Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Left to right: Sassy-Frass, No Competition, Flirt Alert, Wild Card

Benefit Full-Finish Lipstick ($18.00) in Sassy Frass, No Competition, Flirt Alert, and Wild Card are our picks for the fall lip. Sassy Frass is a fun shimmery pink raspberry color, while No Competition is a creamy browned-down plum that’s quite subdued. Flirt Alert is a bright pop of orange-based red with subtle shimmer. Wild Card is a step down in boldness from Flirt Alert, being a browner red.

Full-Finish Lipstick is a creamy formula with nine opaque shades to choose from. This formula clings to lips well, and I find they fade naturally – I don’t get the dreaded lipstick ring afterward. I love creamy lipsticks, and I’m all about pigmentation, so of course, I was excited to test these out. I did find that Sassy Frass wasn’t quite as creamy as the other three I tried. I think that’s due in part to how much shimmer is in Sassy Frass compared to the others.

My favorite shade of the four I tried was No Competition, because it’s a nice mix of fall tones without being bold or dramatic. I also liked Wild Card for its everyday red color–at least my shade of everyday red! I know some of you ladies rock Russian Red on a daily basis ;)

See lip and skin swatches…

Left to right: Sassy Frass, No Competition, Flirt Alert, Wild Card

Sassy Frass

No Competition

Wild Card

Flirt Alert

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31 thoughts on “Fall Lips: Benefit Full-Finish Lipstick Review

  1. Sassy Frass is purty :) i may have to pick that up!

  2. Jennifer

    Oooh Wild Card IS a great shade of everyday red – I think I may have to pick one up… and No Competition is really nice too…

  3. Wow these are gorgeous. No competition is my favorite too. I would have never thought these show up so good. I love it!

  4. No Competition certainly has no competition ! It looks amazing !! A very flattery shades for many types of skin tones I’d say.

  5. Fie

    No Competition looks lovely. Hmm.. Sassy Frass reminds me of Sci Fi-Delity

  6. julianna

    I never try this brand but now, i want to try it, they look gorgeous =D

  7. Alma

    No competition is definitely my fave..

  8. Christine no competition look very good also wild card

  9. Shefali

    I have one of these new full-finish lipsticks and I really, really like the texture and color pay-off. They were designed for Benefit wearers who wanted more pigmentation and intensity (me!). I highly recommend them! They have gorgeous colors too.

    Thanks for the review Christine!

  10. mmmme

    benefit does a good job with lip products. wild card is gorge.

  11. sara

    i love the silky finish versions of the lipsticks. i have candy store, rocket pop and my treat. i’ll definitely have to try out this finish

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    Lovley all of them

  13. Sassy Frass is gorgeous!
    It’s amazing how you can pull of pretty much everything! x

  14. Sarah

    What eye makeup should i use if i had wild card on??? :) I have full lips, so the attention will definitely be on my lips :P :P

    thanks!!!

  15. Sally

    I won two shades in the Cadbury’s Flake comp. I got Lala Land and Wild Card! Now I just have to wait for them to arrive.

  16. Bex

    Hi there, I’m a bit stuck because I’m not to sure what colour is Wild Card, is it more of a purplish colour or redish colour? And what kinds of skin tones would it suit? Please e-mail me because I’d really like t know!
    Thanks,
    Bex

  17. Hannie

    omg i love wildcard! It’s the perfect shade of red for me and i love the full-finish!
    I’m an olive skinned girl with black hair and black eyes from south-east asia and the colour comes out a nice deep red against my skin. I wear it to work and on wrekends. It makes me look bright and happy! Love it!