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Essence Xxxl Shine Lip Gloss - Metal Shine - .17 oz
Essence Xxxl Shine Lip Gloss - Big Night Out - .17 oz
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on 4/5/2018 4:13:00 PM
More reviews by FeeFee34
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
I like this gloss a lot! I don't usually like glosses, but this one is super moisturizing, adds a wonderful medium/sheer wash of color, and is actually not as super greasy glossy looking as I'd expect from the name (a good thing, in my preferences).My only concerns are that I think it's being replaced by the Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss, and I also don't even see the color I bought listed on the Essence website. It's closest to 28 Pretty in Hibiscus, but I swear mine is a deeper and more purple red. Honestly I love the sheer red color and how easy this is to apply and wear. It feels extremely comfortable on the lips and wears a decent length of time. It does definitely transfer and will trap hair in a windstorm but isn't particularly sticky. More goopy. The fruity scent is fine for me and reminds me of a much more expensive Clarins lip gloss I had years ago. The words do rub off on the packaging, and I think the packaging is all around a bit ugly, though completely functional and leak-proof.I highly recommend this for color payoff, feel, and because it's all of $2. Please note that it isn't at all like a "liquid lipstick" that will be more opaque and wear longer, but it is also not at all drying. Instead this is the ultimate gloss in my opinion, great color, great feel, decent lasting power, can be applied without a mirror, and really this isn't rocket science and I think $2 is a reasonable price.
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on 4/29/2017 8:25:00 PM
More reviews by BerkeleyChick
Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I have this product in 30 Frosted Pink, which is an iridescent and opaque light pink gloss with blue undertones. I want to be sure to mention that this shade has absolutely no glitter in it whatsoever. It does have what I'd call "unicorn vibes" with the pearly blue and pink shift. I enjoy wearing this gloss on its own as well as over lipstick. It will completely transform the look of any matte lipstick by making it appear to be a lighter, creamier, frostier version of the original shade. It can double your lipstick wardrobe instantly and inexpensively. Normally, I'm not even a serious gloss person. I just picked this up while shopping at Ulta recently and wound up loving it! Now, granted, many of the colors in this formula are chock full of glitter. This one, however, is 100% glitter-free for those of us who prefer our lip products without the sparkly stuff. For those of you who do enjoy lippies with glitter, you've got many options with this particular formula from Essence.
on 3/14/2017 5:26:00 PM
More reviews by ryotsiri
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
How these glosses manage to hydrate my lips better than my lip balm, I will never know. Super glossy, not sticky, perfect over for example a liquid lipstick you can't wear otherwise because it's too drying or crumbly. At night time I put my burts bees lip balm on with this over it and I kid you not, this has saved my lips. Do note that I don't like the shimmery ones as much. They are the tiniest bit grainy, not to the point of being annoying for anyone who isn't as nitpicky as me however. Not as hydrating. The pigmented ones are very good, but I would say that the clear one is superior. Never buying an expensive lipgloss again.
on 7/11/2016 5:41:00 AM
More reviews by WinterCharm
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
This lip gloss smells so bad that I can't use it. It smells like watercolors and chemicals. It is sticky, the color fades away quickly and if you accidentally taste it, it's simply yucky. Everything written on the packaging gets on your hands. Poor quality - just no.
on 6/2/2016 4:55:00 PM
More reviews by Marie329
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
For 2.49 can't complain I have 2, nude kiss and the other idk its a light brown but goes on with a silver cast to it reminds me a bit of mac oh baby. They are thin in texture and yes I want a few more colors a pink and a coral. I like the nude kiss best it's basically light brown pink sheer with a lil sparkle kinda reminds me of mac hug me lipstick. Update I bought metal shine, cute pink, nude candy , big night out and tbh cute pink sucks it looks like a peachy pink in the tube but barely any product gets on the wand and it doesn't coat the lips well it looks like vaseline i hate that one but of them all metal shine is the best one but after trying out most of these would I repurchase? No because now i just don't really like these lipglosses and i think for a cheap price nyc is better consistency wise and lasting wise. Essence cosmetics lip products over all are a big no but their blush is good and eyeshadows.
on 3/23/2016 5:46:00 PM
More reviews by Jessica24601
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
After yrs of seeing these at Shoppers Drug Mart, I FINALLY picked one up. It's a fuchsia like color that has a "New" sticker on it. (No indication of the color name on it tho). It was only $3.40 and it's amazing! I absolutely love the smell! It's fruity, but not over powering. My lips are dark too, my complexion is brown, so I find it hard to find cheap glosses that show up on me, as my natural color's almost purple ish...However, the pigment is just amazing! The type where you can build it up by simply layering or just dull it down by pursing your lips together a lot after application. It's not sticky on my lips, sits comfortably with no real texture. It's not streaky and I love that it does not end up all over my face. I have the Clarins Lip Oil too, yes that one is just fabulous, but who wants to spend that much money? So this is a great lip gloss, it moisturizes and the color selection is fantastic. My lips feel moisturized too. I plan on getting more.
on 1/31/2016 4:49:00 AM
More reviews by MaddyKate93
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
I don't understand how people say these are sticky?! Id describe them as silky.
I recently got a craving to buy lip gloss and I purchased 4 of these. All around $4, so cheap!!
Fabulous fushcia is my favorite.
Absolutely love these! Great value and great product :)
If you want great gloss and don't feel like forking out heaps, these are awesome.
As for staying power, it's a lip gloss.. what do you expect?! I didn't find these to come off super quick or anything, and the deeper colours leave a pretty stain :) You do need to reapply, but to me I find that therapeutic for some reason.. coz it feels so smooth maybe?!
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on 1/5/2016 6:49:00 PM
More reviews by elifisiklar
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I'm not a fan of lipglosses but it was so cheap and I needed something shiny to wear at nights.The product is sticky, but really does shine to be fair, and didn't cause any allergic irritation for me. But the sticky part made me have to apply it 3-4 times so one side of my lip would not shine more than the rest. And the sticky part also makes the lipgloss stay properly on your lips pretty difficult if you are going to drink something, eat something, or kiss someone. I'm not sure how I could wear it when hanging outside.But at least in my country the price is SO cheap, it's worth to get one to wear when you are just going to a grocery store or something (read: know you won't drink/eat anything and will come back home in a short time), or to take pictures. That's what I did with mine so far. The color looks nice on my lips, I just wore it at home when hanging with friends and took a bunch of pictures of us.
on 1/3/2016 10:20:00 PM
More reviews by nancem
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Not a fan of these glosses. I purchased a total of 5. They're sticky and the packaging sucks. 3 of the 5 broke. The tops came right off. They are not very mouisterizing and don't last longer then 10 mins. I do not recommend and will not buy
on 12/9/2015 3:51:00 AM
More reviews by elielizaeli94
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Fine
I have the shade #23 "DAZZLE GLOW". It's a sheer gloss with lots of shimmer. Although the price is pretty low, and the packaging is cute and well made, the product didn't amaze me. I find it a little "thicker" than I would want it to be. It's good only with a moisturizing or semi-matte lipstick underneath. It gives a nice shine and it makes lips look bigger this way. But it's not staying well on bare lips or matte lipsticks, I don't know why, it just doesn't feel right. Finally I have to admit that it's not sticky once you have it on the lips.
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