The world’s best drugstore glosses go to…

Ohmigoodness, I really didn’t think I’d like these glosses as much as I do. Essence has been becoming one of my favorite budget brands. They are neck in neck with my beloved e.l.f. But even e.l.f. don’t have glosses as fantastic as these.

Essence’s Stay With Me Long-Lasting Lipgloss is absolutely incredible at only $2.29 a pop. I’ve got 4 of their 6 shades and the textures are just as delicious as their names.

The perfect everyday bubble pink. I love how how creamy this is. It’ll go great on top of a cool lipstick but I don’t mind wearing it along either.

While not as opaque as I Like Cotton Candy, Candy Bar has a bit of a peachy tint to it.

Probably the most faint of them all. Perfect for when you want no-fuss lips.

The brightest and most opaque of the bunch. Trendsetter is a rockin’ bright pink that looks incredible.

Trendsetter with Flash.

Swatches of the kiddies…

I love everything about these glosses. The consistency is slightly thicker than a MAC Lipglass. Speaking of MAC Lipglass….

Who remembers the throwback 3D Glass? Heyyy!

They look to be around the same size. But with a better applicator…

I found these glosses to last a long longer than some of the higher-end glosses I’ve tried. They have a faint but pleasant berry smell. Honestly, if you’re a lipgloss lover, you practically NEED these. I mean, come on, gals…they’re only $2.29. You are hardly breakin’ the bank. 8)

Have you tried any of Essence’s lipglosses yet? Snag ’em from Ulta stores and

  • WOW!!! I love these glosses:)Candy bar looks to be a favorite of mine. looks like I will be making a trip to Ulta when I hit Orlando or brandon in the coming weeks… Thanks B, for hipping us on to these glosses

    • Brittany

      Woo hooo!!! Yay for Central Florida beauty shoppin’!

  • Rai

    They’re my favorites lately!

    • Brittany


  • ImperfectPaint

    I just bought all of these 2 weeks ago, and I adore them all. They are definitely the best drugstore lip glosses I’ve ever used. The staying power is great

    • Brittany

      Great minds think alike! I am so in love with these glosses.

  • Sherry Blossom

    Truly loving Trendsetter I’ll have to find these somewhere in NY

    • Brittany

      They may have them at Duane Reade!

  • Ohhhh, Trendsetter!!!!!!

    • Brittany


  • Lateisha

    Ahhhhh why did I see this. These glosses look great! (going on ULTA right now!) Thanks for showing these glosses!

    • Brittany

      Woo hoo!

  • Love Love Love Essence glosses! Actually I think I just straight up love Essence. My only complaint about them is that they don’t always release the awesome stuff they make in Europe here (like the magnetic polishes).

    The XXXL Shine glosses seriously give Mac DazzleGlass a run for their money… so much awesome sparkle, without the sticky feeling of Mac :)

    • Brittany

      Magnetic polishes? They have thooooose? No way! I wish we saw them in the States more too.

  • Where did you purchase these? I wanna try too!

    • Brittany

      You can get them from Ulta.

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  • All I can say is 2.29? WOW! The colors seems really nice too.

    • Brittany

      They are. These glosses rock!

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  • I’m super excited to try these! The price is right, and the colors just look amazing. Thanks for the swatches :)

    • Brittany


  • Grace

    These look amazing. You have beautiful lips btw! : )

    • Brittany


  • Leigh Ohlson

    Thanks so much for this post B! I’m super obsessed with these glosses! love them to crazy bits and pieces. I’m not sure if you know, but apparently there are 7 shades available. From a few of the blogs I’ve read, they have a gloss called kiss kiss kiss (which i haven’t found in my stores) whereas I have ‘my favorite milkshake’ (some of these blogs did not have my color). I thought this might just be a South African thing but upon further reading I found there to actually be 7 colours in the collection (and not just a ‘one country has this colour and the other has that colour’ kinda thing) 😀 seems i needa hunt me down some kiss kiss kiss! Please keep doing more reviews on essence. 😀 xxx

    • Brittany

      Thanks so much, Leigh! I am a huge Essence fan and will keep reviewing their products. :)