Monday, February 25th, 2013

Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss ($16.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright pink coral.” It’s a brightened, orange coral with a very subtle shimmer. On lips, it adds warmth and shine, but it’s a sheerer gloss so there’s little visible color, even on my less pigmented lips. Le Metier de Beaute Orange Juiced is similar when worn, though it has more shimmer. Bobbi Brown Citrus is very similar as well.  (Even with these two, both are sheer formulas, but you can see a greater difference in the actual color of my bare lips compared to my lips with the respective gloss on.)

Again, with a gloss this sheer, I think it’s important that it be clear that it is not the “bright pink coral” you see in the tube but a “sheer bright pink coral.” It’s definitely crossing the line between sheer and clear. Even as far as adding warmth goes, it’s rather subtle. Benefit should reconsider the way it describes the coverage of their new gloss range, because I can read it as a mix of sheer/less sheer, but they also make references to “drenching lips in luscious color … [f]rom crystal clear to hot pink.” To that end, I’m expecting sheer to semi-sheer coverage but not near clear with any of the shades except Icebreaker (which is clear). (The press release was actually more vague.)

The consistency is smooth, gel-like, and glides on easily.  It has a fair amount of slip, and it’s a comfortable gloss to wear.  The “color” of this goes on evenly and you can press your lips together and never worry about it creating lines.  It also doesn’t settle into lip lines.  The formula is lightly hydrating, but it wears away within an hour and a half.

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The formula is decent in how it feels on, but it wears away quickly and the color is just too close to clear and very, very sheer--but there's nothing that prepares you for that level of sheerness.

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

6/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss

Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Poutrageous 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?

Le Metier de Beaute Orange Juiced is similar when worn, though it has more shimmer. Bobbi Brown Citrus is very similar as well.  (Even with these two, both are sheer formulas, but you can see a greater difference in the actual color of my bare lips compared to my lips with the respective gloss on.)

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8 thoughts on “Benefit Poutrageous Ultra Plush Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Oh, that’s too bad. I was hoping they’d have better color payoff.

  2. Looks okay, nothing more nothing less.

  3. aww man this benefit gloss line is so disappointing :(

  4. Haha the name is awesome – Poutrageous! I usually love coral coloured makeup but the sheerness of this is disappointing. Thanks for the reviews!

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    I don’t know if I’d say Citrus is similar; when I wear that, I get a very visible change in my lip color from the shade as well as all the sparkle. I much prefer it to this, at the very least :)

  6. Janelle

    These need to be renamed as sheer. I will be passing on them for sure! The price point is way to high for the sheerness of the product. I have a lot of maybelline lipglosses that have the same gel-consistency…they were at the dollar store

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristina Kristina

    *sigh* Benefit in general bores me to tears. I think it is because their face makeup has never matched my NC42-45 skin correctly, including their concealers, correctors, tinted moisturizers etc that I just wrote off the brand. So even now when I see swatches of other products nothing gives me that wow factor. The brand seem best suited to women lighter than me.

  8. I love benefit but this is too much to pay for something so sheer. Plenty more drugstore options with better color for the price