Name: Rebels Lip & Cheek Pot in Peach Punk
From Essence’s website:
The small size is so practical, you can take the cheek & lip pot along wherever you go and conjure-up a beautiful, peach touch on your cheeks and lips.
What I liked:
- good color payoff
- creamy consistency, glides on smoothly
- provides a natural and healthy flush to the cheeks
- lasts long on the cheeks
- the price
What I didn’t like:
- dries lips and emphasizes their imperfections
- staying power on the lips is average
- packaging is not hygienic
I know I’m late to the party. Essence Rebels is a limited edition collection released last month and I think it’s already sold out in many places, but the counter in my little town still had a few bits and bobs from it (which I didn’t really expect because usually Essence LE collections sell out really fast here) when I visited it last Friday. And that’s when I picked up the Rebels Lip & Cheek Pot.
Although I’m not too fond of this type of packaging, even though it looks cute, because I hate having to apply products with my fingers, I nevertheless find it hard to resist multi-tasking products, especially when they are really inexpensive (it only costs €2,99!). Besides, I can always use a brush to apply it. Either way, it glides on smoothly thanks to its creamy consistency.
Peach Punk looks a very bright and scary orange in the pot, but don’t let that fool ya. On the cheeks, it translates into a pretty and wearable orangey peachy shade with an almost matte finish. It makes cheeks look naturally flushed and healthy, but not dull. Because Peach Punk has good colour payoff, a little bit will go a long way.
But of course if you prefer a brighter pop of colour, you can always apply a second layer. I used it on its own, without setting it with powder, and it lasted about 8 hours on me before it started to fade. Keep in mind, though, that my cheeks are dry so all types of blushes tend to last long on me.
Although I love Peach Punk as a blush, as a lip product it leaves a lot to be desired. The subtle peachy hue it gives them is very pretty, and would be perfect for summer, if only the product didn’t emphasize every little flaw! And it gets worse. It also feels quite drying on the lips and fades from them within an hour and a half. I didn’t have any of these problems when using it as a blush, so I was really bummed it performed so poorly on the lips!
Available at: Essence counters
Essence Rebels Lip & Cheek Pot in Peach Punk has a creamy and pigmented consistency that provides a bautiful and natural pop of peachy colour on the cheeks that lasts for the entire day. Although it can also be used on the lips, I wouldn’t recommend doing so because it dries them and emphasize imperfections.