Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Benefit Breakup Rumor Lipstick

The Sultry Season: Benefit Breakup Rumor Lipstick

Benefit Breakup Rumor Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a gorgeous reddened berry with gold sheen and glossy finish.  If you feel like you’ve seen this recently, you’re right — it’s very similar to MAC’s Baron’s Rose — but it’s not limited edition and you can purchase it on its own (rather than as part of a set).  I actually just swatched it shortly after Baron’s Rose, and I was struck by the similarity then.   It’s a lovely holiday shade, though, with the glinting gold sheen.

Is this the right berry for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Benefit Breakup Rumor Lipstick

Benefit Breakup Rumor Lipstick

Benefit Breakup Rumor Lipstick
Benefit Breakup Rumor Lipstick

Benefit Breakup Rumor Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Breakup Rumor? How much is it?

Benefit, $18.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It's similar to MAC Baron's Rose, MAC Fun Bathing.

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30 thoughts on “Benefit Breakup Rumor Lipstick

  1. anais

    is there any lipstick that does not fit your smile? :)

  2. One of the most beautiful shades I have seen in a long time. Gorgeous. And the swatch on your arms shows off this colour beautifully.

  3. Alicia

    I’ve purchased this shade twice this year. It is a beautiful berry colour which I haven’t been able to find a dupe for. Unfortunately, it is LE where I am. The 2nd time round (several months after the 1st purchase), it was hard to find and I had to call several Benefit counters before I found one which still had stock. It’s the perfect berry for me and I think it’d suit all skin tones.

  4. t_zwiggy

    Such a gorgeous color on you!

  5. fiaspice

    oooh I loved this since you first posted about it. Thanks for reminding me about it and pointing it’s a Baron Rose dupe (yay). I’m gonna get one, specially now that they ship to Canada.

  6. Xiao

    Yay to a new season of lipsticks!

  7. Hilary♥

    OMG I want this!! I’ll go check my local Sephora store – I like this color very much! I miss Fun Bathing and Baron’s Rose is part of a kit I’m not too fond of so I guess this could be a very good purchase. Thanks for posting this Christine, I can’t wait to get this lipstick!

  8. Heather

    WOW!!!!!! I want this!

  9. That is a lovely shade on you. I’m going to have to bite the bullet and buy it for myself.

  10. Evelyn

    oooo! and I wanted Baron’s Rose but didn’t want all the rest. yay!

  11. Natalie

    I may end up buying this and pairing it with NARS new Etrusque eyeshadow! Not totally sure how it will look, but I am hoping the gold eyeshadow will bring out the gold in this shade!

  12. Madelynn

    What a complex shade!

  13. Rose

    It’s gorgeous on you! It looks a lot like Mary Kay’s Whipped Berries lipstick.

  14. Arantzazu

    Great! Seeing it in the packaging, I thought the shimmer would be bigger; but having it on, I find it very natural and beautiful =)

  15. Adriana

    Pretty! I’m not into lipsticks much but this one looks interesting.

  16. Anna Banana

    Ummm, can you say GORGEOUS??? Love it.

  17. Tara

    This is SO pretty!! I think I’m going to get this on the next round of ordering that I do with Sephora (if they have it)!!

  18. Carrie Ann

    Gorgeous color. I’d get it if I didn’t already have Baron’s Rose. I love Benefit lipsticks.

  19. Lisa G

    OMG, I have to Have this lipstick. Huge fan of Benefit lipsticks anyway. This color is beautiful and looks fabulous on you.

  20. Promise

    I wanted to get this with F&F!!!! They don’t have it available. What a bummer!!! :(

  21. I really really like this shade. Confession: I bought Dazzle the Lads lipbag 68% because of Baron’s Rose. So, so lovely. I really don’t like how the Benefit site swatch makes this look lilac-berry with gold sheen when the swatch here makes it look red. I haven’t received Dazzle the Lads so depending if I LOVE the bag and other contents, I may be sending it right back so I can get this.

  22. MARGO

    just got my baron’s red and mine looks more coppery than berry.

  23. MARGO

    meant baron’s rose

  24. cass

    It’s probably a really bad thing that I got Baron’s Rose and now I realllly want to get this too…

  25. Sam

    Wow, this looks BEAUTIFUL on you!!!

  26. April

    Was this LE? I am having a terrible time locating it.

  27. I like the color better as a swatch on your arm…I dunno, it doesn’t look as nice on the lips.

  28. callie

    This is the most beautiful color I have seen in a long time. Unfortunately, it probably isn’t vegan friendly. It reminds me a lot of Fyrinnae’s Devil Horns lip lustre.

  29. Promise

    Has anyone went on Benefit’s website to buy this? It’s not on there.