Review: Essence Glossy Lipbalm in "Raspberry Sorbet"


Hey there beauties,

Hope you all are doing great. My lips tend to get dry and chapped often. Therefore using a good lip balm is a must for me through out the year. Luckily last week I got the chance to try this "Raspberry Sorbet Glossy Lip Balm" by Essence Cosmetics. Lets see what I have to say about this little glossy balm after trying and using it regularly for many days.

Essence Glossy Lipbalm in "Raspberry Sorbet"
Essence Glossy Lipbalm in "Raspberry Sorbet"
This lip balm comes in a mini squeezable tube like packaging. It is small enough to fit your wallet, clutch or hand bag. The texture of this glossy balm is creamy and smooth. Now what I like about this product is that it doesn't feel tacky or sticky at all. It provides decent hydration to the lips and makes your lips feel soft and supple like a lip balm and provides a nice sheen to the lips like a gloss.

This particular shade "Raspberry Sorbet" is not very pigmented. Its a sheer light pink shade. When applied on lips, it appears as a very sheer pale pink shade. It has some fine shimmer particles in it which aren't much visible when applied on lips. It actually tastes sweet and yum. To my surprise, the staying power of this lip balm is pretty decent too. It lasted on my lips for about 2-3 hours which is pretty great for a gloss or a lip balm. Even after its glossiness faded away, my lips felt soft and smooth and tasted sweet.
Essence Glossy Lipbalm in "Raspberry Sorbet" Heavily Swatched on Arm
Essence Glossy Lipbalm in "Raspberry Sorbet" Lip Swatch

Overall, its a decent combination of a lip balm and lip gloss. This isn't the most moisturizing balm ever, but still provides enough hydration and makes the lips feel soft and supple for few hours. It tastes yum too. For the price, its really good and after trying this one am definitely gonna pick more flavors soon.

The Goods:
  • Affordable
  • Tastes sweet and yum
  • Provides decent hydration
  • Adds a subtle sheen to the lips
  • Pretty decent staying power (considering it as a balm/gloss)
  • Doesn't feel stick or tacky
  • Doesn't feel thick
  • Travel friendly packaging
The Bads:
  • Is not the most hydrating balm ever
  • This particular shade is not very pigmented

Price & Availability: Essence glossy lip balm is available at Essence Cosmetics counters for PKR 230/- only. Few flavors are also available online at Beautyarena.

My Rating: 3.5/5.... Good..!!!

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  1. Sounds nice :) I love their names though, so tasty :D

  2. thanks for sharing such an honest review <3

  3. Seems nice. Only if it were a bit more pigmented :)

    1. Thanks Kiran.. There are more shades available. The darker shades have better pigmentation I think.

  4. Sounds delish.I love the looks edible ^_^

    1. Thanks Shehrzad....It really tastes yum... I actually licked some off my lips :D

  5. Going to try this one :) Thanks for sharing :)

  6. I also got this but haven't tried it yet. Just want to go and apply it after reading your review :D

    1. hahaha.. Hope u like it too. Looking forward to read your review on this :)

  7. Great review!
    Would you like to follow each other?

  8. For the price, I think it's worth it. Nice review :)

  9. it looks good on your lips dear :)

  10. I have this balm in mint, i agree it is not most hydrating but still it is good. Nice review :)

  11. packaging is really cute and the swatch is also really bubbly but on lips i dint like it much ... may be ist bcaz i hate glosses :/

    Shumaila Jaffer
    Beauty Redefined

    1. Yes if you are not a fan of glossy products then you might not like it. Otherwise its nice :)

  12. I love the packaging and it makes ur lips appear "kissable" wish it was more hydrating I too have those worst dried lips in my genes lolz

    1. lol thanks a lot... Yeah dry lips are a big issue for me too.. But luckily few lip crayons and balm stains help my lips stay hydrated.


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