Today I am talking about lip gloss. Essence XXXL Shine Lip Gloss to be exact. This gloss has been a favorite of mine for the past few years. If I am being honest, it has basically been the only lip gloss I have used since I keep returning to the formula.
I recently purchased quite a few Ultra Satin Lips from Colour Pop after looking into product reviews and swatches but let’s be real- I am not a lipstick person. I prefer stains or glosses. So it’s not a surprise I did not enjoy the tacky feeling as the formula doesn’t completely dry, or the look on me personally.
My Colour Pop shade selections probably didn’t help (neutrals and pinks with brown undertones) but nonetheless they are good quality for what they are, they’re just not for me. This is when you wish your common sense had kicked in before you made the grand purchase. Note what not to do.
After I received my satin lips, tried them on, and decided I only liked a few colours which I wouldn’t wear on a daily basis- I went to my local Shoppers Drug Mart and picked up my trusty Essence glosses for $2.99 each. Steal.
So here I am shining a well-deserved spotlight on Essence XXXL Shine Lip Glosses which have been much loved by me for a long time now. Lets dive further into what makes Essence XXXL Shine Lip Glosses so great.
- Cruelty free
I enjoy this formula so much that I keep repurchasing. The formula is not sticky/tacky at all and feels moisturizing on my lips, which is what I really appreciate. As well, the brand doesn’t test their products on animals, which is a policy I strongly agree with. I also enjoy the colours which have great pigmentation- my favorites being Big Night Out and Glamour to Go.
I wear Big Night Out on a daily basis but if I am going for a more plain/nude lip I choose Glamour to Go as it has a soft caramel look to it. A new one to my summer collection is Nude Candy- just make sure to exfoliate your lips before applying this one.
You will have to re-apply the gloss throughout the day as it does transfer and the stay power isn’t extreme. However, I do not mind as I enjoy the formula like no other, as well the colours.
So there you have my favorite lip gloss. If you have been looking for a nice summer gloss, give Essence’s XXXL Shine Lip Glosses a go. They’re inexpensive, cruelty free, and have a wide range of colours.
Typically Essence’s selection at Shopper’s Drug Mart can be limited or picked through, so to see their full collection click here. You also have the option to order online.
SARA- THE HUMAN