Benefit Cosmetics’ new ultra plush lip gloss glides on deliciously smooth & luxurious…and complements our famous Box o’ Powders. Double up, darling! Sweet cheeks meet luscious lips in six irresistible shades from sultry nudes to punchy pinks.
From the latest in their launches benefit brings out the ultra-plush glosses corresponding to their Box o’ Powders. They have launched six glosses altogether & all the shades are very much wearable. From the swatches found on other blogs I guess Dallas is the most pigmented of these which will give nice hint of glossy coloured lips without much efforts. Rest of the shades looks pretty sheer & have to be layered.
I laid my hands on Coralista which is a glossy sheer coral without any shimmers. The shade is quite sheer in itself & some layering is required to get that coral hint on the lips. The texture is very creamy but surprisingly the gloss is super-light on lips without any hint of stickiness & has got lot of slip. These are not one the great moisturising glosses around but are not drying either. If used alone I feel the urge of reapplication in every hour albeit these are not very long wearing too. Coralista barely stays for 1-2 hours on my lips & gets wiped off completely in a single go if not retouched in between. The best way to make them stay for longer is to layer up on a lipstick. Being too sheer these are not apt for pigmented lips but as mentioned can be layered on your favourite lipstick too. They won’t alter the actual shade of the lipstick extremely due to lack of pigmentation. Gives rich glossy shine to lips making them smoother & healthy. They have got a kind of sweet fragrance which is not overpowering.
Benefit comes out as clear winner again with its flirty & funky packaging which makes products more appealing. The glosses look very chic with colourful cardboard box packaging & with the fun colours of squeeze tubes. They have got a slanted nozzle opening which helps in controlled & easy product application on lips. Overall I find them little overpriced for the lack of good pigmentation & wear time. But are good choices if you want subdued lips for daily wear.
It doesn’t show up much but gives a slight coral hint on my bare lips.
- Chic & funky packaging.
- Slanted nozzle helps in controlled & smooth product application.
- Very light on lips without any stickiness.
- Can be layered on lipsticks without altering the actual shade.
- Gives rich glossy shine to lips.
- Universally flattering shades also compliments their respective blushes.
- Lacks good pigmentation which affects the wear time & colour pay off of the gloss.
- Not enough moisturizing.
Packaging steals the show here as expected with any of the benefit product with all funky colours & chic looks. However the product performance is not much satisfying to me. The glosses lack the pigmentation which affects their colour pay off & wear time which is barely 1-2 hours. Also they don’t perform well in moisturization department too. Not suitable for pigmented lips at all due to sheerness of the shades. Overall high-priced looking at the product performance.