Monday, January 12, 2015

On 1:18 AM by Hira Tabassum in , ,    19 comments
I really like Essence's idea of combining the finish of a gloss with the hydrating effect of a lip balm. But do I like the resultant product?

The Brand Claims: Sweet Lips: The pampering, light formula of the glossy lip balms in fresh colors give your lips a gorgeous shine and it has a delicious fragrance too. Fruits are mixed with sweet delicacies to create fabulous flavors.
Essence Glossy Lip Balm in Raspberry Sorbet
Essence Glossy Lip Balm in Raspberry Sorbet
Essence Glossy Lip Balm in Raspberry Sorbet- Swatch
My Experience:
With the weather getting colder day by day, lip balms are a must for the dry and chapped lips. Essence Glossy Lip Balm is one of the numerous products that exist to serve your lips. It is available in a wide range of colors/flavors. The squeezable plastic tube that contains 8ml of the product is very practical and travel friendly.
I got the Glossy Lip Balm in shade Raspberry Sorbet which has a sweet berry smell and taste to it. It has a very light, pale pink color to it that hardly shows up at my lips. The silver glitter particles in it really put me off. These particles are not very visible after application but are big enough that I can feel them grinding between my lips and it is not something I like.
Essence glossy Lip Balm stays on my lips for about two hours but its sweet smell lingers for quite some time after that. The lip balm does not feel sticky on my lips but does feel slightly heavier than Maybelline's Baby Lips. And I definitely think that as long as it stays on my lips, Essence Glossy Lip Balm hydrates them better than the latter.
To sum it up, Essence Glossy Lip Balm does a fine job of hydrating your lips considering the price. Its not for you if you are looking for more color in your lip balms.

  • Has a sweet berry smell.
  • Hydrates better than most lip balms.
  • Gives the finish of a gloss.
  • Packaging is easy to carry around.
  • Has really big glitter particles in it.
  • Have to reapply after every 2 hours or so.
  • The color does not really show on lips.
Price & Availability: Essence Glossy Lip Balms retail for the price of PKR 230 each (approx. $2.3) and are available at all leading stores across the country. You can also buy them online at Essence's store at Daraz. Join Essence Pakistan's facebook page for more information.
My Rating:3.5/5

Have you tried Essence Glossy Lip Balms? Don't forget to share your experience in comments below.
*PR Sample


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for the appreciation Momina :)

  2. I prefer the luscious glosses over this one. They're very moisturizing and the color actually shows.

    1. I haven't tried those yet Kiran. Will look for those when I go shopping next time :)

  3. nice post :)

  4. hmm honest review :) Thanks for sharing.

  5. wow its sounds yummm!!

    Love XoxoX

  6. Love your detailed review and this gloss shade is so yum :) need to try this :)

  7. I agree that this lip balm doesn't provide long lasting hydration but still its overall a good combination of gloss and balm. I might wanna try the darker shades in this range..

    1. I also liked the concept of a lip balm and a gloss in one product.

  8. Nice review, i have this balm in mint and agree with you it is not long lasting.

    1. Would love to see its swatch Zubaida :)

  9. Pretty shade but glitters is a con

  10. I like the sound of it.I will def try it this time.Great review dear.

  11. I am not fond of glitter on my lips otherwise this looks great. x

  12. This would be cute for younger girls! :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  13. I also own one n think, like Jadez, that its a good product for younger girls... mine is now property of my Bebo for esp ocassions. Thanks for an honest review.


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