January 23, 2019

Essence Insta-Care Lipstick Is My New Favorite Lipstick and It Only Costs $3.49

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5 stars out of 5

Essence Insta-Care Lipstick ($3.49) is a new buttery, hydrating lipstick that launched in six shades for Spring 2019. You can ALWAYS count on Essence to create some awesome lipstick that’ll cost you less than five bucks and that’s the case with these new Insta-Care Lipsticks.

I stupidly ordered one shade but I NEED ALL THE SHADES ASAP!

Essence Insta-Care Lipstick is 0.06 oz and comes housed in a swivel up slim line barrel. This is formulated with shea butter and I’d go so far as to call it a hybrid lip balm/lip treatment and lipstick all-in-one formula. It has the moisturizing elements of a lip balm or a lip treatment and the color of a lipstick which means you get the best of both worlds.

This formula is a soft, buttery texture that has a slightly slick texture and an easy glide on lips with a smooth finish on my dry lips. It’s very moisturizing and feels quite hydrating through the 3 and half hour wear time I got from it. The color I choose provided opaque coverage on a single application and didn’t feather or migrate through the wear. They do have some sort of fruity perfume flavor but I didn’t detect a fragrance.

Essence Sandy Sunrise Insta-Care Lipstick

Essence Insta-Care Lipstick Swatches (Sandy Sunrise)

The texture is just heavenly on my dry lips and the color is gorgeous. I picked up Sandy Sunrise which is a nude caramel tan that gave my lips a great nude look without making me look like a zombie.

All in all, Essence Insta-Care Lipstick is delightful and such a great beauty budget pick!

Muse Approved.

Don’t miss out! Grab a few or all of them at this price!

Where to buy


Essence Insta-Care Lipstick is new shea butter moisturizing lipstick that launched for Spring 2019 and is available in six shade selections. This is a slim lipstick that’s 0.06 oz in size and $3.49. I loved this formula! It’s moisturizing, pigmented, and provides nice, hydrating color to lips while look smooth and flawless through the wear!


  • Cheap and excellent quality.
  • Very hydrating!
  • Acts as a lip balm and a lipstick all in one!


  • Would love to see more shades!


Essence Insta-Care Lipstick is the perfect pick for anyone with drier lips that needs moisture as well as color!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Carol G

    I saw these on the Ulta site and thought they might be awesome but didn’t want to take the chance blindly. Thanks for letting us know they are worth ordering.

    • Isabella Muse

      totally worth it. I need to order the other shades! Love the formula!

  • kjh

    Thanks for the upvote on this formula. Being old, tend to prefer sheer or buttery l/s to gloss. Still haven’t tried Essence, but like Catrice. So, maybe another Cosnova, to go w/ my other Cos’s: Cosdna and Cosrx. Maybe i’ll Wait for a sale and grab their green HL. I don’t see big money for HL, anyway. Essence has a greige l/s on my backburner, as well.

  • Nnah

    Sandy Sunrise looks cute on you! I am always on the search for a nude that does not make my lips blend into my face, and I find your swatches are so helpful such that, if it looks good on your skin, the undertones will work well on my face. The swatch for this reads glitter particles on my screen, but I do not see glitter on your lips. This has been added to my try list, thank you!

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Nnah! Likewise! Nudes are tricky for me and sometimes I end up looking deathly in them! But this has a nice warmth that made it very wearable for me! No glitter, shimmer, just cream 🙂 sorry the lights from my lightbox make it look like there’s glitter in the swatch! My pleasure <3!

  • Sophia

    You always find the best nude lipstick hues – thank you for sharing beauty with the world! 🙂