The Spring Season: Benefit Lady’s Choice Lipstick

Benefit Lady's Choice Lipstick
Benefit Lady’s Choice Lipstick

The Spring Season: Benefit Lady’s Choice Lipstick

Benefit Lady’s Choice Full-Finish Lipstick ($18.00) is an ultra creamy pinky-nude with a glossy sheen and no shimmer. It’s pink enough to be almost like a very light and pale pink, but it’s still more of a nude. I love the full coverage of the formula, and it is such a moisturizing lipstick formula. It feels like you’re putting butter on your lips at first, and then it just melts into your lips beautifully. This is the kind of shade that pairs exceptionally well with smoky eyes.

Is this pale pink-nude the one for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Benefit Lady's Choice Lipstick

Benefit Lady's Choice Lipstick

Benefit Lady's Choice Lipstick

Benefit Lady's Choice Lipstick

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This looks really nice on you, Christine! I wish it had looked like that on me . . . it was pure beige-brown on my non-pigmented lips (I have very fair, cool skin, don’t know if that makes a difference).

Thanks a lot, Faye! I don’t have ultra pigmented lips, but I do have a lil’ rosiness I suppose. You could try layering a lightly tinted lip balm or mixing it with a pink gloss to get you there 🙂

So excited that you reviewed Lady’s Choice!! It’s my absolute favorite!! I love it more than any lipstick I own (including all my mac)! I’ve gone through 3 tubes of it. More woman should know about this lipstick!! Haha 😉

This lipstick looks a little nude for my taste, but I can totally tell why it’s such a favorite. I haven’t tried any of Benefits lipsticks yet but the texture on this one looks absolutely fab!

I own this color and love it, although it looks utterly different on me than it does in your swatches…pulls a much deeper mauve-ish color. Nicest things about it are the wonderful creamy formula and the intense pigmentation. I wish they’d make a few lighter colors in the “Full Finish” line of lipsticks, though…almost all of them are quite dark.

I totally agree. I don’t understand why they mostly have dark colors in their range. I love their creamy formula but I like milky pink lips, this lipstick looks right up my alley. As long it looks like the swatches I should like it.

It’s *really* interesting to me to see your lip swatches. I always think we have very similar coloring – same hair color and I match as an NC25 in MAC, which I think is what you said you are these days, right? But lip colors look SO different on me! Lady’s Choice is much beiger and less pink on me. It’s still pretty, but not nearly this wearable on its own. In fact, it’s almost a dupe for Brave New Bronze but a shade deeper and pinker. So funny! I do like it, though – very versatile, wearble, neutral color.

I got a sample of this a little while ago with a swap, and I really like it. I’ve very fair and nudes sometimes pale me out too much, but this one was just right. And it doesn’t sink into lines, which is nice!

I’m usually not a fan of nude lipsticks (I feel they end up looking the same) but for some reason this one actually stands out to me and it looks very pretty. I think I’ll check out this lipstick next time I’m at Sephora 🙂

I have a Benefit Silky Finish l/s. It goes on really smooth and glossy but doesn’t last long and when it wears off, it wears off in the middle but leaves a ring around the outside. Have you noticed that with the Full Finish l/s? My shade’s a little darker, maybe that makes a difference? How was the wear with this one that you reviewed? Thanks!

Wow Christine this color looks so great on you! I love this color too, I wish I could wear Mac Creme D nude and those kind of color but it makes me look dead….but Ladys choice from benefit actually look s very nice on me as well….I love it.

Hi Christine, I’ve been loving all your Spring lip color posts and was wondering what skin tone you are? More specifically in MAC foundation shade? I just want to gauge if the color will look the same on me.

They are amazing! Def my favorite brand! I also love YSL but not crazy about paying $30 for a tube of lipstick their formulations are very similar to me!

Gorgeous, I’d likely wear it with my usual smokey. I LOVE this type of color and it’d be perfect on me. 🙂

You say it’s a moisturizing formula… However, how does it compare to the other Benefit lipsticks? I own Benefit’s lipstick in “Guilt Free (Betty) ” (basically a dupe of MAC “O”) and it’s gorgeous in the tube but I never wear it because it dries up my lips horribly (and they get tiny like grandma lips at the end of the day, yuck). Does this one feel different from other Benefit lipsticks? I love it but wouldn’t want to throw away 18€…

When did you get it? Benefit completely reformulated their lipsticks last year or late 2008, I believe. I’ve loved every single shade (I think I have like 10 or so?) in terms of the formula/feel…

This lipstick is part of Benefit’s Celebutanta kit that I have. It’s a very pretty color, but really does show up more mauve on me as well. I’m still on the search for the perfect nude!

I forgot all about this lipstick until I saw your post. I’m tempted to run to Sephora to see it for myself. I love the concept of the Spring Season series. I have a soft spot for coral and pink lippies.

OMG! SO excited I looooove Benefit lipsticks but they had barely or actually no Nudey Pinks!!! Their formulation is AMAZING butt their color selection to me was not so good. Jing-a-ling was the lightest color they had and to me it was to Pink, I’m a Creme de’ Nude kinda girl though! This is a must get for me!!!

I was shopping the other day and was set on buying a new l/s. I wanted to try something other than Mac, so I headed to Benefit and purchased this. In the store this was super creamy and the salesgirl was so complimenting that I caved in. But when I tried it on again in the car it looks more like an opaque, brown/pink than a pink/nude shade. I am enjoying the ‘creamyness’ though, but I’m not sure that I can wear this for a ‘work look’. It may have to go back to Benefit….

I think this is a pretty nude on ya! Particularly, it covers spot on your lips flawlessly. I really should check this out, thanksfor mentioning it!

Benefit makes the creamiest lipsticks! They’re like butter!

I got a sample of this color from Sephora (100 pt perk). Just ended up looking more brown than pink on me. Looks great on you though!

ooh, nice color! I wonder if it is too much like MAC’s 2N lipstick from the LE collection a long time ago… Do you think it is a dupe for that, before I go out and run to Sephora and buy it?

I got this color from Sephora as a gift (Beauty insider gift) and I absolutely love it. Thanks to that sample I’ve discovered my favorite lipstick formular, which is Benefit. I also bought “Dessert First” from Benefit and it’s a gorgeous color with the same wonderful glide-on ease.

wow this color looks so pretty and pinky nudey on you! on me it looked soooo dark..loved the swatch on my hand and on other people but once i bought it and tried it on at home it was really pink brown on me..but my lips are naturally not so pigmented and I’m pretty pale so I guess thats why 🙁

Christine, I want to ask you how does it compare with YSL’s Rouge volupte in #1 Nude Beige (colour wise) , since my local Benefit counter is out of this colour 🙁

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