Review: Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Nude Candy

I took a stop by Ulta yesterday after a two month hiatus just to browse. Of course one never goes into Ulta and leaves empty handed. In the end, I left the store with some nail polishes and this little stunner of a lipgloss.

From what I've seen, Essence is pretty budget friendly, this gloss only cost me $2.49.  I had heard a bunch of awesome reviews about XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Nude Candy and being a nude pinky lip lover I knew this was one I would like. So I had been keeping an eye out for this to purchase but the last few times I visited Ulta this particular gloss was always sold out. Until yesterday that is!

Nude Candy is a pale milky pink that is quite similar to NARS Turkish Delight. When it's on my lips, I can't tell the difference in color. In the tubes, Turkish Delight has no shimmer while Nude Candy has some silver shimmer (sparkle) but when applied it's not visible. The color is pretty opaque and the smell is similar to fruit candy with a texture that is not sticky or very tacky. Perhaps the only issue I have with this as with most milky pink glosses is that the product does settle a bit into lip lines. You can't tell from far away but if you get uncomfortably close you'll be able to see the settling. The wear time is about two hours if I don't eat since the consistency is not tacky but that really doesn't bother me all that much. Some people may not enjoy the constant reapplication.

For those of you who love Turkish Delight but hate the smell and price of NARS glosses, you should give this a shot. I mean for $2.49 at least you won't feel guilty if you hate it!
Overall it's a lovely gloss. I definitely would try other colors from the line. With such an appealing price and quality product wrapped up into one, it's hard to not love these!

-Budget friendly
-Not sticky
-Can wear as a stand alone lip product
-Can be considered a dupe for NARS Turkish Delight
-Pretty packaging

-May be hard to find (I can only find Essence brand products in Ulta)
-Settles into lines
-Constant reapplication

1 comment:

  1. Turkish Delight is a beautiful color...and if this can be a dupe, I'm all for it ^_^


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