Saturday, 10 March 2012

Review and Swatch: Benefit Full- Finish Lipstick in No Competition.

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?

23 comments:

  1. I have not tried benefit lipsticks yet, but I'm all over Revlon ones at the moment :)

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    1. Ohh, I've never tried Revlon lipsticks... So excited for their lip butters though1 :) x

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  2. This looks lovely on your lips babes. Great colour and review xx

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  3. This is a beautiful colour! It looks lovely! Also, i was wondering if you would perhaps be interested in a button swap? It's okay if you would rather not!x


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    1. Thank you! And of course :) I'll contact you on your blog in a second :) x

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  4. I have never tried a Benefit lipstick purely because you never hear great things about them like you said, I love ther colour but I couldn't swap my trusty MAC lippies lol!

    Em

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    1. Yeahh, nobody seems to be too bothered about them... Shamefully I'm still yet to own my first MAC lipstick :( x

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  5. Such a lovely shade!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  6. this is a great shade, never tried Benefit lipstick but love their packaging & blushers, so I may be tempted. xxx

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    1. Might as well give them a go? I love the packaging too :) x

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  7. I am a Benefit fan, love Boing, the blushes, could not live without That Gal illuminator but I have never been attracted to their lipsticks ! Also, everytime I buy a darker shade I get to regret it ;-)
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    1. I have no idea why the lipsticks don't draw people in? Maybe MAC is just always going to be the top dog? Haha x

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  8. Really pretty colour - I've never tried out a Benefit lipstick before. xx

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    1. Thanks :) Yeahh I hadn't paid much attention to them until now x

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  9. Not a product I'd wear but I love the packaging!

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    1. Can't go wrong with Benefit's packaging :) x

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  10. Lovely colour! I've not tired any benefit lipsticks yet but I really want to get my hands on one. I love mac lipsticks because they don't dry out my lips and leave them feeling conditioned.

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    1. This felt really lovely and moisturising on the lips :) I really want to get my hands on some MAC lipsticks though! x

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  11. love this colour on you!

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  12. Just followed your lovely blog :o)

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    1. Thank you, lovely! I will check out your blog :) x

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