Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Comparison: Essence Home Sweet Home LE Lipstick 01 Red-y To Relax + Essence Lipstick 44 Almost Famous

Hi there!
Today I'd like to compare 2 lipsticks for you guys, both are by Essence. The first one is the shade 01 Red-y To Relax from their current Home Sweet Home LE, and the other one is a rather popular permanent shade, the color 44 Almost Famous. They looked very similar on the outside, so I thought you might be interested in a comparison!
The packaging looks super similar, only the LE one has the name of the LE on it. In the following pictures, Essence Almost Famous is always on the left, Red-y To Relax on the right.
When you open both lipsticks, they still look very similar, but you can tell slight differences. The LE one looks matter and a tad darker, the permanent lipstick a little more shiny.
When swatching them, the real differences become visible: Red-y To Relax is a matte pigmented deep blue-toned red, whereas Almost Famous is a slightly pink-toned, sheerer and shinier lipstick.
When applied to the lips, they don't look similar at all anymore.
naked lips
Essence Almost Famous
Essence Red-y To Relax
So, after all, no dupes here. They looked very alike on the outside but turned out to be utterly different products. Which one do you prefer?
xoxo, Misch


  1. Both very pretty colors! I alread thought about buying this LE lipstick, but up to now I didn't find it anywhere -.-

    1. glad you like them :)
      Oh, that's a pity, but I'm sure you'll still be able to get it :) Sometimes these drugstores are just a little slow :D

  2. As a red stain kind of girl my favorite would definitely be the LE one, because it's more versatile and pigmented


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