Essence Longlasting Pencil Yummy Berry

torek, junij 02, 2015


Every blogger in my subscription box and their mother is talking about these lip liners, overwhelmingly in positive tones and yet, despite the price I had a hard time deciding to try one because I'm genuinely not a fan of the "original" Essence lip liners (too soft and too creamy with poor lasting power - not my cup of tea). The fact that they are retractable liners didn't sell me either since Catrice's version break like crazy plus they are sticky and these are made by the same company. I ended up actually liking it and went back to get another shade, however, these are not my favourite, as I still find them average (average good, not average bad).

Although these are still creamy, the texture is less soft than at their original lip liners which is a good thing because it means a higher level of precision, but because these can't be sharpened, once they are blunt, the edges aren't super sharp any more. Contrary to Catrice version, it doesn't brake or at least it hasn't to me, so I'm far more comfortable with applying it. The formula is again closer to a lipstick than a lip liner, but that apparently appeals to most consumers and I completely get why these are so popular. They apply nicely without dragging and aren't drying, though they aren't moisturising either.


The colour Yummy Berry, is quite different on my lips than I imagined based on so many swatches (see how it looks on Taya and on Breath of Colour blog). It's a cool toned fuchsia shade on me. I have nothing like it in my collection, as most my lip colours are warm and even though it's a cool toned shade, I actually really like it. It does make me look paler, but I can make it work for me and I'm thinking about finding a proper lip colour in such a shade.


Staying power is in typical Essence fashion a bit disappointing. It lasts ok if you don't touch your lips, drink or eat, but if you happen to do any of those thing it erases the lip colour completely, which is a bit surprising considering the intensity of the shade.  


These cost 1.59 € in Müller and I am considering getting a few more shades, just for fun to see if such colours suit me, but as far as the quality goes these are nothing exceptional. I'm currently very much enjoying the shade Lovely Frappuccino. It's the first such colour I actually like and you can see me wearing it here.

Have a great day!  

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26 comments

  1. Zelo lepo ti paše ;) Pa res lep odtenek, bom mogla kupit!

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  2. Jaz pa lahko z njim pijem, jem, kadim pa mi le rehlo zbledi, šele po kakšnih 5 urah mi ostane stain pa rob. Imam pa še Sweet peach :D Moram še ostale dotenke pokupit :D
    Odtenek ti pa zelo paše :)

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    1. Srečnica :) Meni vsi Essence izdelki (razen starih lip creamov) ne zdržijo kaj dolgo. Bi pa vseeno kar vzela še par odtenkov teh lip linerjev :)
      Hvala :)

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  3. Meni je ova boja odlicna! Prelijepo ti stoji! :)

    Nikoleta, xoxo.

    http://nljuljduraj.blogspot.com

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  4. Kako lep odtenek! Čudovita si. :)

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  5. Na meni so tudi kar vzdržljivi :D Je pa krasen odtenek, morem jaz tudi kupit še par odtenkov :)

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    1. Na meni so kar muhasti kar se tiče vzdržljivost. Se mi zdi po parih urah, da bo zdržal še dolgo, potem ga pa kar naenkrat ni nikjer več. Ampak ok, itak so zelo poceni :) Si bom verjetno vzela še kakšen odtenek.

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  6. Res ti čudovito paše! :) Jaz imam zaenkrat štiri odtenke in so mi res všeč namesto šminke:)

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    1. Hvala :) Meni je Sweetheart še vedno najlepši na tebi :)

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  7. You look so beautiful as always, luckily I have Essence in my country!!

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    1. Thank you :) If you like budget buys, these are nice to try, especially if you'd like to test a colour you're not sure it suits you :)

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  8. Kako lepo ti paše. <3 Tudi meni so super, imam kar 4 odtenke, najljubši pa mi je Sweetheart. :)

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    1. Hvala :) Sweetheart imam naslednjega na seznamu za preizkusit :)

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  9. This shade looks absolutely beautiful on you!!! :o

    sometimes there's a sharpener on the other end of the pencil (I found out that loads of my eyeliners had them... # fail). Does this one not have one?

    It's seems like a pretty good lip liner though!! :)

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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    1. Thank you :)

      I checked for the pencil sharpened and though the last bit does pull out, it doesn't look like sharpener like at Catrice. It's actually a very strange design that doesn't seem to have any use.

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  10. At that price point you can't go wrong, really. This shade suits you well.

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  11. Toliko se navdušujem, potem si pa nobenega ne kupim ker imam miljon izdelkov za ustnice...no tale bo res šel z mano :D

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    1. I know what you mean :) Je pa lepa barva za imet :)

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  12. I love the classic wooden Essence lip liners. Thanks for the review and swatches! And I'm definitely getting the mauve color one :)

    Mari
    www.randomstein.com

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    1. Just letting you know that they recently changed the formula of their wooden lip liners and now they are not nearly as soft as they used to be. I hope you'll still like it :)

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