Thursday, 21 November 2013

Review and Swatches ♡ Essence Longlasting Lipsticks

Hello my lovelies, today i'll be reviewing and swatching some lipsticks that have recently become available on the Australian market.

These are the Essence Longlasting Lipsticks. If you have been watching my youtube videos or reading my blog for a while, it will be no secret to you that I am obsessed with the makeup brand Essence. Anyway, the shades that I picked up were 08 Colour Crush, 01 Coral Calling,  and 10 Cotton Candy. The Longlasting Lipstick range consists of 10 lipsticks in total, which all contain 3.8g of product.

What I was most excited for with these lipsticks, was actually the packaging. Sounds a little crazy, eh. This matte black casing with a thin stripe to indicate the colour of the lipstick is SUCH a step up from their previous cheap-looking lipstick packaging. That gets a huge thumbs up from me!

The formula of these lipsticks also impressed me. Their previous lipsticks had more of a tinted lipbalm formula, and in comparison, these lipsticks are a lot more pigmented and have better lasting power. I still wouldn't say that they are completely opaque, but they do have decent colour payoff, and they apply nicely.

 The first lipstick is 08 Colour Crush. It is a lovely vibrant pink shade, that I think would suit a variety of different skin tones.

Next, is 01 Coral Calling, which is a gorgeous medium coral shade. I don't tend to suit coral lipsticks too well, but I really like the way that this one looks on me.

The final lipstick is 10 Cotton Candy. This is my personal favourite, and i've worn it almost every single day since i've purchased it. It is a bright blue-toned, barbie pink shade.

Left to Right: 08 Colour Crush, 01 Coral Calling,  and 10 Cotton Candy

In conclusion, I am very impressed by these lipsticks and will definitely be purchasing more shades in the future. They aren't the most pigmented lipsticks that i've tried - and don't have great lasting power, but for only $4 AUD, I think they are a fabulous product.

Have you picked up any of these Essence Longlasting Lipsticks? Let me know if you have any more recommendations from this line. 

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased with my own money.


  1. Great review dear, I wish I had picked these up while i was in Aussie not too long ago. Would you like to follow each other via GFC and Bloglovin? I'd also love for you to enter my special giveaway for Miss Dior Cherie. Look forward to hearing from you soon.


    1. Aw thank you gorgeous. I followed you via Bloglovin, but for some reason it won't let me sign in and follow you with GFC. I'd love if you'd follow me back :) And i'll go and enter your giveaway now x