Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Review | Benefit They're Real! Double The Lip

Review | Benefit They're Real! Double The Lip

Benefit is a nostalgic brand for me. Back in the day, the now discontinued You Rebel Tinted Moisturiser was my go to evening base and Some Kind of Gorgeous, also discontinued the one used for day if not only a covering of Benefit That Girl Primer.

Whilst in recent years I've dabbled with Roller Lash, Hoola and call Hervana once of my favourite blushes I see it more as a younger, gateway luxury brand. It's fun packaging and being one of the more affordable high end brands available meant I was often picking it up in the US when the exchange rate made it an even more attractive purchase.

As a blogger Benefit are certainly a brand I notice and commend for recognising the value of bloggers and are well known for their amazing press packages which often include the perfect photo props to ensure images are shared across social media.

With that said you can imagine my delight when I received the full collection of one of Benefits newest releases, the They're Real Double the Lip* lip liner and lipstick in one, available in eight shades which I'm sharing my thoughts on with you today.

Review | Benefit They're Real! Double The Lip

They're Real Double the Lip Lipsticks are formed in a tear drop shape which I initially thought was a little small and was keen to see how it would apply. It's always strange to use something different to your regular products with the standard sized bullets or doe foot applicator but any concerns are unfounded. Using the tip of the teardrop to tilt and apply the darker liner shade and then the full side of the bullet to fill in the lips works well to apply a seamless application. Because of the two in one nature you do need to remember to turn the lipstick and I have been caught out once or twice although the different shades applied on the lips without the attention to lining and filling doesn't create any obvious differences.

Benefit They're Real! Double The Lip Swatches

With any range of lipsticks there are going to be shades that are hit and miss, Criminally Coral (first on the left)looks dreadful on my skin tone and I received two of Pink Thrills so I've missed out on trying Lusty Rose. My first pick of course was Revved-Up Red (far right) which reminds me of a creamier more pigmented Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me. Nude Scandal (second from left) could very well become my favourite nude. I dabble in matte nudes but I never feel they're quite spot on but the creamy formula of They're Real Double The Lip makes this the right formula and shade for me. Another favourite is Juicy Berry (fourth from left) which I've worn a couple of times before we hit the Spring and berry tones are hidden away till next Autumn and I'm still undecided if Fuchsia Fever (third from right) is going to be a Summer hit.

Review | Benefit They're Real! Double The Lip


Priced at £16.50 this is a worthy purchase if you're looking for something new, high end and like me are one who doesn't often reach for a lip liner. If you're a fan of mattes these won't be for you but if you're looking for lipsticks which are pigmented, creamy without being difficult to work with these are ideal.

Are you keen to try the new They're Real Double the Lip products from Benefit? What shade are you excited for most?

*this post contains press samples and / or affiliate links

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6 comments:

  1. I think these just loo so odd and I know I'd forget to turn the lipstick round and go over my lips aha. It's a nice idea, but I'm definitely put off by the duo nature of it

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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    1. Yes it's nice to see a brand try do something different but I do consciously have to remember to line and turn!

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  2. These look really interesting! I have to admit that I expected them to be dual ended, with the lipstick one side and the lip liner the other. I'm not sure how I'd get on with applying the double lip, but I'm definitely going to be giving them a try. Such beautiful shades! You made me smile when you mentioned the You Rebel Tinted moisturiser, it was the first base product I ever bought and can remember the Benefit store near my uni vividly. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. Ah great memories of You Rebel! As for the lipstick a dual ended product might have made more sense but I guess brands have to try something different. They're a nice product and I quite like the slim packaging for slipping into a packaging.

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  3. Oh wow - amazing collection of colours. x

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