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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pros of Essence I Am Yours! Long Lasting Lipstick:
• Nice matte color coded packaging
Cons of Essence I Am Yours! Long Lasting Lipstick:
• Weird shade
• Poor staying power
• No ingredient list
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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