Today I am reviewing a lip product after a long time. This time it is a lipstick from the famous brand Essence. This is my first buy from the brand, and of course after reading the good reviews about their products on IMBB I went for it and I must say I am impressed. Read on to know more about this shade in Fashionista.
Product Description: Lovely lips: intense and subtle shades guarantee a fabulous splash of color on your lips. The color-coded packaging in the exact same color as the lipstick makes reaching for your favorite shade even easier.
Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, lanolin, hydrogenated polydecene, octyldodecanol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, candelilla (euphorbia cerifera) wax, polyethylene, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, triisostearyl trilinoleate, carnauba (copernicia cerifera) wax, triisostearoyl polyglyceryl-3 dimer dilinoleate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, calcium aluminum borosilicate, tocopheryl acetate, bisabolol, tocopherol, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, tin oxide, parfum (fragrance), benzyl alcohol, ci 15850 (red 6 lake/red 7 lake), ci 47005 (yellow 10 lake), ci 77492 (iron oxides), ci 77891 (titanium dioxide).
Price: INR 250
My Experience with Essence Lipstick in Fashionista:
First of all let me start with the packing, it is pretty average just like the Maybelline ones; the outer cover color represents the color of the family (like pinks, oranges, etc.). Apart from the colour I find the shape of the bullet really cute, it is small and very convenient to carry around. It even fits your wallet pretty well.
Now coming to its texture, it has nice creamy texture that sweeps easily on lips, nothing so great though. The shade is a nice light pinkish nude color which looks rosey pink in normal light and a bit bright pink in day light. It is a nice daily wear shade and is perfect for office and will look stunning with smokey eyes during night. The color is a bit sheer and does not show up on lips in one or two swipes, the actual color shows up only after 3-4 swipes. It gives a bit glossy finish when you apply it but then after sometime it becomes matte.
It indeed is very moisturising and does not dry the lips. The staying power is pretty bad, it stays on for like 2 hours without drinks and meals, but with drinks it will not even last an hour. Maybe it’s the color, since it’s so light it goes away pretty quick. The color may wash out dark skinned beauties, so I would recommend testing before buying.
Pros of Essence Lipstick in Fashionista:
• Lovely nice pinkish nude color
• Color is perfect for daily wear
• Very affordable
• Cute small lipstick in bullet form
Cons of Essence Lipstick in Fashionista:
• Staying power is bad
• Color is quite sheer and does not show up in 2-3 swipes
IMBB Rating: 2.5/5
Would I re-purchase it again: No I do not think so. May be I would try other range of long lasting ones.
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