Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Benefit Love your...Lip Gloss
Member Name: littlepenguin
Benefit Love your...Lip Gloss
Advantages: Beautiful colour, very nice packaging, trustworthy brand
Disadvantages: The Price and the applicator
There are several lipsticks and two lip glosses to choose from on the website. I chose 'Fresh Squeezed over Life' on the A List and just under three weeks later, my lip gloss lovely arrived in the post.
My Benefit lip gloss is a pretty peach colour. I was hoping the effect would be very natural, but instead it looks quite dressy and shows you've made an effort. This of course is no bad thing and I'm the sort of person that may wear it to the local shop, even so!
It looks like tiny particles of glitter have been added to the gloss to create a beautiful shimmer effect, which is sure to get you noticed!
I think this lip gloss creates the perfect balance, as it has a sense of maturity, but with a youthful edge to it.
I have a pink squeezy lip gloss from The Body Shop and it's interesting to note the differences between them. My Body Shop gloss is far gloopier and creates a sticky effect on the lips, as well as looking sweet and girly.
On the other hand, this Benefit lip gloss glides on very easy and has a good consistency which is not too thick. It doesn't seem to attract my hair to stick to my lips in the same way, thankfully! I would say that this gloss has a lovely, feminine feel to it, but is far more glamorous than my old Body Shop gloss.
The only complaint I have is that it's very slightly grainy when you rub your lips together.
As with most lip glosses, this needs regularly reapplying. If you drink or maybe even talk too much, then it will soon start to disappear! This is a right pain, as at only 5ml, there is not an awful lot in the tub anyway.
My Benefit Lipstick came in a suitably sized box, not much bigger than the gloss itself. I was pleased with this because it means I can easily recycle it.
The box design is pretty funky! Black and white swirls adorn three out of four sides, with the back displaying the ingredients. On the top is a square showing the colour and name of the exact lip gloss you have chosen. I felt this should have been on the tub also to help differentiate for anyone who has decided to buy (or win, like me!) more than one shade.
As you can see in the picture above, the tub is simple but very effective.
Although I expect it is made of plastic, it looks a lot like glass, which makes it very attractive. The Benefit logo is etched into the bottom and reflects as you rotate the tub.
The design is one of black swirls to match the box, but the rest is left clear to make it obvious which colour is shining through.
The lid unscrews easily to reveal the applicator. I thought the design of the wand was stunning - a clear cylinder, very classy.
The brush at the end isn't as posh as I'd expected it to be. There is no definite shape like some more expensive brands have, some with flat, heart-shaped applicators.
Therefore, it required a couple of dips into the gloss before spreading it on my lips to get the look I required.
I also recommend putting your thumb between your lips afterwards. This gets rid of the lip gloss that may end up on your teeth - not a good look!
Almost Famous - a chocolate pink
Fresh Squeezed - the one I have reviewed, a peach colour
Friends in High Places - a reddish pink
I'm With the Band - a Barbie pink
Kiss You - a rich, deep pink
Life on the A List - a light salmon pink
Who Are You Wearing? - a bright, medium pink
Zone Out - more natural, beige pink
I don't think I would spend the retail price of £14 on this lip gloss, unless of course I won the lottery! But I definitely suggest becoming a fan of Flakes, as I think this is a brilliant deal!
I think their range of colours is pretty good and eight shades is quite impressive. However, I think they are lacking in dark browns and reds.
Some similar products smell a bit sickly, but the scent of this lip wear is rather subtle. It's maybe a little fruity - grapes perhaps - but once on, I think you'll hardly notice it.
I would say that after use, my lips felt a little softer than before.
I think that 'Fresh Squeezed' is a lip gloss that will suit all skin tones and it does match nicely with my olive skin.
Overall, this is a lovely lip gloss that I think most women will be pleased with and it only has a few negative aspects.
Summary: An excellent lip gloss with only a few flaws