Wish you all my dear friends, our editors and our sweet boss Rati and Sanjeev ji a very Happy New Year. I am so happy and super excited while sharing today’s review. The name of the product ‘Circus Circus’ is so interesting that it caught my attention at once. I was almost unaware of this brand until I switched to IMBB. Earlier I wasn’t much interested in this brand, but when I searched and came to know that it’s easily available online also, the price tag of the products and the wide varieties all thing really caught my attention.
INR 249 for 5 ml of product.
The lip lacquer comes in a see through gloss bottle with pictures of circus tents, stars and circus circus written on it. The cap is golden in color to which a small sized doe-foot applicator is attached. The applicator picks sufficient amount of gloss to cover lips nicely and even at a time. All over the packaging it looks very girly and is convenient to use.
My Take on Essence Circus Circus Lip Lacquer in 02 My Glammy Acrobat.
Shade: ‘My Glammy Acrobat’ is a vibrant magenta color with finely milled hot pink shimmers in it. The shimmers do appear on lips with a closer look, but are not chunky. The shade is vibrant and vivid, but not gaudy in any way. Instead the shade will brighten up every complexion. The shade is apt to wear on parties and festive occasions. It can be worn with Indian and western outfits as well.
Texture and Finish: The lip lacquer is a glossy one or you can say a liquid creamy lip color. It has extremely creamy and smooth texture and glides effortlessly on lips. The texture and the formula can be compared with L’Oreal lips stains. The consistency is very nice it’s neither very sticky thick nor very thin. Although the texture is medium the lacquer feels very hydrating on lips and comfortable on lips. The lacquer does melt on the lips, but doesn’t bleed at all. Because of the lip stain like texture I would suggest exfoliating lips well, otherwise the vivid color is sure to emphasize chapped lips. Thumbs up to the creamy yet non sticky and feathery, hydrating texture of the lacquer. The lacquer gives a super glossy and juicy finish on lips.
Pigmentation: The lacquer is very opaque; it gives decent color pay-off in once and covers flaws of lips well. So definitely it can be worn alone. The color is easily buildable and it won’t turn cakey or streaky upon layering.
Staying Power: The lacquer lasts pretty long including the strong stain. The creamy layer of the lacquer lasts up to 3 hours, but the opacity of the lacquer keeps on fading within 2 hours of application and after that it fades away leaving a strong stain behind. The stain it leaves is quite even and noticeable and it’ll simply last longer if you don’t eat any heavy or oily food in between. The lacquer will survive eating if you’re eating carefully or with a spoon. Well as the texture is creamy and glossy it does transfers.
Pros of Essence Circus Circus Lip Lacquer in 02 My Glammy Acrobat:
- A pretty vivid magenta color, which will enhance the complexion.
- A perfect shade to wear with any kind of outfit.
- Texture is like lip stains, very creamy and smooth, yet non sticky.
- Feels very hydrating and comfortable on lips.
- Finish is very glossy and juicy.
- The shimmers are hardly noticeable on lips.
- Can be worn alone.
- Very decently pigmented and buildable.
- Perfect for dry and pigmented lips.
- Wearing time is good for 3 hours with creamy layer and 4-5 hours with the stain.
- Survives meals if you’re eating with a spoon, it’s sure the vibrant color will mildly fade away, but the creamy layers still lasts on lips with a little semi opaque color.
- The stain it leaves is even and vibrant enough to be noticed.
- Price is very affordable.
Cons of Essence Circus Circus Lip Lacquer in 02 My Glammy Acrobat:
- I wish they would have more variety of shades but I think they only have two or three shades.
- I wish it won’t turn to be semi opaque after 2 hours of application.
- The carmine used as an ingredient in the product can cause allergic reaction for some people.
Would I recommend Essence Circus Circus Lip Lacquer in 02 My Glammy Acrobat?
Yes, definitely I’ll recommend this product to all. Those who have pigmented lips but are more of a gloss person, it’s a must have product for you. The quality of the product for such an affordable price surely surpassed any other high end branded product.
4.8/5. Otherwise for me it’s a 5/5 product.
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