New this month from Benefit is a 10-strong line of lipsticks designed to be universally flattering and to moisturise the lips.
What's really interesting here, aside from the gorgeous art deco packaging, is the fact that three levels of coverage are on offer - sheer, medium and medium-to-full - and I have samples of each to show to you today.
They all go on sheer to begin with, but the medium and medium-to-full shades will build up easily in a couple of swipes. The finish of each is quite youthful and flattering, with a soft and glossy sheen.
The formula, enriched with shea butter, mango butter and vitamin E, feels nice and lightweight and does a good job of hydrating the lips - on par with the Revlon lip butters, but with a thinner consistency and a bit more slip.
Longevity is better than average for this type of product and you should get a good few hours of wear (depending, of course, on how much tea/wine/cocktail swigging you've planned).
|L-R: Dare Me (medium to full coverage); Tutti-Cutie (sheer coverage); Talk Flirty (medium coverage) - several swipes of each|
|(rosy neutral); (shimmering nude); (natural pink)|