation.  The best part in my humble opinion?  They are very affordable, I wouldn’t mind paying double for these lipglosses because they’re just that good (but don’t get any ideas, Essence).

The con:  I’ve honestly only ever seen 3 shades at all the Clicks stores I’ve visited.  Even if there are 6 shades, I feel they should expand the range a bit.

The colours: 

My Favorite Milkshake is the lightest of the three.  It’s a pretty warm-toned, pale pink colour and contains no shimmer / glitter particles.  It is the milkiest shade out of all 3 shades but surprisingly doesn’t settle into my lip lines.  I think this shade will look beautiful on most skin tones.

Me & My Ice Cream is a bit darker than My Favorite Milkshake and contains very subtle shimmers (one definitely will not notice the shimmer once applied to the lips).  It’s the most sheer out of all 3 shades and gives a natural shine to the lips.

Candy Bar is a hot coral shade (perfect for Summer) and gives the lips a considerable amount of colour.  I even found it tinted my lips ever so slightly after a few hours of wear.

The price:  R 29,95 for 4ml (available at Dischem or Clicks stores).

The swatch:



  1. Zee Mohlapi 14 August 2013 / 15:14

    I have seen 1 other colour in the shops, its like a burgundy colour. I bought it the other day but its more like a winter colour.

    I lurv your photos, Luzanne!!!

    • Luzanne 14 August 2013 / 22:13

      Thank you so much for the compliment, Zee! :)

  2. Lauren Henderson 14 August 2013 / 15:37

    That hot coral shade is gorgeous! Wow!

    These were released in Oz about a year ago and I picked up a couple of shades whilst on holiday. They only had pink shades stocked though. Need to get my hands on this coral one!

    Your reviews are always so detailed, I enjoy reading them! Well done… xOx

    • Luzanne 14 August 2013 / 22:15

      Thank you, Lauren :) I’ll definitely be wearing that coral shade in Summer, can’t wait!

  3. Chicara 14 August 2013 / 17:50

    Pretty pics as always. I have My Favorite Milkshake. I totally bought the wrong colour though. It’s too light for me. :(

    Great spot on review though :) x

    • Luzanne 14 August 2013 / 22:17

      Oh no! I like it on my lips especially when I’m wearing more eye makeup than usual. :)

      Thank you for checking in on my blog, Chicara! xxx

  4. Charlene ♡ (@Gee_Whiskers) 14 August 2013 / 20:00

    I am not a lipgloss person, but these colours are beautiful. As always, such beautiful photos that really make me love staring at your blog!

    • Luzanne 14 August 2013 / 22:17

      Wow, thank you so much for the wonderful compliment Charlene! It means so much to me coming from you! x

  5. Loren 15 August 2013 / 12:22

    Definitely want to try the candy bar for summer and the me & my ice cream for every day :) such pretty colors!

    Another great review and beautiful photos :)

    • Luzanne 15 August 2013 / 21:39

      Thanks so much, Loren! Always nice to see you here in my neck of the woods! The lipglosses are perfect for everyday wear, not too sticky like MAC lipglasses. x

  6. Tjoppie 15 August 2013 / 12:54

    Lovely colours, might try the coral one!

    • Luzanne 15 August 2013 / 21:38

      It’s really pretty! x

  7. Betsie 16 August 2013 / 21:16

    Oooh wow! How do you manage to capture the different colours so well, they look more beautiful than in real life <3

    • Luzanne 16 August 2013 / 21:19

      Thanks, Betsie! You are too kind, my dear! xxx

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