Essence Soft Contouring Lipliner

nedelja, november 26, 2017


Essence's previous version of classic lipliners were some of the most liked lip pencils in the drugstore and praised for their softness, so it came as quite a surprise that they discontinued them. Some shades were probably part of the line for probably the longest out of all their products (impressive considering they usually last no more than a year) and they switched the entire line with these called Soft Contouring. I haven't seen many reviews about these, so I'm not sure how fans of these reacted, but I disliked the previous version and find these a big improvement.


Texture: The first version of their lipliners was very creamy and smudgy, so getting a crisp line was impossible, however, they were a nice substitute for a lipstick because you could fill in the entire lips without that drying, chalky feeling. The new soft contouring ones are still creamy and easy to apply, but now they are a lot more waxy, so they don't move or smudge and you don't need to constantly sharpen them either. You can still colour the entire lips and it feels fine, so I'm pretty happy with the change because now they remember my favourite Bourjois formula, except these are much cheaper.

06 under my skin

06 under my skin is a mid toned peachy-pink shade. Like always imagine this shade lighter on yourself if you're darker than NC/W10, but it's a deeper version of Catrice's I got You Babel. I really like this shade for my colouring on its own and it combines well with the shades I wear.

 05 melt your heart

05 melt your heart is a red that's got some rusty vibe and it's not a vibrant version of the shade. 

Staying power: Just like the previous versions, these don't have a great staying power. I don't want to do an estimate in hours, but I can say that they don't last thought eating, survive drinking relatively ok and it's very easy to wipe off. But that's their only minus and if you didn't mind that at the old version, you won't mind it at this either.

Price and availability: These cost 1.19 € in drugstores, I bought mine in Müller.


Overall I'm happy with the new version of Essence lipliner and will probably get a shade or two, though most of the colour aren't that pretty. 

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9 comments

  1. Sem povsod iskala objave in swatche in jih nisem našla, zato sem malo odlašala z nakupom. Ravno na black friday sem v Müllerju kupila enega, ki mi je malenkost pretemen za mene, ampak za ta čas bom ga že uporabila :D Tekstura mi je zaenkrat zelo všeč, mi je kar žal, da nisem vzela dveh, under my skin izgleda super :D

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    1. Jaz sem tudi iskala swatche pa jih sploh ni. Res čudno, ker ponavadi vsaj ena dobra duša vse pokupi in swatcha. Zihr ti bo že kako prišel prav :) Mene zanima še 08 big proposal.

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  2. OK, tole pa definitivno rabim! Ne vem, kako sem jih spregledala =D Za tako ceno pa sploh... Super!

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    1. Se ne čudim, da jih nisi opazila. Na blogih jih sploh ni, izgledajo pa skoraj isto kot stari. Ampak so novi meni res super :)

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  3. I just picked up my first set of lippies from Essence - can't wait to try them out.

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    1. I never liked Essence lipsticks because they have no staying power, but I like their lipliners, both these and the longlasting version :)

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  4. I loved the older version (silver cap) so I went out and bought tons of the next version (coloured cap) and they were very hard, almost scratchy! I saw this new line and thought please, please, let them be soft and nice and I'm glad to report I totally agree with you, they are great!! I just feel silly because I got many of the "bad" ones and even recommend them because I thought the formula was the same

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    1. I only had one with the coloured cap (shade In the Nude) which I gave away and I agree that formulation was quite a change from those super soft ones before. Soft Contouring ones are a lot better, their best so far :) I'm glad you like these as well :)

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  5. I love that under my skin one! It's like the perfect muted red. Looks beautiful on you :)

    x Charlotta
    www.charlottaeve.com

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