Essence came semi-recently with a second line of lipstick in a more classic and less childish packaging. I tried three of their shade one light mauve pink, one bright raspberry and one berry shade.
The formula is not very thick and feels a bit slippery. At first I was a bit disappointed with the dark colours I found the formula was moving around my lips and wasn't very long lasting. I actually now apply them on top of lip liner and I press my lips on a piece of tissue after applying it. This way it really doesn't budge and it stays bold.
And in action
This is my favorite shade of the three I have. It's a berry color with a strong purple tinge. It looks very cool.
Here it is swatch
I also used essence lip crayon in 06 satin mauve. That shade would be also good with natural beauty.
I bought the lipsticks at Kruidvat for 2.39 euros. This is really more of a moisturizing formula than a long lasting one. I find it good for somebody like me who has chronically dry lips. For the price these are quite satisfactory. I'm also impressed by the original and modern colour selection.