Essence is a very affordable brand which might be the main reason I really want to test their products. One product I bought from them is this Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in the shade 02 Perfect Match. I feel there’s a big difference in the colour of the lipstick if you look at my pictures and theirs on their website. I think it might be because their photos are taken in a professionel studio with lots of light, but mine are taken in natural lighting and my tiny ring light for my iPad hahahah.
This lipstick is, as the name tells you, matte. I actually really like the formula of the lipstick, but if you don’t moisturise your lips it will feel very drying. I think it lasts a very long time on the lips and stays put wether you wear it with or without a lipliner. I like to pair this lipstick with their Lipliner in 06 Satin Mauve, which is a perfect match shade wise.
I actually didn’t expect much for this lipstick, but I have to admit that I really like it. I will give this matte lipstick 4.5 out of 5 hearts!
The reason I don’t give it 5 hearts is, that they’re very drying if you already got dry lips. I know it’s a matte formula, but I’ve tried other matte lip products that didn’t dry out my lips if they were dry already. I still want to get my hands on some more shades, because I think they’re really good for the price as they’re only about $3 here in Denmark. Yay for affordable lipsticks! Have you tried these? Or do you want to? Tell me your experience in the comments!