£1 Liquid Lipsticks & their high end DUPES

One of my favourite liquid lipsticks are the Essence Cosmetics Velvet Matte XXXL Longlasting Lipgloss. The colours are beautiful, and the formula is incredibly creamy. The best thing? They're £1 each!

L-R: Soft Rose, Soft Nude, Hot Brownie

The formula is really impressive for the price. It's so soft to feel! The finish is pure matte but they're so soft you can still freely rub your lips together - with no flaking, too! They're not as long lasting as high end liquid lipsticks, that is their downfall. It only takes one drink and they fade, but not entirely rub off though. I can't express enough how really, really soft they are! They literally don't feel drying at all. 

The colours are super universal and on trend, which is evident in how many high end lipsticks they are dupes for. Check out the dupes I found in my collection: 
L-R: Urban Decay Manic, Nars Transeurope Express, Anastasia Beverly Hills Kathryn, Essence Hot Brownie
L-R: Chanel Liaison, Tom Ford First Time, Essence Soft Rose
L-R: Chanel Mademoiselle, MAC Yash, MAC Taupe, Essence Soft Nude

If you're a dupe hunter, I hope you found this useful! I highly recommend picking up the Essence Velvet Matte Lipglosses, even if they're just to keep in your handbag for touch ups or emergencies, for £1 each you can't go wrong and the colours are great. You can find them here

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  1. Okay I need to go check out some Essence products, I don't know why I always just walk past their section when I'm shopping. I always keep the dupe version in my hand bag, I'm so protective of my limited high end products haha!

    Sally - DiagonSally

  2. I love Essence products but I haven't tried the liquid lipsticks yet! I must find them asap! Thanks for sharing this! :)


  3. Beautiful Dupes. I need to purchase these straightaway. Thanks for this post :-) xo


  4. What a great price, and all such wearable shades!


  5. I picked up two of the Essence lip products recently...I have to say I'm loving them. They smell incredible, the colour range is super pretty, and like you said they're very soft. I don't like the lip applicator, and yes the staying power isn't great, but for the price I think they're really nice, and will deffo be adding more to my collection soon!
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

  6. This is such a useful post! I love a good dupe x