Thursday, October 27, 2011

REVIEW -- Essence Lipsticks


Hey everyone! Today I have a review of 5 essence lipsticks for you! Now, it's no secret that I love their glosses and nail polishes, so given my new lipstick obsession.. when I saw these at my local Ulta, I had to snatch them up!

These lipsticks are available in-store at Ulta and online at their website.. and retail for $2.49 a piece. There are 10 colors total, spanning shades like bubble gum pink, coral, red, berry, nude and brown.

Here are the swatches:

From L-R: Femme Fatale, FairyTale, Kiss You, Creamy Nude, Fifth Avenue
Click to enlarge picture for better detail!

The lipsticks are swatched in the same order they're displayed and numbered: Femme Fatale, FairyTale, Kiss You, Creamy Nude and Fifth Avenue. I know it's hard to tell from the picture, but all of the lipsticks have shimmer except for Creamy Nude. For reference, Kiss You has the most amount of shimmer to it (or glitter in it, depending on how you prefer to look at things!).

FINAL VERDICT & RATING:
These lipsticks are full of so many wins, I can't even keep track of them all.. GREAT price, cute packaging, excellent quality, non-drying, no tugging during application, smooth and creamy, decent wear time, wonderful mix of wearable colors.. and I'm sure there are more positives that I'm leaving out.

I like that these are more like very moisturizing tinted balms versus a standard lipstick.. which I feel can get dry and icky. The only thing I wish was improved was the wear time, but I can get about 2-4 hours out of these, so it's not horrible.. and they definitely don't claim to be a long-wearing lipstick.

All in all, I've found 3 colors I really like (Femme Fatale, FairyTale and Creamy Nude) that are out of my general comfort zone.. but I decided to try them because they were so inexpensive. And I really like them! I think I'll now be exploring those colors in other brands now, too!

Therefore, I give the essence lipsticks 4.5 out of 5 stars!
RATING: 4.5 out of 5 STARS

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Have you tried any of the essence lipsticks? Or any of their other products? I love them so much! I wish we could get the full-size polish bottles here in the States. :(

...Maybe one day!

1 comment:

  1. I Love Essence! It's my Favorite Brand! They have Wonderful products! :DD But I don't like Their lipsticks... :(
    I have 3 Lipsticks:
    • 01} Frosted - which melt a few days ago :( And it wasn't pigmented!
    • 12} Sparkling Miracle - is pretty :)
    • Breaking Dawn: 01} A Piece of Forever - which I Love! (It leaves Gold Glitter in my lips... Beautiful)
    I like them: I like the packging, the price, Beautiful colors, ... But they don't last Long enough (like 30 minutes)! I prefer give more money for a good LipStick such as Kiko!
    But I really liked Ur review! ;D

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