Skin Tone: Fair with warm undertones
Hello beautiful ladies,
After reviewing “Sheer and Shine” lipsticks from Essence Cosmetics, which turned out to be super duds, I got my hands on the trusted “Essence Long Lasting Lipstick” range. I did read a few reviews of this range on IMBB, so I went ahead and decided to try the shade “Wear Berries.” So, here are more details about this shade:
Long-lasting love – you simply have to fall in love with the long-lasting lipsticks by Essence. The lipsticks provide your lips with intensive color 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 n*de shades. The Essence logo on the texture and the matte, black packaging with a ring of color to match the actual color of the lipstick are true eye-catchers! Available in 10 shades!
CAD 4 (approximately INR 210).
My Experience with Essence Wear Berries Long Lasting Lipstick:
Packaging: The Essence Long Lasting Lipstick comes in a regular twist-up lipstick tube, which is made of plastic and is black in color with some beautiful detailing on the top of the lid. A color-coded band runs through the centre of the lipstick tube which makes searching this lipstick easier and fun. The shade name is mentioned at the very bottom of the lipstick and the shade number is on the top of the lipstick cap. The packaging is pretty and really adorable and the cap closes with a satisfying and loud “click” sound.
Color: The color “Wear Berries” is such a gorgeous neutral-toned berry pink color, I absolutely adore this shade. It is a great shade for a lot of different complexions and will brighten up the face too. It is a perfect lipstick to pair along with a neutral eye look and even as an everyday lipstick for work or college if you may.
Texture: The texture of this lipstick is super soft and very creamy. It literally glides on the lips like butter. Frankly speaking, I am not a big fan of lipsticks that have a super creamy texture as they start gliding and feathering throughout the day. Since this lipstick is so creamy, it also feels quite moisturizing on the lips and does not dry them out.
Pigmentation: I would say the pigmentation of this lipstick is average but buildable to a good color payoff. It gives a considerable coverage in one swipe and builds to a solid color with a couple of swipes. I personally have no complaints with the pigmentation.
Staying Power: Here’s the good part! The longevity of this lipstick is what I was expecting a lot from as it has been termed a “long-lasting” lipstick. It does stay on the lips for about 5-6 hours with some snacking, but then, has to be reapplied for maintaining the glossiness and opaque color on the lips. I have to top this lipstick off with a translucent powder every time I wear it to increase the longevity and to prevent it from feathering.
Quality: The overall quality of this product is really good considering the pigmentation, packaging and price. I agree that this baby is not a prettily packaged fany product, but that’s not a big deal as far as the quality covers up for the packaging.
Pros of Essence Wear Berries Long Lasting Lipstick:
- Sturdy and travel-friendly packaging.
- Absolutely gorgeous shade.
- Good color payoff.
- Does not dry out the lips.
- Comfortable to wear on the lips and does not feel heavy.
- Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
- Good staying power.
- Nice creamy texture.
- Does not bleed or feather away in patches.
- Does not accentuate dry patches on the lips.
- Glides easily and smoothly on the lips.
- Easily available in drugstores and online.
Cons of Essence Wear Berries Long Lasting Lipstick:
- Not available in India.
- Transfers a bit.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Essence Wear Berries Long Lasting Lipstick?
Well, I would say if you like creamy and long-lasting lipstick formulations, or have no issues with setting your lipstick with powder, then go ahead and purchase this lipstick. I have bought a couple of other shades to try out, but I am not sure if I want to repurchase these lipsticks.
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