4 Sep 2013

Essence Longlasting lipstick 07 Natural Beauty

Essence came out with renovated assortment for Fall 2013.
For the longest time I've missed pigmented lipsticks in their regular collection.
They finally made a variety of pigmented lipsticks that are suppose to be long lasting.
Since I have almost every lipstick color imagined, I picked up the most neutral one- 07 Natural Beauty.

Natural Beauty is a mid-toned rose with a mauve undertones.
It's that typical ''my lips but better'' shade which doesn't wash you out since it has rose undertones.
I have lots of nude lipsticks in my collection but this particular shade is quite unique.
DUPE ALERT!  It's a perfect dupe for Urban Decay lipstick in Naked yet a tinge more warm. 

The longevity is mediocre and stays on for about 2-4 hours.
Pigmentation is great and the texture is super comfortable.
They don't have any particular scent and the packaging doesn't feel tacky or cheap.
I have to admit I was quite surprised with the quality and shade range- Good job Essence!

 I'm happy Essence finally released some proper lipsticks and not just kiddish lippies in cheap plastic tubes. Natural Beauty 07 is a perfect everyday shade and it compliments almost every skin tone. I would highly suggest to check out Essence Longlasting lipsticks at affordable 2,5€.

PROS: great formula, comfortable to wear, great shade range, good pigmentation, affordable price
CONS: it's not longlasting, no scent, boring packaging (yet not tacky)