Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Essence lipsticks and lip liners

Essence lipliners
A while ago I read on a couple of beauty blogs about the Essence lip liners and how good they are, especially for the price, so seeing they're cheap as chips I decided to get them. In UK Essence products are now stocked in Wilkinson shops which isn't as handy as it was in Boots or Superdrug so I ordered some of their products online.
I got three lipsticks in shades that seemed nice for Spring and all the lip liners they had in stock.

Essence lipstick
The packaging of the Long Lasting lipsticks is simple black plastic but feels sturdy and looks nice with coloured band that corresponds with the shade of the lipstick. There is also the satisfying 'click' when closing, the bullet has embossed 'e' letter which looks pretty fancy :) The lipsticks have a slightly plastic-y scent but nothing too offensive, they feel very comfortable on the lips and rather moisturising. They're quite pigmented but need 2, 3 layers for full opacity on the lips, they leave a glossy finish. Even though they're named as Long Lasting, they don't last long on my lips, I'd say 2-3 hours and are easily transferable. I also noticed they accentuate dry skin. In overall they're not the best lipsticks but for the price ( £2.30) I think it's a good way to experiment with different colours.
Essence lipsticks swatches

06 Barely There is a nice dusky pink nude with a  bit of brown undertones.
13 Love Me - beautiful, Spring-y pink, this one applies a bit patchy so needs definitely a few coats to look good on the lips.
01 Coral Calling is a coral-y pink, perfect for warmer months.
From top to bottom: Barely There, Love Me, Coral Calling
Essence lip liners ( £1 each) were so much hyped that I had big expectations and let me tell you, they didn't disappoint. They're very creamy, very well pigmented and they apply without dragging the skin. Even though they're matte in finish they don't feel drying on the lips. They last good 4 hours on the lips even with the occasional cup of coffee, don't bleed and definitely extend the wear time of the lipstick if used underneath. I'm really loving them and for the price you had to try them. I have couple of lip liners from Max Factor and Maybelline and the Essence ones are better than the Maybelline and as good as the Max Factor ones but much cheaper.
Essence lipliners
Essence lipliners swatches
11 In the Nude is a beige nude, perfect as a base for any nude lipstick.
07 Cute Pink - bright pink.
06 Satin Mauve - mauve pink, love this on its own.
08 Red Blush - deep red.
05 Soft Berry - berry with mauve undertones.
From top to bottom: In the Nude, Cute Pink, Satin Mauve, Red Blush, Soft Berry
Have you tried lip products from Essence? Which other products from the brand are worth trying?
Let me know what you think :)
PS. Quick personal update:
Currently both of my boys are with chicken pox and I'm coming down with a throat infection so there won't be Friday makeup post as doing a fancy makeup is the last thing on my mind right now, in fact for the last few days I've been rocking no makeup at all. I will try to post something instead so stay tuned for that :)
Also on Saturday, if everyone recovers by that time, we'll be traveling to Poland to visit my family so I will be taking a week off blogging to spend quality time with my mum and brother. I might still check my social media and comment on your blogs because I'm sure I can't disconnect myself completely :) So, hopefully, I will talk to you on Friday and then I will be back on Monday the 30th, possibly with a cheeky beauty haul :)
Mummy's Beauty Corner


  1. Great swatches Dagmara! The Cute Pink liner looks fantastic on you. Hope you and your boys feel better soon! x

  2. These are stunning !!! Thanks for the swatches :)

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves


  3. First off enjoy your week away and hope you and the boys feel better soon :)

    Second, I am just off to pop an order in for those lip liners, the colours are fantastic and I love the Red Blush colour so much :)

    Great post and lovely swatches!

    Pams Stuff and Things

  4. The lip liners especially look great and such a bargain. I love the shades you picked up! I think there's an Essence stand in Westfield shopping centre which is not to far from me so I must pay it a visit soon x

    Beauty with charm

  5. I like the sound of the lip liners, they all look really nice on the lips, these are definitely something I want to try out.

