Today’s review is about Essence Colour Boost Vinylicious Liquid Lipstick 01 Ciao Flamingo. Essence has a new range of liquid lipsticks which looked quite interesting and I wanted to give it a try. They are available in 10 colors. I shopped 7 of them. 3 of them were sold out for a long time. I will try and review them also for you.
The liquid essence cosmetics lipstick color boost vinyl liquid lipstick offers a high color pigmentation and a stunningly shiny finish, reminiscent of molten latex. It slides effortlessly over the lips and can be precisely applied thanks to the ergonomic sponge applicator.
– Immediate and high color pigmentation
– Finish reminiscent of molten latex
– Glides effortlessly over the lips
– Ergonomic sponge applicator
– Available in 10 colors
€3 for 8 ml
Polybutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Triethylhexanoin, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Isocetyl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aroma (Flavor), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).
My Experience with Essence Colour Boost Vinylicious Liquid Lipstick 01 Ciao Flamingo:
Let’s start with the packaging. The Color Boost Lipsticks come in a plastic tube. The colour of the tube is the same as the lipstick inside. This makes picking the right colour so easy and one does not need to read the name or number to find out which one to pick. This is especially a plus point if you own more than one of this. All tubes have a black screw on cap. They are very secure and also easy to open and close. Perfect to travel with.
I initially thought that the tube will have a small opening to apply the product, but instead it came with an application wand like that of lip gloss. This was a pleasant surprise. The wand is quite strong and gives that support to apply the lipstick all over, especially the edges without any mistakes. The felt tip applicator is hourglass shaped and works well with application.
The liquid lipstick itself smells a little like paint. The stink is one thing that I hated. But surprisingly, the stink was varying in levels for different colours. But, one can notice the smell. Thankfully, the smell does not last long. It disappears after a few minutes.
One more thing I liked about this liquid lipstick is the fact that they have no shimmer or glitter. They look glossy, but not due to the shimmer or glitter. They do not feel sticky or slippery on lips. They also feel comfortable on the lips.
They do transfer when eating and even more when drinking. The liquid lipstick is very easily transferable which is kind of expected. I would carry it along when I use it so that I can reapply as per need. Reapplication is definitely needed. With this lipstick, it is better not to over board and apply as it might land on the teeth. So, it is better to use the finger trick to avoid transferring on to the teeth.
With lighter color shades, the application can turn out to be streaky. One has to go over the lips with the wand for non-streaky application. The colour is also well pigmented and the payoff is good. The shinny glossy latex finish lasts for 2 hours or so after which it slightly fades. I guess it’s normal and acceptable too (atleast for me).
The “01 Ciao Flamingo” is orange in colour. I am dusky skin toned and this looks completely washed out on me. This colour would suit extremely light skinned toned people. The colour looks good in the tube and also swatches, but does not suit most of the Indian skin tones.
Overall, it’s a highly pigmented lip gloss. It is not really a liquid lipstick. But for the price, I do not think it is fair to complain. I personally would not prefer wearing such latex effect lipstick to office, but would prefer so much for the evening or night parties. They are also perfect for the colourful Indian marriages or festivals.
Pros of Essence Colour Boost Vinylicious Liquid Lipstick 01 Ciao Flamingo:
- Small, sturdy packaging.
- Non-sticky and non-slippery.
- Colour payoff is good.
- Large range of colors available.
- Free of alcohol and oil.
- Not expensive.
- Perfect for parties and evening looks.
- Suits only very light skin toned people.
Cons of Essence Colour Boost Vinylicious Liquid Lipstick 01 Ciao Flamingo:
- Paint fragrance.
- Streaky application.
- Latex effect does not last long.
- Easily transfers.
- Colour is not suitable for Indian skin tones.
- Gives washed out look.
IMBB Rating: 3/5
Will I Repurchase Essence Colour Boost Vinylicious Liquid Lipstick 01 Ciao Flamingo?
This looks completely washed out on me and hence will not repurchase the lipsticks.
Do I Recommend Essence Colour Boost Vinylicious Liquid Lipstick 01 Ciao Flamingo?
If you are extremely light skin toned, then it will look really good on you, but not for duskier tone at all.
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