The fabulous team at BENEFIT dropped this package last week anyways, as you've probably guessed, Benefit have added a new lipstick range to their ever growing collection of products. They are part of the They're Real range, meaning that the range now consists of mascara, eyeliner, eye make up remover, eyeshadow (more on that to come soon) and now lipstick.
The packaging is very similar to the They're Real eyeliners, very sleek, metallic and with a twist bottom to distribute the product. There are eight colours to the range which range from bright pinks to nudes which means there should be a perfect shade for everyone. I can imagine that perhaps Benefit are going to expand on the colour range at some point, but for now have released a good mix of colours.
The shades are; Nude Scandal, Revved Up Red, Juicy Berry, Pink Thrills, Lusty Rose, Fuchsia Fever, Criminally Coral and Flame Game. I think Nude Scandal is my favourite (how predictable eh) but all of the colours are very wearable, even the bright Flame Game.
So what is the whole double the lip thing? Well let me tell you...
So basically the whole thing about these, is that they are both a lip liner and lipstick in one. I know right? They have a special tear drop shape meaning that the lipstick effortlessly fills in your lip and meaning you could probably apply these without even needing a mirror. The shape of the lipstick and the combination of the colours, are to help plump your lips naturally and speaking on behalf of someone who's top lip is pretty non existent, I have to say this sounds right up my street.
I did find applying the lipsticks to be incredibly easy, and the shape of the lipstick meant that it was easy for me to create a fuller lip for myself, which is what I try to achieve with lip liner. So yes, my lips did seem fuller. I like the fact, that the lipstick has two colours, as I feel the darker colour which is the lip liner helps to accentuate your lips and does give the effect like you've spent a while lining and filling in your lips, when really it's taken about two seconds. I can imagine that the brighter colours would create a great ombre effect, which again would look like you've spent ages doing, but in fact did in about 10 seconds.
The formula is semi matte, which means the lipsticks aren't drying on your lips at all, the colours are supposed to be 8 hour long wear, which I do feel is a little bit of an exaggeration. However I feel like the colour does grip onto your lips for a good couple of hours, they seem to last pretty well through drinking, and after eating the colour hasn't completely disappeared and it does give my lips the illusion that they are still lined. So that is pretty impressive.
I do like the range though, and think it's a clever idea, I am pretty sure that Nude Scandal will be a firm favourite of mine for the foreseeable future.