Essence I Am Yours! Long Lasting Lipstick Review


I just found out an Essence counter in a departmental store very close to my house, so you can expect a lot of Essence reviews in the coming days. I had never tried their lipstick range, so grabbed this one. The shade name is I Am Yours!, pretty cheesy, ya? Read on to know how it fared.

Essence I Am Yours Long Lasting Lipstick Review

INR 299

Product Description:
Long lasting love… you simply have to fall in love with the long lasting lipsticks by Essence. The lipsticks provide your lips with intensive color for several hours without drying them out. You’re sure to find whatever you’re looking for – from bright pink to intensive red and chilled-out berry to subtle nude shades. The essence logo on the texture and the matt, black packaging with a ring of color to match the actual color of the lipstick are true eye-catchers!

Essence I Am Yours! Long Lasting Lipstick Review

My Experience with Essence I Am Yours! Long Lasting Lipstick:

The packaging is simple, but intelligent. There is a color coded sticker at the base and also a band across the body to spot the shade in the stash. The body is matte black and the cap shuts with a click, making it travel friendly. Nothing fancy about the packaging, but it is definitely smart.

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The texture is something I am not very fond of. It tends to slip away from the lips. It is way too creamy and hence gives that uncomfortable feel to the lips when applied. It does not settle and sits on the lips like a mask. That feeling makes me uncomfortable and I am in a hurry to remove it. With a lip liner beneath it feels slightly better though.

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The shade is a coral pink, but I like to call it a weird shade; see the difference between the shades in the swatch and on my lips. I wanted the shade to show up like the hand swatch but somehow it looks pinker on the lips. I am yet to figure out what is wrong with the shade. Is it so with other shades from Essence as well? Or, I am lucky one to pick this weirdo? Anyway, the color on the lips doesn’t look very bad, so I can deal with it.

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The staying power is poor. Being creamy and slippery it tends to move very easily and transfer to cups and spoons. Without lip liner the shade stays for 2 hours without much food or drink. With a lip liner the staying power improves to 4 hours maximum. I am not happy with this shade by Essence, I would rather pick up a Maybelline Color Show lipstick in the same range. Not only they have an array of shades, the formulation is way better compared to this.

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Pros of Essence I Am Yours! Long Lasting Lipstick:

• Nice matte color coded packaging
• Affordable
• Creamy

Cons of Essence I Am Yours! Long Lasting Lipstick:

• Weird shade
• Poor staying power
• Slippery
• No ingredient list

IMBB Rating:

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Essence I Am Yours! Long Lasting Lipstick?
Repurchase – No, I would go for Maybelline Color Show any day.
Recommend – If you like some particular shade, you can get it as it won’t burn the pocket, but I would suggest go for the Color Show range instead.

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14 thoughts on “Essence I Am Yours! Long Lasting Lipstick Review

  1. Okay! Now that’s really weird. I looked at the hand swatch and your lip swatch and thought you must have made some mistake. And then, I read your review. This came as a shock. You are right, Maybelline one is way better. It’s great that we are helping others by reviewing such products. 😀

  2. the swatches are so different! Even I wish the colour on the lips was similar to the colour on your hand. Nice review, I’ll stay away from this lipstick! 😛

  3. Even I kept looking at your hand swatch and lip swatch.. I wasn’t able to decipher if the swatches were of the same lipstick or not! I’ve tried two shades from this range and they were pretty okay, but even they had poor staying power. Your lip swatches are always SO gorgeous <3

  4. I didnot expect it come out like this on the lips. the swatch and the colour in the tube is so different. Unfortunate. Maybelline is so better for the same price range 🙂

  5. I will definitely try the most comfortable shade from this range but I shall keep the review and above comments in mind. I must say no matter what IMBB’s couple of lip swatches can really tempt you to buy the product 😛

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