I picked up a few of Essence's lipsticks along with their lipglosses that I reviewed in my last post. With the low price point, I had to constantly remind myself that at last count my lipstick/gloss collection numbered well over the 50 mark. Twas difficult job but someone had to take one for the team. These lipsticks have apparently won Allure's Best of Beauty award and Essence products are not tested on animals.
The colour I got is called "Like A Lady". Must be a very bold lady xD.
"soft, seductive and unbelievably creamy: the popular essence lipstick is available in ten new shades just in time for spring! thanks to the new color-coded packaging, it's super-easy to reach for your favorite color and pick the right lipstick to go with your new spring outfits.
available in a total of 10 different colors."
These lipsticks reminds me somewhat of Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks, it has a tad more slip but the formula and finish are very similar. A plus for me is that the Essence lipsticks don't have that weird chemical licorice scent that Rimmel lipsticks have, instead it has a faint caramel/vanilla scent.
As you can see, the pigmentation is amazing. It begins to fade around the 3 hour mark but the darker colours will stain. On me, the formula was not drying.
The only sad thing is that the colour selection is kind of meh and too many of the colours have a frost finish. Also try the colours Red Carpet and Fairytale.
For $2.99 each, you really can't go wrong and I whole heartedly recommend these.
Bonus NOTD: Zoya Bevin