Review: Essence Liquid Lipstick in Show Off...!!!

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Hey beauties,

Hope you are doing great. Liquid lipsticks were all the hype last year and they are here to stay. From high-end to drugstore, many makeup brands launched liquid lipsticks during past year. Even this year, many new and upcoming collections include liquid lipsticks. One of our favorite drugstore brands, Essence Cosmetics also jumped on the bandwagon and launched these affordable liquid lipsticks. These liquid lipsticks look different than the rest of the lipsticks that I have tried so far. So let's get to the review and see what I have to say about this liquid lipstick by Essence Cosmetics.

Essence Liquid Lipstick "Show Off"
Essence Liquid Lipstick "Show Off"
Essence Liquid Lipstick "Show Off"
Essence liquid lipsticks come in transparent plastic packaging with colored lipstick shape within the center. These liquid lipsticks have a doe-foot applicator that help spread the product evenly on the lips. The packaging somehow reminds me of Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Colors. I find the packaging of this liquid lipstick really cute.

The formula of this liquid lipstick is different than other liquid lipsticks. Its hybrid of lipstick and lip gloss. Unlike other liquid lipsticks, its not matte, rather its glossy. The texture of this liquid lipstick is quite thick. It looks and feels more like a gloss but doesn't feel tacky or sticky at all. This liquid lipstick is highly pigmented and the coverage it provides is medium yet buildable. Since, it feels more like a gloss, therefore, it doesn't feel drying and keeps the lips moisturized for hours. This liquid lipstick also has a vanilla like scent and it tastes a bit sweet too. However, the scent and taste are not at all bothersome and I like it.

The shade that am reviewing is 04 "Show Off" which is a beautiful coral pinkish shade with hint of red. On my lips it appears as a bright coral pink shade. The shade is suitable for almost all skin tones. Being a glossy lip color, it does transfer and fade easily. However, it doesn't bleed. The glossiness/shine of this lipstick reduces after about an hour of application. The subtle coral pink color sticks to the lips for about 3-4 hours and then slowly fades away. It also leaves behind a nice light stain which lasts for an extra hour. It keeps the lips hydrated for many hours and leaves my lips feeling soft by the end of the day.
Essence Liquid Lipstick Show Off Swatch
Essence Liquid Lipstick Show Off Lip Swatch
In my opinion, its not actually a liquid lipstick rather more of a long-lasting lip gloss. It has decent staying power as a gloss, is highly pigmented and feels comfortable on the lips. However, its not matte and doesn't feel like other liquid lipsticks. Those who prefer glossy finish and are looking for an affordable hydrating lip color should check these out for sure.


The Goods:
  • Cute Packaging
  • Good color payoff
  • Decent staying power
  • Moisturizing formula
  • Feels comfortable on lips
  • Doesn't feel tacky
  • Doesn't bleed
  • Smells good
  • Affordable
The Bads:
  • Feels, looks and performs more like a lip gloss
  • Staying power is not impressive for a liquid lipstick
  • Transfers easily



Price & Availability: Essence Liquid lipsticks are available at leading cosmetics/drugstores nationwide for Rs 450/- only. Also available online at Beautybar.pk




My Rating
: 4/5...!!!




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38 comments

  1. Shade is Lovely <3
    I wish it could stay a little longer..
    Nice review btw
    xoxo
    Diaries of a hidden Fashionista

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  2. Indeed, the packaging is very cute and yes it looks more like a lip gloss.
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    1. Glad you agree. Thanks for stopping by Nyda :)

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  3. This color is so pretty and pigmented.Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Lovely review huda!! Staying power makes it a miss for me but i would love to have it just because its so pretty :D

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    1. My pleasure dear. Yes, you should give these a try for sure as these are something different.

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  5. The packaging is lovely, I am not into glossy lip products so I was thinking to try the matte version of this one, lovely shade by the way dear.

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    1. I didn't know these have a matte version too. Thanks for sharing :) Hope Essence launches those in Pakistan too.

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  6. The color is so beautiful. The packaging also is really cute. But I wish it could be more of a liquid lipstick rather than a Lip Gloss.

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    1. I wish the same as I am not much of a lip gloss girl. So this is not exactly my thing but the shade is gorgeous no doubt :)

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  7. ur lip swatches r to die for :) great review <3

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  8. Though I love the packaging, but its glossy texture makes it a lipgloss more... Thanks for sharing your thoughts Huda! x

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    1. My pleasure Isma. Glad you liked the review.

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  9. You are absolutely right that it behaves like a lip gloss. I think it is slightly thicker in consistency, what do you say? I bought the shade beauty secret and loved it. I'm going to make a collection of these because they can be worn easily every day. I loved the shade you picked up and keep blogging more often. Miss you when you are not around. :)

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    1. Yes its slightly thicker in consistency which makes its staying power better as a gloss. Thank you so much for you love dear. IA will try to be more consistent with posts once again :) Much Love <3

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  10. LOVE the color but the glossy texture is totally not my thing. Good for gifting to a teen for a beginning makeup kit though :D

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    1. I like your idea :D Thanks for stopping by Atiya :)

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  11. The colors is superb, but personally I am not into much glossy lipstick....as they don't stay for long. But I would try this one, as the shade look super gorgeous.

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    1. I am not much into lip glosses either but the shade is gorgeous no doubt. Love wearing it these days :)

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  12. Another great review by Huda Princess !!! I like the shade and its plus points but I feel that I must have more staying power. Overall its nice :) Loved the packing. :)

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    1. I also find the packaging of this very appealing. Glad you liked the review :)

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  13. Pretty color, looks so nice on you :)

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  14. the shade looks pretty awesome but i dont like glossy finish

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    1. I wish Essence launches matte liquid lipsticks soon too. Those would be even better am sure :)

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  15. The swatch seems matte and on the lips it seems more like a gloss. I'm skippin it :-/

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    1. I so wish it had matte finish but sadly its glossy. Love the shade tho :)

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  16. Oh, I was expecting it to be more of a lipstick, the shade is pretty nonetheless. :) x

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    1. I expected the same but yes shade is really pretty :)

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  17. Very nice review. I have used the 03 Almost real of the same range and my experience is the same. Do check out my blog to see more about what I experienced. http://thegirlinpink21.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Ria, glad to know you liked the review. Will surely check ur blog out :)

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  18. Looks stunning on you as always. <3 It's not available at the essence counter near my house I will order it online because a glossy liquid lipstick? Sounds interesting. Thanks for the detailed review :)

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    1. Thanks Umaima. Yeah do try it out and share your thoughts :)

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