Saturday, 17 May 2014

Essence Gel Tint - 03 Flashy Apricot | Review & Swatchs

Hello there, today I'm going to review the Essence Gel Tint in shade Flashy Apricot. Another orange lip product! *surprise surprise* heh. What I like about gel tints is that they are somewhere between lipstick, lipgloss & lipbalms, and they feel light on the lips. I have used this Essence gel tint before in the shade 02-Deep Red and have absolutely loved it. I've been using that one for almost a year now. Therefore, I decided to try it in another shade. And this time I went for an orange-eee, the name says it all.

About the Product:
Jelly lips! the innovative water-based, jelly formula lightly tints your lips for hours. the specially shaped applicator with a double-ended color reservoir ensures an easy and accurate application. intensive, long-lasting colors attract attention to your lips!

The Product claims:
  • Gel Tint for long lasting and color intensive lips
  • For an intensifying color effect, apply the gel tint several times
  • Waterbased gel texture for a cooling effect and a comfortable feeling on the lips
  • Stains the lips

Ingredients:
AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, CARBOMER, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, SACCHARIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, AROMA (FLAVOR), CI 15985 (YELLOW 6), CI 16035 (RED 40), CI 17200 (RED 33).






Packaging:
It comes in a thin cardboard box and inside is a small transparent tube. I like the fact that you can see the color through the packaging, it looks cute this way. It is easy to carry due to its small size (5ml). You can put it in your smallest-possible-clutch ever and it would hardly take up any space. The sponge applicator does not come in handy as you have to use your fingers to spread the color evenly either on your cheeks or on the lips. If you use the applicator you may not get precise application.





Texture:
When I first bought this tint, I expected the texture to be quite thick but to my surprise it's the opposite. It's not watery thin, but is in between liquidy thin and a thick gel. I like this texture as it makes it easy to apply it.

Color:
This flashy apricot is a very pretty orange that can be used for a natural look during the day time. The color is not as bright as it appears in the packging. Also it's quite pigmented and more layers of tint gets you more intense color.





Smell & Taste:
These tints have a sweet fruity scent which disappears after few moments of application but you can taste it on the lips. Personally, I don't mind this scent but it might bother people who are not a big fan a sweet scents.

Lasting Power:
I mentioned that I've used this tint in shade 02 (still using it by the way). That shade lasts up to 8+ hours on my face but this flashy apricot shade disappears within 2-3 hours. I don't really get it, I mean the formula must be same only the shade is different but for some reason this shade does not have an impressive lasting power.

How to apply:
Dot it on your cheeks and then blend it using your fingers. The quicker you do the better or you might get uneven distribution.

Summary:
All in all it is such a pretty orange shade which comes in a small transparent tube. It lasts for about 2-3 hours on the cheeks but disappears more rapidly on the lips. It is not moisturizing on the lips and dries them out a little.

The Good:
Color is buildable
Bargain cheap
Smells nice
Pigmented
Travel friendly packaging

The Bad:
Lasting power
Even application is tricky
Dries out the lips a little

Rating:
3.5/5

Would I repurchase it & Price:
Not sure about this shade but I'll definitely repurchase this product in the shade 02-Deep Red again, which in case I failed to mention, is my true love *Yop*
I got it for 350rs ($4) . I'd say it's worth the price and you should give it a try at least once.
Thanks for reading :)
What's your on-the-go product these days
xoxo

14 comments:

  1. Mariam, I have been looking for a good lip stain... I would really like a coral color though... I think orange would be a bit bright for me...

    I wanted to thank you for your sweet comment that you left on my blog, that was so very sweet :) Have a great weekend :)

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  2. I adore lip glosses like that! :) Perfect for summer!
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  3. The package is cute I don't like products that dry lip great review.
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  4. Hello from Spain: fabulous brand. Keep in touch

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  5. Too bad the staying power is only 2-3 hours....Nice review dear.....xoxoxo....^_^

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  6. nice review!
    Marina
    http://www.maridress.blogspot.it/
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  7. Wonderful review!

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

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