Essence XXXL Long Lasting Matt Effect Lip Gloss – Review & swatches

Essence XXXL Long Lasting Matt Effect Lip Gloss – Review & swatches

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Sara Hassan , 7 Comments

This is the kind of product that solely depends on your taste in makeup.

XXXL Long Lasting Matt Effect Lip Gloss
matt = a must! if you love this lip trend, the velvety-matt, long-lasting lipglosses are ideal for you! the light, mousse-like texture lasts on your lips for several hours without drying them out. particularly easy to apply thanks to the flat applicator.

Essence XXXL Long Lasting Matt Effect Lip Gloss In 07 Silky Red
Essence XXXL Long Lasting Matt Effect Lip Gloss In 07 Silky Red
Essence XXXL Long Lasting Matt Effect Lip Gloss In 07 Silky Red  - Swatch
Essence XXXL Long Lasting Matt Effect Lip Gloss In 07 Silky Red  - Applied
My thoughts
For starters, it sort of smells like vanilla. I say “sort of” because it slightly smells medicinal too which doesn’t make it very pleasing per se. But that doesn’t bother me much as it is not overwhelming. Looking at the formula, I agree that it does feel very light and silky on my lips. Also, the flat applicator makes application pretty simple.

The shade that I have got is called 07 Silky Red which is a red leaning towards coral. It’s not very pigmented though. It gives a semi-sheer coverage on my lips and doesn’t pop as much as I had expected. I've noticed that it doesn't apply evenly on my lips probably because of its sheer pigmentation. Moreover, it doesn't appear entirely matte. For someone like me who generally likes loud, full coverage lip colors, this isn’t good news. However, there are times when I feel like wearing a toned down red, something that wouldn’t be too loud for the occasion. And this is THAT product.

Is it long-lasting? Well not so much. Don’t get me wrong; it does last a solid two hours on my lips and leaves a gorgeous tint however it is not the longest wear formula I've ever tried. It doesn’t dry out my lips considering it gives a matt effect – that’s probably the best part about it.

Overall, I have a so-so feeling about it. This would definitely appeal to the younger crowd, someone who’s just started out with makeup or someone who isn’t comfortable pulling off bold colors.

You might like it if…
  • It feels light on your lips
  • You are looking for a lip color that doesn’t stand out as much
  • It doesn’t dry out your lips
  • You expect it to appear truly matte on your lips
You might not like it if…
  • If you are into bold lip colors
  • You think it has an average staying power
  • It coats your lips unevenly
My rating

Essence XXXL Long Lasting Matt Effect Lip Gloss is priced at PKR 495 and can be purchased from Naheed superstore or Farid's Pharmacy. You can also get it online from

What do you think about it? Have you tried any lip gloss from Essence?

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  1. hmm well u are right its for the younger lot :)

  2. This is the fact about Essence but for the price it's worth the try (once in a while) :)
    I can say it looks good for daytime.. when it's nice to be polished but not too bold!
    Have a wonderful day

  3. Such a beautiful bold shade! Luv it x

  4. The shade is love ! Gonna buy it soon :)

  5. hi sara..
    plz tell us something about Stage Cosmetics..
    take care

  6. why is it "matt" effect yet being called a gloss :)


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