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User Review: WhiplashGirlchild on Benefit Cosmetics Silky Finish Lipstick

Like many BellaSugar readers, WhiplashGirlchild tends toward lip gloss rather than lipstick. So I was intrigued by her positive review of Benefit Cosmetics Silky Finish Lipstick ($16), and I thought I'd let her tell you what she likes about it and what she doesn't for today's user review. (Write your own reviews in the Beauty Product Junkies group, and I might post yours on BellaSugar too.) Here's WhiplashGirlchild's take:

I've been strictly a gloss girl for a long time. I haven't bought a lipstick in years. So I was a bit nervous to try out a lipstick. But I liked this color and I had a coupon code, so I purchased Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Hug It Out, which they describe as a "pink nectar (pearl)" color.

Okay. Now, when I received the lipstick, it didn't look anything like a pink nectar to me. It's more like a medium pinky-brown with a bit of shimmer. Good thing I like to have pinky-brown lips.

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So the color being off was a happy accident; I'm okay with that. The lipstick goes on very lightly and feels pretty velvety, more like a light gloss then a lipstick. It's not thick or sticky but smooth. It barely feels like I'm wearing anything at all.

This is me wearing it and holding the tube so you can see what the actual color is. If I were you, I'd buy Benefit's Silky Finish Lipstick at a counter if possible, since the color was so off. But if it weren't for the color being off, I'd give it five stars!


fashionstar fashionstar 10 years
looks good gonna try it one day.
Larissa Larissa 10 years
I'm usually strictly a gloss girl, too, but I bought some of this lipstick at the Benefit counter at Sephora, and I LOVE IT. It's so silky and smooth, as stated. I agree that the colors are not the same as what is listed on the website. If you can try them all on at a counter, I highly recommend. I also got it in the color Hug It Out. After trying on nearly all of the nudey/pinkey colors, it was the one that looked best on my skintone.
Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 10 years
Thanks for the review! I'm stuck in a gloss rut myself. I will check this out! Great job of showing the actual color.
lovealways lovealways 10 years
Oh wow, I actually do like this. I'll have to go check it out!
sailingstar457 sailingstar457 10 years
lol i looked at the lipstick color on sephora.com and the color there is REALLY off! but i think that you are right. the lipstick looks a lot more glossy than matte. maybe i will give it a try :)
sarabel sarabel 10 years
i have "candy store" and love it! fantastic lip stick/gloss (whatever it is)
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 10 years
Will probrably try this as I only wear lipgloss too Whip! Thanks for th review - great job.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Sounds good!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
It looks very nice!
JBlondie JBlondie 10 years
Oooo, I like it! I have VERY pink lips, so I have a hard time finding a lipstick that works because it always changes color once I apply it. Any suggestions?
blubberwhale blubberwhale 10 years
I love the silky-finish lipsticks! But buying stuff online is always a gamble since the color is almost ALWAYS a little off. I have mine in Sugar Cookie and I completely love it; it looks so great on my lips!
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Ohh, I like it! Looks very sheer.
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