I'm a sucker for a pink lip–and a good deal!
Anyone who knows me knows that I have a thing for a good pink pout. And while I don’t discriminate (my makeup drawer reveals every shade on the rosy spectrum from electric, matte pink to a more muted buff), subtle, natural-looking shades make me feel best. So I was happy to take essence cosmetics‘ long-lasting lipstick in “cotton candy” for a test drive. The addition to their new spring line looks deceivingly bright in the tube but washes your lips in semi-sheer colour that really does last a long time–like a bike ride with a toddler followed by a mall marathon followed by a snack–long time. I am impressed. And usually if I like something I become miserly about it, rationing it out in ridiculous increments but…essence long-lipstick retails for just $2.99! And that is why I have been a fan of the brand since it launched in Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada last year. The quality of the products is great (I’ve also tried several mascaras, shadows, liners, and nail polishes), and everything retails for $0.99 – $4.99!
If you want to try some essence products for yourself, it’s available in Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada but you can also enter their sweepstakes to win a $500 essence Shoppers Drug Mart shopping spree, here!