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Happy New Year to everyone connected to IMBB 🙂 May millions of lamps illuminate your lives with endless joy, prosperity, wealth and happiness. May Allah shower His countless blessings on everyone! Ameen Well, let me confess that I am not confident enough to carry a red lipstick or any loud and bold colour, but still, my love for reds never ends, I keep on buying and using them when at home 😛 I picked up Essence Long Lasting Lipstick – Dare to Wear online, which is a berry red, let’s find out whether it was worth adding in the cart or not.
Long-lasting love – you simply have to fall in love with the long-lasting lipsticks by essence. The lipsticks provide your lips with intensive colour for several hours without drying them out. You are sure to find whatever you are looking for – from bright pink to intensive red and chilled-out berry to subtle nude shades. The Essence logo on the texture and the matte, black packaging with a ring of colour to match the actual colour of the lipstick are true eye-catchers! Available in 10 shades!
Ricinus communis, Castor seed oil, , Ethylhexyl palmitate, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Candelilla Wax, Polyethylene, Mica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Dit-Butyl Hydroxydrocinnamate, Parfum, CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE), CI 19140 (yellow lake), CI 77891 (titanium dioxide).
My Take on Essence Long Lasting Lipstick – Dare to Wear:
Packaging: The lipstick comes in a matte black typical lipstick packaging, with a ring around to display the shade of the lipstick.
Texture: The lipstick is creamy in texture, pretty moisturizing and glides on easily. Doesn’t feel drying on the lips even after hours of application, doesn’t enhance dry flaky lips and neither does it settle into fine lines. The fragrance is pharmaceutical; I hate it but thankfully, it vanishes in two minutes after application.
Colour, Pigmentation, and Finish: The lipstick is basically a dark berry red; I have tried to catch the actual shade in swatches, but somehow, it never shows the same colour. I feel like there is a hint of cranberry red or berry shade in the colour. Pigmentation is crazy; one swipe is enough to give full opacity to the lips and you will be scared of the pigmentation on the first application :D. The application is a bit tricky as you need to be careful not to go beyond the outline since wiping out even smaller portion will leave a red stain. I feared it will bleed soon, but it never does. The finish is creamy. After 2-3 hours, it turns into matte finish after which the colour looks like a lovely cranberry red shade (which I love and I wait it to fade into matte finish).
Staying Power: This one is truly long lasting; it stayed on for 6 hours the maximum time with drinking water/tea etc., then I wiped it out. Though it fades into matte finish and the red shade fades into a cranberry red, but there is no uneven fading, settling into fine lines or bleeding; nothing such. Also, the lipstick doesn’t lose its charm over the hours. But it transfers to mugs and glasses.
Pros of Essence Long Lasting Lipstick – Dare to Wear:
- Blue-toned dark berry red shade.
- Excellent lasting power, 6-7 hours.
- Crazily pigmented.
- Creamy moisturizing formula never let’s your lips feel dry.
- Creamy finish which turns into matte after 2-3 hours of application.
- Doesn’t settle into fine lines.
- Doesn’t bleed.
- Fades evenly leaving behind a cranberry stain.
Cons of Essence Long Lasting Lipstick – Dare to Wear:
- Fragrance is pathetic, but thankfully doesn’t linger long.
- Transfers to everything your lips touch.
- Application needs a little attention to have properly outlined and neat lips.
Do I Recommend/Will I Repurchase Essence Long Lasting Lipstick – Dare to Wear?
Yes, I have laid my eyes on one more shade and give it a try!
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