February 7, 2013

Essence Nude Kiss XXXL Shine Lipgloss Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Essence XXXL Shine Lip Gloss

If you’re on a tight budget you might want to check out Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss as it gives a heck of a lot of shine and a little bit of a tint too for under three dollars ($2.49 to be exactly) plus it’s available in a rather wide array of shades too!

Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss is available in twelve shades for as little as $2.49 each.

Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss

This cheap as chips gloss has a jelly-like texture with a slanted tip sponge applicator for application. It’s not going to change your lipgloss world by any means but it will rock your beauty budget if you’re a drugstore girl at heart.

The jelly-like consistency has a high shine finish and a cake batter-like taste and flavor (it’s very strong at first but subtle once applied on lips). I found the formula weightless on my mouth and very comfortable to wear sans any sticky, tacky feel. The gloss has a super high shine factor which makes it quite lovely on top of lipstains or lipsticks. The finish isn’t opaque but it lends a sheer, delicate tint to lips so you can wear it comfortably without lip color and still see color come through on lips. For such a cheap little gloss I love how mirror-like the finish is that it provides, one would expect a drier finish due to the lower price tag.

Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss Swatches

Essence Nude Kiss XXXL Shine Lipgloss

On the down side the wear time is rather sure due to the lack of stickiness. The gloss doesn’t a formula that adheres well to lips so a touch up is necessary within an hour to two at best.

At this price, I can’t rant too much! High shine, flavorful, a little hint of tint, yeah, I’m happy.

Essence Nude Kiss XXXL Shine Lipgloss Face of the Day

Well worth checking out if you’re on the hint for a beauty budget lipgloss.

Available at Ulta.

Tried it?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Leslie

    I got a few shades and love them all! Big Night Out is my personal favorite – great color to go with a smokey eye look 🙂

  • Ashley

    Everytime I want to go check out the Essence stuff at my nearby Ulta, it’s always wiped out. Sucks for me.

  • Christina

    My favorite glosses! In order to make them last longer I use a nude liner, fill in my lips entirely and it creates a nice sticky base for the glosses to adhere. I love the range of shades and the formulation is so lovely (to me). Thanks for doing your review on them!

  • Amy

    I have this in #15 True Love and have to agree that it is spectacular for the price! It’s very glossy and really moisturizing. Have you tried the lipsticks, Muse? I have #42 Fairytale and it is lovely!

  • citygirl907

    Love this gloss! However, I like essence’s ‘stay with me long lasting gloss’ even more – it stays on your lips for a lot longer and has better colour-payoff! If you haven’t checked it out you should 🙂

  • R.

    I have an older version of these and it has a really strong berry scent. Must’ve changed it!