Benefit Cosmetics Ultra Shines Lip Shine in Nudie-Tude
Where to Buy: Sephora, Benefit counters (Macy’s, Nordstrom), online e-tailers
- widely available
- cute packaging
- large tube
- not sticky but glitter colors are gritty with glitter
This is a pretty big tube of lip gloss. It’s got a huge viewing window to see the shade before you put it on and has cute black swirly-q’s. The brush is a lip gloss wand/brush, not a doe-foot. I really like that the packaging clicks to let you know it’s fully shut. Colors seem dupe-able but I’m not a huge lip gloss collector so it’s possible that these are unique shades. Nudie-tude is a frosty nude with orange, blue, green and yellow sparkles. It can be applied as a thin layer or as a thicker layer (or over lipstick) to provide more coverage.
Well…this gloss is nice. I’m not a huge fan of the plastic fruit scent but I think it’s better than some of the scents out there. Compared to other shades in the same line, this is more gritty but it isn’t distractingly gritty. Staying power is nothing special but lip gloss has to be pretty impressive to last through a work day. You’ll get between 2-4 hours with this one. I like the way it feels and looks on my lips.
Overall, I’m more of a drugstore lip gloss girl. There are things I’ll buy at a high premium (I’m talking to you, diorshow…) but lip gloss isn’t one of my splurges. If you are someone who appreciates an expensive lip gloss, you should check this line out, these are nice and juicy with generous portions and cute packaging. If you’re someone who likes getting away with lip gloss at a bargain, skip this one. Drugstore lip glosses do this high end version.