Sunday, 29 April 2012

Review: Essence Stay With Me Longlasting Lipgloss

These lipglosses were part of a giveaway I won from the lovely Nina. Check her blog out here.

Essence Stay With Me Longlasting Lipgloss. I have two colours:
03 Candy Bar

02 My Favorite Milkshake

These have a rather nifty little applicator which as far as I can tell has been designed to fit perfectly onto your lips.

I like this, it makes the lipgloss a little unique from others that I have tried and makes it easy to apply which is a good thing for me as some wands are too big for my thin top lip.

The colours are not as pigmented as they look in the tube, here they are on my lips:

This is candy bar. On the lips it looks a nice coral like colour with both pink and orange tones in it. I would wear this over a orange toned lipstick. This is possibly my favorite out of the two lipglosses.

This is My favorite milkshake, while I like this the colour is not too noticeable it would be great for a nude makeup look as the gloss itself is not really overpowering or too 'glossy'. It has just the right amount of shine to it!
These did not last especially long on my lips and top ups are needed often which is to be expected from any lipgloss.
The feel of these lipglosses was very creamy and while they are not sticky it is a heavy texture and I was very aware of them on my lips. Im still not a big lipgloss lover so the fact I was constantly thinking 'I have this heavy lipgloss on my lips' was a bit of a put off. Saying that any lipgloss lover would love to own these!
After doing a bit of research online I can see these lipglosses cost around €2.49 and are only available in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and I think the USA however I am sure you can pick them up on ebay cheaply enough.

Nice colours
Just the right amount of shine
Nice applicator
Good Price
Nice packaging

Not as pigmented as in the tube (but can be built up)
Slightly 'heavy' feeling to the gloss
Not easily available in every country
Not as long lasting as I had hoped

I would rate this at 3.5/5 but I dont think I will repurchase as Im not a huge lipgloss fan but I would reccomend to a friend!!

What do you think of thes glosses if you have tried them? Or if you could get hold of them would you buy them? xx