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on 5/24/2017 8:30:00 AM
More reviews by OMGURTEEF
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I reaaaallllyy like these lipsticks. A lot more than I thought I might.I have these in three shades - 02 Perfect Match, 03 Wow Effect, and a killer green shade whose name I can't recall but I love it. Perfect Match is a gorgeous mauve nude, which looks very flattering against a variety of skin tones. Unfortunately, I'm a dope and left it in my gym bag in my car. All day. In the South. So it melted and got a weird oily wax covering it, so I'll need to replace it. (Not a big deal at $2.99 a pop!) Wow Effect is my favorite though. It's a pretty, neutral pink shade that brightens up my whole look without making too much of a statement. Don't get me wrong, I love a good, bold lip. But this is perfect for days when I want to keep it more toned down. It makes my teeth look whiter too.The formula is smooth, buttery, and non-drying. It's mostly matte, but has a wee bit of a satin touch to it that makes it look really flattering on the lips, with no accentuation of lines or dry spots. It's mostly opaque with one coat, but I always apply multiple coats no matter what lipstick I'm wearing, blotting on a tissue in between. The packaging is pretty and of good quality. It's sturdy, the bullet swivels all the way down, and I appreciate the color-coordinated cap! I love just tossing these in my bag on days where I'm feeling fickle with my lip color and want options, and I know they won't open up and ruin everything, haha!At $2.99 per tube, I am sort of taken aback at how good these are. For something that cheap to perform that beautifully is really special. These beat the Milani Moisture Matte lipsticks for drugstore mattes, if you ask me.
7 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 5/7/2017 8:49:00 PM
More reviews by CrazyMomof7
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
I own almost all of these and they are really excellent. I have written detailed individual reviews for many of them if you look them up here.In general, these are creamy, thick, opaquely pigmented semi-mattes with a classic yet modern selection of shades. Don't miss shades 2-Perfect Match and 3-Wow Effect if you only want to try a couple of more modern/sophisticated colors.These are similar to WnW's MegaLast line with much better packaging (bullet is pointed, swivels down all the way, better case) but they don't last quite as long generally. They also have a fruity/sweet scent that isn't my favorite (MegaLast is unscented), but I live with it.These are $4.50 at Shopper's here in Canada. I highly recommend you check them out.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 1/30/2017 8:21:00 PM
More reviews by outdoorsgal
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
Despite the name, these lipsticks are anything but Matt Matt Matt. They're actually quite creamy with a semi-matte finish which means they're not drying. My mature lips can't wear true matte lipsticks anymore so these are perfect. I have two shades: 03 - Wow Effect 05 - Redy or Not Wow Effect is a pinky/brown that's perfect for an every day look whereas Redy or Not is a blue based cherry/pink red. They both go on beautifully without tugging and the pigment is decent. Staying power is so so and both are gone after a cup of coffee. The price point can't be beat at $4.49 CAD per tube. Essence has a lot of hidden gems and these lipsticks are worth checking out.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 12/24/2017 10:44:00 PM
More reviews by gothtrash
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Ridiculously good for the price. I paid, what , $1.50 for it with a coupon? It’s great, too. I would have counted it a good purchase for $15 from any mid range makeup line. The color- 02 Perfect Match- is a lovely MLBB color. Mauve-pink-sorta-nude. It’s not too brown, not too purple, not too pink, not too light. The exact right balance for a not overly made up look.The texture is great. It does have a hint of satin- which I like. (The true matte bullet lipsticks tend to be a bit cakey and odd.) Yet it is matte enough to wear for a long time for a bullet. I did not need a lip liner, it stayed in place nicely with no creeping into fine lines. It isn’t as crisp as a liquid matte however- for that you would indeed need a liner. I didn’t mind but it is a matter of taste for sure. Packaging is meh, not hideous but not cute either- but who cares for that price range; as long as the cap stays on in my purse, it’s all good.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 10/6/2017 8:25:00 PM
More reviews by crazyolpika
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
Surprisingly long wearing.
I was really impressed. This rivals Maybelline's Colour sensational lines, which are my go to. And you can't beat essence prices.
on 1/3/2017 9:18:00 AM
More reviews by ElmizaMcQueen
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Not sure if this is a new collection from Essence Cosmetics brand but I just found it in the store recently. Totally impulse purchase and I love it. The formula is so soft, buttery and super lightweight. Pigmentation is excellent. It's not a complete matte, it has a slight sheen to it, moisturizing enough even if you don't have any lip balm before applying this. Totally impressed! Being a drugstore cosmetics, I didn't expect this to last long on my lips, but if I don't eat or drink anything, I believe this lipstick is good for 6-7 hours. But please expect that this lipstick bleeds on the edge of your lips, also it didn't stay put. It's also transfer and could be messy if you're not careful. Well, it's priced at RM15.90 in Malaysia, so I never expect this to be as good as the high end brands. Oh, forgot to mention that this lipstick has a very nice scent. It smells exactly like my Bond 007 fragrance.
on 12/27/2017 7:44:00 PM
More reviews by mtl4817
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Staying power. Smooth formula. Compliments. What more do you need?? I bought every colour. Better than the expensive brands I own.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 11/1/2017 7:27:00 PM
More reviews by geekymakeup
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I have color Perfect Match. This is incredible lipstick at rock bottom prices. I can buy almost 10 of these for the price of one Estee Lauder lipstick. The stay power of this lipstick is better than Estee Lauder.The formula is thick yet creamy. It is not super matte but it is moisturizing with staying power. I got 9 hours with no retouching. I was impressed. YsL matte dried my lips this dies not for only $3. The container is simple, elegant, and very streamlined. This product smells like raspberries. I personally love it, but some people might not like it.The only complaint is that the lipstick moves in the container and ends up rubbing when twisting up. It didn't break, but be gentle.
on 8/19/2017 3:39:00 AM
More reviews by gracefulnights
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I got mine in the colour wow effect which was much more of a bright berry pink than I'd thought when I swatched it, while I didn't expect it to be this colour I ended up really loving it. The lipstick is quite matte without being drying or hard and feels smooth, it's not completely transfer proof but in saying that it lasts a good 5 hours without rubbing off. Would definitely repurchase this.
on 5/16/2017 5:37:00 PM
More reviews by AngieGCarp
Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
Mm..mm! These are so soft and silky! They are just what you need when you want some color but nothing fussy. I have Wow Effect and on me it is a mauvy pink (leaning VERY cool)...it gives me that rosebud looking lip. It actually looks really pretty without lip liner..just pop it on and go!
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