Monday, April 19th, 2010

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit Ultra Shines: Wild Child, Back to the Fuchsia, Spiked Punch

New Lipgloss in Town — Benefit High Shines

In June, Benefit will launch a new lipgloss called Ultra Shines Lip Shine, which will retail for $18 fo 0.17 fl. oz. There will be five shades available: Back to the Fuchsia (sparkling fuchsia), Dancing Queen (watermelon pink), Foxy Lady (diamond rose), Spiked Punch (juicy coral), and Wild Child (glimmering amethyst).

Benefit describes these as, “The newest, hottest beat on the gloss scene… back-to-the-disco drama! One gleaming stroke of our ultra-new pulse-pounding ultra shines will unleash your inner dancing queen. Loaded with bright patent-leather shine & sparkling crystal brilliance, these lip shines glide on smooth with the specially-designed custom brush for a gloss inferno pout. In a fevah of must-have vibrant shades so pumped up with pigment, you’ll be lettin’ loose in your boogie shoes… NOW!”

  • Back to the Fuchsia is a sheer, lightened raspberry pink with fuchsia sparkle.  The way it looked (but not the way it felt) reminded me of MAC Dazzleglass–maybe if Love Alert and Ms. Fizz had a baby.  Smoother and non-sticky, unlike Dazzleglass, though.
  • Wild Child is a semi-sheer, iridescent plum with a fuchsia shimmer and sheen.  I think this one would be exceptionally lovely over lipstick.  It also kind of reminded me of MAC’s Negligee, which is one of my favorite lipglosses (and it was limited edition).
  • Spiked Punch is a slightly creamy, semi-opaque lightened apricot-pink with subtle silver shimmer.

My favorite of the three was Spiked Punch, because it packed plenty of color, had a glossy sheen, and still felt and looked like a gloss rather than a lipstick (or even liquid lipstick). Back to the Fuchsia and Wild Child were both pretty but on the sheerer side–I think Wild Child would be lovely over some in-your-face bright pinks. Back to the Fuchsia was the sheerest and added more of a dazzling, glossy look rather than a ton of color. As you can tell, pigmentation definitely varied from shade to shade!

Ultra Shines have a kind of fruity scent that’s noticeable but not overwhelming (and not at all noticeable once worn). The packaging is sleek in a plastic tube with a clear end and a shiny black cap. The gloss applicator is a stubby brush rather than a doe-foot applicator, which I liked. I also found that they wore a little longer than average for a gloss (about three hours), which was definitely an added bonus!

Benefit’s Ultra Shines are ultra glossy with either a shimmer or more glittery sparkle with sheer to semi-opaque color. They smell good, feel moisturizing, and last longer than the usual gloss, too. I like that they feel thick and jelly-ish but aren’t sticky. I definitely like the new Ultra Shines more than Benefit’s regular Lipgloss!

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you love a super glossy finish in your lipgloss, you might like Benefit’s new Ultra Shines. If you love pigmented glosses, though, you may want to look elsewhere, as these do run a bit on the sheer side.

Availability: June 2010 at Benefit and Benefit counters

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Benefit Ultra Shines

Benefit Ultra Shines

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit High Shines: Wild Child, Back to the Fuchsia, Spiked Punch

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit High Shines: Wild Child, Back to the Fuchsia, Spiked Punch

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit High Shines:
Wild Child, Back to the Fuchsia, Spiked Punch

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit High Shines: Wild Child, Back to the Fuchsia, Spiked Punch

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit Wild Child High Shines Lipgloss

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit Wild Child High Shines Lipgloss

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit Wild Child High Shines Lipgloss

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit Spiked Punch High Shines Lipgloss

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit Spiked Punch High Shines Lipgloss

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit Spiked Punch High Shines Lipgloss

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit Back to the Fuchsia High Shines Lipgloss

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit Back to the Fuchsia High Shines Lipgloss

Benefit Ultra Shines
Benefit Back to the Fuchsia High Shines Lipgloss

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43 thoughts on “Benefit Ultra Shines Lip Shine Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. They remind me so much of dazzleglasses…

  2. Hend

    I loved all the 3 shades .. especially the wild child one ..
    Can’t wait to get one ..

