November 5, 2015
Benefit’s Hydra Smooth range is another collection we wished to try out, as the weather turns ever colder and lipsticks that provide extra moisturisation are needed! The range offers three levels of coverage, so we went for one from Medium to Full coverage, ‘Fling Thing’
On first sight this lipstick is beautifully packaged in an Art Deco inspired card holder, and inside the classy column-esque casing holding a slanted bullet tip for easier application. It also has the benefit of a twist up function, so that you don’t squash the colour into your lips when applying in a hurry!
We were a bit disappointed with the promise of opaque colour, as after only one blot a lot of excess is left on your tissue, leaving a sheer wash effect once used with Lipcote. This was even after 3 layers of the formula, and must be down to the yummy hydrating properties of shea, mango butter and Vitamin E to help keep your lips plump and kissable. We can picture this sitting oh-so pretty on a dressing table or in a make up case, with a romantic appeal reminiscent of the Great Gatsby inspired looks which are so popular with us and the high street.
A rich blue-undertoned shade, between red and purple, Fling Thing gives a warm berry blush to your mouth and had good wear throughout the day. All in all, we could see this being a naughty but nice Christmas gift, giving you a hint of luxury at an affordable price! X
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