Essence Cosmetics has added new lipsticks to their permanent makeup collection of 2016, and considering I'm still very much obsessed with the #ilovenude trend edition lipsticks, the nude velvet matts certainly deserved a spot in my stash. Essence released three new shades: 06 Don't stop the Nude, 07 Velvet MATT and 08 Velvet MATT. Even though nr 06 is not actually labeled velvet matt, I decided to include it anyway since it was part of Essence's new cosmetics launch. Here are my thoughts.
Velvet Matt number 07 (the swatch in the middle) is a pink, girl next door nude lipstick, wearable with pretty much any everyday makeup look. The differences between the velvet matts and the other, regular lipsticks is not that noticeable, the formula is a little more opaque and pigmented but it's hardly apparent. They are not completely matte either and this shade is very similar to the new long-lasting Velvet Matt nr 23, it's just slightly more pink. One issue I've had with number 07 in particular is that it tastes like chemicals, very much like a lip balm with SPF will do. The taste goes to the back of your throat and it's not pleasant.
Velvet Matt 08 is a mauve lip color, and to my surprise very neutral and wearable. If you're familiar with the #ilovenude lipstick nr 03 Come Naturally, it is a tad bit more brown than that one, and it would be very pretty paired up with the Essence long-lasting lipliner in 08 Girl Next Door.
The long-lasting lipstick line from Essence is a range that truly is worth checking out. I own every single shade that has been released and they're absolutely lovely, not only to wear on a daily basis but also to experiment with if you're a beginner in makeup and are not really sure which kind of shades suit you best, these are 100% budget proof.
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