Saturday, 28 February 2009

Benefit Her Glossiness

RRP: £13/$18 for 3g net weight
# of shades available: 8

--What does the promo say?--
"Gloss your way to the top? This impossibly shiny gloss glides on smooth for A-list lips that will give 'em something to gossip about. The luxurious formula with jojoba oil makes your lips feel five-star pampered - as if they'd expect anything less!"

In Benefit's usual style: a little bit diva-ish, a little bit cheeky, and a little bit vintage, making it above all easily recognisable as part of the brand. The tube is made of clear plastic, with the product name and brand logo laid over it in black. The screw-top lid with sponge applicator is also black.

Just slick it on using the applicator provided and you're ready to go in seconds.

Absolutely gorgeous in all cases: plump, fruity, natural and delicious.

Feels a little sticky at times, but usually fine, smooth and pucker-up-able.

Adds a little colour and sparkle while still looking natural and even giving your lips a little bit of a boost with a trick of the eye.

Stays on for hours, as long as you don't eat, drink, or kiss with almost any lip gloss, then.

--Value for money--
Mixed feelings: looking at the price makes me think 'hey, that ain't bad'...but then you realise that Estée Lauder's lip glosses are the SAME price and that Guerlain's are only £3 more. So it's as with all things Benefit, then: not bad quality, but heavily reliant on the kitschy packaging, and definitely worth purchasing only in sale time.

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