Friday, 2 May 2014

Essence - 01 Coral Calling Review & Swatchs

Hello out there, hope you're having a wonderful day. Today I'm going to review the much-loved Essence lipstick in shade Coral Calling. If you read my last haul post you'd know that I ordered this lipstick online along with some other goodies. I've worn it quite often since the last month and I decided to share my views about it. These lipstciks by essence comes in 13 gorgeous Shades. I really wanted to get all of them but, eh.`To the review now:
 
Product Detail:
longlasting love… you simply have to fall in love with the longlasting lipsticks by essence. the lipsticks provide your lips with intensive color for several hours without drying them out. you’re sure to find whatever you’re looking for – from bright pink to intensive red and chilled-out berry to subtle nude shades. the essence logo on the texture and the matt, black packaging with a ring of color to match the actual color of the lipstick are true eye-catchers! 
 
Ingredients:
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, ethylhexyl palmitate, polybutene, octyldodecanol, CANDELILLA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA) WAX, polyethylene, mica, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), May contain: CI 15850 (RED 6/RED 7 LAKE), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE), CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE), CI 77491, CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE).
 
 


 


 
 
Packaing:
It comes in a matt black tube which looks so sleek. This lipstick reminds me of the Rimmel Kate Moss Collection, except that it has a colored circle in the middle which is in the color of the lipstcik inside. Plus I like the cute Little 'e' that is engraved on the top. (I just noticed the 'e' looks like a laughing pacman..or maybe I'm just tired)
The casing is plastic but does not look cheap and is quite sturdy. I dropped it once and it didn't break. Good job Essence. 
 
Color:
It is a light coral color which looks absolutely amazing and is easily wearable during the day time. It gives medium coverage, also it can be used as a tint. In one swipe you can get a subtle hint of color and can build the color up by swiping it 2-3 times. The color is not completely matt but does not look crazy in the daylight. It just appears a little shiney when you go out in the sun.
 
Application:
Big fan of how smooth the application is. It feels nice on the lips, does not dry them out or make them sticky.
 
Lasting Power:
These lipsticks are called 'long lasting' but here, I disagree. The only negative thing that I could point out about this lipstick is the not-so-impressive lasting power. It lasted on my lips for 3 hours max witout eating or drinklng. I had to re-apply it to get the color back after almost 2hrs 45 mins.

 
Summary:
All in all I would say it is a perfect color to have this summer. The application is really smooth and the creamy formula does not dry your lips.
 
The Good:
Texture
Affordable
Easy application
Variety of Shades
Sturdy packaging
 
The Bad:
Lasting power
 
Rating: 4\5
 
Would I repurchase it & Price: 
Yes, I would repurchase this lipstick in the very same shade cause if you haven't guessed by know, I'm kinda obsessed with it. I got it from beautyarena for PKR 490  ($5).
 
 


(L) multiple swipes (R) one swipe


(in the sunlight)
Thanks for reading :)
Let me know what your favorite coral lippi is, cause I'd love to try it.
xo
 

27 comments:

  1. honest review =) this shade is really pretty

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  2. Great review beautiful shade.
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  3. That shade is beautiful! Great review!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  4. It's such a pretty shade....lovely swatches dear....xoxoxo....^_^

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  5. lovely shade and great review.The color looks so pretty on you

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  6. Amazing color! ;)
    Thank you for your comment!
    I am following you on GFC and Bloglovin, hope you follow back!

    Isa M., Tic Tac Living

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  8. I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to. I'm now following you via gfc, keep in touch love x

    Benish |
    http://femministreflections.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Benish :) following back

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  9. I really love this post and your blogstyle!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC, Facebook, Bloglovin, dear? I'd like to keep in touch!
    Let me know with a comment on my blog, I promise that I'll follow you back!

    Blog: J'aime les feuilles rouges
    My last outfit: Rockin' in the deep

    xoxo Marta

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  10. I think this is really good to have such wonderful people sharing their ideas and experience.

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    Regards

    Bellezza

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  11. great post! you have a lovely blog!
    would you like to follow each other on bloglovin or gfc?
    let me know :)
    - Janine
    http://www.janinemaral.com/

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  12. just found your blog, you now have a new follower :)
    pop over and follow me back if you have a spare second, would appreciate it :) x

    The Silver Doll

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  13. Very pretty shade...looks great on your lips! :-)

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