Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The £2 Lipgloss: Essence XXXL Longlasting Matte Effect Lipgloss Review

Essence xxxl longlasting matte effect lipgloss
Essence xxxl longlasting matte effect lipgloss
Essence xxxl longlasting matte effect lipgloss
Hello again lovelies! I've been meaning to introduce you to my (dare I say it) most favourite purchase of the entire year. I've never been a fan of lipglosses to be honest. I'm sure the last lipgloss I owned came from my Sabrina's Secrets makeup box. How amazing was that kit by the way?! I'm just not into the wet and sticky texture of lipglosses so I tend to avoid them. I'd seen this brand crop up on many blogs but I had no idea where stocked Essence cosmetics. One day I nipped into Wilkinson's to check out their picture frames, as you do, and came out with this little cutie. Essence's XXXL Longlasting Matte Effect Lipgloss (£2.30) in the shade 06. The colour just looked so perfect. We've all been sucked into the 90's nude lip trend so I needed to add this to my collection.

Packaging and application
Ok, so the tube is pretty basic (although not too bad looking for such a cheap lipgloss) and comes with a doe foot applicator. Now, I'm not a fan of doe foot applicators. If you remember my Bourjois Velvet edition review I had a nightmare with applying it. When I saw the applicator on this one I thought oh here we go again as it looked even cheaper and plastickier (did I just make that word up) than the Bourjois one. Surprisingly, I prefer the cheap plastic applicator. The lipgloss applies so smoothly (and neatly) meaning that I don't end up looking like I've had spag bol for dinner. Unless I have had spag bol for dinner, then the extra around the lip stainage is expected.

Thoughts:
Isn't the colour just beautiful? I've had this on almost every day for the past 4 months now. I'm so in love (insert hearty eyed emoticon x10). As this is a matte lipgloss, I thought that it would make my lips extremely dry but it had the complete opposite effect. What really impressed me was the fact that it still remained moist even though it is a matte effect lipgloss. Amazing right? As you can see by the name of this product, it is supposed to be xxxl longlasting. That's a lot of x's isn't it. I wasn't expecting this to stay on very long considering that it doesn't dry out completely but I was wrong. I get a decent amount of wear out of this. I do top this up if I get the chance after about 3 or 4 hours just to perk up the pigmentation but it doesn't really disappear. My only issue is that eventually it does begin to crack on the lips. This always seems to happen when I've been wearing it all day long so it's to be expected really.

Overall, I'm super impressed. I think this range is definitely worth a look if you're a lipstick/lipgloss lover. What's your thoughts? Have you tried any Essence makeup before? If so, send your recommendations my way!

113 comments:

  1. oh wow, this looks so amazing, I love matte effects, too and this is totally worth to try :) the color looks gorgeous :) Hope we'll get to see some pics with it on your lips on instagram or similar :D *_* (feel like I insert the heart emoticon, too :D:D)
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    1. Hahah it's so pretty isn't it! I'll try and get some photos up soon!

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  2. This looks very nice♥♥

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  3. This is such a beautiful shade! You should have posted a picture of yourself wearing it! I would have looked to see that on you :)

    xoxo Emily
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    1. I have a few over on Instagram, I'll update it later for you!

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  4. Ohh this sounds like a right bargain. The colour is so pretty and I agree I'm not usually a fan of lip gloss being sticky and wet but sometimes you can find pretty decent ones. Another one I'd recommend would be Soap and Glory's sexy mother pucker lip gloss, it's a little sticky but nothing like the ones you usually find! Will have to look out for this one when I'm next in town x

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    1. Oooh I do love a good Soap and Glory product!

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  5. this sounds great for the price!
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  6. This looks lovely, I'm a bit on the fence about lipglosses too, I don't like the consistency much and I always end up being stuck somewhere windy as soon as I apply it haha. £2 is such a bargain though, I had an essence lipstick in my glossybox a few months back and I love it.

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

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    1. Ah wind + lipgloss is definitely the worst! I couldn't believe the price, it's crazy!

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  7. Love the color of this gloss! It's the perfect pink without being too pink! Thanks for writing about it

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  8. This lipgloss sounds great, especially for the price. I usually don't like wearing lipgloss either, the only I use is the Sugarbomb Lipgloss by Benefit. An Essence product I can totally recommend is the eye primer - it is one of my favourite drugstore products. x

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    1. I was actually wondering whether getting an eye primer would be worth it or not. I'll pick one up next time I'm out as the prices are so good! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  9. The colour of the lipgloss is gorgeous, and the price is incredible, just 2 pounds!

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    1. The prices are amazing! I wish I'd heard of Essence earlier!

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  10. Woow this colour is awesome! I really like matte lipgloss so maybe I will try it soon! Lovely review dear, kisses from lilbourne.blogspot.com.es

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  11. The colour of the lipgloss is amazing, i love it!!!
    Nice post.

    Kisses.

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    1. I'll add a photo on here when I get a chance! Actually, I think I may have a photo on instagram with it on!

