essence liquid lipstick – review and swatches

essence liquid lipstick is the newest of their items to hit our shelves, their take on this latest and much-loved lipstick trend. I love how often we see new products from essence, they bring fun ideas and always seem to be pushing and breaking boundaries with great designs. Obviously these new liquid lipsticks have had some inspiration from the Dior fluid stick when it comes to packaging but the essence collection costs only £2.50 each, rather than £26.50.

essence liquid lipstick

01, colour party

The new range of essence liquid lipstick contains 6 shades, I have 4 to share with you today. Nothing too dramatic the shades vary from subtle nudes and baby pinks through to a gentle plum. The shades I have are 01, colour party, 03, almost real, 04, show off!, 06, make a statement.

essence liquid lipstick

03, almost real

The essence liquid lipstick is not a stain like other liquid lipsticks I have tried and would definitely not be classed as long-lasting. They are a super pigmented lip gloss range that give good colour coverage without being sticky. They fade well but don’t last the test of time against food or drink. Without eating or drinking I get about 3 hours wear and they also have a delicious vanilla scent. They have a large doe foot applicator for easy application in one swipe.

essence liquid lipstick

04, show off!

I am a big fan of this clean and sleek look from essence, some of the younger designs are a little off-putting but this is chic, simple and no fuss. I love that it is clear plastic so you can see the exact shade you are choosing and that the inner tube is lipstick shaped.

essence liquid lipstick

06, make a statement

essence liquid lipstick from todays post –

01, colour party
03, almost real
04, show off!
06, make a statement

Additional shades in the essence liquid lipstick range –

02, beauty secret
05, peach party

I love 03, almost real, a lovely peach based nude, which is your favourite shade?

*Contains PR Samples

Essence liquid lipstick

Essence liquid lipstick





Buy It Again



  • Very Cheap
  • Lovely, minimalist packaging
  • Pigmented Colour, Non sticky gloss
  • Vanilla scent
  • Doe foot applicator


  • Not long lasting
  • Is a heavy lip gloss not a lipstick/stain
  • Hard to find in UK
Mary Oliver

Mary 24 CRAFTY CREATIVE CLUMSY UK beauty, fashion, lifestyle blogger and vlogger I started this blog in summer 2013 to create my own little space to write relatable content on my personal style for the everyday girl. Yorkshire based lover of tea, floral prints and skater dresses.

  • These are such pretty shades

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • You’re totally right, these are deffo lipglosses. I love liquid lipsticks and wish these were more matte because they’re so cheap! // xo

    • Me too, I hope that it is maybe something essence have planned in the future, I would love to see some matte liquid lipsticks from them!

      Mary | Strikeapose

  • Such beautiful pics! Like the lipsticks as well!

  • Claire Cavanagh

    These look gorgeous, liquid lipsticks have always been a fave of mine and I’m loving the affordability of these :)

    Claire | | xx

  • Jennifer Jayne

    These look amazing. I love all the shades.

    Jenn |

    • Thank you, I want to look out for the two I am missing but haven’t found them anywhere yet,

      Mary | Strikeapose

  • Oooo I love almost real =]

  • Sybil

    love the third and fourth one!! so gorgeous!

    Have a great week!

    Animated Confessions

    • Thanks, they are really pretty shades, I like them all. Have a great week too!

      Mary | Strikeapose

  • I love all of these colours, they are so subtle


    • Yes there is nothing too garish, show off! is a little bright but they are all pretty shades

      Mary | Strikeapose

  • I’ve tried a few products from Essence and I think they were good considering the low price, especially their lip liners :) Love the look of the last shade ‘make a statement’ the best :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • They are pretty great for a budget brand, I really like their lip liners but their nail polish and nail art selection is great :) Make a statement is a really nice everyday shade :)

      Mary | Strikeapose

  • I just wanted to say that I love how you wrote out the name of the post with the glosses themselves, brilliant!

  • Mel Wills

    You’re pictures are awesome in this post :D

    Mel ♥