Looking for a great new lipgloss that will not break the bank but will leave a lasting impression on your lips? Give essence a try the next time you are at your local Ulta. The color featured is: kiss kiss kiss – a cherry red shade.
The texture is creamy with a pretty medium thick consistency and it’s not as sticky as a MAC Lipglass. and this is surprisingly pigmented. I layered this on top of a brick red lip liner for a more intense color, but honestly I could have used this without any lip pencil assistance.
The lip wand has a special shape for specific application. It was a bit awkward at first but I am assuming the applicator is shaped this way to contour the lips, while the rounded tips glide along the natural lip line.
I’m a traditional girl – I love the basic doe foot applicators. But I will say that by the time I reapplied after lunch, I got the hang of using this wand.
I was quite surprised that this lasted longer than some of my favorite glosses. After morning coffee and water, I still felt some of this gloss still lingering on my lips. I made it to almost four hours before having to reapply again. If you are sensitive to scents, beware as this does have a cherry bubble gum scent. However, it doesn’t last very long.
This comes in six different colors ranging from a milky nude to this sultry red – I hope more colors will soon follow. You can find the essence cosmetics line at your local Ulta, Fred Meyers and H-E-B stores. This retails for $2.29/USD. If you are a gloss fanatic, like yours truly, buying all six shades really won’t break your bank!
As you can see it gives decent coverage (shown without lip liner) making this an office friendly look for those too shy to sport a full on red pout. I would also pair this with a nude eye and a red creme blush for a flirty look.
This was sample was sent to me for review.
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