Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss ($16.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “hot pink.” Squeezed from the tube, it’s a creamy, medium-dark pink with cool undertones. On lips, it’s a barely-there wash of pink; it brightens my natural lip color while amplifying any pink tones to it, but it doesn’t dramatically alter the color. Urban Decay Flushed is slightly more pigmented and more neutral. Guerlain Cherry Pink is slightly pinker and has sparkle. Chanel Pink Pulsion is cooler-toned, more fuchsia. Dolce & Gabbana Candy is comparable–slightly more milky-looking in appearance.

I think this gloss really pushes the boundaries of “sheer” and still describing it as “hot pink.” Benefit says, “from crystal clear to hot pink,” as if the range offers a variety of color/coverages–and this is just so barely-there. It would be clearer and better for customers to see this described as a “sheer hot pink.” I don’t have pigmented lips naturally, but the effect of this gloss is my-lips-but-better balm. Because the formula is only lightly hydrating, this wouldn’t be my first choice for something with such a subtle effect.

I like the consistency of the Ultra Plush formula, because it is not too thin or too thick and feels like a gel-balm hybrid.  It’s slick, lightweight, and comfortable to wear.  It’s moderately glossy, but the glossiness tends to fade within an hour down to a more natural sheen.  The whole product, though, disappears in record time: two hours at the very most, but it tends to wear between an hour and an hour and a half.

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It's too close to being clear to be aptly described as "hot pink." It definitely looks like it's going to be pinker when you squeeze it out of the tube, but it's very, very subtle. It wears away very quickly (1-2 hours, half the length of wear I usually get with gloss!).

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

6.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Benefit, $16.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Urban Decay Flushed is slightly more pigmented and more neutral. Guerlain Cherry Pink is slightly pinker and has sparkle. Chanel Pink Pulsion is cooler-toned, more fuchsia. Dolce & Gabbana Candy is comparable--slightly more milky-looking in appearance.

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17 thoughts on “Benefit Lollibop Ultra Plush Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Oh yeah, that is not hot pink at all… :-) Lukewarm maybe ;-)

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    Wear-time aside, these are just a big flop, in my opinion. I’m quite certain they look lovely on the display in-store, with all the pretty colors, but when actually applied, they all look the same-colorless. I’d rather save $10+ and go with a tinted lip balm, and I have a few that actually have more pigment.

    I’m not a huge fan of the brand as a whole, as it really seems aimed toward the younger set, yet the prices verge on HE. These look like the type of gloss I picked up as a kid, but they were in the $1 range…

  3. Grlnxdor

    Not thrilled with the price or the effect on lips. I’d rather pay $8 more for a NARS gloss or $8 less for a Revlon one.

  4. yellowlantern

    These glosses all looks like something I’d buy at the drugstore. Sheer colors and short wear time can be bought for a couple dollars from wet n wild or covergirl. I can’t imagine paying a mid-end price for these. I am seriously not a fan.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kathryn kEG

    Just what the world needs—another sheer lip gloss

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Evelyn Evelyn

    Wow, it has such potential and then you see it on and hot pink it’s not. It’s barely there!

  7. Ugh, the packaging is so cute. Benefit needs to come up with some better glosses -_-

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

      They’ve got some nice ones that they made to match the box powders. The price is slightly higher, but they’re so much better they make these kind of pointless.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mirian Vermeulen Mirian

        if i’m not mistaken, they are the same exact formula. and as an owner of two…still extremely disappointing

        • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

          I liked the Hoola one. I bought the gift set around Christmas and broke it up, but that’s the one I kept.

  8. Carrie

    Sheer hot pink just seems like an oxymoron!

  9. Mimi

    You are such a lovely woman!

  10. Agree completely with this review. The coverage is spotty looking, even from further away. And it might just be me, but it looks watery even before you spread it on your lips. I’m not a chemist but it seems like whatever medium the pigment is suspended in just isn’t cutting it. I’ve definitely seen other much more translucent glosses make more of a statement. Thanks for this review Christine!

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Deedee Lulu

    My gosh just buy a MAC Lipglass for $15. They taste and smell like Vanilla and they are true to color. They’re a little sticky but they last forever. The only good thing Benefit sells is their boxed powders.

  12. I find that colors like this are really brightening to the whole complexion, too bad it’s so sheer. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige is a similar color and very pigmented