Hoorrayyy! It’s time to review the new Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss. I’m so terribly excited about these for some reason. I tend to go matchy-match with my eyeshadows, glosses, and blush. Shrug…some folks think it’s a crime against makeup to do so but I like matching stuff up. No rules in makeup right?
Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss as you already know are a line of gloss shades inspired by Benefit’s popular Boxed Powders. Benefit created six shades to match up with their most popular powder shades. Hervana, Georgia, and Thrrrob didn’t get their own gloss sad sigh! Maybe next year?
But at least we get some of my personal favorites like Dallas, Bella Bamba, and Coralista.
Take a look!
I went ahead and swatched each blush side by side with its matching powder so you can get an idea for how the colors look paired up with the blushes.
Each gloss is $16 each and contains 0.5 oz of gloss. The boxes and tubes are decorated in the same print and font as the boxed blushes which I found absolutely darling. Dare I say I’m keeping the boxes to store the glosses in? They are just too cute.
The glosses are divided into two finishes so you get some without shimmer and some with it. Coralista, Bella Bamba, and Dallas are all shimmer free where as Hoola, Dandelion, and Sugarbomb do contain hints of sparkle.
Dallas and Coralista are an opaque creamy-like finish with Bella Bamba having more of a transparent one. Hoola and Dandelion have a hint of sparkle but both apply with very little pigment and come across nude. And finally Sugarbomb has a nice bit of tint and sparkle. I did my best on lip swatches below but I’m not really handy with lightening and camera work, etc…sorry if they came out terribly.
- Bella Bamba (sheer watermelon)
- Dandelion (soft shimmer nude pink)
- Coralista (creamy bright coral)
- Hoola (shimmering bronzey nude)
- Dallas (creamy dusty rose)
- Sugarbomb (shimmering pink mauvey nude)
The glosses finish do vary here and I did my best to explain them above but for the most part they range from a sheer to medium sheer color pay off. I think Dallas, Coralista, and Sugarbomb prove the most pigmented of the six if you’re curious which have the best color payoff.
Now the formula is quite lovely! It really does live up to its name in the fact that it has a plush-y bouncy feel on lips. It’s thick but not so thick that it ends up too tacky or sticky. It has a slippery texture with a slight silcone-y feel and a moisturizing, glossy finish. The finish isn’t terribly shiny but glossy enough to be noticeable. I find they wear very comfortably but they aren’t so lightweight that you can’t tell they around, they make themselves known if you know what I mean but not in a bad way. Wear time is a little iffy here but you can probably get two or three hours before they slip and fade away.
Overall, Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Glosses are brilliant. I wish they had a little more pigmented but even with a sheerer color payoff they still compliment their box of powder namesakes very nicely so pairing up a shade with your favorite box of powder is a complete win.
These will be officially available at benefitcosmetics.com as well as your favorite retailers and counters in July.
This are worth picking up. I think you’ll love them as much as I do.
An essential gloss for fans of Benefit Boxed Powders!