Thursday, 21 April 2016

REVIEW | ESSENCE COSMETICS DON'T STOP THE NUDE



Essence Cosmetics is a brand I have heard a lot about from US bloggers, I stumbled across their range in Wilkinson's here in the UK and was blown away by their low prices. I have been reading a little about the brand and am pleased to report they do not test on animals, which is fantastic. I purchased two products, the first is the lipstick we are discussing today and the second is a mascara which I will review later this week. The lipstick I chose was the Long Lasting Lipstick in 06 Don't Stop The Nude (£2.30). From the swatch above you can see that for a lipstick with nude in the title it is actually pretty dark - a dark brown with reddish purple undertones. You can see it on my chops:


The texture is really creamy so it feels nice on the lips, it doesn't have a very distinct scent at all. At first it goes on sheer but if you layer it a few times you get quite an intense colour. Almost too intense for me. This is a really interesting shade that many people would like, I just don't think it works on me. I would wear it as a sheer lipstick with just a hint of colour instead of building up the opacity. You can see me apply it below, in a short little video, the lighting is awful but I thought it would be fun to show nevertheless. Don't judge my makeup skills from what you see, this was after work: I'm a mess. I feel a mess. I look a mess. We know, embrace it. 


Thank you so much for reading this post, I hope you liked it. There are a few other shades and I really like the flexibility of this product, you can go natural or bold. Plus this deep brown/mauve shade has been all the rage for the past year or so, therefore well done Essence for recognising the trend and creating products to reflect it. I know they have a few matte versions of this lipstick as well, curious to try them too. Don't forget to leave a comment below and follow my blog, please. Take care.

What is your favourite drugstore brand?

Love ♥
Kiran 
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23 comments

  1. I believe that Essence has some great products including their lipsticks. You just have to find the shade that works for you. I have plenty of them but not every colour looks nice on my skin, therefore I put a darker/lighter lip pencil before applying this to change the shade :)

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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    1. You're absolutely right, I actually like how the lipstick looks with just one coat as these (or at least this shade) is quite sheer. Thank you for commenting!

      Kiran x

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  2. I believe that Essence has some great products including their lipsticks. You just have to find the shade that works for you. I have plenty of them but not every colour looks nice on my skin, therefore I put a darker/lighter lip pencil before applying this to change the shade :)

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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  3. I really like the sheen on this! I haven't tried anything from Essence, though it's a brand I hear more and more about. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  4. I love this colour! Beautiful :)

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    1. I know, I was immediately drawn to this shade in store!

      Kiran x

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  5. I've tried some Essence lipsticks and I think they're nice considering how affordable they are! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. They definitely are, I am keen to try some more. This was darker than I thought, so I might go for a more true nude next time. Thank you for commenting, Dagmara.

      Kiran x

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  6. Essence might be one of my favourite drugstore brands, because they are just so cheap but have such great quality! Don't Stop The Nude looks gorgeous on you! <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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    1. What other products do you suggest I try from the line? It's so affordable, I definitely want to pick up more stuff, and thank you so much Bash.

      Kiran x

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  7. I've never tried anything from this range, I'm sure the stock it where I live, I just never seem to find it. I wouldn't mind trying their lipsticks, maybe not that shade though because I don't think it would suit me either

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. They have about eight or so shades in this range, including some matte ones. I am sure you'll find something you like, let me know what you get if you do. Thanks for commenting!

      Kiran x

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  8. I really love the shade you selected, it looks stunning.

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy

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  9. I love Essence! The prices are amazing but also some incredible quality makeup too! I have a couple of their regular lipsticks and love them. I'm loving the look of this one though :) You need to check out their blushes and lip liners hun xxx

    Sal UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. Ah thank you for the heads up! I absolutely will, thank you for commenting, Sal x

      ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. It is really pretty, thank you for commenting Lily!

      Kiran x

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  11. I haven't tried anything from Essence yet, but the brand intrigues me. I'm waiting for the brow gel to come into my local store as I've heard great things about it & am allergic to the Benefit Gimme Brow. This lipstick sounds interesting, but I need to use up some of the ones I already own before buying more. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. I'll keep an eye out on your blog if you pick up any products. Thanks for commenting, Tania xxx

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