Today I have a longer blog post for you, but it’s mainly a grand old photo dump so I hope you like it. In today’s review I have a combo between a video and some pictures for you of the new lipsticks Essence has launched in their Fall/ Winter 2021 drop. I will be showing you the Soft Precise Lip Pencils, the Hydrating Nude lipsticks as well as the Cool Collage Plumping lipsticks. So there’s lots going on here, so let’s go!
Review: New Essence Lipsticks & Lip Liners // Soft Precise Lip Pencil, Hydrating Nude lipstick & Cool Collagen lipstick
Mentioned in the video:
- Essence Soft & Precise lip liner 202 My Mind
- Essence Soft & Precise lip liner 203 My Advice
- Essence Soft & Precise lip liner 302 Heavenly
- Essence Soft & Precise lip liner 303 Delicate
- Essence Hydrating Nude lipstick 301 Romantic
- Essence Hydrating Nude lipstick 302 Heavenly
- Essence Hydrating Nude lipstick 303 Delicate
- Essence Cool Collagen Plumping lipstick 201 My Dream
- Essence Cool Collagen Plumping lipstick 202 My Mind
- Essence Cool Collagen Plumping lipstick 203 My Advice
- Essence Cool Collagen Plumping lipstick 204 My Way
- Essence Cool Collagen Plumping lipstick 205 My Love
Essence Soft Precise Lip Pencil
Essence is quite well known for doing good lip pencils. I have tried some in the past and liked them okay. So when I saw them release some new nude shades. I thought I could try them out. In terms of formula these are okay and at just €0.99 each these are an absolute steal. However, the shades are very off on me and these also kind of hurt my lips when I apply them (I have this with all lip pencils as it takes me too long to cover my entire lip). I never wear lip liners under lipsticks either, so for me these were a bit of a longshot that didn’t pan out unfortunately.
How doe these lip pencils swatch?
What disappointed me most about these pencils is that the shade of the pencil and the shade that you get on your lips do not correspond. Many of them were too light, others far too orange and again others were just far too pink. The lipsticks that you can see below have similar names as these lip liners do but I find the shades to not be a match. Not even close! So I don’t really see the point in these lip liners to be quite fair, no matter how affordable they are.
Essence Soft & Precise lip liner 302 Heavenly
Essence Soft & Precise lip liner 303 Delicate
Essence Soft & Precise lip liner 202 My Mind
Essence Soft & Precise lip liner 203 My Advice
Essence Hydrating Nude lipstick & Cool Collagen Plumpink lipstick
The lipsticks were a bit more successful but also here: lovely textures, but the shades aren’t great and both these lines have scents and a couple of other aspects going against them. The Hydrating Nude smell so strongly of plastic cookie dough that I find them too sickling and they are also the least long wearing. They do retail for just €2.59 though. At €2.89 the Cool Collagen Plumping lipsticks are just a little bit more expensive but these too have a weird scent, not the greatest lasting power and they have a cooling sensation on the lips that I find a bit gimmicky to say the least.
How do these lipsticks swatch?
The Hydrating Nude lipsticks are the three shades to the left. The Cool Collagen lipsticks are the 5 shades to the right.