Hey, shorties! Take a quick look at some of the new Benefit Lip Glosses ($18), and tell me what you think.
Aren’t they sheer?
And don’t some of them look alike? From how rich they looked in last weekend’s swatches (click for more details on the line), I’d assumed they’d pack a little more bada-bing, bada-bang.
New, thicker formula
They’re quite easy to over-apply (resulting in goopy, uneven color), but if I use a little elbow grease and take lots of care, I’m able to get a nice, even layer.
Thick, but not sticky
I’m amazed that despite how thick they feel, these new glosses aren’t excessively sticky, and with the exception of Almost Famous (a shimmery copper with a slightly gritty texture), they feel smooth when I rub my lips together.
Kiss You, Kiss Me
Hard core Benefit lip gloss fans might recognize shimmery fuchsia Kiss You. It’s a new interpretation of a Benefit cult classic gloss, Kiss Me.
Ladies who love Kiss Me may want to stockpile the shade because Kiss Me won’t be around forever. Benefit plans to discontinue it soon, and despite how similar they sound, Kiss Me and Kiss You are far from being dupes.
The original Kiss Me (a clear fuchsia) applies with more pigmentation, shine and a deeper pink. I think it’s one of those effortless, magical colors that just looks great on everybody.
Kiss You has more blue than Kiss Me and looks milkier and cooler on my lips. I prefer the original (Kiss Me), but cool-toned girls might like the newer version a little more (Kiss You).
- These new glosses don’t shine as brightly as many other glosses do.
- I find I have to use extra moisturization with these (I use a balm to prep my lips before application).
- They smell strongly of grape candy and have a faintly fruity taste.
Benefit Lip Glosses
Price: $18 for a .17-oz tube
Use: A thick, non-sticky lip gloss with semi-sheer color
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
You might like Benefit Lip Glosses if…
- …you like semi-sheer color,
- …you don’t like overly shiny lip glosses,
- …you don’t mind a thicker consistency,
- …you like scented/flavored lip products.
I like these glosses and think they’d work well with natural lip looks, like maybe paired with smokey eyes (that’s where I think they’d shine!).
As for everything else, Benefit did a good job keeping the stickiness in check, but for $18 I was hoping for more payoff from the colors.
What do ya think?
Hungry, hungry hippo
I’m having one of those indecisive lunch days…
For the life of me I can’t figure out what I want. Do I go with the turkey sandwich or a veggie chicken patty on a bun? Hmm… Which one sounds better, LOL?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,