First of all, I missed IMBB a lot these past days, I had my exams followed by a trip. My cousin is getting married soon, so to update my makeup kit for the functions, I got 3 lip liners from Essence. I love how the stuff from this brand looks and is very affordable too. I got two shades for myself (those have already been reviewed) and this one was for mom.
Rs. 129 for 1 gm.
What essence says about lip liners?
Essence Lip Liner ensures perfect lip-contours and endless hours of lipstick fun: the wooden Lip Liner is ideal for smudge-proof and long-lasting lip make-up.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Mica, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Myristyl Myristate, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Cetyl Palmitate, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Palmitate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).
My Take on Essence Lip Liner in Soft Berry:
These lip liners come in 7-8 shades and all are beautiful, but I picked up a red, pink and this one. This one comes in a maroon brown shade wooden pencil with a silver cap. The best part is that the shelf life is 3 years, so you can finish it off without any rush before it expires. Its very thin, so handy. Talking about the texture, it is very creamy and I was hoping not to get a hard one as I have used many liners whose texture is pretty rough. This is very soft and glides amazingly on the lips. It can be used as a lip liner for lipsticks as well as a base; I normally use it as a base due to the lovely matte effect that it gives. Matte lovers will surely love these lip liners.
The lip liner does not settle in fine lines and has a very good pigmentation which would work great for pigmented lip as well. It is completely fragrance free. The shade is a beautiful plum brown which looks like the one in swatches for initial 2 hours, but then starts turning into a proper plum shade – both variations look equally good. It may transfer a little on to glasses and tissues since the colour is very bright and the texture is creamy. It instantly brightens up any skin tone and lasts on the lips for 5 hours with light snacks and water; however, full meals won’t let it last for more than 2 hours. Like other lip liners, the sharpening process causes a lot of wastage.
This is a shade that will suit any outfit and it is pretty affordable too, so I will tell all of you to try this out. It is available in beauty shops all over Mumbai, so look out for them and try these gorgeous colours out.
Pros of Essence Lip Liner in Soft Berry:
- Easy to use, travel friendly.
- The texture is very creamy and not like the other lip pencils which are hard.
- It glides very smoothly on the lips and can be used as a liner or as a base.
- Available in a variety of shades.
- Lasted for about 5 hours on the lips, after that touch-up is needed.
- It gives a very perfect and neat look.
- Shelf life of 3 years.
Cons of Essence Lip Liner in Soft Berry:
- Product wastage due to sharpening.
- May dry out the lips a bit, but not much.
Will I repurchase/recommend Essence Lip Liner in Soft Berry?
Yes, I absolutely recommend the lip liners from Essence because all the shades are equally beautiful and they last really long and are highly pigmented too. I already have 3 shades from this brand, so will finish them up.
IMBB Rating: 4.3/5
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