Simply Lippy Challenge Day 81 | Essence Shine, Shine, Shine Lip Gloss in Shade 08, Indie Romance 

My lippy choice for Day 81 was a nod to my lip gloss days of old, courtesy of a very pink gloss from Essence.

Essence isn’t a brand I would normally use, there are other budget brands that I really love such as Catrice and NYX, so it’s never really crossed my mind to try anything from them, until I saw these new high shine lip glosses when I was in the chemist the other day.

When I spotted this, the first thing I noticed was the ‘I’m New’ sticker which instantly drew me in so thought to myself, what better time to give one a try.

I have to say, I was pretty impressed. It is high shine so therefore the pigment is sheer as you would expect, and it does have that sticky thing which is slightly irritating. But, it felt nice on the lips and the lasting power wasn’t all that bad for a budget buy and I also really like the curved brush head which made application very easy.

It didn’t have particularly long lasting power, but I wouldn’t expect a high gloss shine to last too long so all-in-all, it was better than I had expected.

I don’t really wear pink glosses, or at least I haven’t since my school days, so it was fun to try something like this out as a nod to times gone by.

However, I think maybe my pink gloss days are behind me for now, so I’m not sure this is really for me.

Sorcha 💋

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