Granted, there’s not a dramatic, in-your-face difference among the four shades in Benefit’s new collection of Tinted Lip Balms ($18 each) when I wear them on my lips, but ooh! — they just look so darn cute chillin’ in my makeup bag.
And every. Single. Time. I’ve taken out Chachabalm, Lollibalm, Posiebalm or Benebalm for a touch-up (which I have to do about every hour or so when I wear them) within sight of a gal, I’ve been asked something along the lines of, “Where did ya get that?! It’s adorable!”
So, yeah, fellow packaging suckers, that’s the sign of an eye-catching product.
Benefit introduced these hydrating lip balms earlier this spring in colors to match their liquid blushes in Cha Cha Tint, Lollitint, Posie Tint and Benetint.
They feel a lot like the Revlon Lip Butters and Dior’s Addict Lip Balms to me — smooth, non-sticky, and firmly on the thicker formula side, as far as lip balms go. My nose and taste buds also detect a mild violet hard candy flavor and scent.
Thumbs up for mega moisture, too, as these are loaded with the stuff, and my dry, flaky lips lap it up.
Being lip balms, these are all fairly sheer, and to see any real difference in the colors among them, I have to apply a few layers.
That being said, depending on the severity of your Benefit addiction, you may only need/want one or two of them.
If I were to pick a favorite, I’d probably go with red Benebalm, because I think it’s the most distinct and intense one of the bunch.
Lollibalm, the purple shade, would be a close second, mostly because — hello, it’s purple! And it’s quite flattering on lips, where I think it looks more like a sheer pink.
I think these have pretty high gift potential, too. They’re cute, and they’re sheer, so they should work for just about everyone.
I’m thinking about getting a couple more for upcoming birthdays, or maybe for an unexpected “Just because you’re awesome” gift.
Those are the best, aren’t they?
You can find the Benefit Tinted Lip Balms now at Benefit counters, boutiques and online at benefitcosmetics.com for $18 each.
In fabulous feline news, Tabs hopes you had a nice Tuesday. This is his latest kitty modeling pose, by the way. It’s called “Moody Crossed Paws.”
Have a great night!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,