Essence Like a Princess Sheer & Shine Lipstick Review

Skin/Hair Type: Oily and occasionally acne-prone/Normal Hair
Hello gorgeous ladies,
Essence is probably the most affordable drugstore brand hence buying something from Essence is a no brainer! So today I am going to review a fairly new lip product by Essence called Essence Sheer & Shine Lipstick in Like a Princess. All Essence lipsticks in this range have such a cute names I must say!!
Essence Sheer Shine Lipstick Like a Princess

Claim/Product Description:
Sheer love! This NEW smooth and lightweight lipstick provides a moisturizing wash of color and shine. Buildable color with every swipe.

Price: CAD 3.49 (Approx. INR 181)

Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, ethylhexyl palmitate, polybutene, octyldodecanol, candelilla (euphorbia cerifera) wax, polyethylene, ethyl vanillin, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, sodium saccharin, aroma (flavor), benzyl alcohol, ci 15850 (red 7 lake), ci 19140 (yellow 5 lake), ci 42090 (blue 1 lake), ci 45410 (red 28 lake), ci 77492 (iron oxides), ci 77891 (titanium dioxide)

My Experience with Essence Like a Princess Sheer & Shine Lipstick:

Packaging: Essence has really upped their packaging game lately. The sheer and shine lippies come in silver shiny bodies with the cover in the shade of the lipstick which is semi-transparent. The packaging is simple, cute and I like that the tube of the lipstick represents the lipstick shade. The packaging is plastic, but a considerable upgrade from the old Essence lipstick tubes. The Essence logo is carved on the lipstick bullet which looks really high-end.

Colour: These are the new Sheer & Shine lipsticks by Essence are described as soft and sheer colour pay-off with a pleasantly light feeling on the lips. The lipsticks will provide your lips with a subtle colour and a fantastic shine. The shade Like a Princess is a bright hot pink shade with cool undertones which will suit most Indian complexions.
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Pigmentation: Since these lippies are named “sheer” the pigmentation is not the greatest. It more than just has a sheer flush of colour with considerable shine. I would say the pigmentation is like a tinted lip balm. But this shade is probably one of the most pigmented shades that this range carries.

Texture: These lipsticks are really glossy and shiny. The formulation is quite lightweight and feels like nothing on the lips. They do not tug or pull during application and are actually quite hydrating. Since I love matte lipsticks, normally I don’t like this finish in a lipstick but in a pink sheer lipstick like this it’s quite nice actually.

Longevity: I cannot expect much longevity out of a sheer lipstick with shine! I would say this baby stays on the lips for about 2-3 hours after which it loses shine and starts to fade away. Reapplication is required throughout the day just like lip balms.

Pros of Essence Like a Princess Sheer & Shine Lipstick:

• Sturdy and fancy packaging with Essence logo carved on the bullet.
• Beautiful shade.
• Hydrating on the lips.
• Very comfortable on the lips.
• Not sticky whatsoever.
• Good colour pay-off.
• Beautiful shade selection.
• The perfect amount of shine.
• Suitable for most Indian skin tones.
• Super affordable.
• Easily available online and in drugstores.

Cons of Essence Like a Princess Sheer & Shine Lipstick:

• Not long-lasting at all.
• Not available in India.

IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Essence Like a Princess Sheer & Shine Lipstick?
I think Essence has done a fair job on these new lipsticks, the formula is good and I really like the shade selection. But if you are expecting a creamy lipstick with great longevity, then this one is not for you. To explain it in short, I would say it’s just a glorified version of a lip balm with a little less hydration as compared to a lip balm. If this description intrigues you, then there’s no harm trying out some shades at such an affordable price. I am surely not going to repurchase this.

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