Essence Longlasting Lipstick ($2.99) is a new beauty budget friendly lipstick that launched for Spring 2015 in 13 beautiful shades. Essence Longlasting Lipstick is marketed as a long wearing lipstick that keeps lips moist and nourished through the long wear.
Let’s take a look!
You gotta love Essence for creating three buck lipstick they can be pride of. These won’t wear several long hours as marketed but they are pigmented, have a lovely formula, and will wear for around four hours while being lightly hydrating and non-drying through that wear. And yeah, did I mention that sweet $2.99 price tag?
Essence Longlasting Lipsticks
Essence Longlasting Lipstick Swatches (I Am Yours! and Dare to Wear)
Funny thing these come housed in a plastic black barrel which is kinda a direct contrast to the lipstick which looks very high end in the tube. The lipstick has an etched E which kinda gives it this fancy high end feel and look however, the packaging is a flimsy and light but hey, it’s still looks nice and basic plus it has a convenient band around the center which let’s you know the color in the tube.
These don’t have a very pleasant taste, it’s kinda a subtle floral mixed with cardboard…! Honestly, it doesn’t bother me at all but it deserves mentioning none the less.
Essence Dare to Wear Longlasting Lipstick
Essence I Am Yours! Longlasting Lipstick
These have a lovely thin formula that glides easily onto lips. Initially they are a little tiny bit dense during the first application but as the top layer wears down you’ll find they have a slicker texture. They glide on smoothly and evenly with excellent pigment and a lightly moist feel. They aren’t super moisturizing but they do provide light moisture which is enough to keep them wearing comfortably on lips during the wear. I can get about four hours of wear and don’t feel these migrate, feather, or flake during that time. They feel as pleasant at hour four as they did during the first hour of application.
For $3 bucks? You really can’t beat the Essence Longlasting Lipstick! This is a nice beauty budget thrill!
Essence Longlasting Lipstick is available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.