Review | Essence Longlasting Lipstick + Swatches (10 colours)!

Yo, I've got another Essence product post for you!.....with more to come.

I still couldn't believe my previous post was my very first 'in depth' review on this brand when I do actually have a lot of their products. I find myself buying makeup from Essence way more often than any other brands available in the nearest pharmacy. Their prices are extremely affordable and I'm constantly impressed by most of their products. Unlike the previous lip glosses that I ended up not liking, this brand new launched lipstick from Essence is something I'd consider buying more of the shades. It is none other than the Essence Longlasting Lipstick. Priced at RM12.90 each, how could I possibly resist? It's so cheap that it would be rude not to buy!

Essence Longlasting Lipstick comes in a black-matte, plastic packaging. Although the lipstick feels sturdy, it has a chubby look and to some it might be bulky to carry around. I love how Essence engraved an 'E' letter onto the lipstick, it's cute and very much representative for the brand. 

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Candelilla Wax, Polyethylene, Mica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyxdrocinnaate, Parfume, CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide). [source]

Very Sweet, but it's hard for me to identify what the smell is like. Berries sweet? or more like candies? All I know it's definitely a scent where you feel like you want to lick it lol. Even Essie Button said so in her recent March favourite video. 

Formula/Texture/Finish and Application
To be honest, I wasn't feeling this lipstick when it first came out. I swatched all of the colours in store and I was like 'meh' because the formula reminded me of the Revlon Lip Butter except that the latter is much more balmy. However, this line from Essence has been a huge hit over the internet so I insisted to give it a try. I ended up walking out of the store with 2 lipsticks; 04 On The Catwalk and 07 Natural Beauty.
Upon swatches, I feel like most of colours look sheer upon hand swatches as well as on the lips. After using it for quite some times, I can definitely can see why people are raving about it! The finishing~ and the feel~ It's very light, moisturisingnon-sticky and glides on the lips smoothly without any tugging. If you're someone who prefer moisturizing lipstick over lasting power, then this Essence lipstick is meant for you! as I don't think it's longlasting as the name suggests. It's also transferable, so it barely survive a meal or a drink. 

Colour Range/Swatches
07 Natural Beauty seems to be everyone's favourite which was the reason why I bought it. 05 On The Catwalk has the most colour pay off for a glossy finish in the range, and I ended up buying it too. Essence decided not to bring in all the shades available, so here are the colour we'll only be getting in Malaysia; 

As you can see, they are mainly in pink and red with different hues. 14 Adorable Matt is opaque upon one swatch and I believe the best selling shade is 01 Coral Calling. 

04 On The Catwalk!
I'd describe this as a berry red shade. The colour is very pretty, complements warm skin tone very well. I did not have anything similar in my stash so this lipstick is unique to me. It has a sheer coverage but can become intense after several layers. I managed to wear the lipstick for a good 3 hours before it faded out as a tint. If you want to wear a red lipstick but still not confident enough, then I'd suggest you to pick up this colour. 

04 On The Catwalk!
07 Natural Beauty
People describe this as a nice MLBB lipstick colour, but as you can see from the swatch below, it appears to be more pink than my actual lips colour. Pink is not a shade that I'd typically go for when buying a lipstick. I look weird with it. The shade still appears to be natural so I think it's good for everyday use. Lasted on me around 2-3 hours of application.

07 Natural Beauty
Product Info;

Name : Longlasting Lipstick
Brand : Essence 
Made In : Italy
Content : 3.8 g / 0.13 oz
Limited Edition : Nope

On the Website: 
Longlasting love... You simple have to fall in love with the longlasting lipsticks by Essence. The lipstick provide your lips with intensive colour for several hours without drying them out. You're sure to find whatever you're looking for - from bright pink to intensive red and chilled-out berry to subtle nude shades. The Essence logo on the texture and the matte, black packaging with a ring of colour to match the actual colour of the lipstick are true eye-catchers! [source]

Price : RM 12.90
Availability (Malaysia) : Watsons Pharmacy
Link :

Omits its lasting power, I generally impressed with Essence Longlasting lipstick and thinking of purchasing more (especially 01 Coral Calling). It's AFFORDABLE, like extremely affordable and for something at this price point, I'd say the lipstick performs pretty phenomenal!

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shad said...

an affordable one... wow, adorable matt.. so adorable.. I'm thinking of having 'on the catwalk' for myself.. love the color.. thank you for the review sis ieyra.. :D

Rِeem ♦ ³ said...

These look lovely! An Egyptian subscriber recommended this brand to me and told me where exactly I can get it's products! I better go grab some :D

ieyra h said...

There's one more affordable lipstick brand but you can only get it online. Heard of makeuprevolution before? Lagilah, baru RM8! sdfghhASDFGHH. :) 'On The Catwalk' mcm sesuai dengan skintone melayu but it's still to bold for me nak pakai. Segan lah. ;P
Thanks Shad for reading, I'd would love to hear your thoughts on this lipstick too :)

ieyra h said...

So glad Essence Cosmetics is available in your country! Beware, this brand can be very addictive, lol

Karlina said...

Both of them have pretty color! ^^ My new post ^^

Amy said...

Oh, these all look lovely! I would love to try the Natural Beauty, I really like more toned downed colours like it ♥
Amy xx

Little Moon Dragon

ieyra h said...

They are, indeed! Thanks for reading, Karlina *\(^o^)/*

ieyra h said...

I think Natural Beauty would look good on you! Give it a try (⌒▽⌒), would love to know your thoughts too :)

Vonnie said...

I've heard so many good things about that brand, yet I haven't bought any of it. Those colors are really beautiful.

ieyra h said...

Hi Vonnie! Essence is affordable, like REALLY affordable and they do deliver quality too. I think their most popular/well known items are long lasting lipsticks, lip liners, and nail polishes. :D

Sitha said...

I want the adorable matt one! I want their lip liners, bronzers, powders, blushes as well. too bad I can't find any essence's outlet anymore here, I've heard they've pulled out all essence product from Indonesia. After only been going on for a year. It's ridiculous.

Chaste and Beautiful said...

Ah yes, I bought On The Catwalk recently and loved the ease of applying the lipstick plus it looks so good on the lips. I really wanted to pick Natural Beauty, Coral Calling and Barely there but sadly they were out of stock. I am really enjoying reading your blog. :)

DYL@ said...

Hi girls...would you mind share which Watson outlet or other venue in KL/Putrajaya that have this essence longlasting lipstick? Checked in most Watson outlets but there's no essence counter there. Really interested to buy it ;-)

wani said...

i really love the shade natural beauty and i wear it like every single day. they're so affordable and cute, how can you resist rite :D

ieyra h. said...

Thank you so much Ayesha! I've been really enjoying these lipsticks too. Kinda hope the 'nude' line will be launch in my country soon! :D

ieyra h. said...

Hi Wani! Thank you so much for reading my blog. (*^▽^*) I agree! This is selling much more cheaper than the Wet n Wild lipstick, but it's way more moisturizing and comfortable on the lips. I find Natural Beauty looks very pink on my complexion~