COLORESSENCE-Color your spirit: Review
First off, let me start by saying I love applying lipstick. Last year I was going through the Tv chanels,when I suddenly passed by the home shop 18 channel..they were promoting the brand called coloressence from the nature’s essence & guess what it was about lipsticks.I thought the whole range was excellent and would be too good to be a nude color on my lips. Moreover, the host or beauty advisor as per the channel ,convinced it to me, that I decided to get it because I had some extra cash in hand and I was also very eager to try the brand.
Highlights: The colour range comprises of vibrant and exciting shades giving a hard shine to your lips making them look voluptuous. The honey wax and almond oil in the lipstick helps moisturise your lips keeping them soft and supple.
Where to shop: Color Essence products are available at Big Bazaar, Big Apple, Reliance Retail Outlet, Vishal Mega Mart and other retail chains as well as at select cosmetic counters across the country.
I bought it last year,it cost me `500/- for a set of five lipsticks. Sorry, I am not sure about the actual MRP of the set. However they were talking about saving `125 bucks on the purchase, so I guess it should be around `(625-650)/-. No idea of the current price.
What Coloressence lipsticks claim:
- Moisturizing lip color
- Unique combination of coriander & basil extracts
- Nourishes, protects, hypo allergic, voluminise the lips
- 100% vegetarian
- No animal ingredients.
As mentioned, I ordered it through Home shop 18. The product reached me in 15 days time. It came in a black color cardboard box with the name mentioned in silver at the top. I would love to admit I loved the packaging. When I tried this on my lips once I got home, I was honestly really amazed. I didn’t think this would look that good on me, but these were the perfect shades lipstick. The kit contains a mesmerizing assortment of 5 fashioned lip colors.
(From left to right, Valentine red, passionate pink, brown town, blossom brown, nude suede)
Valentine red #06- It the red shade, but it is not that perfect red I was looking for, I fall into medium to darker skin tones range , a red from the orange red family will work best on my skin color. Unfortunately it falls in the cool blue red range, thus the effect was not up to the mark also it does not perfectly suits me.
Passionate Pink # 07- Pink lips seem to be the buzz these days. This shade of pink is like bubble gum pink, you can wear it just like they do. It’s the perfect shade to wear for daily use. You can pair sweet pink lips which tend to look innocent, a bit less innocent when you pair it with dramatic eyes.
Brown Town # 13– this is one of my favorite shades in the kit. To describe it, t is more or less like the nude color with a little bit of shimmer to it. It doesn’t look like it would be a good nude, but it comes out lighter on my lips than it looks in the tube. It isn’t too light that it makes me look dead, but it isn’t brown on my lips either. I think it’s the perfect nude shade for tanner skin tones. It can be worn every day to work
Blossom Brown # 17-although the name is Blossom Brown, but this shade is just close to the Valentine red. These 2 shades are not at all distinguishable from each other. Even the shade didn’t work out well on me.
Nude suede # 34– out of these 5 shades, this one is the undisputed queen of the nudes and naturals. It feels great, it protects, and it gives you that ultimate appeal. It creates something natural, or at least hyper-natural to your look, providing the warmth I was looking for. Somewhere I read a nude lip is always to be worn with a bolder eye. Adhering to this tip I always wear it with just a few more swipes of mascara and a couple more strokes of liner n really this seems to do the trick.
So, out of these five, Brown Town # 13 & Nude suede # 34 are my personal favorite
- These lipsticks are moisturizing, so you don’t have to wear a lip balm underneath the lipstick
- The lipstick has no shimmer to it and doesn’t really have sheen like some lipsticks do.
- That being said, it isn’t completely matte either. Instead, it is more like a cream finish
- The nude shade is great for daily use
- Contains SPF 15.
- They are not at all pigmented, and you have to build the color to whatever intensity you want by applying it for 5 to 6 times
- They do not last a very long time only for 1 to 2 hours
- Have to reapply often.
- The packaging is not too good. It comes in a black color plastic tube with a silver rim, which s very cheap.
- The smell of the lip color is not good either.
I really don’t think these lipsticks worth the price. Also, it is relatively inexpensive and so do the quality. I will neither buy them nor will I recommend any one to give them a try.