I have 3 of these glosses, bubble babe and rising star from the shines and one from the nudes but the name has rubbed off. these lipglosses are seriously AMAZING! not sticky at all, give so much shine, quite pigmented, creamy texture, has a nice vanilla scent and last pretty well throughout the day. I think Essence cosmetics are so under-rated the quality is fab and so cheap! i picked these glosses up for $3.50 each when brands like Maybelline, Revlon and L'Oreal's lipglosses can cost upto $20. i will absolutely be repurchasing along with other Essence products :)
If you're sensitive to scent, be warned that this is is a very strong fruity scent. I like the smell, and packaging. My color is in sparkling papaya and when placed on my lips, it is so sheer, you do not see the peachy color but only the chunks of glitter on my lips, and you can feel the dispersed glitter on your lips. I had only bought this to place over my nudes lipstick from Mac. I don't like the applicator, it applies the texture of the lipgloss weirdly, like it's hard to blend and can easily go over the edges of your lips in goops. This doesn't last a long time and needs to be reapplied from time to time. Good price, less than decent product. I'm keeping it for the smell and a top coat for lipsticks.
I have this gloss in Nude Kiss. It's an okay gloss but I have a few issues with it. The color is really pretty and shimmery, but when I put it on, I feel like there are big chunks of glitter on my lips when I'm talking or rubbing my lips together. The staying power isn't great either, although I love the formula, not being too sticky- which is a huge pet peeve of mine in a gloss. It doesn't have a flavor, but the scent is like cake in my opinion and I'm always wanting to lick my lips when I put it on because of the smell. As of right now, I probably would not repurchase it, just because I've tried many better glosses, but it's not bad for a beginner or if you don't have a ton of money to be spending on makeup.
I have two Essence lipglosses: an XXXL Shine one in Bubble Babe (a light pink with pink/red shimmers) and a LE one from the Twilight Breaking Dawn part 2 LE in Renesmee Red.
Let's start with the XXXL Shine one. The color is nice, but turns out to be no more than a glossy pink-ish layer with glitters. But, well, you can't expect a opaque color layer from a lipgloss. The color durability is good, after a drink and a snack there's still some gloss on my lips. The gloss is quite sticky, but I'm okay with that; I don't like thin, watery lipglosses. The applicator works surprisingly well; it's a slanted, rectangular applicator (I'm not good at describing this lol) which works well for the upper lip as well as for the bottom lip. The packaging looks a bit cheap, but well, you can't expect a fabulous packaging for €2,80 or so.
Now let's move on to the LE gloss. It's smaller than the normal Essence glosses (it's the same size as the Stay with Me lipglosses) and its upper part (the thing the applicator is glued to) is black and the lower part is transparent with black details. The product information has a Twilight lettertype (which is adorably cute) except for the Essence brand mark.
The color is red with red iridescent (hope I spelled it correctly. I think so) glitter. The color actually shows up on my lips, something I didn't expect at all. This gloss is also a bit sticky, but its durability is a bit worse than the XXXL shine gloss. The applicator is also the same as the Stay with Me lipglosses (an hourglass shape) which works well for my bottom lip, but not for my upper lip. Overal, this is also a super lipgloss for the price (€2,-)
this is one of my top lip glosses. Even over mac. It has a lot of shine but is not stick a bit. I have this in papya and it smells amazing. you get alot of product on the tube and i really like the applicator.This has some shimmer in it but it isnt gritty which is a problem with most shimmer glosses i have found.
I bought this in "Red Blossom" (new shade). Deeper red shade, really pretty, not garish. Lasts about 30 minutes, average time for most glosses. Non-sticky and smells pleasant (sweet). Will buy again at very nice price ($1.99). Love the doe-foot applicator.
Oh my god I loveee Essence! I love their lipglosses like Stay with me. The picture is of XXL shine. I how it in nude an I like it. It lasts, isn't tested on animals and is dirt cheap. I got nude kiss and it brightens up my face and I look amazing. And I don't even ook like I'm wearing it.
This was an unexpected buy for me but I'm glad I did buy it. Very nice color. Non sticky. It last about as long as regular glosses last. This is definitely something different from the glosses I normally buy from urban decay and mac but its nice and economical.
The color I got this in is "True Love", which is a deep red color. I wouldn't have purposely gone out to buy this product, but I didn't bring my make up bag with me one day and I needed a quick replacement as I had to go out later that night. I stopped by shoppers and grabbed an inexpensive lip gloss. Only 3.50 Canadian. I applied it on in the car, and was a bit shocked by the color pay off. Pretty pigmented! The smell was a bit strong for my taste though. Overly sweet like a cherry jolly rancher. It was also nonsticky and had great lasting power. :) Thumbs up!
Lovely non-sticky nice smelling lipglosses. I have Nude Kiss (love) and Glamour to Go which I wasn't as impressed with color wise...I found it too frosty and a bit dated. as for formulation though, they are very nice.