I was thinking to myself today…dontcha just love when I go off on these tangents? Like, whenever something new launches I end up hauling a buncha rubbish from the release and proceed to slam you with reviews on it! Ha! Sorries!
Here I go again….
This time I’m all about discovering and playing around with Essence Cosmetics which recently launched at Ulta.
Total FAIL on the Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss. I got the shade Rock On which turned out to be this crazy purple aka the shade I’ll never wear in MY LIFE, EVER. The bloody shade looked like this pretty shade of crimson in the photo online but I should know never, ever, for the love of the gods, trust swatches online.
Turns out it’s this shimmering shade of royal purple. Purple + my lips=FAIL!
Aside from my color mishap count me impressed. It’s not nearly as bad as I thought it would be with it’s buck, ninety-nine price tag. $2 buck lip gloss is something to be wary of, trust me I know, but this wasn’t bad at all.
First off the applicator gets a big hooray. It’s a generous size flat tip sponge applicator which is light on the sponge, meaning it gets a nice slap of color on the applicator and layers color on well! Formula is decently pigmented has a nice shimmer but isn’t crazy glossy. I’d say it’s good for layering over lipstick or on it’s own with a little stain underneath. It’s seriously not bad due to the applicator which gets the product onto your lips so well.
It’s not going to rock your lip gloss lifestyle but it’s not going to make you boo and hiss in fury either. It’s decent and quite nice for it’s price tag! Might even be worth an entire fiver if you wanna get wild and crazy but hey you don’t have to as it’s a mere $2 bucks.
Not bad, likey even. Bad color choice though. Def will head in store to see the colors on my next try.
I’d suggest taking a peep and maybe even going ahead and buying one, can’t hurt.
Good beauty budget purchase.
Tried anything from the Essence Makeup Collection yet?
Spill it here.
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