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I'm not much of a lipstick wearer, I tend to go for full eye makeup and either nude lips or a clear gloss. I bought Benefit Silky Finish lipstick as a bit of an experiment to see if I could take to wearing lipstick more on nights out. The colour I have is 'Candy Store', but I don't think they sell this shade any more. There are 10 different colours listed on the website.
This lipstick retails at £7 according to the website. I bought it from a House of Fraser concession and I'm pretty sure I paid closer to £9
The lipstick comes in a fairly small, compact case. The length is 8cm and the diameter is 1.5cm. It is perfectly round, with a lid which clicks on and off securely. The case is plain black with a loop style design to the bottom. It's very retro and classy looking, and looks very elegant. On the bottom is a sticker saying that it is Benefit and that the colour is Candy Store.
When you pull the lid off, the lipstick twists up from the bottom, and it says benefit on the inside.
The lipstick is very glittery and shiny. It has a flat top, which personally I like as I feel it makes applcation easier. You can twist it up as much as you like, I tend to just push it up as much as I need to.
My lipstick has got onto the outer layer a bit, which has gone a bit messy
~Application and wearing the lipstick~
On applying the lipstick, the first thing I noticed was a very metallic taste. It was quite overpowering and not very pleasant.
The coverage is good, and I felt like my lips were fully covered. The lipstick isn't sticky or too wet, it feels covered and comfortable. You're can barely even tell it's there, it's like a lip balm. My lips really did feel silky smooth and the texture was very pleasant.
The colour is very subtle but pretty. Candy Store is a pale pink, and it has a very pretty shimmer to it. If you like a bit of glitzy shine this would be right up your street!
The colour does transfer off a little to glasses etc, but no more than any other lipstick. I find the colour doesn't last very long, particularly on a night out if you're drinking a lot. I find myself reapplying every hour or so.
This lipstick glides on beautifully, the colour is pretty and shimmery and it feels lovely on your lips. However, the metallic taste is very unpleasant and it does put me off using this item. It's also disappointing that it doesn't last very long. As a person who doesn't wear lipstick very often it suits me to use occasionally on a night out. I probably wouldn't wear this on a daily basis.
I've given this four stars as I do like it, they just need to sort out the awful taste!
As you know I have several Benefit products as their make up is one of my favourite brands. This review is for the silky finish lipstick which I have been using for the past few years especially in the summer when it gives a really fresh light look.
The lipstick is meant to have an innovative formula that that slides on silky smooth for the softest, sexiest lips ever. It is meant to give sheer coverage which is not too heavy so the colour can build up but also be even in application.
The lipstick comes in a fun black metal case with a white loopy design on it and a retro look. On taking off the cap the lipstick is twisted from the bottom to raise it above the case so it can be applied. It has a rounded flat applicator rather than the normal pointed tip and I am not too fond of this as I find it makes it a bit harder to apply with precision. However with use I have worn one of sides down so it has become more pointed.
The lipstick comes in a variety of colours and the shade that I use is called Candy Store. This is a lovely light pink colour with a golden sparkle added to it.
On applying the lipstick it is quite sheer and not heavy at all. I find that it covers my lips well and it is really moisturising and feels lovely on my lips. The colour is very natural looking but with a golden shimmer which looks great in the summer with a tan and light make up. I tend to use it a lot less in the winter when I prefer a heavier look for all of my make up
The negative about the lipstick is that it does not seem to last that long on the lips - only about an hour or so - and quickly wears off so I have to reapply it several times. However as it gives such a sheer look I think this is probably to be expected.
I do not think that Benefit currently sell this lipstick any more (at least not in the shade I use) but you can still get it on EBay or Amazon for about £7. I have stocked up and tend to find that one lipstick lasts me a whole year (although not with continual use) so think it is good value for money.
I would definitely recommend this lipstick and if you want a very light natural look with a bit of extra sparkle it is fab.
This review might also be posted on Ciao under my username Star20000
Since I joined Dooyoo I always read reviews on lots of different make-up and when I see a person has given something a really high rating I want to buy it! Ive read so many reviews on the Benefit range and lately they inspired me to try out a few products from the rang to see if it lived up to my high expectations starting with this "Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick" which caught my eye about a month ago when I was searching for the perfect lip colour and thought Id test a few of them out. Thankfully I have not been disappointed yet and Benefit is slowly taking over all the space in my make-up bag and happily this product was no different as now I dont know what I ever did without it - I love it!
