The Benefit They’re Real Double the Lip Lipstick and Lipliner in One is a new lipstick from Benefit Cosmetics that comes in 8 shades. These lipsticks promise to give you fuller looking lips in one easy stroke by combining the lipstick and lipliner into one.
These products are teardrop shaped and have a lipstick on the bottom and a corresponding lipliner on top. You apply the product to your top lip, flip the product upside down and then apply to your bottom lip. After trying all 8 shades, I think these are a hit. They are so much quicker and more convenient than applying a separate lip liner and lipstick.
My favorite thing about these lipsticks is the formula. These lipsticks are incredibly pigmented, creamy, long-wearing and comfortable on the lips. Yes, you read that right: long-wearing AND comfortable. I really enjoy the moisturization that these the lipsticks provide. The slightly glossy finish gives your lips a plump and healthy look.
I also really enjoy the packaging. It looks identical to the Benefit They’re Real Mascara, just slightly smaller. The application process of needing to flip the lipstick upside down can feel slightly un-natural at first but you will easily get the hang of it. The teardrop shape of these lipsticks make for a very nice and easy application.
Shade Selection (descriptions obtained from Sephora.com):
- Revved-up Red – cherry red
- Nude Scandal – pinky nude
- Lusty Rose – rosy neutral
- Criminally Coral – sandy coral
- Pink Thrills – real pink
- Flame Game – fiery orange-red
- Fuchsia Fever – electric pink
- Juicy Berry – very berry
Some of the lipsticks had more of a contrast between the lipliner and the lipstick than others. I found Juicy Berry, Criminally Coral, Flame Game, and Pink Thrills to have more of a noticeable contrast. If you like that definition you can leave them be. Or, you can use your finger or a lip brush to blend out the lipliner for a more subtle contrast. I found Revved-Up Red, Fuschia Fever, Lusty Rose, and Nude Scandal to have less of a contrast upon application.
Overall, I absolutely love the Benefit They’re Real Double the Lip Lipsticks and Liner. Benefit Cosmetics has always been one of the most innovative makeup brand. To my knowledge, there is not another product like this on the market.
I think that the addition of the lipliner, plus the finish of the lipstick made my lips look very plump and healthy. I am very much a neutral lipstick lover so of course my favorites are Lusty Rose and Nude Scandal. However, I found the more vibrant shades to be incredibly wearable. The only shade that I did not enjoy was Criminally Coral. On MY lips, the lipstick color showed up nude so all you saw was a very nude lip with a bright coral liner.
*Benefit Cosmetics provided these lipsticks for my review. As always, my opinions are 100% my own! In addition, affiliate links were used in this post. Thank you in advance if you decide to use one of my links to make your purchase.
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