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

  12. LocaLoli

    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 😛 😛


  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!

  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!