I was given this lipstick by my sister-in-law as she didn't like it, and I was very excited as this is actually my first high-end lipstick, and also my first product from Benefit! I was interested in trying it out as I don't find that Benefit's lipsticks are raved about at all compared to their blushes and tints.
As always with Benefit, the packaging of the product is very pretty. The monochrome colour scheme makes it look classy whilst the swirly design adds a girly edge to it that screams Benefit. The lipstick is encased in a metal tube, which makes sure that it is protected.
No Competition is a blue-toned berry colour, which leans either brown or purple in different lights. It looks very vampy in the bullet but it applies sheerly and is very buildable, meaning it could still work for those of you who are afraid of darker shades.
I wore this lipstick on a night out the other night. The formula of the lipstick is lovely; it is creamy and glides on easily, leaving you with a glossy finish. However, even though it is glossy and moisturising, I would recommend exfoliating your lips before wearing this, as I found because it is a dark colour, it highlighted any flaky bits on my lips.
If I am honest, for a high-end product the lasting power of this lipstick didn't blow me away. Saying that, I wore this on a night out meaning I was talking a lot and drinking throughout the night. I would say I had to touch up after around two hours which is probably about average when you are giving your lipstick such a hard time. However, the lipstick does stain your lips slightly so there was still a hint of colour there.
I am interested in trying more of these lipsticks as they feel so nice on lips, and they come in a range of gorgeous colours.
Benefit Full-Finish Lipsticks usually retail at £14.00, but they are currently on sale at Debenhams for £12.60, making them a tiiiiny bit cheaper than MAC lipsticks, so if you would like to try out a Benefit lipstick, I would say now is the time to buy one.
Have you tried any Benefit lipsticks? Would you say they compare to MAC?