Essence Velvet Stick Review

One of the most exciting new Essence products that came in our stores this spring were Velvet Sticks. In the store, I couldn’t decide which shade to take, so I took all five of them. I couldn’t wait to show the swatches to you, although this review comes a bit later as I planned because lately I’m busy, busy, busy (soon you’ll find out why ;)).


Essence Velvet Sticks come in a jumbo pencil shape, each in the colour of the shade, so you can easier recognize them in your storage area. Once you outwear the nib, you have to sharpen them which is a minus for me because I wish these would have a twist up system. One pencil contains 2 g and the price for it is 2,19 €.

The quality of pencils variates from different shades. Mostly all of them are amazing with a very good colour pay off, with the exception of lightest shade Nude Hero which has its imperfections. Their formula is very creamy and it glides on lips easily, although you have to be careful by darker shades to apply them nicely on the edges of the lips. They feel very comfortable on lips and don’t dry them out. Although one could judge by the name that these are matte, their finish is actually more semi-matte because they never lose that gentle shine from the lips.  All of them apply evenly with the exception of Nude Hero which applies a bit patchy and can emphasize the imperfection on lips the most. Duration time on lips is different. Nude Hero disappears from my lips within an hour or two, while all other shade (as well as Peony Star) can last around 4 hours. That, of course, depends on how much I eat and drink in between. They do transfer on a glass or service and both lightest shades disappear from lips while eating, but all reddish shades leave a gentle, even stain.

I’m highly satisfied with these, especially for this price, but I have one negative observation – the lack of shade variations. There are only five shades in this collection, but one is nude, one is mauve and other three have all reddish undertone. I wish they would create more variations of shades and also add some pink, purple, orange toned lip pencils. 



Nude Hero is a nude shade with a light pink undertone. It's the shade that will suit to the most of the people, but it can apply a bit patchy and it can emphasize dry parts on the lips. Also, it's duration time is not the strongest, it disappears from the lips in an hour or two.

Peony Star is a mauve shade. It's really a gorgeous shade, but it's one of the least unique shades from all five because I found a lot of similar shades in my collection, most of them are from Essence (you can see a comparison photo below). Although Peony Star is the second lightest shade and I could count it among nudes, it works much better on lips than Nude Hero. On my lips, it last almost as long as other three red shades - but that, of course, depends on how much I eat and drink when I wear it.

Mega Melon is a bright red, almost coral shade. It's one of my favourite shades from all five and it's going to be a perfect shade for summer. 

Cherry Crash is a classic red shade. I think this is another shade that will look good on everyone.

Although the name says Plum Perfect, this shade is far from being plum. It's a red shade with a brown undertone and it's a second favourite of the bunch. 


Essence Velvet Stick Nude Hero


Essence Velvet Stick Peony Star


Essence Velvet Stick Mega Melon


Essence Velvet Stick Cherry Crash


Essence Velvet Stick Plum Perfect


Comparison time
In my collection, I searched for the shades that would be close to five Velvet Stick shades, either by the colour of the packaging or the shade of the product. 

First, I compared Nude Hero to some of the nudes in my collection. I was surprised that I don't have more nudes with a light pink undertone. The closest to Nude Hero is old Stay Matt lip cream in shade Velvet Rose, but still a bit darker.


For someone who doesn't wear mauve a lot on her lips and who thought some time ago that this shade looks horrendous on her, I have a lot of shades with a mauve undertone. The closest to Peony Star are Essence lipliner in Plum Cake, which is completely matte and a bit darker and more greyish, and Catrice lipstick Mauve Your lips, which is a bit lighter. 


While I expected that Mega Melon will be unique shade, I found a dupe in Catrice Lobster Love lipstick. Still, I'm a huge fan of Mega Melon and I'll wear it a lot during summer. 


For the end, I compared Cherry Crash and Plum Perfect with some red shades in my collection. Although my red collection is quite big, I haven't found a lot of similar shades to them. Plum Perfect is definitely a unique shade (at least in my collection) while the closest to Cherry Crash is Essence lipstick NA Rock from old Tribal Summer TE.


Have you tried Essence Velvet Stick lip pencil? Which one is your favourite? If you like this post, you're welcome to share it! Thank you for reading!