Price: Varies greatly! Can be found for as little as 4.00 on amazon which is very cheap.
Stockists: Amazon, Debenhams, House Of Fraser & Ebay.
Shades: This lipstick probably has the biggest range of shades Ive ever seen so Im not going to list them all here. However the colours range from browns to pinks and there is even a bright red and deep purple shade to chose from so there is something that everyone will like and that will suit them.
I personally own the shade "My Treat" which is a candy pink kind of colour - very girly and eye-catching.
Straight away I loved the packaging for this as I have with all my Benefit products as even though it is quite simple and not colourful at all it is very stylish, modern and I reckon really nice. It has the same twist up and twist down mechanism as most lipsticks but I do have a problem! The actually lipstick at the top is not angled - when most Ive tried are and I find it much easier to apply with a slight edge this one's more of less flat!
This does still apply easily enough though with no need to use a brush and manages to coat all the lips in colour with just one sweep accross. I assumed this would be kind of a gloss/lipstick in my opinion due to the fact I was promised a silky finish but what it really means is the colour is very subtle. Now the main reason I bought this was because I wanted a bold colour but I think what I got was even better. The colour is still noticeable on your lips but appears much more subtle and understated than most lipsticks which I think sets this one apart because it is great for whenever you want to wear it - praticularly if your having a more natural day. This also lasts around 5-6 hours on my lips without me needing to re-apply which I think is really good.
As this isnt a proper lipstick it doesnt make any chaps or dry parts of your lips appear worse or draw attentino to them - in fact in this case my lips felt more nourished which is very odd from a lipstick. It didnt dry out my lips at all and although the colour is lighter than I expected I have to say I now prefer it that way so I highly recommend this to everyone. I think there is something for every individual from this range so check it out!
Thanks For Reading.
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I am a Benefit addict! What can I say? Here is another product which really has lived up to expectations!
Price: £13 (yes, yes I know but its so worth it!)
The packaging: One thing I love about Benefit is the packaging and this product is no exception. Packaged in a slick black metal case with white design, this is one lippy you will be proud to whip out of your handbag for a touch up.
The shade: My favourite shade is jing-a-ling, a peachy pink shade with a lovely shimmer. This is a perfect shade to wear to work as its very subtle but equally can go through to night time paired up with smoky eyes!
The application: It's silky and smooth, very easy to apply. Its worth pointing out that this lipstick gives a sheer wash of colour rather than a block colour so if a strong pop of colour is what you are after, its not for you.
Longevity: This is the only area that lets the product down, and quite simply it comes down to the formulation. These sheer lipsticks are not made to be long lasting as they tend to be very moisturising.
I love benefit cosmetics and I wish that I had the spare funds lying around to be able to buy all of my make up from this brand as it is very expensive, but brilliant in my view.
Last September I purchased benefit's silky finish lipstick in the shade 'jing-a-ling', which is somewhat baby pinkish in colour. This cost me £13.00 from the benefit counter at my local Debenhams. Usually I would never dream of paying this price for a lipstick, but I was being a bridesmaid at my soon to be brother in law's wedding and decided that I would do my own make-up...brave decision I know! Therefore, I thought why not treat myself, as I would spend around £50 to get my make up done professionally and I wanted to look my best on the day.
The lipstick comes in a nice sleek black casing featuring a white benefit motif. I was impressed by how easy the product was to apply. As the lipstick has a rounded flat applicator this ensured that every inch of my lips were covered in a single application and it simply glides on.
I greatly admired the intensity of the colour which produced a very rich look. However, what I could not believe the most was how much it looked as though I was wearing lip gloss. The sleek and shiny finish that I got from this product meant that I did not have to apply gloss on top. I usually do this with other brands to give my lips a glossy look, as often I find lipstick on its own to be rather dry. This was not the case with lipstick in question.
On the day of the wedding I found the lipstick to be extremely long lasting. It was even still on at the time of the photos later on in the day, so I was chuffed with that. Not once did I have to take time out to re-apply it and this was something that I had anticipated that I would need to do on numerous occasions throughout the day. I was not let down by benefit with this lipstick and I believe that it is top quality product and so the fact that it is costly is wholly justified.
