I was soooooo excited to try this brand spanking new lipstick and liner duo as I’m a HUGE fan of the they’re real mascara! I ordered it online from Sephora (as it’s not in stores yet) and received it this week. My first impression is that the liner portion isn’t quite doing it for me. I’m a true and true liner gal.. My go to Mac liner in spice is what I use daily regardless of my lipstick color. The benefit lipstick feels wonderfully moisturizing which I’m not particularly used to, having used matte lipstick for the last billion years. However I’m feeling this moisture especially with the winter dryness looming lately.
From the Benefit website: Get fuller-looking lips in one easy stroke with they’re real! double the lip. This lip liner & lipstick in one features a Custom Teardrop Tip that grabs and defines your lip line and fills in lips with complementing color for the appearance of volume and dimension. This semi-matte lipstick comes in neutral to bright shades for visibly fuller, sexier lips.
- 91% said lips look visibly fuller & sexier*
- 92% said it grabs & defines the lip line*
- 8-hour longwear lipstick**
I can attest to the ease of application, but I would prefer a more defined lip line. It is definitely a semi-matte but seems to wear quite quickly. My final thoughts on this lippie is.. I love the IDEA of this lip combo, but the lasting power is not there. The color had diminished in less than two hours, that wont work for me! I will stick with my ride or die Revlon Colorstay and Mac liner 🙂 If you’re a gal who doesn’t mind re-applying every hour or so, then it may be worth a try for you.
Have you tried this lipstick duo? What are your thoughts?
XOXO – Shayna