Essence Velvet Stick 02 Peony Star

torek, april 26, 2016


Originally I wasn't going to pick up any of these, mostly because I've seen on German blogs how different the colours are compared to the pictures from press releases and they weren't actually matte. I've seen swatches of these and I really didn't like this shade because it looked too grey, but when I was standing in front of the stand, the colour of the packaging looked so promising that  had to take it (by the way there weren't any testers for these when I was there). While it doesn't look as grey on me than on some I've seen, it's still a much cooler shade than the packaging indicates, so I'm really undecided if this is a good colour for me or not.


Texture: It's very similar to that LE lipstick pen from the Wake Up, Spring collection. It's waxy, but still silicone-y smooth and it applies nicely without tugging, however it's not super pigmented like some pencils from other brands like Maybelline and Golden Rose. These are semi-matte, so a creamy type of matte that doesn't look chalky or dry.


Colour: Peony Star is a cool pinky-mauve shade that is quite light and it's very close to my natural lip colour, just a touch cooler and a bit more grey. I'm still undecided about this one. It drains my face of colour, but it's not as terrible as for example Essence Plum Cake liner. 


Staying power: It's from Essence, so it's not terribly impressive. While that LE from Wake Up Spring was finally a step up, this one is again very average as is the norm for Essence lip products. I get can get a few hours of wear proving I don't eat or drink, otherwise it just wipes off.

Reviews: Cool Nude, Plum Cake and Satin Mauve (old formula). 

Packaging: A jumbo pen that needs to be sharpened. It fits the classic Essence sharpener.

Price and availability: I got mine in Müller for 2.19 €.

There are better formulas than these. Yes, these are cheap, but so are Golden Rose's and those are really good. The formula is nice and comfortable to wear, but it could be improved with some more pigmentation and lasting power, actually I would just use the same formula that they have in their Longlasting Lipliners - those have a great velvet matte finish and nice pigmentation. Peony Star is the type of shade that should look warmer on darker, warmer skins than mine, but I've seen a lot of swatches and on most it looks cool and a bit greyish. I'm thinking about getting Luminous Rosewood from the Glossy range that might fit me better.

Have a great day!

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14 comments

  1. Meni se zdi, da ti lepo paše na ten kože, čeprav je bolj "zadržan" odtenek in te ne poživi :)

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    1. Ni mi grozen, ampak ni pa čudovit :). Ko ga nanašm se mi zdi kot da je enake barve kot moje ustnice, ampak jih naredi manj žive.

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  2. I was waiting your review on this lipsticks! It doesn't look so bad on you, but it's not that flattering either. Maybe you can try to mix it with a lip pencil?
    I bought last week the glossy one, just for trying it. I picked the n1 and it's really fair, making my lips lighter. I'm waiting for a restock for trying a reddish one.
    I totally loved the LE Wake up lipstick, I'm thinking of buying another one while there are some more xD

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    1. It definitely not bad like Plum Cake or Satin Mauve on me, but it does need some more warmth :). I should mix it maybe with Lovely Frappuccino or A Girls' Dream lipliners by Essence.
      I like the shade range of the glossy ones more, but I mind the glossy bit.

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  3. Sem ga hotela vzeti, pa me ne prepriča. Na roki izgleda lepo, na ustnicah mi je odtenek čisto brezvezen in sploh ni tak kot zgleda v šminki :(

    Škoda, sem pričakovala da bo res tisti pravi lep mauve :/

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    1. Res je, embalaža je totalno zavajujoča :/ Je precej svetlejši in hladnejši odtenek kot sem si ga predstavljala.

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  4. Paše ti <3 Sama ne bom kupila nobene, ker se mi reeees ne da šilit teh barvic, ne vem zakaj jih ne naredijo na navoj :(

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    1. Hvala <3 Ja, tudi mene to moti, da ni na navoj :/

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  5. Yes, I would rather get that Golden Rose lipstick than that Essence lip crayon, though I really liked the fun packaging. Thanks for sharing this and the color looks good on you. :)

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    1. I always prefer more pigment in products :) The packaging does look cute, but it could be a twist up. Thank you :)

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  6. Good to know, I won't be looking for this one then. The shade looks lovely on you though.

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    1. I believe a lot of other people love these, so my opinion is one one out of many :) Thank you :)

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  7. Se strinjam, barve so malo zavajajoče, vendar sem jih sprobala in mi meni barve res potegnejo, ta ki jo imaš mi je med ljubšimi. Če primerjam z Golden Rose mi meni Essence več časa zdrži gor, ne vem zakaj, meni res noro potegnejo zaradi obstojnosti..

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    1. Pri nas sploh ni testejev in jih nisem imela šanse sprobat, novih pa normalno da ne bom odpirala. Golden Rose imam samo temne odtenke, ki običajno obstanejo dlje kot ti svetli, ampak obstojnost tega od Essence res ni nič posebnega.

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