Hello Beautiful Ladies,
Most of us will have at least 1 golden colored eye shadow in our makeup stashes, but have any one of you tried a golden lip gloss? Yes! Golden lip glosses do exist and today I will be reviewing one such product from the brand Essence. The product I have today is not exactly a gloss, but the brand calls it lip gloss topper and it is gold colored. The gloss is actually a transparent product with numerous minute sized golden shimmer particles. This particular product belongs to a special line from Essence Cosmetics which is called Circus Circus. They have a great number of products in this line, each of which is bright and funky.
Price: INR 249 for 6 ml.
Packaging: The product comes in a little tube packaging with a red colored screw-on cap. The tube is easy to work with and is safe to be kept in purse.
Ingredients: Not mentioned on the tube.
Product Description: Lip gloss topper gives each color of every lip gloss or lipstick a glamorous finish.
My Take on Essence Circus Circus Lip Gloss Topper – It’s Magic:
As I mentioned earlier, It’s Magic is full of minute sized shimmer particles. But fortunately, these shimmer particles do not irritate the skin nor do they feel heavy on lips. The product has a very thick consistency and hence just a little amount of product is sufficient. The company claims it to be a lip gloss topper, which can also be used over a lipstick. I tried using it directly on my lips and the feeling was awful. The product is extremely sticky and the shimmer particles tend to get into the fine lines on the lips and refuse to come out even with a remover.
The product is actually good to be used over a lip color, but as it is gold, it looks good on only a few selected colors. For me, this product goes well with a deep red lip stick. but that too only when I have a wedding function to attend. When applied over a lipstick, it still remains equally sticky, but it does not get into the fine lines. Once, the lip color starts to fade, the shimmer particles become even brighter. They remain on the lips till they are forcefully removed.
Though the product is made to be used on lips, I had once tried using it on my cheeks as a highlighter, and it did a pretty good job. I am not sure whether this is safe enough to be used on cheeks, but I am assuming that, if it is meant to be used on lips, which is more delicate than the facial skin, it should be safe for cheeks too.
Pros of Essence Circus Circus Lip Gloss Topper – It’s Magic:
- One of its kind
- Can make any lip color look bright and party ready
- Shimmer particles are tiny and do not feels heavy
- Easy to use packaging
- Easy to spread and only a small amount of product is required
Cons of Essence Circus Circus Lip Gloss Topper – It’s Magic:
- Sticky, if used on its own
- Does not look good on every lip color
- Shimmer particles are difficult to remove
- Particles tend to settle into fine lines
Would I Repurchase Essence Circus Circus Lip Gloss Topper – It’s Magic?
No! I know that I am not going to use this product much and so it will last me for a very long time. Thus I would not buy it again.
Do I Recommend Essence Circus Circus Lip Gloss Topper – It’s Magic?
If you have a wedding to attend this season and want to try something bright on your lips, you could buy this product, especially as it is so affordable.
IMBB Rating: 3/ 5.
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