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  13. I have to try it!! Recently I bought a lip tint from Rimmel but I didn't like it at all! >.<
    Thanks dear!
    xoxo
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    1. Ah no! I'm usually not very good at applying things like that. I mustn't have a steady hand haha.

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  14. Lovely products!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
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  15. What a beautiful color! Perfect for autumn.

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  16. Great review, I love a good lipgloss. Hard to find sometimes. Have a good week!

    Sarah
    sarahjustinestyle.blogspot.com

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  17. Great products!

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  18. wow great post

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  19. Gorgeous! Please stop by my blog for my latest post!

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  20. Pretty shade and glad it's not sticky, I hate those.

    I have an Essence mascara which is lovely (princess something is the name :p) and a gel nail polish which is a pretty red shade but with a disappointing lasting power.

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. They're awful aren't they! I definitely need to check that out although its a shame about the nail polish. To be honest mine chip straight away anyways so it might motivate me to paint them more often haha

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  21. I've seen these lip glosses a million times before in stores and I never really thought of getting it..now I'm interested! The colour is definitely gorgeous! Xx

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    1. I wish I'd checked them out earlier! The nude colours were all gorgeous. I'll definitely be picking a few more up the next time I pop in.

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  22. great review
    kiss
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  23. I love Essence makeup, especially their nail polishes and lip products! This one looks lovely and I am yet to try it :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. I really need to check out the rest of their range. What would you recommend?

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  24. Oh my gosh Sabrina's Secrets!! How amazing was that glittery purple box?! One of my blogger friends swears by the Essence mascara so it's cool to see that you rate the gloss too! I'm off to try some things from this bargain range :)

    Rachel xx
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    1. So good haha! A few people have mentioned the mascara, it definitely sound like something I need to check out!

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  25. wow, your products look very special and amazing!!
    xo
    vale
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  26. I have heard of this lipgloss but I never tried it, I like the color!

    Florals&Smiles

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  27. Love the color! I'm not a huge lipgloss fan either! The only lipgloss I like is Buxom!

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    1. Oooh I haven't tried buxom before! I've just had a look and the colours are gorgeous!

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  28. I'm not a huge fan of lipglosses myself too, but this one sounds promising, and to think that it's your favourite purchase of the year must be saying something!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. I'm iobsessed with it! I take it in my bag everywhere haha

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  29. Beautiful color! Beautiful price too!!
    Dora
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  30. Ooh this lipgloss looks lovely! I haven't tried this matte gloss. Essence is a great brand, their nail polish, lipsticks, blush and eyeliner are great. The quality of their products are really good for a budget brand.

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    1. I definitely need to check out the rest of their products. Everyone seems to be recommending the nail polishes and eye products!

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  31. Amazing products my dear :D

    Essence always have a good products!

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    1. I definitely need to try more of their products. Everyone seems to love them!

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  32. NIce color nice review hon.
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  33. This is such a lovely post. <3

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  34. Now this sounds so good, I need to get one of those. Thx for a great review, Sophie.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  35. It sounds like such a steal and the shade is gorgeous, will definitely be checking it out !
    & yesss, I was all about the Sabrina Secrets kit hah

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  36. Love this shade so much. I am such a fan of essence for inexpensive beauty products. Their nail polishes are my favorite.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Everyone seems to love their nail polishes! I definitely need to check them out!

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  37. The colour of the lipgloss is amazing ♡
    Kisses!!

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  38. O this sounds great! Pretty colour!

    Danielle
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  39. What a great product, and the color is beautiful!

    Jenny // www.geekyposh.com

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  40. I had no idea that lipglosses from essence are so great, I have to try them out, because I've been looking for something long-lasting for my lips recenlty :)

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    1. This is so good for lasting power, I love it!

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  41. I've seen Essence on loads of blogs and just assumed it was an American thing haha, silly me! This looks lovely, Sophie!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Haha I had no idea where you could find it so you aren't alone. It was by complete chance that I had a look at the stand!

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  42. Haven't tried Essence yet! Now I will have to!

    Paulina

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  43. What a great shopping haul. Lovely feature :)

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  44. I haven't heard of Essence but it sounds lovely! Thanks for sharing!

    Tina
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  45. oh my gosh, what a steal! that's like the perfect natural lip color

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  46. Oh wow, this colour is so pretty , perfect for fall!
    xoxo

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  47. I was looking at buying this the other day and now I'm kicking myself that I didn't! Looks amazing!!

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  48. Hi! Sorry I've had no time to comments on other blogs! I know very well Essence! Here in Italy is quite "popular". I love the lipglosses! No sticky and with a lovely smell ! xx

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    1. And also I've tried a lot of makeup Essence: powder, concealer, bronzer and moooore

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    2. No problem lovely! Oooh I definitely need to try the rest of the range out! How is the concealer?

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  49. cool review!! thanks for sharing!

    xx

    isa

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  50. Wonderful post! Have a nice day:)

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  51. Great products! I really wanna try!!

    Lynda & DylanQueen

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