A few weeks ago I was browsing through my Bloglovin’ when I saw that Essence had launched their own liquid lipsticks. Now I’m not usually one to go for a liquid lipstick as they seem quite gimmicky and are so close to a thick lip gloss so I don’t bother. However, the Essence offering is only £2.50 so was worth the risk and I’m happy to say I was pleasantly surprised!
Now the two shades I opted for were unsurprisingly both nudes: Color Party and Almost Real. Color Party is the candyfloss pink and it is my favourite. It isn’t incredibly bright but it just adds a pinky sheen to the lips. Almost Real is the peachy nude, I wasn’t sure if this was going to be more brown than I expected but in actual fact it is really pretty.
The feeling of the product on the lips is really moisturising, I hardly notice it is there until I press my lips together, no stickiness really whatsoever. It lasts quite a while too, eating and drinking decreases the time for obvious reasons, but overall the longevity is pretty good from a budget brand.
As for the packaging; it is so dinky, is that a word? I feel like it is, and if it isn’t it definitely should be! The liquid lipstick is only slightly bigger than a regular lipstick, which means it is perfect for popping in your bag when you’re on the go. Also good for being on the go is the screw top, who wants a liquid lipstick adding gloop to everything in your bag? As for the applicator it is quite a fat sponge; doe foot shape. This is probably the aspect of the product I like least, the does foot doesn’t give me enough precision and I prefer a longer wand. Other than that these get a big thumbs up from me!
Have you tried the Essence liquid lipsticks, is there another colour I need? Or perhaps there’s another brands that you love that I should try? Leave me suggestions below in the comments!