    I hope you and your boys are feeling better soon, I know it really sucks when your ill and your kid is ill too, I was in a similar position over a week ago but it was just a nasty cold. I can't even imagine how much worse it is with a throat infection and 2 kids that are poorly. Hope you are all better in time to visit your family :) x

  6. Oh no hope you and your boys feel better soon 😦 and hope you have a lovely week away! 😊 great post too I never really go into wilko's but I can see me taking a little trip in there now next time I'm in town to try some of these out - the liners specially look lovely 😉 💕

  7. You have sold me on the Essence lip liners :) I haven't been tempted to get them until now. Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly - hope you get better soon. And have an awesome time in Poland with your mum & brother! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

  8. Will definitely have to pick up some of their lipliners to try as they sound amazing! x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

  9. I never tried the Essence lip liners, but I'm definitely going to pick up a couple. Good luck dealing with pox :) Hope everyone feels good!


  10. Perfect colors for spring! (: I really like the shade Coral Calling.

    Nati xx

  11. As soon as I saw you posted these I was like "yes!" I looooove their products.
    I have the Barely There and it literally doesn't even show up on my lips, because it looks like my lips. haha

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  12. I seriously love their lip liners! I have some from MAC and reach for these more! That mauve-y lipstick looks gorgeous too :) lovely post and the photos are really helpful. Enjoy Poland! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  13. Thanks Jasmine! I'm so impressed with the quality of these lip liners! x

  14. Is it Barely there, haha! Yeah, I'm really loving these, especially the lip liners! x

  15. Thank you! The lip liners are seriously good, you need to try them! x

  16. They are amazing, especially considering how cheap they are! x

  17. Thank you hun! You need to try the lip liners, they're really great! x

  18. Thank you Elena! I never shop in Wilko neither but you seriously need to visit Essence stand :) x

  19. It really sucks to have poorly kids and on top of that feeling crap myself, but I hope we'll get better for Saturday. Thank you! You need to try the lip liners, they're seriously good :) x

  20. You definitely need to visit Essence stand, there are some hidden gems :) x

  21. Thank you hun! You really need to try the lip liners and Red Blush is so pretty! :) x

  22. Thank you Bee! Cute Pink is such a pretty colour! x

  23. Eeekk! You naughty, naughty girl, you're such an enabler! LOL! I have been trying hard to ignore Essence lip liners (actually picked up all of it and then put all back to the aisle) because I have convinced myself that I don't need it but I will definitely pick these up to try now. LOL!

    I am so sorry about the illness at your home, chicken pox are horrid! My eldest came down with it when he was 9 months old, too young for vaccination so he suffered so bad, broke my heart. I hope you'll get well soon too, drink lots of water for the sore throat.

    And have lots of fun in Poland and take lots of pictures please? I have never been there but heard and seen so many gorgeous pictures of the country so it'll be so nice to see Poland through your eyes.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  24. Such bargains, especially those liners. I love the middle lipstick, so pretty!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  25. I'm really into lip liners at the moment so I want to get some of these from Essence. For £1 each you can't go wrong. I love that you included lots of pictures of swatches on the hand and your lips. Helps choosing which colours I like the most. :) xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  26. Glad to be helpful :) You can't go wrong with creamy, great quality lip liner for £1! Get the all :) x

  27. They're so cheap, yet so good! x

  28. You NEED the Essence lip liners, Shireen! They're seriously good! :)
    Poland has some beautiful places to visit, the longer I live outside the more I appreciate the beauty of my country :) But the city where I come from and my mum lives, doesn't have much to offer and we'll be just there to spend the week with my family so I don't think there will be too many opportunities for Pinterest-worthy pictures, lol! But keep an eye on my Instagram for sneak peeks of my visit to Poland :) x

  29. I am a massive fan of the Essence range. They are so incredibly affordable but are of great quality and they don't test on animals.

    XoXo One Stiletto At A Time

  30. I haven't tried too many things from Essence but what I did I liked it, need to explore the brand more :)

  31. Red Blush - totally my color! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the tip!

  32. Red Blush is a gorgeous red shade! x


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