Review & Swatches: Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Color and Ultra-Plush Lip Gloss

Hey Guys,

So Benefit has recently launched a bunch of new goodies including a new box powder, a new brow product, and a bunch of gorgeous lippies 😀 So today I’d thought I’d review and swatch some of the Hydra-Smooth Lip Colors ($19) and Ultra-Plush Lip Glosses ($16) all available from your nearest Benefit Counter.

Here’s a looksey at the new packaging inspired by the Golden Gate bridge and art deco architecture. I love the retro chic vibe 😀


Benefit_LipProducts_packagingThe packaging of the products themselves are also super adorable. Again they are inspired by that 50’s style art deco architecture.

Benefit_LipProducts_lipstickandglossI picked up two of the Ultra Smooth Lip Colors; one in Tutti-Cutie and one in Talk Flirty.

Benefit_LipProducts_Ultra-SmoothLipColorsWhat benefit says:

“hydra-smooth lip color is the fun & flattering future of lipstick! It’s enriched with shea, mango butter and vitamin E for lips that look supple & hydrated. It glides on irresistibly smooth with a double-slanted tip that’s custom designed to define AND fill. This collection was specially created to bring you the Top 10 most universally flattering shades…so they’re easy to pick & even easier to wear. Available in three levels of coverage: sheer, medium and medium-full.

Sheer Coverage
lip service (pink-peach)
air kiss (bubblegum)
tutti-cutie (coral)

Medium Coverage

nice ‘n teasy (rosy neutral)
frisky business (shimmering nude)
juicy details (natural pink)
talk flirty (orchid pink)

Medium Full Coverage
fling thing (very berry)
dare me (true fuchsia)
wing woman (peachy neutral)”

Now on to the swatches:

Benefit_LipProducts_Ultra-Smooth_LipColor_TuttiCutieTutti-Cutie: Sheer coverage coral pink. Super smooth, hydrating and comfortable to wear. It’s extremely easy to apply and glides right onto the lips. Good pigmentation considering its meant to be sheer coverage. the lasting power wasn’t too impressive. I noticed that after 2 hours it was completely gone but my lips were feeling extremely hydrated.

Benefit_Ultra-SmoothLipColor_TalkFlirtyTalk Flirty: Described as a orchid pink with a medium coverage. I would say this is more of a berry mauve shade with slight pink under tones. Again this one is extremely hydrating, easy and smooth to apply. The pigmentation is great for a medium coverage shade. This is an excellent way to rock that berry autumn lip in a more wearable way.


4/5 for the Ultra-Smooth Lip Colors. Absolutely love the packaging. The new tip is easy to use and allows for precision application, at least with the lighter less opaque shades. These lippies are super hydrating, super smooth and glides on effortlessly. The finish on both is rather shiny so no need for a lip gloss (unless you wanted to :D). I like that these products come in a variety of coverage. I also like that they are more on the sheer makes them mess free and more wearable for you more natural guys and gals. The only down side I would say is the longevity factor…although I really don’t mind having to reapply this, not only because its so hydrating but I love pulling out that cute little lip tower 😀

On to the glosses we go 😀 I picked up the Ultra-Plush Lip Glosses in Kiss You and A-Lister.  Benefit_Ultra-PlushLipGlossWhat Benefit says:

“The plushness is poutrageous! Our soft & silky glosses glide on sooo smooth, drenching lips in luscious color that’s never sticky. From crystal clear to hot pink, the luxurious formulas give your lips a kissable, sexy sheen”.

Benefit_Ultra-Plush_LipGloss_KissYouKiss You: Described as a clear fuchsia and that’s exactly what it is. The pigmentation isn’t very strong at all but that’s definitely to be expected since its meant to be sheer. Its very smooth, super hydrating, smells delightful, and glides on easily without sitting in fine lines. Its definitely not sticky and feels rather balm-ish on the lips. The longevity is rather minimal lasting about 2 hours.

Benefit_Ultra-Plush_LipGloss_AListerA-Lister: Described as a bubble gum pink. Its a sheer, cool toned, milky pink with a slight sheen to it. This has really great pigmentation for a sheer gloss. This one is also hydrating, easy to apply and isn’t sticky. Again the longevity lacked a bit with only 2 hours wear.


4/15 for these bad boys. They were super hydrating, extremely smooth, very comfortable and gave a nice shine without a tacky residue. They look gorgeous on their own and work perfectly layered on top of the Ultra-Smooth Lip Colors. The only down side is the longevity. This will definitely not stop me from wearing these guys on a daily basis…I’m already obsessed with both the lipsticks and lip glosses!!!

Have any of you tried the new lip colors or glosses? What do you think…is it worth the price tag?

Hugs form Beauty Land