I have been really impressed with Essence cosmetics, so far. Essence is a cruelty free brand that provides good quality make up at affordable prices. However, according to me, each brand has its share of hits and misses. So, is this product a hit or a miss for me? Read on to find out. 🙂
Description (taken from the website):
The cool lipliner colors ensure clear contours and beautiful, shapely lips. A practical effect: the lipliner is smudge-proof and especially long-lasting.
My Experience with Essence Lip Liner in Shade 13 Transparent:
With regards to the packaging, this lip liner pencil has a wooden body with the brand name printed across the pencil and the name and number of the shade at the bottom. The pencil has the same colour as that of the shade. However, in this case, it is quite misleading as the lip liner is not really white in colour. The tip of the lip liner looks like a lip balm. The pencil comes with a transparent cap which does not fall off easily. Overall, the packaging is simple and elegant.
Coming to the fragrance, this lip liner doesn’t have any fragrance as such, except for the wooden smell.
As for the colour payoff, the lip liner is not very pigmented. In fact, the best way to describe the colour would be to compare it with a lip balm. It feels waxy and buttery on the lips. It does not leave a whitish cast behind. However, I had expected it to do so. In fact, I had bought this lip liner thinking that it would hide my pigmented lips and make poorly pigment lippies look good on me. But let me tell you that I was terribly disappointed after using this lip liner. It does nothing of that sort. In fact, it is so waxy and buttery in texture, that it melts quickly and I have to keep sharpening it every time. As a result, I find it difficult to draw precise lines with this lip liner. The only good thing is that it makes your lips soft and smooth and doesn’t allow them to flake especially if you use it beneath a matte lippie.
As for the staying power, I couldn’t really make out. My lippies did not stay on for a longer time even after using this lip liner.
In short, this one was a total disappointment.
Let us now look at the pros and cons of this product:
Pros of Essence 13 Transparent Lipliner:
- Keeps lips soft and smooth.
- Cruelty-free brand.
Cons of Essence 13 Transparent Lipliner:
- Body colour is misleading.
- Too much sharpening leads to product wastage.
- Does not allow one to draw precise lines due to its waxy texture.
- A lip balm would do the same job.
Would I recommend Essence 13 Transparent Lipliner?
No. I would definitely not recommend this product to anyone, not even to my worst enemy 🙂 . A lip balm would do the same job and would last longer.
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