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Would I buy it again...probably not due to its expensive price tag, but if there was a very special occasion that merited some extreme glamming up, then hell yes!
Seeing as I have just been singing the praises of Benefit cosmetics I have been rifling though my make-up drawer to see what else I could find to tell you about!
I pulled out one of the tubes of Benefit Silky lipstick that I had bought from Boots quite some time ago and maybe this is one of their products that I had mixed feelings about.
The casing is really nice, the slimline black twist mechanism casing is really shiny, as always Benefit have thought long and hard about the design of the case and they have incorporated that retro look into it. The major part of the casing is shiny black then at the very base of the casing there are a few good sized white swirls, underneath the part where the casing twists to allow the lipstick to be screwed up Benefit have stamped their logo on in white lettering to match the swirls.
Benefit chose to make the lipstick in two different formats, there are some shades in pearlised colours and the remainder are just in creamy colours.
When I was younger pearly colours were fine but as I have matured I find that pearlised lippy just looks so wrong, the shimmer starts to bleed into the creases and the whole effect is not for me.
If I am applying lipstick from a case then I will usually use a brush to put it on, if I apply it straight from the tube it never seems to last very long.
First of all I brush one light coat into place and then seal it in with a matching lip liner, after that has sat for a minute or two then I like to apply a second coat to make sure that the colour stays for as long as possible.
Benefit have definitely made sure that the lipstick is really enriched with moisturiser and as you apply it the lipstick feels a little bit oily. I don't find that a major problem because my skin is always glad of anything that moisturises.
But the problem comes when you are trying to let the first layer settle enough to apply an outline. I know that a lot of women like to apply the lip liner first and then add the lipstick after the liner is in place but I find it far easier to work the other way around. It does take a little bit of patience to wait for the first layer to dry off sufficiently to let you apply the second layer but you can speed up the whole process by blotting it lightly with a clean tissue.
Once the first layer is on you will notice that the skin on your lips develops a good hint of colour so when you begin to apply the second layer then you can see the colour really start to build.
My tube of Benefit silky finish lipstick is called `My Treat` and that is one of the cream lipsticks.
Once the two layers are in place the effect is quite good but there is only one small problem, if you want that creamy, lush look to last then you need to keep topping it up.
On a day to day basis I would always look for a lip colour that has staying power and that is why I own so many lip colour pencils, they seem to have a far longer lasting effect.
If you are going out for the evening and you only want the effect to last a short while then the Benefit Silky Finish is lovely. I found that the creamy lipstick didn't bleed and it didn't work its way into the corners of my mouth as some can do.
The colour range is wide and contemporary but there are a few colours that are fine for mature skin.
The lipstick comes in at about £12 a time, so it is not cheap but then again you can expect to pay a lot more for some ranges.
Colour ? Ten out of ten.
Finished effect ? Ten out of ten.
Staying power ? Needs to be reapplied frequently.
Once the initial application has worn off I found that the colour that was left on my lips looked flat and uninteresting, if Benefit could make this longer lasting then it would be a five star product.
I got this in a pinky shade called Jing- a- ling and you really have to put a bit of foundation base on your lips first to get the colour to look good. Its a silky finish lipstick that was £13, i got it as a present as i would never have paid that for it myself!
Its actually ok but i thinks its more the packaging that will be an appeal for people as the actual product isnt as good as i had expected. When gettin it i explained to the sales girl that my lips sometimes get quite dry, but she assured me that it would be fine and that the lipstick is so mouisturising that noone would notice my dry lips. Unfourtunately that didnt happen and it just sticks to the dry parts.
It also doesnt have much stayin power and i have to aplly it bout every half an hour or less!
I dont think i would get it again as iv just discovered Rimmels mouisture renew lipstick that claims basically the same as this does and its 10 times better and only about £6!
I don't usually wear lip products. Not even just a clear gloss. But I had a vision of the perfect outfit, and bright red lipstick just seemed perfect. So I ventured to Boots, thinking I'd be spending about a fiver on a cheap brand such as Rimmel or Maybelline. However, the brands just didn't have the colours I was looking for. They were either too dark and 'plummy,' or too orangey.
I have loads of Benefit products, so I walked over to the stall knowing that I would find a good quality product. I was put off by the price, £13 is quite steep for something I thought I wouldn't use very often. I chose the brightest red I had seen all day, and called 'flirt alert,' the kooky packaging and the aesthetics of the product really sold it to me.
