Swatch & Review: Essence Urbaniced TE Lip Cream (Turn Heads, Baby!)

Hey, hey!

I must be honest with you, it's been a while since I saw an Essence TE and wanted to have something from it. But when I walked in our local Muller last week, I wasn't prepared for what I saw. 

I saw a full UrbaNiced TE and what shocked me was that I didn't know there would be a lip cream in it. I thought I saw enough previews of the collection so I should know what's inside. Yea right. 

I tried to frantically search for swatches since there were no testers available in store. I found none. None! And in my tiny disappointment / anger I purchased it.  Only after I purchased it I found TWO lip swatches on Instagram. 

More after the jump
First thing I did when I got out of the store? Swatch this baby!!

The texture:
It's very soft and a bit silicone like (those silicone based primers, you know?). It smells lovely of vanilla and spreads easily. I was very excited to see that's absolutely packed with pigment. Super pigmented!

With it comes a tiny lip brush wich is fine, nothing special or wrong with it. I also got a tip from Jessie's Fairytale - to use my finger to apply the cream. It works wonderfully, especially if I want to get a more natural, less packed look

The design:
I like that you get this cute card with your tiny plastic pouch. The pouch is easy to open and use, so I think I'll be carrying my lip cream + lip brush in it. Opening and using it may be a bit time consuming, or not (depending if you use the brush or your finger), but I think it's very travel-friendly. 

Here are my bare lips. They are losing the defined edges with age (?), which is quite annoying but I guess there's nothing I can do about it. 

And with the lip cream in Turn Heads, Baby! 

Feeling on the lips & Lasting time:
The feeling right after the application is a bit drying. Like most matte ending lip things, but it's not really bothering. The lip cream dries matte and is a mix between red and fuchsia color which is totally flattering on all pale girls ;). The lasting time is ok - once it's dry, it's dry and it won't move except if you are drinking a lot or if you are eating. So it should survive drinking, but it won't survive eating. Even when most of it goes off, you may be left with a nice stain. It really depends on how much you did eat or drink. 
+ Packaging is sturdy
+ affordable (3€)
+ lovely color that can be build up or toned down
+ lasting time is unexpectedly great

- it's a TE, so grab it while you can
- it will stain your skin if you apply with your finger
- You can use it only for 6M once it's open

This is my very first lip cream and I am happy with my purchase. 
The staying power is better than most lipsticks and the color suits me well. I like that you get for the price a brush with your lip cream. I am a huge fan of matte products and am happy this one is now in my collection. I do recommend this product to all the matte lipstick lovers and to all those that want to try a new fun lip item. It would get 5 full hearts if it survived eating, but it's still pretty good for me! 


  1. jas sem pa kupla oba odtenka. Mi je svetlejši tudi ful všeč, sploh ko mi zapaše kaki bolj nude odtenek na ustnicah. Drugače pa super objava !

    1. Ravno včeraj sem razmišljala da bi bil tudi svetlejši kul. Samo po mojem bi se z mojo poltjo tepel. Ampak sem prav vesela, da so dali takšen izdelek ven. In hvala ^^!

  2. Uuuuu <3 Všeč, zelo! Ravno pravi dan je danes za tole, grem po trgovinah ;)
    Xoxo, Nyx

  3. Uf takoj bi kupila oba odtenka, sem zadnjič tega videla na prijateljici in je čudovit - pa še zdržal je čez suši. Ampak zaradi embalaže ga bi verjetno uporabila 2x, potem bi mi pa stal v zbirki kot ostale tubice. Paše ti!

    1. Hvala! Jaz se trudim dnevno uporabljati to zadevo, da ne ostane pozabljena, ker ima samo 6M rok trajanja. Vidiš, sem pozabila to napisati. Dodajam :P


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