If you long for a moisturizing lipstick experience which starts with beautiful, unique packaging, the Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Color is a fantastic choice.
I loved the quick, natural looking color, and the smooth creamy finish. The packaging is super feminine and slightly retro, and I loved seeing it on my vanity or pulling it out of my handbag for touch ups.
My favorite "my lips but better" shade is Wing Woman (shown, above), a pinky-brown natural shade which is practically goof proof. Other stand out naturally flattering shades are: Talk Flirty and Nice n Teasy.
The texture was so cushiony soft and smooth (packed with shea, mango butter, and vitamin E), it had the feel of a soothing balm with a lipstick inside. The lipstick bullet is designed with a double-slanted tip which made applying it a breeze. The finish is a natural semi-shine and it did make my lips feel soft and smooth during the day. Since it's not a long wearing formula, I did need to touch up after eating drinking, but it was a pleasure to do so.
When I applied first with a lip brush in the morning, I was able to create a bit of a base "stain" so that I always had a layer of this beautiful, natural shade on my lips even when the majority of it wore off. Note: Because of the shape and placement of the cap, make sure you twist the lipstick bullet all the way down before placing the cap on, or the lipstick will break slightly and get on the tube.
There are lots of pretty pinks, neutrals and corals in the collection - with both cream and shimmer finishes to choose from which will flatter all skin tones. You'll want more than one - I promise you! - RLB
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