So I wore it with the outfit, and it made everything fit together, it's so silky, and glides over my lips so easily. It doesn't dry my lips out, and it stays on my lips forever! Even after eating and drinking.
If I could give one tip, I would say definitely blot and reapply, this makes the base much brighter, and strengthens the staying power!
Although this lipstick is a large investment, I would recommend it to anyone as it's excellent quality. This has made me wear lipstick much more. It really emphasises my lips, making them voluminous.
I had played around with lip-gloss for a while and finally decided that I should make the move to lipstick. I am a big benefit fan so decided to go to the counter and get some advice. As I hadn't worn lipstick before, the friendly and not overly made up assistant suggested a pale pinky tone. She chose an excellent colour for me and I loved wearing it. I wasn't used to wearing lipstick but found it very easy to get used to. There wasn't a strange taste and it didn't feel thick and greasy.
The colour was great and suited me, the only problem was that it wasn't as long wearing as I would have liked. I found it melting onto my mug during my first morning tea break and it needed reapplying regularly. There are other lipsticks out there that are better lasting but for a first time lip-stick buyer was just what I needed to get my confidence up!
When it comes to lipsticks, I am something of an addict and can't bear the sight of my naked, nature given lips! My natural lips are very pale and look odd against my olive skin, so I'm rarely seen without a flush of colour on my lips. My favourite kind of everyday lipsticks are those that seem to achieve for me what nature should have seen fit to give me - a pinky, berry coloured sheen that looks almost natural. When I first saw Benefit's Silky Finish lipstick I was first drawn in by the nice range of brown toned pinks they had on offer and interested by the sheer quality of the colour.
Benefit claim that this lipstick has an 'innovative formula' that 'slides on silky smooth for the softest, sexiest lips ever'. It claims to give sheer coverage with buildable colour and flawless, even coverage.
Packaging wise this ticks all the Benefit boxes - it's a thinner lipstick tube than your typical MAC lipstick, all slick black plastic with a white Benefit logo on it. Nice and stylish and feels nice and sturdy. Rather than the usual pointed tip, the lipstick has an angled but flat tip, which I find makes application actually a little more difficult for me. With a pointed tip, I like that it will flatten off with use but still keep the slight tip to it which means that I am confident in applying this without a mirror if necessary (my cupids bow is quite pronounced which makes this nice and easy) but Benefit's flat tip means that I'm not quite comfortable in applying without the security of a mirror.
The colour range is smaller than a range like MAC, but is split up into 3 sub categories, each with a mixture of cream and pearl finishes: Lana, for those after light, natural shades, Gabbi, for medium neutral shades, and Betty, for deep neutrals. Having found it difficult to find natural shades that work for my skintone, I found the Betty range brilliant. The shade I went for was Dessert First, described by Benefit as a Sangria colour and is in reality a lovely deep dusky pink (this is the shade in dooyoo's picture in fact)
The lipstick is a dream when applied to the lips - it just melts onto the lips and feels like a lip balm once applied, it's so smooth and really moisturising. The colour is great - it goes on really sheer and just gives a lovely wash of colour, although it is buildable to get the finish you require. I found the colour really flattering and just lifted my complexion, giving me a fantastic natural look. It left my lips feeling lovely and soft and moisturised as well, and not at all dried out. Once the sheen of the lipstick is gone, the colour leaves a slight stain on the lips - again lovely and natural looking, similar to the stain of Benefit's Benetint. It's my perfect everyday lipstick.
My only complaint with this is that it really has no staying power at all. It tends to last about 15 minutes before starting to need reapplication, and in a month of using this I have gone through a quarter of the tube. For someone who owns lots of lipsticks but hardly ever finishes one that says a lot! In fact, I own lip glosses that have better staying power than this does!
At £12 a pop I am torn whether I will replace this one when I run out (which looks like it may be soon!) I adore the shade and haven't yet found a product anywhere that gives a similar sheer flush of colour, but the staying power really is so abysmal that I am put off buying another!
Benefit Silky-Finish Lipstick 3g / For soft and sexy lips / These lipsticks are sheer and buildable for a customised look: from a light wash of colour for an au natural look to an amped up colour for the drama queen in you! / All skin types.