02 November 2017

Essence butter sticks lipsticks

I've shown you these in my New in: make-up | summer-fall 2017 post, but I also announced their separate review in my New in: make-up | follow-up post. As you all know I have a weak spot for lipsticks and Essence, it would only be fair if I showed them all the attention they deserve.
I have two lipsticks of each formula - matte and glossy. Let me start by saying that I love the fact they gave options both in color and in formulas and finish.

They are in a shape of a pen with a roll-out system so they're really easy to use and you don't have to sharpen them. There's 2,2 grams of lip product in each pen. I have problems with two lids that are coming off way to easy so I have to be careful not to hold them by lids (I already ruined one just after taking these photos).
They all look the same with the same applicator which looks like a crayon. I have to say that I was a bit scared of precise application, but I had no problems with it. It's easy to outline lips and then fill them in. Formula is really nice and they all feel really really comfortable on the lips.
Regarding their staying power, mattes are more durable as expected. I wore mattes for about 5 hours before noticing any changes. Glossy ones I had to touch up after about 2 and a half to 3 hours. They are quite pigmented and can be built up, especially glossy ones. You can apply layer over another one even after few hours and it will look good.
Unfortunately, I'm not happy with Matt love #03 frozen sugar and Matt love # 04 pink marshmallow, but only regarding their shade. First one is too cold for me and second one is too pink (I never wear pinks, I don't know why I got this shade). However, they are good lipsticks, I just need different shades.
Unedited. With flash (colors weren't true without flash).
Am I boring you with Essence? I just love them so much! Which shade you wouldn't wear?


  1. Frozen Sugar and Sweet Frosting both look right up my street! Love that they have different finishes :)

    1. I'm wearing sweet frosting like every day since I got them :D

      :* :*

  2. You are not boring with essence, I love them too!