Friday, 1 May 2015

♥ The £1 Cruelty Free Lip Liner

We all love grabbing an absolute bargain, and this is one I just have to share with you. Essence is a fairly new cosmetics brand in the UK hailing from Germany and stocked in most Wilkinsons. All their products are super super cheap and with such a large range of products and shades to suit everyone, they are doing no wrong.

I'd been and browsed the stand a ton of times before actually purchasing anything. It was a few months ago that I spotted the lip liner in the shade Satin Mauve and I just knew it was a perfect partner for Mac's Twig lipstick. I hesitated for a long while and finally picked it up a few weeks ago. I also bought the shade Wish Me A Rose which is a dusty rose pink shade that I pair with Mac's Pink Plaid. They go with the Mac lipsticks so well and why bother spending £12.50 on one liner when this does the exact same job for one measly British pound?

The liners were a brilliant guide for when it came to actually applying lipstick over the top and they aren't too drying, either. I colour all of my lips in with them and then pop my lipstick on over the top. I can imagine them looking good on their own too - with a hint of gloss over the top. They helped my lipstick stay put all night and I didn't feel the need to reapply at all, though I did end up taking both the lipstick and liner out with me, just in case.

They really are worth a look into if you're after something really cheap or want to test out colours and combinations without parting with a lot of cash first! Essence do not condone animal testing, either, which is really refreshing to hear and I love how cruelty free the beauty world is becoming. Definitely a step in the right direction!

Em x


  1. I saw these online the other day but was too sceptical to try them, but I'll definitely be trying some now. The shades you have are gorgeous too.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  2. I think cruelty free makeup is so important and I was pretty sure all makeup in the UK is now cruelty free? (correct me if I'm wrong) Anyway, it looks like a bargain so i'll have to check it out x

    Phoebe | Phoebe’s Diaries

  3. I've never thought to head to Wilkos in search of makeup, but knowing these are in there I definitely will now. Can't beat a bargain ;)

    Claire | | xx

    1. Yeah Essence are really worth looking at, the range is incredible. I think i'm gonna try a few of their blushers and setting powders next! I'm pretty sure my local Wilko's almost always have their Rimmel stand on offer too, it's always 'everything under £5' which is incredible if you use their foundations and stuff, it takes a few quid off the normal retail price! x

  4. It's great to find out more about new products!

  5. I've actually never tried this brand before, but I would love to try these after reading this! :)

    G.J - A Personal Style, Beauty & Lifestyle blog.


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