“ Brand: Benefit / Type: Lipstick / Suitable for: Lip „
I am usually the kind who rarely buys lipsticks as I prefer lip glosses. Most of my lipsticks are usually given free as part of a gift set when purchasing stuffs from brands such as Lancome, Clinique and Le-CCB. The BeneFit lipstick that I currently owned is no exception. My friend and I decided to buy BeneFit's High Beam and BeneTint as they are always raved upon so much in magazines and of course, dooyoo. So we went to the House of Frasers and the beauty consultant mentioned that they were having a promotion whereby we could each get a free BeneFit lipstick if we purchased two or more products. Excellent, I thought. I mean, both the High Beam and BeneTint don't come cheap and getting a free lipstick was extra incentive in stamping my decision in buying those two products. When choosing the colour, I realised that the colours were very darkish and vibrant. It almost reminded me of MAC lipsticks, you know highly pigmented. As I am fair-skinned, I usually sway from using dark colours, so BeneFit's range of lipstick isn't my cup of tea. They do have lighter colours like 'cream puff' and 'ladyfinger', but they look too Twiggy's retro and not very wearable. But anyway, I managed to find a 'normal' coloured lipstick called 'draped' which is a sheer reddish mauve. When I got home, I found out that the colour was the same as about 3 other lipsticks I have, so nothing too special about it, really. One thing you can expect from their lipstick is their innovative and hilarious names! I mean 'misunderstood', 'razz ma tazz' and 'buck naked'? I didn't find anything special about the lipstick except for the fact that it has SPF 15 in it, so it will protect your lips from the sun, and it glided on very easily. And because there are no flavourings in it, it tasted of wax. Oh, it is packaged in a no-fuss black lip container (so why is the lipstick so expensive then?). Unless you like
darkish coloured lipsticks and you are keen on trying out a new brand, then go ahead. It's just a normal lipstick with a heavy price tag. By the way, I don't know how much it costs because I got it for free, but if you check out their US website www.benefitcosmetics.com, the lipstick cost $14. In UK, probably £12 - £13.
Available in sheer, matte, creme or shimmer