Essence Lip Liner Review

(Initially I intended to just reblog but I see more use reverting it to draft, improving the post and then publishing it as a new one.)

[UPDATED REVIEW]

Essence is a company based in Germany that produces quality products at VERY affordable prices! And among their best products and definitely the most affordable ones are their lipliners (I am OBVIOUSLY giving it a high rating).

So pretty!!!

So pretty!!!

The shade names. Obviously I don't have all the available shades.

The shade names. Obviously I don’t have all the available shades.

Ooooo, so pretty!!!

Ooooo, so pretty!!!

And here come the swatches.

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Description; A standard lipliner pencil.

Price; MYR 7.30 (I usually say wait for a discount but at MYR 7.30, come on!).

Where to buy; Watsons and Mydin

 

Pros;

Very nicely pigmented.

Very opaque so it will even out hyper-pigmentation on the lips. Both lips will turn out the same colour with this lipliner (if applied all over the lips)!

Glides on smoothly without tugging on the lips.

Does not feather.

Leaves a stain on the lips even after it wears out.

Does not dry out the lips.

Lightweight on the lips so you’d feel like you’re hardly wearing anything.

The price is a huge plus point!

No strong odour or taste.

 

Cons;

It is not very long lasting.

It isn’t smudge-proof or budge-proof (meaning; it will fade away with eating and licking your lips). 

Double con here is that it is a pencil so it needs to be sharpened  and sharpening is tricky since it is so creamy.

 

Note:

These are very very creamy and that may be something not everyone enjoys. I do know the preference for a drier formula that perhaps lasts longer.

It is a pain to sharpen; can be worked around by placing the pen in the freezer for about 10 minutes… 

 

Rating: 9/10

It’s a preference thing! I love that these are as creamy as they are. Love ’em!

Haul; Collective Haul (#13)

How apt, on Black Friday, I post a haul! 😛

Forgive me God! I HAVE SHOPPED………… EXTENSIVELY!!!!!!!!!

Let me tell you this was the most I have bought in a very long time and although it has been quite a while since I’ve posted a haul, there’s no reason for one person to buy THIS much! Except addiction! AND NO! I DON’T NEED HELP!!! *sniffs new mascara still in plastic package*

I am not ashamed... No, I am not, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not! I'M NOT!!!

I am not ashamed… No, I am not, I’m not, I’m not, I’m not! I’M NOT!!!

STILL NOT ASHAMED! YOU HEAR ME! STILL NOT!

STILL NOT ASHAMED! YOU HEAR ME! STILL NOT!

These were gifts... Gifts... OK!

These were gifts… Gifts… OK!

Moving on….

Guardian Haul

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Catrice Eyeshadow in 350 starlight expresso, original price; MYR 14.30, purchased for; MYR 4.80

Silkygirl Expert Brow & Nose Shadow in 01 Dark Brown, purchased for; MYR 18.90

Cathy Doll Ice Cream Magic Blender (makeup sponge) original price; 23.90, purchased for; MYR 20.30 (if you follow my blog you know this tragic story, if you don’t, link here)

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, original price; MYR 14.50, purchased for; MYR 9.90

Maybelline Micellar Water, original price; MYR 24.90, purchased for; MYR 19.90

 

Watsons Haul

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, original price; MYR 14.50, purchased for; MYR 9.80

Essence I ❤ Colour Intensifying Eyeshadow Base, purchased for MYR 14.90

Esence Extra Longlasting Eyeliner Pen in 01 Black, original price; MYR 13.90) and Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara (original price; MYR 18.90), purchased both for MYR 18.90 in a bundle pack

 

Aeon Haul

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Naisture Face Masks (I didn’t see the original price), 4 masks for MYR 10

IN2IT Waterproof Eyebrow Colour, original price; MYR 22.90, purchased for; MYR 19.00

 

Sephora Haul

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Paco Rabanne Black XS EDT (my very first love affair in a bottle since I got a sample of it in 2005, never did bother purchasing it until now), original price; MYR 310, purchased for MYR 248 (during the black card 20% off sale), I paid only MYR 198 because I had a Sephora MYR 50 gift card (it was a gift and you will never know!). 😀

NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown, original price; MYR 45, purchased for MYR 40.50 (with my point accumulated 10% discount)

Sephora birthday gift; blusher (so pretty)!

