Birmingham, UK


So In case you guys hadn't noticed, I'm loving cheap makeup products right now. Its that time of year when I'm saving for Christmas, everyone's birthday presents and mine and Seans anniversary, so moneys pretty tight. But luckily for me Wilkos has started selling Essence beauty products, all of which are under £5!

Okay so I know what you're thinking, a £2 lipstick, how good can it be? Well I'll tell you..


Let's start with the price as that's the main reason why I bought it. At just £2.60 it's a bargain and a half! Most of my lipsticks are £10+ which isn't too bad considering how long they last but if I could I would love to pay less.

At under £3 for a lipstick I wasn't expecting a lot and honestly it's not the most glamorous looking lipstick. The case is plain black and pretty basic but for the price I can't complain at all.

Now let's talk about the staying power. One reason why I usually spend a fair bit on lipstick is because I assume if I pay more they are going to be better quality and stay on for hours. I was so surprised at how long this lipstick stayed on. I wore it for the first time to go for a meal with Sean and I couldn't believe that hours after putting it on, and even after eating my food the colour was still quite vivid. I couldn't really be happier with how long is stays on.

One thing I will say though is that sometimes I apply a coat of Carmex on top of my lipsticks to make them super shiny and they don't last half as long as they would on their own.

Essence lipstick in shade #4 'On The Catwalk' RRP £2.60

Another good point is how easy is it so apply. It's not a sticky dry lipstick so it goes on really nicely and it's so easy to wipe off again if you make a mistake. 

I really love this lipstick. This shade in particular is a gorgeous pinky red shade that is one of my favorites and I think really suits me.

I only have one problem with this lipstick and that is that at £2.60 I seem to have bought quite a few in lots of other shades!

Overall I love this product. I literally don't have anything bad to say about it. If you are looking for a decent cheap lipstick and you aren't too bothered about it looking fancy, this is the lipstick for you. 

The Essence Lipstick in shade 'On The Catwalk' is a brilliant bargain buy and I would give it a 9/10

Have you tried any products from the Essence range before? What did you think?

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  1. This is a lovel shade and what a bargain!
    Kirsty x


    1. Thank you! I have so many essence lipsticks now! xx


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