Back in Germany I purchased two new Essence lipsticks. Even though I’m not a huge fan of Essence, I do quite like their lipsticks. These two lipsticks that I bought are both from the new The Beach House Trend Edition. Today it’s time for the review. If you’re interested in reading more about it, make sure you keep on reading!
Let’s just start off with discussing the first lipstick. The lipstick comes in a pretty basic packaging. The outside is baby pink and the part underneath the cap is silver. It’s not very special at all but because it’s not a million dollar lipstick it doesn’t really bother me that much.
The lipstick is called A Summer Kinda Girl and it’s a light coral shade with a darker coral part on the inside. The fact that the inside has a bit of a different colour is what makes these lipsticks so special. It makes these lipsticks a little more interesting.
Like I said A Summer Kinda Girl is a bit of a corally pink shade. I really love colours like that, which is why I bought it. Once applied the colour really is a bit of a combination between the outside colour and the inside colour. It’s not a very obvious colour and therefore it is a wearable shade, but it’s not a super basic colour. In short it’s the perfect everyday colour for summer.
The quality of the lipstick is pretty okay for a budget brand like Essence. It’s obviously not the best lipstick I have ever tried, but for an affordable lip product it’s not bad at all. The reason why I do like Essence lipsticks is because they feel really comfortable on the lips. This lipstick applies very smoothly and almost feels like a lipbalm when it’s on your lips.
The other colour I got is called Beachy Keen. Beachy Keen comes in the same packaging as A Summer Kinda Girl does, but this one has a darker colour. I kinda like this colour a little bit better because I’m just a huge fan of coral lipsticks or the colour coral in general, and this is just perfect for me.
Just like the other one this lipstick also has that ‘core’ thingy as Essence likes to call it. This time the core isn’t darker, it’s lighter. Because of that the colour becomes a lot more wearable but not at all boring.
Quality wise it doesn’t matter if you get this shade or the other one, it’s literally exactly the same thing. Both of them stay in place for an hour of two tops, but for a budget proof lipstick that isn’t too bad right. I don’t mind reapplying it a little more often if it’s like 10 times less expensive as a Chanel lipstick, but that’s just personal preference.
When it comes to pigmentation these lipsticks aren’t the worlds greatest, but they are okay. They are more of a tinted lipbalm kind of product than a lipstick in my opinion, but since I’m a huge fan of tinted lipbalms that’s not a bad thing for me. Because Essence usually has pretty pigmented lipsticks I did expect a little more pigment than this, but overall I can’t say I’m too disappointed.
Both lipsticks have a shiny, almost balmy finish and are therefore very comfortable to wear, even if you’re not the biggest fan of wearing lip products and they do feel very moisturising on the lips.
Overall I feel like these The Beach House Lipsticks are pretty okay. Essence does have some better lipsticks, for example the Velvet Matte Lipstick, but they aren’t bad. I really like the colours and I feel like these are perfect for this time of year. They are comfortable to wear and the shades are very wearable on a day to day basis.
The Essence The Beach House Core Lipsticks are available at the drugstore for €2,78.
That was it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post and let me know if you bought anything from this Essence collection already!