Essence is one of my favourite budget friendly brands ever, they have an amazing and diverse choice of high quality makeup products and lots of positive reviews around beauty blogger community. Recently I got three beautiful lip glosses by this brand and today I`m going to share with my thoughts and swatches on these beauties. All three lip glosses are from different beauty lines and they have different finish on the skin, so I decided that you will like to see how they work on the lips.
The first lip gloss I want to talk about is the Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in `04 Rising Star` and I was lucky enough to be an owner of this cutie a while ago. The consistency of this lip gloss is a bit runny, it has a very sweet scent of vanilla. I would describe the shade as a transparent baby pink with shiny duochrome shimmer.
I thought that the Nude Lipgloss in `05 Just Nude!` shade will be my favourite one, because of its light texture and pretty transparent colour, but it has some difficulties with the application. Pigment goes right into the cracks of my lips and the colour doesn`t look even. The formula of this lip gloss is very moisturizing and a bit runny, maybe that`s why it doesn`t work very well, but the shade is really really pretty. It has absolutely the same scent as a previous lip gloss`Rising Star`.
And the third and my favourite lip gloss called Velvet Matt Lipgloss in `06 Soft Nude`. It is this super beautiful chocolate - terracotta colour that steals my heart away! This kind of colour is appropriate both for night out or a day time, it goes great with a dramatic smokey eye or a soft everyday look. `Soft Nude` has a pretty velvety finish, it is matte, but luckily does not dry my lips, feels very pleasant and silky on the skin. And the best part - the fragrance. It literally smells like a chocolate truffle, I always want to eat it when I start to apply the lip gloss on. By the way, this shade is a dupe for Dior Addict Fluid Stick in `Mirage`, so if you are searching a perfect substitution check out `Soft Nude`.
Overall, I would definitely recommend you all the three little gems, they moisturize the lips very well and have a bright fragrance together with the awesome formula. Almost forgot to mention that Essence lip glosses are sweet, so your partner will appreciate them as well ;)
Have you ever tried lip glosses by Essence?
Lots of love,