Saturday, November 26, 2011

Review: Essence Tint It Colour Changing Lipgloss in Turn to Lucky

This review is for Katkoc and everybody else that's interested in Essence Tint it, the so called colour changing lipgloss. It took me a long time, but the review is finally here.

What Essence says about Tint It:
''Color at your whim! The show-stopper: the glossy color changes when applied to the lips - from orange to pink, from blue to pink or from purple to pink. Its special formula softly tints your lips for several hours and thus provides a long-lasting and perfectly glossy look. As a special highlight softly shimmering effects complete the styling. Available in three colors.'' (Essence)

As mentioned, this color changing lipgloss is available in three different colors. I got mine in 02 Turn to Lucky, which changes from orange to pink.

Ingredients: Polybutene, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Isostearyl Isostearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Isopropyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, BHT, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum, Hexylcinnamal, Linalool. May contain: Cl 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Cl 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Cl 45380 (Red 21), Cl 45410 (Red 27), Cl 77742 (Manganese Violet).

I got this lipgloss back in September and I've been using it. Not a lot, but it's been used. I wiped the tube, but it's still stained pink from the gloss. The writing on the back of the tube does say this gloss stains skin, but not in the lip stain kind of way.

Here's a shot of the tube before I wiped it clean. You can see the gloss is jelly orange color and the stains are pink. It does change color, that's a fact.

The color change is slow though. I applied a little gloss to the back of my hand and took a photo of it. I took another photo a few minutes later and you can see it's a bit pinkier.

I hate showing a photo of my lips with just lipgloss, they're just not defined enough. I decided to post a photo anyway, just so you get the idea of how it looks like on lips. My lips are naturally quite pale, so this gloss does make them look better. It looks like I'm still alive. Barely, but alive.

What I think about this gloss:
Now that I've had it for a while, I can say I expected more from it. I thought this was gonna be a 'mood' changing lipgloss, but that's a bit unrealistic, right? It changes color, but I'm not too fascinated by that. It's orange in the tube and that's not important for me. It could also be pink, like it is on the lips. I want something that really changes color and becomes brighter when you get colder or vice versa.
The gloss itself is OK. It's not too sticky (I hate sticky glosses), it has a subtle vanilla scent (really subtle), which doesn't botter me one bit (scented glosses usually bother me). For 2€ and some cents, it's a good product. Don't expect too much of it and you might even love it. I can't. I don't like glosses in the first place, I don't like the applicator of this one and it's just not working for me. But you know how it is - what doesn't work for me, might work for you.

Thanks for looking and commenting!


  1. Thanks a lot for your comment on our blog.
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  2. Wow, that's weird. I tried a changing color lipgloss by Essence months ago (it was from the "famous" Whoom Boom Collection) and the color changes a lot. I've just bought #03 but I haven't tried it yet. I think I will try it and publish a review ASAP.

  3. Too bad I expected like you )=
    But still a nice gloss, like always for essence products!

  4. I like the color changing concept of this product but I guess I was expecting more. Thank you for the wonderful review :)

  5. This wouldn't do for me. I've got the dead look going for me. I never trust those color changing products.

  6. I am equally baffled by the color-change concept ... I mean yeah I was excited as a kid when my cereal changed color with milk or whatever, but a tube-to-lip shift? Not terribly impressive.

  7. Bleh, jsz sem pa že od začetka vedela, da ne bom impresionirana. In nisem. Ha! :)

  8. U, meni pa se je sprememba odtenka zdela veliko večja... Tudi jaz imam zelo svetle ustnice in ko ga nanesem, je sicer res oranžkast, ampak na mojih ustnicah izgleda skoraj prosojen. Čez kakšno uro ali dve pa so ustnice imele močnejši rdečkast odtenek. Mogoče pa potrebuje veliko več časa, kot le nekaj minut?

  9. Tudi jaz sem upala na več barve, mogoče res kot lip stain ampak glossy verzijo.

    Hvala za oceno :)

  10. Jaz imam isti odtenek, pa sploh ne opazim kakšne spremembe barve na ustnicah ... Na koži je še vidno, na ustnicah pa nič kaj dosti. Je pa vseeno dober, neopazen glos. :)

  11. @Christina: I'll be waiting for your review. I'm really interested how it will work for you.

    @moonchild: Pametna punca! Po navadi se tudi jaz ne prepričam kar tako v nakup, ampak tale me je pa res zafrknil.

    @Kvacka: Sem vse preizkusila. Nanesla in pogledala čez 5, 10, 30 minut - ja, saj je bilo malo obarvanja, ampak ne tako očitno. Čez uro ali dve pa je glos že tako ali tako odšel pa-pa. Mi ne ostane tako dolgo na ustnicah.


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