The Beauty Within



May 2012



Benefit Cosmetics Ultra Shines Lip Shine in Dancing Queen Review and Swatches

Written by , Posted in Benefit, Blog, Cassandra, Product Review, Swatches

  • SumoMe

Price: $18

Where to Buy: Sephora, Benefit counters (Macy’s, Nordstrom), e-tailers


  • packaging is cute!
  • smooth, non-sticky formula


  • expensive, def a high-end brand
  • slightly plastic scent


I love the packaging! This comes in a black topped tube with a regular lip gloss brush/wand. No doe-foot. The tube is clear in places and makes me think of a test tube that’s holding something expensive like antivenom or something. It feels very exclusive and weighty, like a high-end product. The shade Dancing Queen is a duochrome hot pink reflects blue with frost and microshimmer. The shimmer is finely-milled enough to not feel any resistance on your lips.



I love the texture of this non-glittery gloss. You won’t feel grit or any residue from the micro-shimmer after the gloss wears off. Wear time is around 2-4 hours. The color seems common; I feel like most brands have a similar shade to Dancing Queen. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that if there are that many dupes floating around, it’s probably a pretty flattering color on a variety of skintones. I’m an NC20 and I think it gives my fair skin a pop of color that still feels sheer and “safe”, not scary or drag queen-ish.


Overall, if I were only going to buy one color from this collection, this would be it. I love the way it feels and the effect it imparts without being *too* dramatic.






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