Essence is probably one of the most affordable brands, if not the most affordable, that I have tried so far throughout my challenge. It is a budget brand that I’ve never thought much of before now if I’m honest, but it has already surprised me a couple of times, no more so than with today’s lippy.
The pigment is very good giving a nice pop of colour, and you can easily layer it with no dragging or pulling because of its smooth texture, which also leaves your lips feeling lovely and smooth on application.
I was honestly just so impressed by this in so many ways; it has many of the elements I would expect from a higher end product, and I got some great compliments on it throughout the day too which is always a bonus.
It’s a budget lippy so it’s never going to compare to YSL or another high end fav, but, I really love when a product surprises me, and this one definitely did that in spades. Oh, and I just loved the rose shade too…