 

Elianto Haul

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3x Elianto Mono Eyeshadow in 01 White, 13 Cocoa, and B138 Espresso, purchased for MYR 9.90 each.

 

Daiso Haul

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I always get a bottle (or two) of this when I’m in Daiso and I see it (that’s a total of 5 backup bottles so far), in fear of it running out of stock in Penang as it often does. MYR 5.30 each

 

Bath and Body Works

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I love this!!! Fine Fragrance Mist in Wild Madagascar Vanilla original price MYR 73; purchased for MYR 38 (I KNOW RIGHT???!!!!!!!!!)

 

Insta shop

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Upon advice of my other blogger friends I purchased this from Thameen by A (@thameenbya) and it was definitely much more affordable than buying it at the retail store that carries it here in Malaysia, purchased for; MYR 50 + MYR 8 shipping

 

Golden Rose

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Dream Eyebrow Pencil in 302, original price; MYR 20, purchased for MYR 18.90

 

Mr. DIY Haul

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2x clear plastic cosmetics organisers (only one showed in picture), purchased for MYR 19.50 each

2x metal pen holder, purchased for MYR 3.50 each

 

Forever 21 Haul

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Single + double tweezers + makeup sponge, MYR 15 each, buy 2 free 1 promo, DON’T BUY THE SPONGE (regret post link here)!!!

 

Bag of Love (subscription bag)

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I MEAN, HOW ADORABLE IS THAT BAG!!!???

Local subscription bag that I was intrigued by. They’re a no commitment, subscribe as and when you wish kind of a deal so I ended up purchasing this one because it was only MYR 49.90 plus shipping! I’ll show you close up shots because I have never tried any of these brands and I have no idea how much they cost!

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The product I was most excited about!

The product I was most excited about! I have yet to slather all around my eyeballs but I CANNOT WAIT!!!

Some premixed coffee, tea and cocoa beverage mix in a beauty bag! YESSS!!!! I LOVE! I've already had the chocolate and the cafe latte! Delicious!!!

Some premixed coffee, tea and cocoa in a beauty bag! YESSS!!!! I LOVE! I’ve already had the chocolate and the cafe latte! Delicious!!!

It is a Malaysian subscription bag so obviously Malaysian readers who want to get their hands on their next bag, go ‘like’ their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BagofLove/

 

GIFTS!!!

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Pulled this picture from my Instagram (follow me! DUH! @harivain). Got this from my glam squad member Lakshmi and Geetha! I did a collaboration post with them for Halloween, check it out, link here. I don’t know how much these cost because they were gifts and I’ve never purchased these before.

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Essence Mosaic Blush in 30 Kissed by the Sun, MYR 15.90 (birthday present by blogger friend Lakshmi)

Essence Make Me Brow, in 02 Browny Brows, MYR 12.90 (gift from Emma, a newfound friend from the UK)

How gorgeous are those brushes and the packaging too!!!

Already wrote a first impressions on this (link here). I won this via a giveaway, MYR 139.00 (shipping rates separate)

 

PR Stuff

I didn’t put this in the big picture because I forgot! 😛

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I got this via BFF, an online community of beauty reviews. Used it for a week and reviewed.

My profile link; http://www.bffsays.com/user/daran30

Product review link; http://www.bffsays.com/review/view/5097

It is not a paid review. I was sent this in exchange for an honest review.

Haul; Collective Haul (#9)

This time around there were repurchases that might make this collective haul bigger than it seems. However, except two things, everything else was purchased at discounts.

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DON’T JUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Guardian Haul

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Biore Perfect Cleansing Water (twin pack that came in both the 300 ml bottle and 90 ml bottle), original price; MYR 35.10, purchased for; MYR 24.60.

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The twin pack came in this box.

Silkygirl Expert Brow Slim Liner (this is a repurchase), original price; MYR 20.90, purchased for; MYR 17.80.

Maybelline Crayon Liner in Brown, original price; MYR 11.90, purchased for; MYR 8.80.

