Hi guys! I’m back with another post for my Love for Lipstick Series! For this series, I am hauling, reviewing and comparing various lipsticks from across the board. This is all in an effort of expanding my horizons and trying different brands.
Today, I’m looking at Essence which is a brand I hadn’t previously tried. But since it is the Canadian Beauty Blogger‘s Featured Brand, I thought I would grab some lip products and try them out. It’s a very, very inexpensive brand which, if you’re Canadian, you can find at Shopper’s Drug Mart! I’m not sure which stores sell it in other countries.
I’m very impressed with the wear-time of these lipsticks! I used the Satin Mauve Lipliner as a base and then applied the Longlasting Lipstick in Natural Beauty over top and it wore beautifully throughout the day. When I checked in around noon I had been drinking tea and water all morning and my lipstick looks flawless. At the end of the day, at my last check-in there is quite a bit less pigment but I had ate lunch and continued to drink water throughout the afternoon. It did fade very evenly though.
I found this combination did not feel too dry at all on the lips. I applied my usual lip balm before hand which always helps keep my lips from feeling dry when I wear matte lipsticks. Usually I might feel a bit of a drying effect later on the day and will feel the need to wear lip balm but this did not make me feel like that at all!
Overall, I’m very impressed. These lip products were all very, very inexpensive and felt like they were of a high quality. I will definitely purchase more next time I am at Shoppers Drug Mart!
Have you tried any Essence lip products? Let me know in the comments down below. Also, make sure you check out the other Canadian Beauty Blogger’s posts about Essence! They talk about many other products from the Essence line.
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