By Priya S.
Skin Type: Oily and occasionally acne-prone
Skin Tone: Fair with warm undertones
Hello gorgeous ladies,
I think Essence is one of the most inexpensive makeup brands at the drugstore that offers good quality (if not great) products for a very low price tag. This is exactly why I do not have to think twice before picking up stuff from Essence because even if I am dissatisfied, I can just chuck that product away without any guilt. So today, I want to share my views about a fairly new launch by Essence called the Essence Liquid Lipstick in “Beauty Secret.” Let’s have a look.
Liquid love! This new formula combines the best of both lipstick and lipgloss. Get the impact and coverage of a lipstick with the moisturizing shine of a gloss.
CAD 3.49 (approximately INR 181).
My Experience with Essence Beauty Secret Liquid Lipstick:
Packaging: This liquid lipstick comes housed in a chubby little square tube similar to the Maybelline Color Elixirs! The tube contains 0.13 oz of lipstick. The applicator is made from sponge, with both of the faces flat which I like more than regular doe-foot applicators because this one gives me more control and ease of application. I simply love the color-coded packaging and how the lid matches the shade. This makes for easy grabbing one particular shade when one has a zillion lip products!! All in all, the packaging is adorable in my opinion.
Color: The shade “Beauty Secret” is a beautiful neutral pinky-n*de shade. It sure is a gorgeous wearable n*de that can be beautifully paired with smoky eye. It leans slightly peachy on me which makes it look prettier.
Pigmentation: When I swatch this shade on the back of my hand, it looks almost like a lacquer with the sheer shine and opacity which looks stunning. However on the lips, this sheers beautifully with medium coverage. Overall, I would say the pigmentation is a hybrid of a lipstick and a lip gloss!
Texture: This baby is nothing like the liquid lipsticks that are in the market. Essence has a new take on liquid lipstick which has a very thick formula that is a super pigmented lipstick- gloss, if you know what I mean! Usually, liquid lipsticks tend to have a velvety matte formula, but Essence goes with more of a thicker, stickier, tacky gloss formula. Frankly speaking, I love this formulation! Since this has the coverage of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss, this baby is right up my alley. I love glossy finish!
Longevity: Thanks to the tacky formula, it delivers a good colour pay-off for a solid 4 hours post which the shine does fade away some. The best thing is that the color doesn’t migrate around and the formula remains pleasantly moist through the wear which is quite hydrating for a liquid lipstick.
Pros of Essence Beauty Secret Liquid Lipstick:
- Sturdy and pretty packaging.
- Super comfortable sponge tip applicator.
- Beautiful natural pinky n*de shade.
- Feels very hydrating on the lips.
- Very comfortable on the lips.
- Semi-sticky consistency.
- Beautiful shade selection in this range of liquid lipsticks.
- Fantastic pigmentation.
- Good longevity.
- The perfect amount of shine and colour.
- Super duper affordable (Less than 200 bucks!!)
- Easily available online and in drugstores.
Cons of Essence Beauty Secret Liquid Lipstick:
- Not a liquid lipstick, per say!
- If you do not like tacky lip products, then it’s a con.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Essence Beauty Secret Liquid Lipstick?
This Essence liquid lipstick isn’t the most perfect liquid lipstick formula, but I really like it a lot as it provides great pigmentation with shine and the semi-tacky formulation increases longevity and all this at a very affordable price tag! What else can you ask for? Go grab it ladies, you’ll not regret!
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