Catrice Fixing Brow Wax, original price; not available, purchased for; MYR 12.90 (it was discounted as the discount tag was on it).

 

Watsons Haul

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Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, purchased for MYR 22.90 (full price).

Simple Soothing Facial Toner, original price; MYR 18.80, purchased for; MYR 14.80.

Biore Facial Foam in the Pure Mild option (it came in a twin pack, one 100g tube and one 50g tube) original price; MYR 13.90, purchased for MYR 10.80.

Silkygirl Matte Junkie Lip Cream, original price; MYR 21.90, purchased for MYR 18.80.

 

The Body Shop Haul

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I took chance of the mid year sales.

Moringa Body Butter, original price; MYR 29.00, purchased for; MYR 14.50.

Mango Body Whip, original price; MYR 19.90, purchased for; MYR 9.95.

Fijian Water Lotus Body Lotion, original price; MYR 21.90, purchased for; MYR 10.95.

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner, original price; MYR 13.70, purchased for; MYR 6.85.

Mini nail filers, original price; MYR 10.50, purchased for; MYR 5.25.

Foundation brush, original price; MYR 65.00, purchased for; MYR 32.50.

 

Elianto Haul

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This isn’t a haul so much as it is a single purchase.

Elianto single eyeshadow in 13 Cocoa, purchased for MYR 9.90 (full price).

 

Bath and Body Works Haul

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Purchased during their recent 30-40% sale.

3 x Fragrance Mist in Wild Madagascar Vanilla, original price; MYR 35.00, purchased for; MYR 25.00 (per bottle).

 

Sephora Haul

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Purchased during the private 20% off sale.

Zoeva Luxe Soft Definer brush (227), original price; MYR 66.00, purchased for; MYR 52.80.

Tarte Maracuja Oil, original price; MYR 48, purchased for; MYR 38.40.

Product Empties #1

I have decided to do product empties posts just because I can give quick views on the products that I have used and if they helped me or did nothing for me. I could also easily include how much they cost (if I can include that detail) and where to purchase these products. These posts are not exclusive to makeup products but products that have either helped me with my makeup or just some facial skincare items. Although FiercePaint is dedicated to makeup, facial skin health is important for flawless makeup application. With that being said, here it is, my first ever ‘product empties’.

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1&2; are Watsons brand wet wipes which I bought so that I can get discounts! HAHA!! However, they’re handy little things that you can use to just gently cleanse your face or even wipe your hands with. They’re just basic wet wipes with nice scent(s) and they cost MYR 1.20. Would I repurchase these? Probably not, unless of course, I would get in-store discounts!

3; This is a facial cleanser for men from the brand Fair and Handsome by the company Emami. It is an Indian based company and I picked this up at an Indian Cash and Carry store. I didn’t feel a marked difference with my skin as with the claims of this product that it makes the skin brighter in addition to giving a deep cleanse. Besides, I have never used cleansers in the past with the goal of brightening my facial skin. Probably using a few more tubes may give results but there is one ingredient present in this product that I don’t like which is menthol (it is unfortunately present in many facial cleansers for men). Price; MYR 8.90. I don’t think I’d repurchase this.

4; This is the Himalaya Natural Intensive Lip Balm which is really one of my favorite lip balm but I chose not to do a review on this because it isn’t so easy to find. In fact, very few Indian Cash and Carry stores even carry this product. I would repurchase this and I am hoping it is still available. I don’t remember the price but I am pretty sure it was under MYR 10.

5; Tesco Everyday Value facial cotton pads are cheap and they get the job done. I use them to apply my toner and take off my makeup swatches. They cost about MYR 1.50 for 100 pieces! They even come in packs of two at MYR 2.55. I already have two extra packs in addition to one that I am halfway done with. Repurchase? It’s on my next Tesco shopping list!!!

6; This is an empty bottle of Daiso facial cleanser, however, I have actually have a different use for the cleanser itself. You can read about it here. Repurchase? YES! I already have a backup bottle in addition to one currently in use. I bought them pre-GST (MYR 5) but they now cost MYR 5.30 (including all Daiso items).