  3. What pretty colours! I’ll definitely look out for this when they come out in June.

  4. valli

    You’re lucky! I think most colors pack up on your lips because they’re lightly pigmented(unless you use ultra sheer glosses with little pigments. And the bonus is that your lips’ shape is PERFECT! Your mouth looks so glam, whatever the color you applied :)

    • Hmm, I wouldn’t say my lips are lightly pigmented at all, actually! I wouldn’t say they’re super, super pigmented, but there are a lot of lipsticks and glosses that hardly show up on me but pop on other people so I’m somewhere in-between I’d say :)

  5. jae

    SO PRETTY! -grabby hands-

  6. min

    not sure I really like the glosses.. but I REALLY like what you’ve done with your eyes :)

  7. love it! hows the brush applicator look like? i know its like any other lippy gloss, but is it curve or more like a q-tip?

    xoxo elle

  8. Enid

    i want them ALL

  9. These look very pretty, will check them out when they come out!

  10. lauraaaaaaa

    I NEED SPIKED PUNCH! omg gorg

  11. Daphnee

    Peach, orange and coral are your colors. They suit your skin tone very well.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily Emily

    When you review lipsticks and lipglosses, how do you determine when the wear is up? For example, this one, you say wears 3 hours. Is that 3 hours before fading, or 3 hours before it’s completely gone? Just curious. =) I love the shade you liked, it’s a must have…it looks really good with your coloring too!

  13. rowan

    i love wild child! they don’t look sticky either

  14. Alexis

    I’m kinda liking Wild Child for the Summer. I don’t own many glosses like that.

  15. Michelle

    I need Wild Child. I’m a brunette with cool toned skin — LOVE that color!!

  16. sandrine

    Spiked Punch is so lovely on you. :)

  17. sandrine

    A little anecdote: every time my Mom sees your lips on my monitor, she never fails to ask if it was Angelina Jolie’s lips. :)

  18. These shades are so pretty and springy! Love them.

  19. Sarina

    Is the wild child and back to the fuchsia like the mac lipgelee preppy and shift to pink?

  20. cute. i want spiked punch too, look really cute on you C.

  21. Sharon

    I really like Wild Child and High Shines and can see wearing them for work. :) So pretty!

  22. Wilcoa

    Wild Child is gorgeous! Wish they sold them here :(

  23. They look so pretty in the bottles.

  24. Lisa

    OMG spiked punch looks super gorgeous!! I cant wait till they release in England! Your very lucky Christine because you always look gorgeous in every shade!! Im really loving the face lip swatches because it shows how the lip colour looks as a whole! I always wanted to see how it looked as a whole! Your site is the BEST!!

  25. Jennifer

    Ooh I really need Spiked Punch :) Wild Child is nice too!

  26. starr

    Is it just me or does the spiked punch one look like a dazzleglass dupe of perennial high style? anyways thanks for the swatches christine! i was just thinking about buying a benefit lipgloss and was looking for swatches all over the net. you’re like a mind reader :)

  27. these are actually really pretty! i quite like them :) too bad i’m going to be spending ALL my makeup bucks on the new super-dazzleglass-whatchamacallits from MAC :P hahah :)

  28. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alzn Allison

    Is it just me, or does Wild Child seem a little similar to MAC’s Funtabulous dazzleglass? Maybe not AS glitter as the dazzleglass, though…

  29. Honeys

    wow! i like them all!
    Benefit Wild Child & Back to the Fuchsia High Shines Lipglosses are so pretty..n u no doubt looked so sweet with ‘em Christine =)

  30. ofir

    gosh , I wish Benefit was launching here where I leave, we don’t have Benefit :(

  31. Nikki C

    all of them are so pretty!
    looked for the review after i entered the giveaway:]