I’m a fan of essence makeup! Their products are affordable and generally pretty amazing! They has recently released some fun new lip products. I was sent a few to test for my honest review.
essence ultra last instant colour lipstick ($4.99): This is a long-lasting lipstick with a creamy texture. It does last for a while, and leaves a stained lip after eating or drinking. I like that it doesn’t dry out my lips. Available in 20 shades.
Here are swatches of the lipsticks:
From left to right: 16 Fancy Blush, 5 Un-Grey-Tful and 17 Bur-Berry. Fancy Blush is my favorite and one I can see myself wearing a lot. I usually wear lighter colors, but this will be nice for goring out.
essence butter sticks ($3.99): These are very pigmented and hydrating, even the matte ones! The modern retractable stick is super convenient and easy to apply. Available in 5 glossy love & 5 matte love shades.
The first two are matte and the third is glossy. It’s hard to tell from my swatch, but the glossy one is shinier. The shades are matte 2 Hot Cocoa, matte 5 Betty Gold and glossy 4 Dark Syrup. Dark Syrup is really the only wearable color for me, but I would wear the matte one in a different shade. These are all really hydrating and easy to apply. I find they cover well, too! Probably my favorite of all three products!
essence vibrant/metal shock lip paint ($4.49): Bright and metallic lips are so popular right now! These claim that one swipe gives an instant high color impact with a semi-matte finish. Available in 6 vibrant and 6 metallic shocking shades.
Left to right are vibrant in 3 Red Viper, metallic in 5 Arsenic and 3 Lilly of the Valley.
These are probably my least favorite of the products. They are sheer and need a few coats to build up. I’m also not the biggest fan of drying liquid lipsticks.
Have you tried any of the essence lippies? Which ones are your faves?