Essence is an German brand. I purchased this lipgloss in Geneva.
What it Claims:
Ultra glossy, moisturizing & non-sticky.
- Pure Chick 01
- Rising Star 04
- Super Girl 05
- Big Nightout 07
- Glamour to go 08
- Party Connection 09
- Rock on 13
- Bubble Babe 14
- True Love 11
- Pure Beauty
- Light Candy
- Nude Kiss
- Toffee Forever
- Wanted 16
I have shade 11 True Love with me which was the only shade available in that particular shop for sale .
You can visit Essence cosmetics website here for more information on the brand.
I got it for 2 euros for 5ml
It says lip gloss contains carmine & no other ingredient mentioned.
My Experience with Essence XXXL Shine Lip Gloss in True Love:
Packaging: Comes in a transparent glass tube with a silver cap on which there’s a sticker which states shade no. & name. The silver cap contains applicator which is very long & flat and makes easier to apply gloss.
Texture: The texture is smooth & creamy which is a bit on runny side but this doesn’t bleed once you apply and gets settled well on lips. The gloss does contain shimmer particles which are very minute & subtle that are barely visible or felt. The formula is quiet moisturising & I never felt the need of a chapstick.
Fragrance: It has got a sweet fruity fragrance which is not overpowering.
Coverage: The gloss gives heavy opaque coverage to lips& is highly pigmented . It gives a very bright & intense color to lips without being overwhelming. This particular shade can be used alone or over a red lipstick. Or any other lipstick.
Staying Power: This is quiet long lasting and while fading it leaves a slight hint of color pigmentation on lips which make your lips appear light berry red. But if I snack in between it does fade much easily. But neverthless it survives for good 3-3.5 hours on my lips which I guess is commendable for a lip gloss.
Shade15 True Love: It is a beautiful berry red shade with cool undertones & minute shimmer and perfect for a daytime wear. The shade instantly brightens up the whole face & look. If you love some colour on your lips without sounding too loud check this one.
This is how it looks on my lips
Availability: These lip glosses are not available in India. I am not sure of the availability on any international shopping site.
- Smooth & creamy texture
- Does not bleed on lips.
- Gives a good opaque coverage so highly recommended for pigmented lips.
- Richly pigmented.
- Sweet fruity fragrance.
- Good shine.
- Very moisturizing on lips.
- Long lasting if not snacked in between.
I have no complaints against this one.
I am very happy with this gloss so affordable & have some good colors in this range along with nice texture to compliment your skintone. Can be used alone or dressed up any lipstick.