Today, I am reviewing Essence lipstick in the shade “Almost Famous.” The name itself is a little tempting. If you are someone like me who shies away from wearing a bold red lip, then this is a must have. Read on to know why.
Essence Lipstick has a smooth texture and extra glossy shine. The modern and personalized color-matched packaging makes finding your favorite shade as easy as 1-2-3! Lovely lips: intensive pink and cool nude provide fabulous color accents in the spring and summer season of 2013. Thanks to the exact color-coded packaging, reaching for your favorite shade is now even easier. Available in five new and a total of 10 colors.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Octyldodecanol, Myristyl Lactate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Mica, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Polyethylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Bisabolol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Fragrance. May Contain: Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Talc, CI 15850 (Red 6 Lake/Red 7 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45380 (Red 90 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77820 (Silver), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake).
Around Rs. 250
My Experience with Essence Lipstick in Almost Famous:
The packaging is pretty okay, it is plastic packaging. The color of the packaging is same as that of the lipstick; it helps in selecting the shade. It is travel friendly, not the best packaging. This shade is creamy, with no shimmer at all. The color is a beautiful sheer red with slight pink undertones, just like strawberries. It is a universally flattering shade and would suit all the skin tones, from light to dark. I personally feel this shade is a must-have for medium to dusky skin tones. I love the tone of this sheer red. One swipe of this will give you just a soft, subtle red lip and two swipes will give you a complete color pay off. I am always amazed at how a red lip changes the entire look of your face. This is a great colour for days when there is not much of eye makeup done and it instantly brightens a dull face. It will definitely make you “almost famous” as the name 🙂
The texture is excellent; it is very creamy and glides like butter. This one is more smooth and creamy than the other Essence lipsticks I have.You can easily skip a lip balm underneath, but if you have super dry and chapped lips, then it is better to exfoliate them before applying any lipstick. It keeps my lips moisturized for around 2 hours, but even after that, my lips do not feel dry. In terms of texture and pigmentation, it is very similar to Revlon lip butter, but I like these a little more than those, as it lasts little longer on my lips.
This color stays on for around 3- 4 hours after which it is not completely gone, it just fades and leaves behind a nice tint. It is not very long lasting, but I do not mind reapplying it. It does not settle much into fine lines and fades evenly. It smells kind of sweet and fruity, but the smell fades after some time.
Pros of Essence Lipstick in Almost Famous:
- Beautiful color, flattering for all skin tones.
- Creamy and moisturizing.
- Not tested on animals.
- No shimmer or frost.
Cons of Essence Lipstick in Almost Famous:
- Sheer, need 2 swipes for complete color payoff.
- Not very long lasting.
- Not the best packaging.
Do I Recommend Essence Lipstick in Almost Famous?
It is a great lipstick shade for all skin tones, especially for medium to dusky skin tones. If you do not dare to wear a bold red lip, then you will really like this one.
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