With today being Valentine’s Day, I thought what better to post about than a post about the new Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip lipsticks, that are perfect for date nights, or whatever you may be doing on this day of lurvvve. I’m sorry, I’ll try to not do that ever again.
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.
The lipsticks have been released so they should be at your local Benefit stockist right this second, they’re also on the Benefit website too, however, I have another way that you can get your hands on the whole collection… intrigued?
Okay, so I have the whole range to give away to one of you guys. The eight lipsticks, come in an exclusive box with some cute little extras that are a limited edition, money can’t buy package. I thought with today being Valentine’s Day and seeing as I’ve not done a giveaway in a while, I’d share the love and give one of you guys, the chance to win the whole range to try for yourselves.
The giveaway is happening on my Instagram right now, so head on over there to find out how you can enter. It is for UK only unfortunately, but I do have another giveaway happening hopefully soon, which will be an international one.
Ooh also, these aren’t the lipsticks that I photographed/swatched for my post, these are unopened brand new ones so don’t worry about that haha.
So yeah, there is my little Valentine’s post, hope you all had a lovely day, Henry was being all coy about Valentine’s Day, pretending he didn’t know when it was and he hadn’t got me a card, then this morning when I went into the kitchen, he’d left a card and a bunch of flowers. SO CUTE!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you all, and good luck if you are entering the competition 🙂
Have you tried any of the Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip Lipsticks?