REVIEW: Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss - Ingredients

What is this Product? (What it claims) 
Our soft & silky glosses glide on sooo smooth, drenching lips in luscious color that’s never sticky. From crystal clear to hot pink, the luxurious formulas give your lips a kissable, sexy sheen.

Available in 6 shades:
Icebreak (clear)
A-lister (bubblegum pink)
Lillibop (hot pink)
Kiss you (clear fuchsia)
poutrageous! (bright pink-coral)
fauxmance (soft berry)

Directions of Use 
Apply to lips for smooth, luscious coverage.
Add a little extra to the center of your bottom lip to make your pout look fuller!

Main Ingredients 
Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss - Ingredients


Price:
Suggested Retail Price: $16 USD / $19 CAD
15 mL, 0.5 US fl. oz.
Available in Sephora online and in store, Shoppers Drug Mart, Benefit Cosmetics Website
Recently I don't see them on Sephora's website anymore so I'm not sure if they have been discontinued.

Review: 
Recently decided to give go through my stash and found these Benefit lippies. I'm pretty in love with how orchid/purple colours (Pantone colour of the Year - Radiant Orchid) look on my lips and the shade Kiss Me seems similar to Maybelline's Lavish Lavender in the tube so I played around with it.

The packaging of these lip glosses are super cute, they are inspired by Art Deco! I talked more about it here back when I received these as PR samples. I love fancy packaging - there's more personality to it and I think it really carries out the brand's character! =)

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss


Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

In the tube, the lipgloss appears to be creamy and more pigmented, however on lips, it's more sheer. I would say it's a semi-sheer coverage. There is enough colour for a tint and you can still see your natural lip colour. 

The squeeze tube comes with flat ended caps so they can stand on their own and slanted tip applicator so it's certainly more hygienic. However, I still prefer doe-foot applicator as they give me more precision and control. 

Finally, the texture of the gloss is gel-like and I find it hard to build the colour as too much would make my lips goopy. It's just not meant for a built up. It doesn't easily settle into fine lines making it spread smoothly. The wear is too short for my liking at only 1-2 hours for me so I find that I constantly need to reapply. 

This is great for those who want to try out bolder colours without going way out of your comfort zone. As for me, I prefer more pigment to the gloss. That being said, this lipgloss is effortless and you won't mess up your application even without a mirror.

Overall: ♥♥♥ 
Product: 3/5 ♥ I personally pretty lip glosses with more pigment. This line of glosses seems to be too sheer for my liking.
Packaging: 5/5 ♥ 
Price: 3/5 ♥