Essence This Is Nude lipstick is one of the most affordable lipsticks available. I’ve purchased one shade from this line before, enjoyed the formula, and thought it would be helpful to swatch the entire range for you. The first set of swatches is from May 2022 when I swatched the shades available at Ulta. The second set of swatches, updated in October 2022, is all of the shades available on the Essence website.
Since this is a drugstore priced item, it’s never available to swatch in store. I suppose stores think that customers don’t mind wasting money trial-and-erroring cheaper makeup. But obviously that can really add up! Or if you’re trying to purchase online, lots of times the brands don’t even provide any swatches. And I personally find lipstick shades to be one of the hardest things to get “right”, even just the very slightest different in shade can make a big difference on your face. Or maybe I’m to picky. LOL. Definitely a possibility.
Swatches – Ulta Shades
I hope these swatches will help you make the right shade selection the first time. I have swatched all of the shades currently available at Ulta (13 shades). Note that the Essence Cosmetics website offers 20 shades.
This product is Vegan and Cruelty Free which is another great feature on top of the affordable drugstore price.
I photographed these swatches in a few different lighting situations to give you the best idea of the color.
And here are a couple of up close pictures. These shades are all semi-matte, so there really isn’t any metallic sheen or sparkle to be seen here.
Swatches – ALL SHADES
This set of swatches includes all 20 shades available on the Essence website.
Let me know what brand you’d like to see these compared to! I plan to use these to do some comparison posts as well to other brands of lipstick. Have you tried this formula?
I probably won’t get to post much in May, it’s going to be super busy for our family. My daughter is a senior graduating high school so there are a ton of events. Plus it’s our 10 year wedding anniversary, Mother’s day, and I have a birthday. All wonderful things! I’m also still working diligently on my knitting project, but nowhere near finishing. I’ll have a finished project post on that in a few months. If you want to see updates in the meantime, I post those on a separate Instagram account @practically_inspired.
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