Wearing LORAC Lips With Benefits in Josh
How’s about a creamy hybrid lipstick/gloss with the texture of a $27 Dior Crème de Gloss and a price like a MAC Cremesheen Glass ($18.50)?
And then, what if we take 50 cents off the price and make it an even $18?
Tada! Say hello to LORAC’s new Lips With Benefits, a line of shiny, non-sticky lipglosses that feel like heaven on my lips. They combine the medium-coverage lipstick look of a Dior Crème De Gloss with the feel of a non-stick gloss, all wrapped up in zebra stripes (so cute!).
LORAC even infused them with antioxidants, namely açaí berry, pomegranate extract, and vitamins C and E, and added a strong brown sugar scent that I like. Officially, it’s described as a sweet crème brûlée. Not too sweet or artificial, the scent lingers on my lips for a good 20 minutes.
So far I’ve played with two of the colors from the line, fresh pink Josh and rosy brown Chuck, and this is kinda weird: earlier tonight I saw that Sephora.com only lists four colors total — Josh, Nick (a light pink shimmer), Alex (a berry) and Mark (a neutral peach). Chuck is not one of them.
Hmm… I’m not sure why, but I’m hoping that Chuck makes an appearance soon because I think he’s a fabulous “your lips but better” shade.
LORAC Lips With Benefits in Chuck (top) and Josh (bottom)
Josh (left) and Chuck (right)
Wearing Lips With Benefits in Chuck
Both Josh and Chuck last about 5 hours on me, which is pretty respectable wear time for a non-sticky gloss.
I was hoping that these would be a little more moisturizing, however, since LORAC bills them as hydrating, but at the end of the day, my lips disagree. They do feel slightly drying to me.
PRICE: $18 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,