(Initially I intended to just reblog but I see more use reverting it to draft, improving the post and then publishing it as a new one.)
Essence is a company based in Germany that produces quality products at VERY affordable prices! And among their best products and definitely the most affordable ones are their lipliners (I am OBVIOUSLY giving it a high rating).
And here come the swatches.
Description; A standard lipliner pencil. Comes in 1 gram / 0.035 oz product.
Price; MYR 7.30 (I usually say wait for a discount but at MYR 7.30, come on!).
Where to buy; Watsons and Mydin
Very nicely pigmented.
Very opaque so it will even out hyper-pigmentation on the lips. Both lips will turn out the same colour with this lipliner (if applied all over the lips)!
Glides on smoothly without tugging on the lips.
Does not feather.
Leaves a stain on the lips even after it wears out.
Does not dry out the lips.
Lightweight on the lips so you’d feel like you’re hardly wearing anything.
The price is a huge plus point!
No strong odour or taste.
It is not very long lasting.
It isn’t smudge-proof or budge-proof (meaning; it will fade away with eating and licking your lips).
Double con here is that it is a pencil so it needs to be sharpened and sharpening is tricky since it is so creamy.
These are very very creamy and that may be something not everyone enjoys. I do know the preference for a drier formula that perhaps lasts longer.
It is a pain to sharpen; can be worked around by placing the pen in the freezer for about 10 minutes…
It’s a preference thing! I love that these are as creamy as they are. Love ’em!