Since reviewing the fabulous Long-Lasting Lipsticks by essence Cosmetics they have become some of my favorite affordable lip products. Today I will be featuring the regular line of lipsticks which are available in a variety of unique, funky shades!
The lipsticks retail for just $2.99 each and there are 13 shades with glitter and glossy finishes. Compared to the Long-Lasting lipsticks these have less pigmentation, provide light to medium coverage and more shine. They are ideal for those who prefer light glossy textures and the slick formula glides on smoothly and keeps lips hydrated. I also like that they don't enhance chapped peeling lips by settling into the texture of skin.
12 Sparkling Miracle
This pink/plum is one of my favorites and as the name indicates it does contain hints of sparkle. I tend to avoid lipsticks with embedded glitter but because of the glossy texture and subtle shimmer it works!
44 Almost Famous
I love a great red lipstick and at first glance this shade appears saturated and bold but it has medium coverage with a texture that is somewhere between lipstick, balm and gloss. It is also light-weight and non-drying, perfect for those who seek the glamorous effect of a red lipstick without heavy pigmentation.
60 Cutie Mac Cute
Cutie mac Cute is like nothing I have in my collection thus far. It shows up as frosty silver, not the easiest color for me to pull-off but when applied on top of another shade it may work as a highlight for a duo-tone effect.
59 Funky Funky
If you like lip gloss, sparkles and purple then this is the lipstick for you! The purple pigment doesn't always apply evenly and the color is quite sheer but I think the effect is quite pretty.
Although I prefer the formula and finish of the Long-Lasting Lipsticks some of these shades are very nice and I frequently use them in replace of sheer gloss. You can check out the rest of the line by clicking HERE.
essence Glossy Lip Balms
Along with wonderful lipsticks essence also came out with new glossy lip balms! The balms come in some of the most delicious flavors including: cherry brownie, strawberry cheesecake, mint drop, mango ice cream and berry cupcake. If the names alone don't make you hunger for dessert the scents will entice you for sure! The gloss is non-sticky and makes lips shine with juicy color. Essence Cosmetics is sold at Shoppers Drug Mart
**Disclaimer: These products were provided for review