Monday, February 7, 2011

Review: Essence Lipsticks #31 #42 #46

During infamous "Blog Research", I stumbled across these Essence lipsticks at ULTA. As many of you know, this German brand made its way to America and is now sold at ULTA stores. It's usually located at an end cap and the prices are very affordable. When I saw these lipsticks with testers, I pretty much swatched the entire collection and came home with 3 of them.
With this collection, I found that the ones that seemed the least wearable were actually the colors I was attracted to. These lipsticks are very glossy and pretty balmy in texture. They are not opaque and the color in the tube does not really relate to how it looks when swatched. Some of them are creams and others have a fine shimmer to them but it's not obnoxious and it can't really be felt between the lips. And the best part about these, they cost only $2.49 a piece!
The ones I picked out after my swatch-fest:
#31 Glamour Queen #42 Fairytale #46 Fashionista
Starting from the top and going clockwise: #42 Fairytale #31 Glamour Queen #46 Fashionista
Swatches from top to bottom: #31 Glamour Queen, #42 Fairytale #46 Fashionista
Swatches from top to bottom: #31 Glamour Queen, #42 Fairytale #46 Fashionista

Again, they don't last long but they are so pretty and glossy. I didn't find them super duper moisturizing but they are not drying either. They do have a pretty strong sweet fruity scent so if that is something that bothers you, it might be better to pass on these. At under $3 a pop, they are definitely worth trying out. I believe the full range has 12 or so colors. Be careful as these aren't sealed so they are probably more prone to tampering even with testers.

Has anyone tried these out yet?


Y said...

I like Fairytale!

ndoodles said...

Hmm I've seen these and YES they are so inexpensive! I might give these a try although I prefer my lippies to be more on the opaque side.

Petra said...

These all look great! Something to keep an eye out for!

Jeweled Thumb said...

@Y: It is pretty, and cheap! =)

@ndoodles: Ah, I'm the opposite. I like more sheer lip colors then again my lips are pigmented so I can usually get away with balm.

@Petra: Definitely try at least 1! BTW - I don't know if you will come back and read this but you are so well spoken, it would be awesome if you started a blog! You would have your first reader, anyway. =)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the colours! :)

Hina Mohammad said...

love fashionista :) m following

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patycake54 said...

Love fashionista, they have discontinued that color.

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