Today its a very windy and wet day so I have been lucky enough to have a 'me' day with blankets and heat and a nice dose of T.V before the work week begins again! Today I thought it would be great to do a little review on some Essence lip sticks that I am really enjoying right now!
The following are the Essence long lasting lipsticks - I will have them linked down below.
If you follow my blogs or Instagram you will know that I am obsessed with affordable beauty products and am always discovering what I like and dislike when it comes to colors, consistencies, longevity and in general what works for my skin shade and type. All in all as most people will know this is a process.
When I was little and I thought of lipstick all that was in my head is the gloppy thick lipstick that got on your teeth and looked disgusting when it left its mark on a cup you were drinking out of. I do not know why at such a young age I thought lipstick was disgusting and unusable but I did. So then I had never ever thought of actually using it on myself as an adult.
Then one lovely day when stalking out the Essence stall at my local farmers instead of my eyes passing by the lipsticks the packaging caught my eye. It was nice and sleek, just plain black with a pop of color which was the shade of the lip stick. My mind started swirling and the little light in my brain went ping! I decided then and there I needed these in my life, I needed to try them, I must have them.
Before this time I had tried a few lipsticks when I felt brave but hated the consistency and the shades of the ones I looked at and never really knew where to look, since I didn't want to spend a lot of money to begin with (I hate wasting money!) .
So these were perfect. Essence have a few different types of lipsticks, Liquid , sheer and shine and long lasting . At least so far! I am aware that they have recently done some matte lipsticks but I have a feeling that is a part of the long lasting lipstick brand they have currently going. Unfortunately I have not seen this in New Zealand as yet. I very desperately want the matte lipsticks in my life!
So today I really wanted to talk about these ones that I adore, I have not actually been able to go a full day without wearing one of these. There is always at least one in my handbag.
The product description: longlasting love… you simply have to fall in love with the longlasting lipsticks by essence. the lipsticks provide your lips with intensive color for several hours without drying them out. you’re sure to find whatever you’re looking for – from bright pink to intensive red and chilled-out berry to subtle nude shades. the essence logo on the texture and the matt, black packaging with a ring of color to match the actual color of the lipstick are true eye-catchers!
Top: 07 Natural Beauty
Middle: 11 Nude Love
Bottom: 13 Love me
I have tried these colors that I have with and without lip liner as I had heard some horror story's of wearing lipstick without lip-liner and I can safely say these are completely fine with or without.
I was very tempted to get the full range of colors they have but didn't want to risk having something I am never ever going to use so I just went with the colors I feel I would use that will complement my skin (at least in my option) . As my goal is to use these a lot , not just every once and while for a special occasion. Whats the point of having makeup just sit there, right?!?!
I find the 07 Natural Beauty color is my favorite out of what I have so far. It is very close to the natural color of my lips so its perfect for the days I just need a little pop to my lips!
This range I find is not drying at all on me, I have no issue with it being on my lips. It doesn't cause any type of irritation to me . I have sensitive skin in general but nothing from the Essence brand has caused any irritation which is great!
This range is very creamy to begin with when putting it on and is very easy to smooth over my lips and to get in to place even in the little curves on my lips where I have had issues with other products not being able to do so.
It is a great thickness, not to thin that its sheer but not thick enough that you really really feel it on you. Once it is on your lips and it drys a little (around 30 seconds for me) you do not notice that is it there, you can go about your normal day without a worry.
I have never had it get on my teeth ,maybe that is magic, maybe its the formulation, maybe its just my lips being fabulous . But its just great for that reason alone, I am determined not to be the lipstick on teeth person.
Is it lasting? Well yes, in a way. Depends what you class as lasting really. If I didn't eat or drink at all yes it would last ,I think it would actually last a whole work day if I did not do so. But I eat and drink. I do try and be as careful as I can but its not that easy! If I drink out of a cup yes it definitely transfers , out of a straw for the most part it does not transfer which is great!. Eating it does transfer but maybe I am just messy?
In general I think the formula of this product is wonderful ,especially for the cost I really would have expected it to not work out well for me but it's great.
They have made some really wonderful colors and I think a great range to suit every skin tone. The colors are vibrant and consistent , they don't look patchy .
The colour pay off is just amazing and I find it's very pigmented. Just what I need!
To view these lipsticks online click here.
These are lipsticks that I know I will fully use up and need more of. I plan to continue to support the Essence brand by buying and using these as its such a great company with great values. I cannot wait for more colors and different formulas to come out!
Do you wear Essence lip products?
Know of great budget beauty products that are available easy for purchase?
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