essence dark romance lipstick in 01 red romance and lipgloss in 01 black shadow – review

Hi all!

It took a while but I’m finally here with some makeup from the essence dark romance limited edition! I showed these products in a video at the beginning of September, and while I always post the nail polishes fast enough, the makeup always takes longer for some reason.

Let’s take a look at the lip products we got in Canada. There’s a second lipstick and lipgloss in this collection, but we only got one of each.

lipstick in 01 red romance

This is a beautiful shade of lipstick! However, I’m not sure it has the correct name. If you look on essence’s web site it seems like this one should be called 02 painted love, but the label underneath says 01 red romance. This is definitely the darker shade… or at least it looks like it.

Anywho, let’s take a look… I did not do my usual half-and-half comparison with this one because the colour is opaque enough that it was not worth it.

Isn’t it a gorgeous colour?!?

It feels very creamy on the lips, I love it! And I can barely detect a scent on this one.

lipgloss in 01 black shadow

I’m really glad we got this gloss instead of the other one because the other one is a light shade (called 02 light up!) and I already have a gloss from essence that seems similar (cookies & cream lipgloss), but I have nothing like this dark one.

This lipgloss will darken the look of whatever you’re wearing, with an added sparkle!

Here is a half-and-half so you can see the effect.

And a full application.

Here it is over the lipstick. Beautiful, isn’t it?

This lipgloss feels very smooth on the lips, it’s not gritty at all (from the glitters). It’s not sticky either, which is nice.

And it smells yummy! It’s kind of a fruity candy scent, I really like it.

Final Thoughts

I’m really happy we got these 2 products in Canada (instead of the other 2) because I love them both!

Did you pick up the lip products from this collection? You might still be able to find them in discount bins.

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.