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Double the Fun ~ Benefit introduces lip glosses to match their renowned boxed powders!
The name of these glosses might sound familiar to Benefit fans as these gems are the sisters of their already fabulous boxed powders. This means your favorite blush or bronzer now has a matching lip gloss. Whee!
Just like their powder counterparts, these shades tend to be flattering to a variety of complexions. And so far, I really enjoy the consistency of these glosses. None of that horrible stickiness I find with other glosses. It’s terrible to be out walking on a summer’s night and a breeze catches your hair, sending it right into your lip gloss where it sticks like glue.
There are six Ultra Plush Lip hues ($16 each) including Dandelion (pearly pink), Bella Bama (watermelon) and Hoola (golden nude) and the wht team got a look at the following three shades:
The perfect summer accessory, Dallas offers a ‘kissed by the sun’ dusty pink glow to the face, while the gloss adds a glowing pink-ish nude tint to lips.
Our tester Stef says: “I love Coralista blush, it’s absolutely one of my favorites. Just like the blush, the gloss is what I’d describe as “coral light”. Don’t expect a flash of bright, shocking coral. But don’t expect a perfect match for this duo either, these are more compliments than matches; the blush is shimmery and light, the gloss is more muted and sheer.”
I got the chance to test out Sugarbomb and it is my perfect shade, a shimmery pink nude with just the right amount of sparkle. The powder made with shades of peach, plum, pink and rose is a blush/highlighter that gives a nice, healthy glow. And Stef says “Well done on this combo! The gloss really captures the twinkle of pink that the blush also delivers.” And who am I to disagree?
The Sugarbomb Ultra Plush gloss has a soft, smooth texture more like a balm or lipstick. There is definitely micro glitter for sparkle, but it is superfine with not even a hint of grit. I have been using this gloss as my go-to color for work and tend to get 3 to 4 hours of wear before needing to reapply. While the Ultra Plush glosses have no taste, they do have a soft, fruity-sweet scent.
And remember how I talked about Benefit’s Benefit’s box o’powders being universally flattering? Well, I’m fair-skinned with a bit of natural pink to my cheeks, leaving me with a constant “blush”. However Sugarbomb the powder doesn’t make me look too overdone, just a nice healthy glow. The same goes for Sugarbomb the gloss. This shade gives me that “my lips but better” color that is subtle and perfect to pair with a neutral eye. For a bolder look I would switch from Sugarbomb to Bella Bama with it’s bright, watermelon color.
The Ultra Plush Lip Glosses have a slant tip plastic applicator. This my personal preference for glosses instead of the wand style. For me it is a matter of getting the most product out of the container as possible. With these squeeze style glosses I feel confident I can get my money’s worth!
• The fun of having a gloss to match your fave Benefit powder
• Non-sticky, long lasting formula
• Universally flattering hues
• A little pricey at $16 each
we heartsters – what is your favorite boxed powder from Benefit? Will you be snapping up it’s Ultra Plush Lip Gloss counterpart?
Lucy loves Lady Gaga, lattes, trashy television and anything zombies. She’s a geeky girl who likes tech gadgets, reading tons of books, playing with gender roles and is constantly surrounded by a small army of cats.
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