Bene-Kisses: Lip Balm Review

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hello lovelies, how are you all? I've decided to do something a little different with my blog this week and I'll actually be posting today (Monday) as well as Wednesday and Friday. I've decided to dedicate this one week on my blog to Benefit Cosmetics as when I began getting into make-up around 2 years ago now, this is the brand I have accumulated the most from. And whilst I feel my collection is basically at its peak I've decided to just share my thoughts on the brand through 3 posts as I feel I own enough products to understand the brand pretty well. If this is something you would like to see on my blog with another brand then please let me know in the comments below and when I feel I've collected enough from the brand I would be more than happy to do that.

As you probably already know I love lip products, my stash of them has become pretty hefty at the moment. I have now finally managed to collect all of the Benefit lip balms and so I thought I would share with you my thoughts on the different shades and whether or not they are actually worth the hype. 

As I'm writing this I genuinely am wearing Benebalm from when I taken these shots three hours ago and I still don't feel the need to top up, these lip balms are so moisturising and creamy it's amazing. That's also a shock coming from me who must reapply lip balm easily 30 times a day. Benebalm adds a very natural touch of red to the lips, it's actually only just slightly darker than my actual lip colour. Very subtle if you're going for a more natural, 'no make-up' make-up look. Solely based on the actual pigmentation of this shade it isn't worth £14.50. I have a cranberry lip balm from The Body Shop which adds more of a noticeable red tint than this. However, the moisturising and creamy feel to this deserve a 10/10. 

Overall rating? 7/10 

Lollibalm once again adds a very subtle touch of colour to the lips. This time the shade is on the more Barbie pink side of things. Unfortunately for me, the colour doesn't show up too much on my lips but for a day where I want my make-up to look a little more natural and I want to keep my lips in tip-top moisturised condition then I would definitely reach for this.

Overall rating? 7/10

I am literally in LOVE with this shade. I haven't actually worn chachabalm in the longest time but after photographing it for this post I have now fallen back in love. The colour isn't something I would usually go for, I'm more into my nude toned shades or subtle pinks but the coral undertones of this aren't too in your face. I think I'll definitely be reaching for this shade more often from now on. If you're looking for a good dupe the Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Shock in 'Oh Orange' is a great alternative. But I am SO impressed with this shade. The pigmentation for a lip balm is great and like the others of course this is super moisturising. £14.50 is fairly expensive for a lip balm but I believe this shade is definitely worth the hype.

Overall Rating? 9/10

Unfortunately, my camera is not doing Posiebalm any justice. This shade is actually my most worn out of them all, especially recently it has become my current go to. It's such a subtle flush of pink yet it does add a noticeable difference at the same time. This shade is perfect if you are looking for an everyday lip balm and the size of these make them so handy to just chuck in your bag if you're in a rush and unsure of what lip product to wear that day then these are always a safe bet. 

Overall rating? 8/10 (Would have been a nine but the camera just isn't doing this justice!!)

Four versatile colours, highly moisturising just not very pigmented but for a lip balm you can't really complain. I think a lip balm is just an absolute necessity in any girls make-up product and the packaging of these is just stunning. They are slightly on the pricey side for a lip balm, after all a MAC lipstick is only a £1 dearer!! 

Are they worth the hype? If you're looking for a luxury lip balm purchase then yes definitely but if you'd rather save the money there are plenty of similar and much cheaper alternatives.

I hope you liked this post lovelies, look out for Wednesday's post as I'll be comparing and contrasting my opinion on each of the three Benefit mascaras. Until then, 

Have you tried the Benefit lip balms before?
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  1. Love this :)


  2. Chacha balm looks absolutely stunning!! Might just need to treat myself to it :') x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

  3. They look so pretty, especially the posiebalm! Lovely blogxx

    My Makeup Mémoire

  4. Ahh you should, this post has made me realise how much I actually like it! :)x

  5. Posiebalm is just my absolute go to at the moment I love it! Thanks so much lovely xx

  6. I really want to try these - they sound perfect for a maintenance summer look. Lolli Balm especially is calling to me! xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

  7. Ahh you definitely should, so perfect for summer especially for someone like me with super dry lips! Thank you lovely xx

  8. I must try the lolli and chacha! Thank you for sharing!!!



  9. No problem lovely, glad you liked it! You definitely should they are gorgeous! :)x

  10. Emily Valentine ParrMay 12, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    I remember when they first launched this product in 1 colour in a little pot - always got so manky! They are much better in the tube - my fav is the red one. So glad they re-released


  11. Gorgeous aren't they! So subtle and creamy for daytime wear!! And wow, I didn't know that, that sounds like a nightmare! x


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