After the disaster that was yesterday’s metallic lip, I wasn’t sure whether to risk this one today, but in the interests of trying out everything for my challenge, I took the plunge and tried out this metallic offering from essence.
In total contrast to the glitter formula yesterday, this to me, is what a metallic lipstick should be. Plus, it’s around a third of the price of yesterday’s Too Faced counterpart.
essence, as I’m sure many of you already know, is a budget beauty brand and their products can sometimes be hit or miss. But when it comes to this metallic liquid lip, they have knocked it right out of the park in my opinion!
The pigment is absolutely incredible and looks exactly how a metal-finish shade should. The rich bronze tone is lovely, and I think it may be one of the best metallic finishes I’ve tried throughout the whole year.
The formula is wet as it’s a liquid lip so there’s no moisturising or hydrating element to it, but, I didn’t find it too drying to wear for the most part.
It dries in to give a matte finish which means the staying power is pretty good, and though it was maybe a little too bold for a day in the office, it would be a gorgeous lip choice for a festive night out on the tiles.
I like the warm tone of this and definitely think I’ll wear it again. It just goes to show that sometimes, budget brands are just as good, if not better, than some of their high end counterparts.
What do you think of metallic lips, are you a fan?