Two weeks ago I went to see the new Essence launches and immediately was drawn to the new Plumping Nudes lipgloss!
I decided to buy just one to see if I liked it because in the past I had some disappointments when it comes to plumping lip products. I don’t like it when they hurt my lips and I don’t want to feel the string of needles for more than a second! Beauty hurts but that doesn’t mean that I like it!
‘Lip plump in timeless nude shades with a glossy finish and a cooling effect. This lipgloss makes your lips appear fuller and contains Shea butter.’
I bought the color 02 Big Softie, a nude that looks gorgeous and looking to the packaging it looks like this is a lipgloss with a lot of pigment (I took a photo to compare the look of this lipsgloss in the packaging and a Kylie Lipstick that it’s full of pigment, it looks almost the same, right?). When applied, it has a hint of color, more that I would expect from a lipgloss, but at the end of the day it’s a lipgloss, not a matte lipstick full of pigment.
Overall I’m really happy to see some color on it but what I like the most is the fact that it doesn’t hurt after applying, I just feel the cooling effect that it’s described and it’s not bad at all. Feels like you have mint on your lips!
Do I feel the lips plumped? Eh, a little bit, the glossy finish and the hit of color help the effect of fuller lips.
When I take it off, I don’t feel the lips drier which is also a big plus.
The price is VERY nice, it cost me 2,70€, a bargain if you compare it with plumping lipglosses from other brands (that I may add hurt the lips).
Everything looks good, right? Again, eh. I will not buy more just because of a reason. Everything that touches the lips will be attached! I feel like I could trap a fly in my mouth! The hair is a big problem, it’s a magnet to hair! The worst is that after you take your hair of the mouth, the hair feels sticky all day! The only way to use it is with your hair tight up and even then if there’s something flying in the air it will probably be caught on your lips!
If you want an affordable lip plum with a hint of color and you don’t mind to catch some hair on your lips, then this is for you. But if you are like me and don’t like to eat hair from five to five minutes then pass this product!
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