Wilko (previously known as Wilkinson).. The place that sells everything from home furnishings to bleach, now also stock Essence makeup, here in the Uk. So I just had and see what all the hype was about (being a makeup junkie and all). I picked up a few things but the two I'm most excited about are the long lasting lipsticks in the shade 03 Come Naturally and 05 Cool Nude. The matte, nude tubes caught my eye. I'm loving a nude lip at the mo, I mean who isn't? At £2.30 a pop these two swiftly hoped into my basket!
05 Cool Nude (Above) is strangely more of a warm nude, despite what the name suggests. Confusing, right? But I can live with that as its such a pretty colour. It is mid to dark brown with strong rose undertones. I think it a pretty universal shade that would suit most skins tones. 03 Come Naturally (Below) is much more mauve toned and has much more of an unusual edge, that's difficult to find in the drug store (high five Essence).
The formula is super creamy! And not drying at all! They take a bit of building to achieve a totally opaque look but when worn with a lip liner the colour payoff is better. I also find that the lip liner gives a more Sharpe impact to the look of the lips so I rarely wear lipstick without it. The wear time is not so great I'd say they lasted around an hour (this included through drinks) before it had completely gone. Come naturally is definitely my favourite and it also in my hand bag when I need a quick touch up on the go. The packaging is good, just plastic tubes, nothing out the ordinary. These lipsticks are super affordable and perfect for anyone looking for a good nude on budget! For the price you can't really go wrong!
Have you tried any other colours from the range? Let me know what you thought.
Until next time...
P.S The nail varnish in the picture is Essie cosy in cashmere.