Essence Longlasting Lipstick / Rad or Bad?

When I started getting re-acquainted with makeup, the first product I purchased was a lip product. I’m a firm believer that a lip color could change a look, and that swiping a bold color onto your lips can make you look made-up even if you have nothing else on.

I’m all about maximizing the product I pay for so I scoured for something that works well but doesn’t cost as much. That’s where the Essence Longlasting Lipstick came in.

If you’re a fan of minimalist design, this range will catch your eye. The product comes in a sleek black packaging, with a color band in the middle of the tube, which I think is a clever idea and would come in handy if you own a lot of lipsticks from the range.

I own two of the 20+ shades — 07 Natural Beauty and 09 Wear Berries.

Natural Beauty is an MLBB (with a tinge of pink) shade for me. Wear Berries, on the other hand, is my pick for days when I want more color but nothing of the bold variety.

The Essence Longlasting Lipstick has a creamy texture and glides on smoothly on the lips. It’s moisturizing enough that you wouldn’t need a lip balm underneath even if you forget to exfoliate. It’s not very opaque — one swipe could already do the trick if you want just a tint but since it’s very moisturizing, I don’t mind putting on another layer (or two).

The scent reminds me of the ones my mother used to use when I was younger. It’s a tad floral but nothing off-puting.

As for its long-lasting promise, I would say that the product lives up to its claim. If you’re not gonna eat or drink with it on, it will stay put for 4 to 6 hours. A re-application is necessary for when you use this after eating because it flakes.

Top: Wear Berries
Bottom: Natural Beauty

Is it rad or bad?

It’s rad! For PHP150, it’s a steal! I’m trying to maintain my stance on spending money on makeup but keeping myself from getting all the colors from the Essence Longlasting Lipstick range is a challenge, I tell you. If you don’t own one yet, you’re missing out.

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Jorj creates and helps shape stories that stick in people's minds, tug at their heartstrings and move them to action. When not trying to make sense of the world through writing, she busies herself with making videos.