When it comes to essence products, for me their lipsticks really aren’t too bad for a budget brand. Of all that I’ve tried so far, I’ve been pretty impressed by most of them and some I would definitely wear again. But today’s shade, I think is my favourite of them all.
The shade itself is a very subtle rose, made all the more subtle by the slightly sheer cream-gloss finish. When I first applied it, I loved how it just glided on and blended in, and it had a nice smooth texture to it also.
When it comes to staying power, I’ve definitely tried better; you aren’t going to get hours out of this lipstick. But actually, I kind of liked that because I was in the mood for something very soft and subtle, and this almost felt more like a tinted balm, albeit not as hydrating.
I think shades like this are perfect for when you want a carefree, natural makeup day and I think that’s what I liked most about this . It is pigmented enough to lift the lips, but understated and soft for a relaxed Sunday afternoon.