The Essence Lipstick in 64 Flirty Pink is a pink toned berry shade that will be perfect for this Autumn and Winter. In the lipstick bullet you can see a substantial amount of gold shimmer, which at first put me off, but after application you could hardly notice the shimmer and it ends up looking gorgeous on the lips.

It is definitely not the most luxurious looking packaging, but for R39 (wow!) you can’t really complain too much. The plastic casing is an almost perfect match to the lipstick inside making it really easy to identify in your makeup stash.

There are three things that I do not like about the Essence Lipsticks. First of all, the lipstick applies extremely sheer. You really need to get in there with four to five coats before the colour really shows up on your lips. Secondly, the lipstick is not very moisturizing and I find myself reaching for lip balms within an hour of wear. Finally, the lasting power is very poor. By an hour, I have hardly any lipstick left on my lips, and this life span is even shorter when you try and eat or drink with it.

Overall this is not my favourite lipstick and I would recommend you rather save up and buy a different lipstick.