Simply Lippy Challenge Day 189 | Essence Glossy Stick Lip Colour in Shade 03, Luminous Rosewood

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.


I didn’t have high hopes for this glossy lip crayon, and maybe that’s why it has exceeded my expectations, but it is pretty good and let me tell you why…


The crayon itself is slim but just thick enough to allow for an easy and precise application. It is very blendable due to the soft creamy formula, and blends WAY better than I thought it would. 


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 wouldn’t say it is hydrating, but it does feel quite moisturising and definitely didn’t dry out my lips at all, which I really thought it might.


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…


Have any of you tried this? Because I would really love to hear if it impressed you as much as it did me!

Sorcha 💋