Essence Matt Matt Matt lipstick – 04 Pink up your life: Review and Swatches

Hello Everyone

I was just analysing what colour lipstick shades I have and realised mostly are pinks and reds. So today I will be reviewing again a pink lipstick by Essence, Matt Matt Matt lipstick – 04 Pink up your life. Pink shade suits almost all skin tones. Continue reading to know how it fared for me.

Packaging :
It comes in a colour coded packing. The tube is silver coloured and the cap is colour coded.  In this case it is pink in colour  and the shade name mentioned on the sticker. – 04 PINK UP YOUR LIFE. Once you open the cap the essence logo is embossed on the lipstick.

The shade number or the shade code is also mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick

£5.95 for 3.8 grams of product.

Following is the hand swatch of the lipstick:
The lipstick is insanely pigmented and the colour is gorgeous pink colour. As you can see in the lip swatch it is vibrant pink and it has got shine to it.

Following is the lip swatch:
I really liked this shade. I feel I like all lipstick shades, but I just love lipsticks. This is a every day lipstick which you can use on daily basis, may be to college or work. My personal favourites are the lipstick which leaves a stain behind, and this one does leaves a stain.
Do comment and let me know, what you feel about this lipstick shade.

What is my opinion about Essence Matt Matt Matt lipstick – 04 Pink up your life?
This time I asked my dad to get me a pink shade. He just checked the cover, which was pink and got this beautiful shade. As the shade name suggests, matt matt matt, this lipstick does not dry out into a perfect matte finish. As you can see the images, the final result is a little on the shinny side. If anyone wants a perfect matte lipstick then this lipstick might not be the one for you.

Pros :

  • It glides on smoothly, so no difficulty in application.
  • Creamy texture
  • Insanely pigmented.
  • Does not dry out the lips.
  • It has a mild fragrance, which is not over powering and vanishes after some time.
  • It is a beautiful vibrant pink colour.
  • The staying power is around 4 to 5 hours.
  • It leaves a beautiful pink stain as the colour starts fading.
  • Colour coded packaging makes it easier to distinguish lipstick if you have loads of lipsticks.


  • Availability might be a problem in India.
  • Like most of the lipstick it does not survive heavy meals.
  • Transfers a bit.

Overall its a great lipstick for the price paid. The price is different for different shades when I check Amazon UK . On Amazon India only 1 or 2 shades are available but they are very pricey. I would definitely recommend this shade who loves pinks, and I would also like to try other shades from this range of lipstick. Overall its a nice lip colour, but if you are looking for completely matte finish then you will be disappointed with this range of lipsticks. Availability of this particular shade is a major issue in India.

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  • Final Score : 4.1/5

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