Hi gorgeous people!
How are we all doing on this lovely day? 🍁
First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating! Hope you have a lovely time with all of your loved ones and of course, enjoy the food! 😉
We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK but I still like to think about what I’m grateful for 😊
As for the Black Friday sales, let’s just say I have been going a bit mad online 😂 so many awesome makeup deals!! From the confort of my own home of course 😌❤️
Today, I wanted to finally do a post that I’ve been meaning to do for a while! A few weeks ago, I bought a couple of lip products by a brand named ‘Essence’ (y’all know how crazy I am about my lip products 😏)
I hadn’t actually heard of this brand and spotted it in my local Wilko. The products were incredibly cheap and the colours were stunningly beautiful! A few of them have become some of my all time favourites so I’m really excited to show you some swatches!
❤️ 2 longlasting lipsticks in the shades ’06 Barely there’ and ’05 cool nude’
❤️ XXXL longlasting lipgloss matt effect in ’06 soft nude’
❤️ Lipliner in the shade ’11 in the nude’
As you can see, the colours are extremely similar yet… Different 😂. Please tell me someone understands this problem?!
First of all, let’s talk about the price! These 4 products cost under £10 in total and range from £0.99 to £2.30!! Bargain or what?!
The packaging is nice and sturdy. I especially like the packaging for the lipsticks. It’s very classy and simple and the ring of colour around the tubes is true to the actual colour!
So let’s move onto some swatches and my thoughts of each product!
I love the shades of their lipliners and did want some other colours but they were out of stock! 😩
So, I picked up this gorgeous, neutral nude colour. I was very surprised at the quality of these for £0.99! Quite creamy and very pigmented. I wouldn’t say it rivals MAC lipliners but it sure is close! I would recommend applying a lip balm lightly first though because it can drag on dry lips but I’m not complaining! Can’t wait to buy some more shades ( I love Satin Mauve! )
This matt lipgloss is absolutely delightful! This shade is a soft peachy pink shade and is apparently a dupe of MAC’s ‘velvet teddy’! 😍
This applies like a dream! It’s so soft and velvety. It does take a while to turn matte though I personally find. These remind me of Collections cream puff lip creams! It smells divine, like cake batter and vanilla 😋😋
However, I don’t know why this product is named longlasting. It really isn’t 😪 I find it comes off very easily (even with a swipe of the finger) so I would only wear it on top of a lipliner. But for £2.29 I can’t really complain! The colour is pigmented and the applicator makes it very easy to apply. I wish they would come out with more colours though 😫
Essence lipsticks are definitely one of my favourites! This shade is a dupe for MAC’s ‘faux’ (blimey essence, you’re doing a good job of saving me some £££! )
This shade is again a lovely neutral pink. There is no shimmer in these lipsticks which is a big bonus! These lipsticks are so creamy and pigmented so I don’t even need a lipbalm and at £2.30 they aren’t breaking the bank! ❤️
I have found that they don’t last for more than 3-4 hours though, but I guess that’s expected. I am happy to reapply 😊 A lipliner will increase the longevity.
These lipsticks don’t have a vanilla smell like the lipgloss and most other lipsticks I use. They smell of… I guess slightly like playdoh, but very faintly so it doesn’t put me off.
This shade is my absolute favourite shade OF ALL TIME GUYS! I am not exaggerating! I have been wearing this almost everyday and I reach for it a lot when I want a neutral yet still noticeable pop of colour! It honestly is stunning and so lightweight. Definitely need to pick up some more tubes of this (I’m paranoid they’ll stop making it 😂).
So, overall I am EXTREMELY happy with my little haul. I was so pleasantly surprised and can’t wait to try out some other products. If you haven’t tried them GO GO GO! You will love them! 😍😍
I really hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions about the products or a post you would like me to do ask away!!
See you soon!