I’d been using this Essence Stay with Me lipgloss since I got it a couple of weeks ago. Its very affordable at just RM9.90 each and I had to see just how it fared.
The Essence Stay with Me lipgloss range is a longlasting lipgloss that comes in some strange colours, ranging from the bright to the strangely nude opaque pink and peach. I could not get the hang of the colours. The colours in the tube, are pretty much what you get and I went for something safe called Berry Me! which is a berry toned gloss.
The applicator is quite a strange one.
Its a wavy shape sponge applicator that picks up product well, but I’m not too sure how one applies it to the lips. Do you use the side where the curve is? Do you use the end? I settle for a combination of the two, using the curve to swipe on colour and the end to detail the edges.
The texture is a little thick and it is a little bit sticky, but not overly so. There is a sweet scent I could do without.
Essence Stay with Me Berry Me! Lipgloss Swatch: Left: 1x Right 3x
This gloss is surprisingly quite pigmented. 1 swipe gives you good colour. Layer it and you get a very good opaque glossy lip that is lovely. I am also impressed with the longevity of the gloss, considering its a lipgloss. I wore this for about 4-5 hours and the colour remained through coffee, water and food. It of course, faded after lunch, but that was to be expected. What impressed me was how long it stayed on through my morning coffee and water intake. Impressive!
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On my lips and skin, the colour is a little more red and less berry. Its a lovely colour and I’d easily pick up more, were it not for the sweet scent. If you aren’t bothered by scents in lipgloss, look this one up. The small price tag will keep your wallet happy.
Pros: Affordable, Longlasting colour, good pigment for a lipgloss
Cons: Sweet scent
I think the quality of this lipgloss is excellent for the price. Its the first item I’ve tried from Essence Cosmetics, and I was quite impressed with it. Now what they have to do is get rid of the scent and produce some other brighter colours and I’d be all over them! Unfortunately, with their price point overseas, I think they are going for the teen market which usually prefers sweet scented gloss and pale colours. Still, one can hope.
Essence Stay with Me longlasting lipgloss retails locally at RM9.90 at a store called Coci Coci along Jalan Bukit Bintang.
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