Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Essence "Stay With Me" Long Lasting Lipgloss review

I was at Utla recently and as I was browsing I came across the Essence display. I've never had anything from that brand and never really read or see anything on the brand. I was drawn to the Stay With Me glosses because they looked like they would be great cream finishes.

I personally don't like glosses with glitter in the because the texture isn't my fav and once the gloss has worn off the glitter still remains. I don't mind shimmer or glosses with sheen. My favorite is cream glosses. I think they look best in the summer and compliment most lipsticks better.

The finishes in the glosses on display were all creamy with tones from milky pink, coral, plum and red. While the color selection isn't huge, there is still something for everyone. As far as I know, this brand is only sold at Ulta stores and the Ulta website. They retail for $2.29 (which is an odd amount) and are 0.13 FL oz. That is a great price for the amount of gloss.

Now onto the swatches!! I picked up two of them.
#03 Candy Bar and #06 Berry Me.

Candy Bar is on the left and Berry Me is on the right. As you can tell, they are can be applied sheer but can really be built up. They would look fab over lip liner. I have a neutral liner called tiramisu from Rimmel that is a peachy nude that would look great under Candy Bar and any pink or berry liner would compliment Berry Me wonderfully. These glosses are very smooth and not sticky. I will say they are tacky enough to stick around. The lasting power is a few hours which I don't mind reapplying. The Berry Me color fade offs into a nice "just had a Popsicle" kinda stain which I enjoy.

The applicator takes some getting used to but isn't hard to use.

I hope you try these if you are on the fence. They are great and cheap so they are a win win for me. I plan on getting some more!

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