Wearing Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dallas on my lips and Dallas Boxed Blush on my cheeks
Sometimes, it’s good to match…
Like with your shoes when you go to class.
There’s nothing like that moment one morning when you glance down at your feet in the middle of your botany final and see a pink shoe on your left foot and a blue shoe on your right.
“What the what?!”
FCS, or Falsus Calceatus Syndrome (Wrong Shoe Syndrome), strikes thousands of young adults each year, many of them after all-nighters spent studying C3, C4 and CAM photosynthesis.
Sometimes, it’s not good to match…
Like last night, when I dreamed that Tabs had an identical kitty twin.
In theory, one might think, “OOH! Matching bookend tabbies would be so awesome!”
Except it wasn’t.
The twin tabbies did everything together. They whined for gravy together, launched off my tum at 3 in the morning together, and collectively draped across my right shoulder while I tried to blog (that’s 40 pounds of cat, yo!).
They also demanded that I push them around town in a tricked-out Louis Vuitton kitty carriage, complete with spinning chrome rims, and I’m pretty sure they were also plotting to crush me. To death.
So which of these two cat-egories do the new $16 Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Glosses fall into?
I’d say the first one. When it’s good to match.
Benefit designed this new line of six sheer glosses to match their bestselling Benefit Boxed Blushes, and color my lips thrilled!
Most of the time when it comes to lip products, I think I’m pretty easy to please. Gimme a tube of Benefit Sugar Cookie Lipstick, and we’ll call it a day.
But I’ll never say never (Bieber-style) to a gorgeous gloss, especially one I openly wished for back in 2008, when I wished for a lipgloss that matched Benefit Coralista blush (or Dallas, or Sugarbomb).
With these Ultra Plush Glosses, Benefit delivers exactly that.
Swatches from the left: Dallas, Sugarbomb and Coralista
Sugarbomb Ultra Plush Lip Gloss on my lips and Sugarbomb Blush on my cheeks
Coralista on my lips and Coralista on my cheeks
What’s more, these three shades share the same faint fruit punch scent, non-sticky texture, soft shine and two-hour wear time as Benefit’s Dandelion, Hoola and Bella Bamba Ultra Plush Lip Glosses, which we looked at earlier this month.
But something sets them apart…
Pigment! [INSERT HOUSE MUSIC CLAPPING]
Dallas, Coralista and Sugarbomb apply with more pigment than the other Ultra Plush Lip Glosses I’ve tried, and I think each of them really does look like a distinctly different color on my lips.
Don’t get me wrong — I like the Dandelion, Hoola and Bella Bamba Ultra Plush Lip Glosses just fine, but these? These I love. All three will be setting up permanent beach chairs under the umbrella-ella-ella of my summer makeup bag.
PRICE: $16 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming to Benefit counters, stores and benefitcosmetics.com next month (allegedly seen at some Sephora stores early)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,