Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Benefit Lipglosses: Almost Famous, Fresh Squeezed, Zone Out

Benefit Lip Gloss: Review, Photos, Swatches

Benefit Lip Gloss ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is available in eight shades from copper to berry to gold. Each is scented with an apricot-lychee scent with a non-sticky, slick-feeling texture. They’re fairly glossy with lots of shimmer.

  • Almost Famous is a sheer rosy-bronze with amber bronze glitter throughout. This one felt a little glittery to me.
  • Fresh Squeezed is a pinky-coral with smoother, more shimmer-esque multicolored shimmer.
  • Zone Out is a sheer nude gloss with golden shimmer to add some sparkle.

These glosses wear about average (four hours), and they don’t dry out lips but don’t feel extra hydrating either. I like them, but I don’t love them. Both Fresh Squeezed and Zone Out felt nice on my lips, but Almost Famous has a gritty glittery texture that I didn’t appreciate. (Luckily, neither Fresh Squeezed or Zone Out felt like that!)

These lip glosses are slightly pricier (by the ounce) compared to Make Up For Ever and NARS, but they’re a better value than Dior and Chanel. At $18, I’d probably opt for a NARS gloss instead (though these smell much, much better).

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 8/10

Recommendation: If you sheer, shimmery lipgloss, you may want to snoop at the Benefit counter for these!

Availability: Benefit

See more photos and swatches

Benefit Lipglosses: Almost Famous, Fresh Squeezed, Zone Out

Benefit Lipglosses: Almost Famous, Fresh Squeezed, Zone Out

Benefit Almost Famous Lipgloss

Benefit Fresh Squeezed Lipgloss

Benefit Zone Out Lipgloss

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9 thoughts on “Benefit Lip Gloss: Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Amber

    Fresh Squeezed is right up my alley!

  2. Valentine

    Fresh Squeezed looks like my favorite coral-pink shade in the tube, but Benefit products in general (okay, so just the cream shadows and now these glosses) tends to veer into glittery glitter everywhere once applied. Will probably skip these, but the swatches are great.

  3. amy

    Yummy apricot and lychee scent. I tried a few Benefit lipglosses before and I like the way it feels on my lips very smooth and moisturizing. I quite like the colours Fresh Squeezed and Almost Famous.

  4. Oooh, Fresh Squeezed is really pretty!