essence, my affordable but great quality fave, has come out with a new long-lasting lipstick line in a sophisticated new look: a matte black case with a thin colorband just below the middle that shows the shade inside.
The lipstick bullet is embossed with the essence logo “e”. I love the new look!
Unfortunately, the new lipsticks are in limited distribution in the U.S., available only at Fred Meyer stores. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you’re very lucky. You can head to FM to pick up as many of these lovely lippies as you can! I am unsure of the worldwide availability of the new line. Hopefully, they’ll be more available outside the U.S.
Since Fred Meyer stores are about 2000 miles away from me, essence was super sweet, sending me three lipsticks in three different shades of red: two to try and one to GIVE AWAY! Details on the giveaway below.
First, let me tell you about the lipstick and why you will want to win it. The new essence lipstick is highly pigmented, and I got full coverage with one swipe. Two swipes give incredible, velvety coverage. Yet, it’s lightweight and very comfortable to wear. It’s almost shocking that this is long-lasting lipstick. It is so creamy and, not at all drying — I’m absolutely amazed because long-lasting lipsticks usually drive me crazy. Actually, I almost forget that I have it on. It just looks great, and it lasts for several hours.
The Fall 2013 lipstick line comes in 10 shades from nudes to berries to brights to reds.
I’ve been wearing shade 02, ALL YOU NEED IS RED, a bright orange red (it’s on top in the swatch below),
and 03, DARE TO WEAR, a real red with a raspberry cast (that’s on the bottom on the swatch below). I know it’s difficult to tell the difference in the two shades in these photos of me taken under artificial light, but the top swatch definitely is oranger than the bottom one which is more raspberry. Both shades are bright reds with different undertones. I love both shades, and I think they work with my coloring. Actually, I think they’d look good on everyone: blondes, brunettes, women with black hair, and grey hair, too.
The giveaway shade is 04, ON THE CATWALK, a berry red or maybe you could call it red-plum. I won’t be able to swatch that one since it must be pristine for the winner. I checked with another blogger who tried 04, and she loved it. In fact, it was one of her favorites in the line. She described the color as “dark berry red”, “dark but not bright”, “a great fall color”. She thought it was a good alternative to a bright red lip: instead a deep berry lip. It sounds beautiful, and it looked great on her, a blonde. But I think it would look great on anyone.
The lipstick is 0.13 oz/3 g, and the price is $2.99 which is an absolute steal! I’m so sad that it’s only available at Fred Meyer. I want more! Women in the Pacific Northwest: go directly to Fred Meyer and buy as many of these essence lipsticks as you can! They cost next to nothing and are an incredible quality product. These lipsticks are made in Italy. In addition, the good news is that all essence products are not tested on animals.
These lipsticks appear to be gluten-free. This is a comment from the manufacturer found online: “Gluten containing ingredients are not in use of the mentioned products, but we cannot guarantee total gluten-free products because of rare but possible production dependent impurities of the raw materials.” The full ingredient lists for all the shades are at the end of the post.
Like the procedure for the Midnight Velvet giveaway in August, to qualify just leave a comment on this blogpost telling me why you want the essence lipstick, shade 04 ON THE CATWALK. That’s it.
So enter for a chance to win a hard-to-come-by new essence lipstick! Tell me why you want to win essence 04 ON THE CATWALK lipstick in the “Leave a Reply”/comment section at the end of this post. It’s easy, even if you haven’t commented before. Enter your name, your email (so I can reach you if you win and so I know you’re a person, not a robot), type in your comment, click Post Comment, and you’re done.
Here are the Giveaway Rules:
No duplicate comments, ie please don’t copy what someone else wrote.
If you want to increase your chances of winning, you can earn a total of 5 entries by selecting from the following entry methods (but if you want to do only the required entry method — a comment — that’s fine!):
- REQUIRED: Leave a reply/comment in response to this post on why you’d like to win the essence 04 ON THE CATWALK lipstick
- Subscribe to Never Say Die Beauty via the subscription form right beneath this post or at the top right side on the home page (if you already subscribe, let me know in your comment and it will count as 1 entry)
- “Like” Never Say Die Beauty on Facebook (if you already “liked” the NSDB Facebook fanpage, let me know in your comment and it will count as 1 entry)
- Follow Never Say Die Beauty on Twitter: @nsdbeauty ((if you already follow NSDB on Twitter, let me know in your comment and it will count as 1 entry)
- Refer a friend who will enter the Giveaway by listing her first name and last initial, e.g. AllisonC, at the end of your comment. You will be credited for the entry if/when she comments on the blogpost.
- FIRST PERSON TO ENTER WITH AN APPROVED COMMENT GETS AN EXTRA ENTRY!
This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, age 18 or older (Since it’s my first time handling the mailing, I’m limiting the giveaway to the US/Canada. I promise that one of these days I’ll do an international giveaway as soon as I can afford the shipping!). The contest is void where prohibited by law. The winner will be selected by a random drawing, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 48 hours to get back to me, if not a new winner will be selected.
The package will be delivered by the USPS, and Never Say Die Beauty is not responsible for loss or damage.
This sweepstakes runs from time of publication on September 19, 2013 to October 4, 2013 at 11:00pm EDT. Don’t forget to tell your friends! Good luck
UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THE WINNER IS JEANNIE S. OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING. PLEASE ENTER MY NEW GIVEAWAY!
INGREDIENTS NO 01, 02, 04, 06, 07, 09: 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).
INGREDIENTS NO 03: RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, POLYBUTENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, CANDELILLA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA) WAX, POLYETHYLENE, MICA, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI- T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE).
INGREDIENTS NO 05, 08, 10: RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, POLYBUTENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, CANDELILLA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA) WAX, POLYETHYLENE, MICA, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TIN OXIDE, 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).