Not too long ago I purchased a new Essence lipstick. I’ve been quite a big fan of the Essence lipsticks for a while now and I decided it was time to grow my collection a little bit. Even though I’m usually not a fan of matte lipsticks, I decided to go for the Essence Velvet Matt Lipstick this time in a very pretty nude colour. After testing it out thoroughly, it’s time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out whether or not this Essence lipstick is any good, make sure you keep on reading!
First things first, the packaging. The Essence Velvet Matt Lipstick comes in a pretty basic packaging that it pretty similar to the packaging of the Essence Nude lipstick collection. The packaging is in the same colour as the lipstick is and it has a black ring in the middle. Very basic, but very good looking.
I can’t remember how many Velvet Matt lipsticks are in this collection, but if I remember correctly, there weren’t a lot of shades there.
The shade I bought doesn’t seem to have a name. It just says Velvet Matt and 07. I think it’s strange that it doesn’t have a name, since Essence is known for its funny names. But let’s not worry about that for too long. Number 07 is a very pretty everyday nude colour. It’s natural, but it’s not going to make you like you’re dead because it has enough pink pigment to it.
Because this colour is so natural it’s perfect for every occasion. It could be worn to school, to work, to a wedding, to a funeral, you name it. I really like that quality in lipsticks.
The thing about these Velvet Matt lipsticks is that they do have a matte finish, but they don’t feel so uncomfortable on the lips. I really hate the feeling of matte lipstick. It feels dry, my lips get chapped and they wear off in a really ugly way. Because this isn’t a matte lipstick but a Velvet Matt lipstick, it’s not as dry.
It actually goes on onto the lips surprisingly smoothly, I was kinda impressed by that to be honest. It’s also not uncomfortable to wear at all. You barely feel it on the lips. And best of all, it doesn’t make my lips extremely dry. All together, this is the perfect matte lipstick.
Pigmentation wise I’m impressed too. This lipstick has great colour pay off, it’s very rich. It’s also very easy to apply because it goes on so smoothly. I’m not a pro at all when it comes to applying anything to my lips, but I didn’t struggle with this lipstick at all.
The very best thing about this lipstick is its lasting power. I can’t say anything else than that I’m extremely, extremely impressed and surprised by that. This lipstick stayed on my lips for more than 6 hours. It survived drinks, meals, talking, travelling. It survived it all. Isn’t that impressive?!
Overall I’m very positive about this lipstick. I absolutely love the colour, I really like that it goes onto the lips so smoothly and it’s a super comfortable lipstick to wear. But the thing that made this lipstick stand out against all of my other lipsticks is its incredible lasting power. It’s just incredible. I highly recommend giving this lipstick a try!
The Essence Velvet Matt Lipstick is available at the drugstore for €2,39.
That was it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post and let me know if you’ve tried one of the Essence Velvet Matt lipsticks yet, and if so, let me know how you like it!