Benefit Ultra Plus Lip Gloss - Hervana & Dandelion

Sunday, 24 January 2016

In my experience, you're either a Benefit girl or not, and I most definitely am. I love their cute, kitsch packaging and the retro vibe is just to die for, so when I saw these two beauties in amongst the Benefit Cosmetics sale this Boxing Day I just couldn't leave them behind (and the little samples were definitely an incentive!). 

The Benefit boxed blushes are some of my favourites, and I've raved about them on here time after time, so I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I also love their gloss forms. As I'd never tried any of these glosses before, I decided to only choose two shades so went for the ones which were closest to my usual colours - Hervana and Dandelion - which are also my two most worn Benefit blushers. 

Hervana, along with Lollitint, is one of my favourite shades in the Benefit cheek line up. I love the orchid pink tones, however I've always been a little hesitant to opt for bold colours on my lips as they just don't suit me like my light pinks and nudes do, so I thought that opting for the shade in a gloss form would be a great way for me to achieve the colour, but in a wearable way. The Hervana gloss is a beautiful berry pink shade which surprisingly compliments my fair skin more than I initially expected it to. The gloss has a slight shimmer but nothing too noticeable, just enough to make your lips look a little plump. This shade was exactly what I was looking for - a sheer mid-pink shade with slight purple undertones, that looks lovely on an everyday basis. This looks great paired with MAC Lovelorn lipstick (one of my all time faves), but it also works on it's own as the sheer colour is just enough to make something of your lips.

Dandelion, much like the blush, is a gorgeous light pink gloss with a little sheen. It's not outright shimmery, but it has just enough to make your lips appear full and cushiony - even on my thin lips. The gloss goes gorgeously with light lipsticks like Creme Cup and Peach Blossom by MAC, and makes the perfect gloss for everyday wear and work if you don't want anything over the top.

Overall, I love these glosses and I've definitely been getting a lot of wear out of them. As well as the shades being stunning, the formula is perfect too. I'm not a fan of sticky or heavy lip glosses and find that I just don't reach for them, but these glosses from Benefit are super light-weight on the lips and the formula has more of a 'slippy' texture than a sticky one, so they're not uncomfortable to wear. The wear time isn't bad either for a gloss, so overall I'm extremely happy with these and will definitely be adding to my collection.

Lots of Love,

Becky xo


  1. I am most definitely a Benefit girl, they were the very first brand I purchased any makeup from and I'm still in love with their gorgeous foundation, moisturiser and Coralista blush today. Really wish they had a deeper shade of Hoola because I would be all over that ish! Haven't tried their lip products though I've been checking out their Benebalms!

    Kiran |

  2. These do look gorgeous but I find lipgloss a bit of a nightmare. My hair always gets stuck to it, gross! Then again, if the texture of this isn't too sticky then perhaps it's the one for me?


  3. I just love Benefit and actually never seen these. I love the box blush so this seems nice.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  4. I've been opting for glosses more and more recently, I just love the subtle finish they give!

    Thanks for including swatches, it's really helpful to see what each colour looks like


  5. I don't know if I'm a Benefit girl or not to be honest but I do love the sound of these lipglosses, I hate sticky formulas so I'm glad to hear they don't have that! x

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

  6. Benefit is one of my favourite makeup brands. I have never had a bad experience with one of their products. These sound SO lovely!

  7. I'm a Benefit girl too! These are gorgeous :) I've tried them myself and really like the texture

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  8. Love the look of Hervana, it's so pretty x

  9. I too hate sticky lip glosses, and always struggle to find ones that aren't like that. I havent seen these before but like you, I'm a massive Benefit addict, will check them out :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥


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