Monday, 16 May 2016

essence Lip Products Collection ≫ Swatches & Review

As many of you may know through previous posts, I love essence products. The quality is amazing for how incredibly inexpensive they are.  Because I'm such a huge fan of their lip products especially, I decided to do a one brand focus post on some of the products that I have in my makeup collection. In today's post, I'll include short reviews as well as swatches on a few of their lip products; ranging from liners to glosses to lipsticks! 

Lip Liners

I've started wearing lipliner more often, I was never really into them before but I love how clean and neat they make lipstick look. Of course they help to shape your lips and make them fuller, but the reason why I opt for an essence lipliner is because the application is creamy and the finish is very matte and super light - it barely feels like I'm wearing anything! I own four of them and they are in the shades 'Honey Berry', 'Femme Fatale', 'Wish Me A Rose' and 'Soft Berry'. They're all very pigmented and match lipstick shades in the long-lasting collection perfectly. 

From top to bottom is 'Femme Fatale', 'Wish Me A Rose' 'Honey Berry' and 'Soft Berry'.


I'm not a gloss lover  at all but I do own two as I was curious to try them out. 

The first gloss is the XXXL Nude Lipgloss in 'Soft Almond'. It's honestly the best nude gloss I own as it matches my skin tone perfectly. I love that it's long-lasting and non-sticky. It's not overwhelmingly shiny, but of course it has a slight sheen to it. My favourite part? It's moisturizing too! The next gloss I have is more of a liquid lipstick and it is the XXXL Long Lasting Lipgloss in 'Soft Nude'. It is more of a medium pink which I love and gravitate to most often during spring. I love that the formula is silky smooth with a matte finish. 


I love, love, love essence lipsticks!  I've purchased eyeshadow quatros, eyeliners, nail polishes, highlighters and mascaras but nothing comes close to the quality of their lipsticks which are all moisturizing. All of them are creamy, pigmented and SO long-lasting, with many being dupes to high end products too! I own five and they are in the shades 'Barely There', 'Natural Beauty', 'Adorable Matt', 'Come Naturally' and one of their latest releases, 'Don't Stop The Nude'.

From left to right:

Natural Beauty, Come Naturally, Barely There, Don't Stop The Nude, Adorable Matt 

This gorgeous lippy is in the shade 'Natural Beauty.' When it comes to makeup, I often stay away from pinks but occasionally I feel the need to venture outside of my comfort zone so I decided to pick up this shade.  I like to pair this with the essence lipliner in 'Wish Me A Rose.'

Next, I have 'Come Naturally'. I was never a fan of this colour as it looks a bit different in the packaging than it is when swatched/applied.  However, I've come to like it because it's a great lipstick to create excellent ombre effects using this as a base.

As you can probably tell, I love this lipstick. I wear this for all occasions - school, dates, lunches etc. This is my absolute favourite drugstore lip product! I love how it looks and feels and cannot rave enough about this product. You can dress it up or dress it down as it is so versatile. I use it on the daily as it's such a gorgeous, pinky-nude colour.  

This is my newest one in the shade 'Don't Stop The Nude'. When I swatched it in the store, I fell in love. Not going to lie, this may just beat 'Barely There' and become my next go-to as it is the perfect colour.  essence definitely surprised me with their latest trends, and this gorgeous lipstick is just one of their latest releases. They've got loads of new trend edition collections, from Wake Up Spring, Lights of Orient, Little Eye Brow Monsters, Juice It! and even a Blogger's Beauty Secrets collection!

This lipstick is in the shade 'Adorable Matt', which I use when I'm in a super good mood or when I want to dress up my look. Paired with a winged liner, it creates a gorgeous look. It's a beautiful, matte and long-lasting colour which is perfect for when you want to add an edge to your look.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed today's post! The swatches for the lipsticks will be uploaded on my Facebook page, so stay tuned!

Until next time,

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