With January being Vegan month, I thought it the perfect time to share with you the new Essence Velvet Matte Lipsticks, which are actually vegan. Yay Essence!
If you have been here a while, you will more than likely know how much I love Essence as a makeup brand. I use their Princess Lash Mascara every single day without fail, and it has succeeded the likes of Dior and Tarte. It really is that good. I often have a browse on Wilko.com as I do not have a store nearby and Wilko is the only place in the UK from where you can buy Essence. I guess, for me that is the only let-down with the brand, that it is not more readily-available. I also see them release special limited edition collections in other countries which we don't get over here.
However, Wilko still provides us with a large enough range so we cannot complain too much! Their new release of Velvet Matte Lipsticks features 12 shades, from pinks, to nudes, to purples and browns, there is a shade for every skin tone and preference. The packaging is simple and sleek, and at just £2.30 each, you just cannot go wrong.
Texture-wise, Essence Velvet Matte unites matte colour with a soft, creamy feeling on the lips and it leaves you with a semi-matte finish which doesn't dry out your lips. I was really impressed with the pigmentation and you don't need multiple layers to get the shade in the tube.
Here, I have shade 01 Donuts Go Nuts, which is a warm nude shade, and 02 Marshmalove, a dusky pink suitable for everyday. Marshmalove will be perfect with lighter skin tones, and will look super pretty for Spring.
You can find the Essence Velvet Matte Lipsticks instore and online at Wilko.
All the Loves,
* This post contains items which were gifted to me