Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick Review + Swatches!

Hello everyone!

Today's post is on some newer lipsticks that made their way into my September Monthly Beauty Favorites for last month. I wasn't sure what to expect from these lipsticks due to my previous experiences with Essence Cosmetics. I find this brand makes some good products and others are just not worth trying out. So when I saw these new lipsticks for only $2.99, I couldn't help myself!

Essence has two different kinds of lipstick formulas, the long lasting which are in black tubes and the regular formula in which the tubes match the color of the lipstick. I'm not a fan of the regular formula but these long lasting lipsticks are really good.

The long lasting range of lipsticks come in 10 different colors, each are only $2.99 and all can be purchase from Ulta. If you would like to see the other color options, click here to shop Essence. The long lasting lipsticks don't make outrageous claims like most other long wear lipsticks which I really like. It does last a long time and after the lipstick wears off, you'll have a stain from the color. They don't wear off weird like some other lipsticks that I've tried in the past. I find the formula to be very comfortable to wear and doesn't make my lips feel dry. They do have a slight glossy finish when applied.

I am truly surprised by these and I can't wait to try out the other colors. The four shades I'm sharing with you today are simply great for any time of the year. These can be worn now in the Fall and the upcoming Winter season. These colors are so versatile because you can layer darker glosses over them or even bright glosses to switch up the color. Also, another great trick to add some depth to the color is by using a darker lipliner that matches the same tone and shade in the outer corners of the mouth.

Now onto the Swatches & Photos:

Packaging

The packaging isn't fancy but it's sleek and functional. The size of each lipstick 3.8g and are made in Italy!


L to R:
#09 Wear Berries!, #06 Barely There!,
#01 Coral Calling & #07 Natural Beauty

Swatches

The best part of these lipsticks are the color and opacity from each one. What I have swatched above looks exactly the same on the lips which is huge in my opinion. This is what people want from their makeup products. 

#07 Natural Beauty
#07 Natural Beauty is the perfect everyday color that looks natural (hints the name) that can be worn with many different makeup looks. This is one that I have worn so many times, I love it!


#01 Coral Calling

#01 Coral Calling is a little bit bright but it's still a great color to own. I have used this under glosses and over a bit of a darker lipliner and it looks beautiful.


#06 Barely There!

#06 Barely There is a great brown nude with a touch of a rosy tone. It reminds of the 90's trend that everyone seems to be into these days. Since everyone seems to be trying the Kylie Jenner lip, this could be a good dupe to her actual products.


#09 Wear Berries!

#09 Wear Berries is so beautiful. It's a great wearable berry color with a little more pink added in. This one is definitely a favorite of mine :) 


I hope this review was helpful for you. I truly recommend these affordable lipsticks from Essence. Have you tried any of these long lasting lipsticks? If so, which ones do you like?

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