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Beautiful little bargain; Essence Lipstick

Essence long lasting lipstick in 01 Coral calling

While it’s all fine and dandy to trawl the floors of Brown Thomas and Space Nk, drooling over stunning Chanel and YSL lipsticks, nothing quite beats a bargain! On a recent Pennys (Primark) trip, I picked up something from the Essence long-lasting lipsticks collection in “01 Coral Calling”. It cost me €1.79 and my expectations were low. Oh boy was I wrong!

Firstly, the pigmentation is so impressive for such an inexpensive brand. The formula is soft and buttery and feels more like a lip balm on the lips. The finish is beautiful; somewhere in between a matte and a shine, it’s perfect for Spring! In terms of durability, it probably isn’t the greatest BUT it fades gracefully and doesn’t leave any odd stain lines. I’m so impressed that I’ve mentally pencilled in another trip to try out some more shades!

Just goes to show that you should never just a lipstick by its’ price tag eh?!

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