I was lucky enough to be sent a nice selection of the brand new Fall items from Essence, and I have already shared a few but today I have two more, Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Frosted Pink* and Metal Shine*. These are the two new permanent shades available of product, which I haven’t actually tried before.
The packaging on both the Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Frosted Pink and Metal Shine is the same, and matches with the rest of the line. It’s a standard tall clear lip gloss tube that lets you see the product inside along with a shiny silver cap and a wand with a doe-foot applicator. I definitely prefer this format over a squeeze-tube for applying lip gloss, so we were off to a good start. There’s a sweet, light scent that’s more obvious on Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Frosted Pink. Both shades provide semi-sheer coverage and have a smooth, extremely comfortable formula. It’s not at all sticky, which means it’s also not transfer proof. I get about an hour or two of wear out of these before I would need to reapply, however both shades are subtle enough to not need a mirror.
My main issue with Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Frosted Pink and Metal Shine is the same for both, neither of them are really shades that I would wear. Frosted Pink is a pastel bubblegum shade that reminds me a bit of the 80s and looks really bad applied on me. Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Metal Shine is bronze shade, and I do prefer it because it can help tone down a brighter shade and give a bit of a bronze shimmer to it, although I can’t see myself wearing it on its own as I find it too brown.
As you can tell from the swatches, Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Frosted Pink and Metal Shine aren’t 100% opaque, but even with the semi-sheer finish the shades are not super flattering on me. While it’s hard for me to imagine wearing Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Frosted Pink, I could possibly use Metal Shine for layering. However, I think these glosses are targeted at a younger audience, who I’m sure would enjoy the shade selection a lot more. That said, with their comfortable formula, sturdy packaging, and nice scent, Essence XXXL Shine Lipglosses definitely have my attention with their other, more wearable shades. Have you ever tried these lip glosses before?