23 komentarjev

  1. Omg, these look gorgeous! I am a huge fan of Essence myself, but I didn't try these yet, they did not arrive in my country yet! I would probably purchase all 5 of them but I love Cherry Crash!!! :)

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    1. I like Essence a lot, I think their quality improved a lot during last few years. I personally adore these, although I know some don't like them. I hope they will make more different shades. :)

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  2. Zakon objava! Si me navdušila za dva najsvetlejša odtenka. Peony Star sem si ogledovala že pri Mateji, pa mi je deloval preveč hladna, na tebi je pa super!

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    1. Hvala. :) Ful je odvisno od podtona, na meni in Mateji taki odtenki čisto drugače izgledajo.

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  3. Joj, Tatjana...krasna objava <3
    Sem ful navdušena nad temi "svinčniki" in so mi res vsi odtenki krasni, edino na ustnicah res drugače izpadejo. Pa ko gledam ocene, na vsaki mi drugače izgleda!

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    1. Hvala. :)
      Veš, ful je odvisno tudi od podtona vsake punce, pa od obarvanosti ustnic. Če npr. pogledaš mene in Matejo, na nama večinoma odtenki čisto drugače izpadejo. :)
      Drugače pa znajo Essence embalaže kar malce zavajati, ker dostikrat izdelek na ustnicah res drugače izpade. ;)

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  4. Mega Melon je na mojih ustnicah čisto oranžna :). Je pa tudi moja najljubša :).
    J.♡

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    1. Kakšen podton pa imaš? Res je ful različno, na meni je taka rdečkasto-koralna, res čudovito izpade. :)

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  5. Odlična objava in vsi odtenki so mi na tebi všeč :) Peony je veliko lepši na tebi kot na meni, jealous! Se strinjam glede izbora odtenkov, premalo variacije je, meni manjka kakšen roza. Melon mi izgleda zelo zanimiv, na tebi je prečudovit, ampak močno sumim, da bo na meni kot na Juliji oranžen.

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    1. Hvala. :) Ja, ti mauve odtenki na meni čisto drugače izgledajo kot na tebi. Tudi Melon bi na tebi znal drugače izgledati. Upam, da bodo razširili ponudbo odtenkov. :)

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  6. Melon pa Cherry ti hudo paseta! <3

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  7. Super objava! Že gledam te sticke tako dolgo, da sem zadnjič v trgovini kar pozabila na njih haha. Damn -.- Vsi odtenki ti super pristajajo! In čudovit make up look! xx

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    1. Hvala. :) Jaz sem jih pa tako dolgo čakala, da so bili prva stvar, ki sem jo na novem stojalu pogledala. :)

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  8. Mega Malon izgleda fantastično na tebi. <3 :) Meni taki roza rdeči odtenki ne pašejo preveč. Se pa meni tudi zdi, da je premalo odtenkov. Mene vsekakor noben ni pritegnil. Jaz pogrešam kakšne fuksija cijolične odtenke na sploh v naših drogerijah. Se mi zdi, da so vedno take safe izbire.

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    1. Hvala. :) Ja, kjerkoli pogledaš, so večinoma podobni, safe izdelki. Zato mi je bilo pri stojalu Golden Rose super, tista vijolična šminka me je čisto prevzela. :)

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  9. Ohh ti pasejo vsi odtenki. Jaz nimam se nobenega in glede na vase ocene, nujno rabim vsaj mauve odtenek :P
    Drugace se pa strinjam ja, kaksen roza odtenek bi se lahko dodali :)

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    1. Se mi zdi, da je mauve še najbolj priljubljen med vsemi. :)
      Upam, da res razširijo linijo. :)

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  10. They are soooo pretty. Love every color and they have high pigmentation which I usually prefer on products like this. I think its worth checking out!

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    1. The pigmentation is really good, it doesn't disappoint. :)

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  11. Jaz tudi mislim, da rabim Peony Star, morem malo v Müllerja zaviti :D
    Se pa strinjam glede odtenkov, definitivno bi lahko še dodali kakšnega :)

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    1. Peony Star prav vidim zate. :)

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