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BENEFIT Ultra Plush Lip Gloss – Lollibop – Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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BENEFIT, LIP GLOSS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — May 21, 2013


Brand: Benefit
Range: Ultra Plush Lip Gloss
Shade: Lollibop
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Benefit’s new Ultra Plush Lip Glosses are exquisitely packaged and the texture is soft and luscious leaving lips baby smooth.
  • Available in 6 new shades – Lollibop (hot pink), Icebreaker (clear), A-Lister (bubblegum pink), Kiss You (clear fuchsia), Poutragious (bright pink coral), Fauxmance (soft berry).
  • Despite Lollibop being described as a hot pink, it turned out to be a barely-there pink on me with a milky finish – what I’d call an “innocent pink”.
  • Verdict: Despite the pigment being an anti-climax, I love how smooth & moisturising it feels with zero stickiness.  The packaging reminds me of Paul & Joe except with a more retro feel, and I like that it stands securely on the lid making it a pretty desk accessory at the office or study.  Whilst the gloss is very smooth, it doesn’t actually smooth lip lines so it’s better for younger lips.

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BENEFIT Ultra Plush Lipgloss Lollibop


RRP: $23 AUD

This product was provided for consideration.

BENEFIT Ultra Plush Lipgloss – CORALista – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


BENEFIT, LIP GLOSS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — August 14, 2012


Brand: Benefit
Range: Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Shade: CORALista
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Benefit Ultra Plush Lipglosses come in 6 shades  to complement the Benefit Box o’ Powders – Sugarbomb (shimmering pinky nude), CORALista (sheer coral), Dandelion (soft pearly pink) Hoola (shimmering golden nude), Bella Bamba (sheer bright watermelon), Dallas (dusty rose)
  • Glides on really smooth, leaving your lips feeling soft, plump and silky.
  • Finish is neither sticky nor tacky, but that also means it doesn’t last that long.
  • The slanted squeeze tube packaging makes it easy to apply without a mirror & the smooth formula also makes it fool-proof against
  • CORALista is described as a sheer coral, but on my flushed lips it looks very subtle – like a “my lips but better” tint.
  • The fruity scent is also really subtle, so much that I notice it only if I sniff at the tube.
  • Verdict: I love how smooth it feels and looks on my lips, making them look extra plump like silky pillows.   I also love how the texture feels like a liquid lip balm, and not at all like a gloss.  Despite the sheer pigment, the sculpting & plumping effects combined with the “my lips but better” tint make lips look “done up” in a natural effortless kind of way, perfect for school, weekends and minimalists.

RRP: $29 AUD

This product was provided for consideration.

BENEFIT Cha Cha Tint


BENEFIT, LIP TINTS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — June 18, 2011

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Brand: Benefit
Range: Cheek & Lip Stain
Shade: Cha Cha Tint
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Mango tinted lip & cheek stain for a juicy coral flush on your lips
  • Sheer liqui-gel formula that blends easily
  • Looks creamy orange on immediate application, but once blended it turns into a delightful mango stain
  • Feels ticklish to apply, and stains quickly too, so keep a steady hand and wipe off mistakes ASAP!
  • This lasted around 2-3 hours for me.  Doesn’t kiss off or leave any taste.
  • Verdict:  I am totally smitten with this coral stain and is my lip tint of choice for weekends. Also great for layering with coral glosses at the office.

Looks just like a nail polish wand!

Make sure to apply an even coat to avoid a blotchy stain in photos.

RRP: $55 AUD
Available on counters in Australia today.
This product was sent for consideration.

Akisa’s Top Picks for Work Appropriate Lips

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As the editor of Beauty Swatch, I test a lot of lipsticks and struggle to name favourites. But when it comes to picking lippies for the office, I find myself reaching for a smaller selection and leave the rest at home that are too high maintenance for work.  Seeing as I get asked ALL the time to name my favourites, I thought I’d start off with my top picks for the office, as the occasion dictates which formula, intensity and texture I go for.

In no particular order, here are my top 5 picks for the best lipstick & lipgloss formulas for work that looks polished, stays moisturised in air conditioning and requires minimal maintenance.


1. MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick – pigmented yet moisturising lipstick with high sheen
2. ESTEE LAUDER Pure Colour Crystal Lipstickfor those want both pigment and subtle shimmer
3. BOBBI BROWN Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 – really wearable & flattering daily lip tints
4. DIOR Addict Lipstick – a waxy finish that is in between a lip balm and lipstick with a plump jelly finish
5. ELIZABETH ARDEN Ceramide Ultra Lipstick – the BEST plumping & smoothing lipstick!

I’ve deliberately excluded glosses without applicator wands, as not everyone carries a lip brush with them, and sticky fingers are not cool.

1. CLINIQUE Vitamin C Lip Smoothie for a daily dose of Vitamin C on your lips
2. BENEFIT Ultra Shine Lip Shine – subtle hues but high in shine & eye catching glimmer
3. ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Gloss – sophisticated sheer shine
4. MAC Kissable Lipcolour – a pigmented creamy gloss that oozes confidence & looks polished
5. DIOR Addict Ultra Shine Lipgloss ultra shiny & pigmented, the kind of gloss you could have easily spend a life time collecting.


And that wraps up my first ‘Top Picks” post!  I’d love to know your favourites too!
What are your top picks for lipsticks & glosses for work?

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BENEFIT Ultra Shines Lip Shine – So Frisk Me


BENEFIT, LIP GLOSS, Yishan | by — March 9, 2011


Brand: Benefit
Range: Ultra Shines Lip Shine
Shade: So Frisk Me
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Further to yesterday’s review of Benefit’s 4 new nude shades, today’s swatch is So Frisk Me, the darkest shade of the four and described as a “gilded berry” shade.
  • Verdict: So Frisk Me is a really flattering shade for pigmented lips, as it’s more rhubarb than berry with golden shimmers to enhance your pout.
This shade is perfect for those with warmer skin tones~ 

    This product was sent for consideration.