Last week I received an Ulta order (haul post coming soon) and I was so excited to finally have some of the Essence Long Lasting Lipsticks. I picked up three in this order after doing some swatch searching online. While this line has been available at the few Walgreens that carry Essence, they just arrived at Ulta. I don't really have access to those remote Walgreens, so I am excited to finally have these in my hands! Yesterday I tried out of the first of the three shades- Wear Berries. Here are my thoughts on this lipstick.
Lets talk about price which is only $3 per lipstick, this is ELF cosmetics type pricing, which makes Essence one of the lowest priced drugstore brands available. I have now tried quite a few Essence products and so far I love more of them than not. Essence truly is a great brand that is super affordable and I can't wait till they bring the U.S. even more of their fantastic products. Wear Berries is a purple shade that has enough of the purple that is really in style right now, but it's super wearable and not overly dramatic.
This is for all the ladies that are loving that purple lip, but would like a toned down version of it.
LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Coy
Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Gloss in Wild Orchid
This is Wear Berries which you can see is a lot more wearable and still gives you that same purple color which is going to be so popular for the coming fall season.
I love how smooth this goes on. I totally was prepared for it to be as drying as Wet N Wild lipsticks because I have Ravin Raisin (another purple color) and I like it but it really tugs your lips and needs some type of moisture added to it. So when I applied this I was so happy to feel how smooth it went on. The formula is creamy and the color is really buildable, you can definitely go much lighter than this if you want a sheerer shade.
Wear time was about 4 hours before I felt I needed to refresh it. It doesn't moisturize your lips after the initial first half hour but it is not drying at all and feels very comfortable and it's not one of those colors that transfers like crazy. It also doesn't get on your teeth, which makes this finish even better. Overall I am very happy with Wear Berries and I can't wait to try the other two shades! Are you a fan of purple lip colors?