Friday, 12 July 2013

Favorite Thing Friday: Hello Summer Essence Lip Stain

**I had troubles posting this yesterday, so here it is!

Something that I didn’t include in the About Me post is that I am a bit of a lip gloss connoisseur.
I think I am actually addicted to always putting some sort of colour or moisturizer on my lips. I am always trying out new kinds, colours and flavours of lip gloss and am always - of course - looking for a good deal!

A couple of week ago while I was browsing at Shoppers Drug Mart, a bright orange lipstick container caught my eye. The $2.99 price tag might have had something to do with that, too. I mean, what can you buy for $2.99 these days? I think some packs of gum are even more expensive than that.

It was Hello Summer Lip Stain by Essence.
I’ve tried a couple of products by Essence before, and overall they’ve been pretty good compared to other producs in their price range (although I do not recommend their nail polish. As cute as their colours are, it chips fast and easy. I’ll stick to OPI or Essie thanks).

This is a nice mix between a gloss and a lipstick. It stains your lips by lightly bringing out their natural colour. While the tube is orange, it stains mine to a pretty, light pink.

This is nice because you don’t have to worry about lip liner or looking in the mirror while applying – just apply like you would a translucent gloss, press and rub your lips together, and you’re ready to go. It’s perfect for every-day wear, over top of a matte lipstick, or as a refresher throughout the evening. The colour lasts a fair bit of time, too. I would say for at least an hour.

Plus, did I mention it comes in a funky bright container and only costs $2.99?
Thanks for reading,