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.
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).