Drugstore Delights: Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipsticks + Swatches

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Hello! This week on the blog I thought I would do something a little different. I recently received a few goodies from Essence to try out, so I thought I would create a theme week based on the brand! Today I have a mini review and swatches of the full Matt Matt Matt lipstick collection!

The finish of these is matte (which you’ve probably guessed). Using these for the first time I was pretty impressed.

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There are eight shades in the collection, nudes to vampy and everything in between. From left to right we have:

  1. Natural Kiss
  2. Perfect Match
  3. Wow Effect
  4. Pink Up Your Life
  5. Red- Y or Not?
  6. Kiss Me If You Can
  7. Purple Power
  8. It’s a Statement

All in all I was pretty happy with the pigmentation of these. With their matte formula, using them for the first time was a bit stiff. I did notice after using them for a bit, they were actually very creamy and went on the lips easily.

essence matt matt matt lipstick swatches

My favourite of the bunch are 03 Wow Effect, 04 Pink Up Your Life and 05 Red-Y or Not?. Can you tell I like bright pinks? I did find that the two darker shades went on a bit patchy. This patchyness definitely accentuated any dry patches which wasn’t great. Since these are a matte lipstick, I did find my lips drying out just a bit later in the day. I wouldn’t say these are nearly as drying as some liquid matte lipsticks though and for the price, these are definitely worth checking out.

I also made a Pinterset-friendly lip swatch card of all the shades.

So what do you think? Any colours you think worth checking out?

You can find Essence at Shoppers Drug Mart ($4.49 CAD), Ulta ($3.99 USD), and their own website ($3.49 CAD + $10 shipping for orders over $30)

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  • I want them all now!!

    • Definitely a great collection!

  • These look pretty good for the price! I’m especially liking Natural Kiss and Perfect Match!

    • Yeah definitely! I feel like the drugstore is getting a bit crazy with their prices, so it’s nice to see that Essence is keeping things affordable!

  • Ooh I love Wow Effect! You sure can’t beat Essence in terms of price!

    • Right? The price is so affordable!

  • I am pretty excited about these! I gave a few to my sister who likes the bold colours! Love the shades on you, especially the bolder colours!

    • Thanks Steph! Electric pink lipstick definitely has a special place in my heart. 😁

  • These all look really nice! Essence is a great brand!

    • Thanks! They definitely pump out some great products!

  • These are so pretty! Essence products are a hit or miss for me, but since you liked these, I think I’ll have to give them a go! Can’t go wrong with their prices!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • Thanks Nicole! The price is so good that it’s definitely not too much of a loss!

  • ‘Wow effect’ is my favourite colour in lipsticks! Def have to check these out!!


    • It’s my favorite as well! Definitely would recommend!