Review: Essence Liquid Lipstick 03 Almost Real11:17
Did you already get anything from Essence new regular range? I grabbed one of their liquid lipsticks as soon as I saw it in their preview of fall/winter new products. I've seen Catrice's as well, but for some reason didn't wanted to spend that much money on something I didn't even know, if I'm gonna like.
It costs 2.79 € and you get 4 ml of it. I like the simple clean with no writing packaging. It's plastic and transparent, so you can see the product shade. For some reason this simplistic design really appeals to me. It's also pretty small, so perfect for carrying around.
It has a doe foot applicator, which holds quit a lot of product. Maybe even too much for one application. It's super soft and it works fine for distributing it around the lips.
I chose the shade 03 Almost Real. It's a peach based light brown nude. It's definitely warm toned and one me it looks like a peachier brown version of my lips. I can't say how glad I am that they did peach nude shade instead of the usual pink.
It's very pigmented for a liquid lipstick. With just one swipe you can cover the lips. I can't say about other shades, but this one is really pigmented. It doesn't feel sticky on the lips at all, just very heavy. It's one of those really obvious thick formulas, which feels so comfortable on the lips. As far as the comfort this reminds me of Catrice Beautifying Lip Smoothers, just thicker and more pigmented version. It will look shiny, of course.
It wears off nicely, because it fades away evenly. Of course it's not long lasting, since it goes off as soon as it touches glass or food. If you don't eat or drink this has some really good staying power.
My only problem with this is that it can look weird on the inside of your lips. It forms a very obvious line. If you blend this as soon as you apply it and don't rub your lips together, there shouldn't be this problem.
I haven't had really dry lips lately, just a little and it didn't really make the dry patches any more obvious.
It has a very subtle sweet smell, which reminds me of vanilla or cookies.
I'm very pleased with this lipstick. What I like the most about it, it's the so comfortable feeling on the lips, good pigmentation and the warm peach toned nude shade. The packaging is also really nice. I can't say anything bad about it. It's not revolutionary, but it's a really good product.