I must admit, sometimes I can be such a makeup snob. I like my higher end cosmetics, I don't mind spending $19 on lipgloss or $25 on blush. In all reality, not everyone can afford that. I've stumbled upon Essence Cosmetics during my quest to find inexpensive, but good quality makeup. Essence is a brand from Germany & can be found at Ulta. They carry eyeshadows, liners, foundations, concealers, nail polishes, & blushes. What really caught my attention to this brand are their XXXL Shine & Nudes lipglosses & lipsticks. Their lipglosses are high shine, non-sticky, & sheer (some colors can be buildable). I like my glosses to be sheer because I prefer my eyes to attract all the attention. Their lipglosses contains vitamin e & panthenol which prevents your lips from feeling dry. As for their lipsticks, they are creamy & buildable color. The lasting power isn't the greatest, but I don't mind re-applying the lipstick through out the day. I just wish they carried more colors! Essence XXXL Shine & Nudes lipglosses retail for $1.99 & their lipsticks are $2.49. At these prices, you can't go wrong!