Product Review: Benefit Ultra Plush Lipgloss In Coralista

by Gio

Benefit Ultra Plush Gloss in Coralista 01

Name: Ultra Plush Lipgloss in Coralista
Brand: Benefit
Size: 15ml
Price: $1600

From Sephora’s website:
This dazzling lip gloss drenches your lips in brilliant shine and a burst of juicy color that’s never sticky. Loaded with crystal brilliance, color glides on smooth

What I liked:
– it provides a sheer wash of coral colour with a natural shiny finish
– texture is comfortable and non-sticky
– if you like matching your gloss to your blush, this is for you
– cute packaging
– summery melon scent

What I didn’t like:
– if you like pigmented glosses, this is not for you
– doesn’t last long on the lips

Some people think matching makeup is some sort of crime, but I love it. It’s easier and quicker for me to get ready in the morning if I don’t have to think about what gloss will go well with my blush, you know? That’s why I was very excited when, last year, Benefit released the Ultra Plush Lipglosses, a line of glosses inspired by their six most popular Boxed Powders. Even their packagings have the same design. How cute is that?

Benefit Ultra Plush Gloss in Coralista 02

My favourite Benefit Boxed Powder is Coralista, a pinkish coral shade I got last year as a part of set, which contained also the matching lipgloss. The Coralista gloss is an orangey coral shade with no shimmers. It has a glossy finish that’s not too shiny. Colour payoff is very sheer: it gives your pout just the tiniest hint of colour that looks however, very natural and flattering.

The texture is not thick, but not lightweight either. You can definitely feel you have it on, but it is still comfortable to wear and offers just a touch of moisture, which is always nice. Also, the texture isn’t sticky at all. While most people will be happy with that, it also means its staying power is rather poor. I get only two hours of wear, so I often have to reapply it throughout the day. Oh, and did I mention that Coralista has a delicious melon scent? It makes this shade feel even more summery.

Summary
Despite its poor staying power, Benefit Ultra Plush Lipgloss in Coralista is a great shade for summer. Sheer and shiny, it feels comfortable on the lips, isn’t sticky and smells like melon. And I love being able to match my gloss to my blush.

Rating: 4/5

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6 comments

Icaria June 17, 2013 - 7:48 pm

I’ve never tried Benefit lip products. Too bad this one is so sheer. It’s too similar to the Clarins I got recently but I definitely do have to take a closer look at Coralista the blush.

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beautifulwithbrains June 18, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Icaria, I prefer more pigmented glosses as well, but I’m pleased with this one. The quality is good, although the shade is quite dupable. The Coralista blush definitely deserved a closer look instead. The colour is beautiful, summery and buildable. It’s just impossible to overdo and warms up the complexion beautifully.

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Janessa July 21, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Nah, if I matched my lips to my blush, I would have to wear three lip colors! I have been layering blush lately. I’ll use a darker color like the Kiko cream blush in Brick? (The color you sent to me) on the cheekbone and blend it up towards the temples and then apply a light peach to the front of my cheeks and then a shimmery light pinky peach above the cheekbone focusing the color on the front.

I need to buy pigmented lipgloss if I buy any because sheer glosses look the same when applied.

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beautifulwithbrains July 21, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Janessa, I used to do that everytime I did my makeup but I’ve become quite lazy lately and use only blush most of the time. I need to remedy that once summer is over. And I’m glad you like the blush I sent you. If you want more, just let me know. 🙂

I prefer pigmented glosses too, although it’s always nice to have one or two sheer ones for when you want a really natural lip look.

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Poonpo January 6, 2015 - 4:59 am

hmmm 4 out of 5 rating , it seems this product is worth using .

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Gio January 6, 2015 - 4:12 pm

Poonpo, it is really nice. 🙂

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