Name: Moisturizing Color Lipstick in Tonic Pink
From Esprit’s website:
Intense colors. Increases lip moisture, reduces visible chapped lips.
What I liked:
- available in lots of shades
- colors looks scary in the tube but toned down on the lips
- applies smoothly, doesn’t set in fine lines
- pretty packaging
- the price
What I didn’t like:
- texture is not very creamy
- not very moisturizing
Last August, my boyfriend went to German and while he was there he decided to get some cosmetics for me as a birthday present. He had a hard time finding a store that sells makeup and eventually came across a drugstore at the train station where he purchased a few things.
So, among other things I’ll be reviewing soon, I got Esprit Moisturizing Color Lipstick inTonic Pink, one of the 25 shades available. Tonic Pink is a bright fuchsia with blue undertones that looks very scary in the tube but on the lips, it is another story. Although it gives an opaque coverage with only one swipe, it doesn’t pack on too much color, making the shade wearable.
I actually liked that on the lips it isn’t as bold as it looks in the tube because that means that I can wear it for almost every occasion and it’s perfect for those that want to experiment with colors but are afraid of them. Of course, you can easily build up the color if you want a more intense and bold look.
The texture is not very creamy, but it still applies smoothly without setting into fine lines, smudging or bleeding. It didn’t dry out my lips but it isn’t very moisturizing either. I was expecting more from a lipstick called “Moisturizing”, but considering this is a drugstore item I can’t really complain too much about it, especially when the problem is easily fixed by using a lip balm underneath.
And what about the staying power? It lasts about 2 hours on me if I don’t eat, drink or kiss, which is aveage for a lipstick. Just be prepared to have to reapply it a couple of times during the day. Instead, I really like the packaging: it’s black, sleek and pretty.
Available at: Esprit counters
Although Esprit Moisturizing Color Lipstick in Tonic Pink looks very bright and scary in the tube, once applied it’s toned down and wearable. The color is pigmented and applies smoothly even though the texture is not very creamy and moisturizing. Staying power is average for a lip product.
Rating: 3.5/5Disclaimer: I got this item as a birthday present. The review is based on my own personal and honest experience with the product. For more information, please see my disclaimer.