Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Essence Velvet Matte Lipstick Review

Hi Lovelies, Hope you all are well!

I am super happy to share a make-up review with you today and it's from one of my most favourite affordable beauty brands - Essence Cosmetics.

I was sent two shades from the latest lipstick range which is called velvet matte and I was so happy with the colours since I mostly wear these kind of shades daily anyway.

One of the great things that I love about Essence is that they are cruelty-free and vegan! So another reason to LOVE them even more!

So let's get on with the review!

Product description:
Provides truly matte, saturated color payoff with a lightweight feel.

I was sent the shades - 3 dusty romance and 10 greedy coffee. Dusty romance is my most favourite out of the two shades. It's a beautiful old rose pink/dusty pink that is perfect for day wear. Greedy coffee is a stunning warm rusty brown that actually looks stunning. I didn't think it would suit me and I don't ever reach for brown shades but I am glad I have this since I can wear it more and try to incorporate it into many looks.

I love how this range looks too, the colour of the lipstick cleverly matches the lid so you don't have to spend time picking a shade. When you see the actual bullet you will notice a 'e' which is imprinted, a lovely touch since it makes it look and feel more high end. Other budget brands don't really look at the minor details but it's great that Essence have really thought through the design and packaging.

In terms of wear and pigmentation I was really blown away. These lipsticks have this incredible air-whipped texture that glides on the lips so effortlessly and one stroke delivers so much colour! I love that these lipsticks have a slight sheen, kind of a satin finish but not completely satin if that makes sense. These are so much more comfortable than a matte lip product and I am so over it already!

Just like all Essence lip products, it has a lovely sweet scent which is not distracting or too overpowering. I feel that even if the lipsticks didn't have this scent, it wouldn't take anything away from the lipstick. I personally like the scent and it doesn't really bother me.

Wear time is so good guys! It stays put for quite some time. After eating/drinking the colour was still visable but just a bit faded. Still pretty good for a lipstick that only costs £2.30!! What amazes me is that Essence is so affordable but the quality matches the likes of higher ende and designer brands. I know I will continue to buy Essence but I just wish it was available in other stores, such as Boots or Superdrug. It is available to buy online and at Wilkos.

Check it out here - link and here link 

Have you tried this new range? let me know in the comments below!


  1. I love matte lipsticks and this 03 number looks amazing ♥

    1. Oh yes it's the perfect rose pink colour for everyday wear, I really need to check out the whole range of colours. An underrated product!


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