Benefit Fauxmance Ultra Plush Lipgloss
Benefit Fauxmance Ultra Plush Lipgloss ($16.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft berry.” It squeezes out and looks like a coral rose with soft white shimmer, and then applied, it’s a light coral-pink with a glossy, reflective sheen. MAC Persistent Peach is a touch lighter and has a creamier consistency. Chanel Mystery is very close in color but glossier. MAC Strange Potion is darker, more coral. Dior Pink Veil is pinker.
Fauxmance has a gel-like consistency that feels comfortable on the lips, glides on easily, and has a lot of slip, but it doesn’t feel thick or heavy when worn. The color coverage of this particular shade is semi-sheer to semi-opaque with some translucency that allows the natural lip color to come through. What I liked was that this didn’t turn out to be too creamy or milky, so it doesn’t settle into lip lines noticeably nor have problems where pressing your lips would cause lines to show up. The lipgloss has a sweet, fruity scent but no real taste to me. The biggest downside, though, is this slips into oblivion within two hours, which is really short wear compared to the average lipgloss (in my experience).