By Sheila Arkee
I’ve been making a point to try my way through cosmetic lines I’ve never used before. My interest is currently piqued by Essence, a budget brand that recently made its way over to the USA.
The prices are extremely wallet friendly and comparable to Wet n Wild and N.Y.C., which happen to be two brands I find to be well worth the small bucks. Although I’ve had mixed results with Essence in the past, I figured it was easy enough to try out their lipstick and figure out if it’s worth $2.49.
My one major concern with Essence products is that they are not shrink wrapped or otherwise protected from curious shoppers. The products are free and clear to be swiped and used at any display. Gross! I did manage to find an untouched lipstick in Creamy Nude, but I will be making my purchases online from now on.
The verdict? The moisturizing lipsticks are a clear cut win!
The satin texture is comparable to higher end brands, and a step up in quality from the Wet n Wild lipsticks I’ve recently raved about. Essence lipsticks are a fantastic buy for any makeup fanatic, and also for makeup artists looking to stock up their kits on a budget.
You can find Essence cosmetics at Ulta.com