I have a review for you! About the long-lasting lipstick from Essence! First thing first I have to say that those lipsticks are REALLY AFFORDABLE! They're like 2/3 euros/dollars/pounds and that allows you to build up your lipstick collection without spend tons of money (great!)!
I have three (I've tried 4 of them! Cause I bought my mum the shade 03! But even thought it's for her... I tried it!) shades of them! BUT, unfortunately, one of them was of a limited edition! But there is a similar color on the permanent collection... And I'm going to tell you what it is later!:)
The colors I have tried are:
|03. Dare to Wear: this is the perfect blue-toned red! But this is gonna be discontinued... SADLY!|
|15. Oh so Matt!: I'm trying to convince myself to buy a nude lipstick and this was an impulse-buy! Cause it's cheap!XD But I actually love this color! It's nude but not so nude!|
|This is Waka-Waka from one of the past collections! But I think they've replaced this one with another! Anyway... This is a deep fuchsia!|
|13. Cotton Candy: this is a bright baby-pink! I think it's hard to put on smoothly! But once you have... It looks perfect!|
Those lipstick are really creamy and pigmented! The color selection is amazing and you can definitely find the shade you're looking for!
But... I have to warn you... The lighter shades (like "cotton candy" and "oh so matte!") are less smooth than the darker shades and go on a little bit blotchy. What I do for avoid this problem is to really build up the color (till your lips feel bad!) and then blot with a tissue, so the color comes out homogeneously and you are not able to see your lip-color anymore! But I think this is a problem of all the lighter shades lipstick (of almost every brand!)! So for me is not a big deal!
The darker colors are amazing! They goes on smoothly and they do not dry out your lips!
They have a satin finish, but you definitely make it matte by blotting with a tissue and (after) powder your lips! They stay on my lips for almost 5/6 hours without re-touching my lips and, after they start fading, the tint of them stay on your lips (they don't stain your lips, I hope you know what I mean!) and fades lightly as the time goes by!
Btw... I cannot did some lips swatches cause the lighting was really bad!
Let me know what you think about those! I'm excited to know it!:) Cause I love them so much!
That's it for today! Hope you all have a great day!