I’m sure you already know by the title but we are going to taking a first look at the new Essence Colour Boost mad about matte lipsticks! I was really really happy when I knew that they were available in my country because I’ve seen the publicity on Essence’s Instagram page and since that day I wanted to try them!
‘The liquid lipstick dries into a powdery-matte finish and covers the lips in high-coverage colors like nude, red, pink or purple. The texture feels lovely and light on the lips and is kiss-proof!’
These liquid lipsticks are available in 10 different colors:
- 01 Dusty romance
- 02 I love you me neither
- 03 Wanna play?
- 04 Mad matters
- 05 Dangerously Yours
- 06 Funk you
- 07 Seeing red
- 08 Partner in crime
- 09 Magnetic gloom
- 10 Pride and prejudice
I bought the shade 03 Wanna play? and the 04 Mad matters, and I’m really happy with both of them. They have a powdery-finish and are really pigmented.
The color 03 wanna play? is a light rosy nude that I think will look gorgeous on every skin tone.
The 04 Mad matters is a nude-ish malve that is beautiful when it dries.
I really like both and the fact that they last for a lot of time on the lips is also a big plus. I dare to say they look like a stain because even when you take them off the lips, you still stay with some color on them.
The package is a lot like the L’Oréal mat liquid lipstick and the Nyx Powder Puff. The finish is very similar to the Powder Puff and is a lot less dry than the L’Oréal matte. The applicator is not the best (my favorite is the powder puff) but with a little time and patience, you can achieve an effortless application. Some of the darkest colors need a lip pencil.
This is, after all, a matte lipstick so my advice is to hydrate your lips before using these because they are a little dry but nothing too major. When I use a lipstick I like to forget that I’m using it, and with these, that happens, I don’t feel them.
Each liquid lipstick has a cost of 3,49€ (in Portugal). Yes, they are drugstore affordable but also pretty good. I advise them to my family and friends.
Will I buy more? Yes, probably even knowing that I don’t need because I have more lipsticks than I can use!
Have you tried these liquid lipsticks? Which one is your favorite color? Let me know in the comments.