Hi guys! So today I will be reviewing Benefit’s Lip Kit Set, which I got as a birthday present! This set has four lip products in, which are combined together as a lipstick and a lip liner. Half of the product is the actual lipstick and the other half is the liner, so this is something that I’ve never seen or tried before. The lipsticks do have a satin finish and I have swatched them below.
Some of the colours do look quite similar on camera, but Lusty Rose is obviously a rosey-pink nude, Pink Thrills is a bolder pink with a darker liner, Revved-Up Red is more of a coral red and Flame Game is an orangey-red. Some of the liners do look a lot darker than the lip shade in the tube but when applying them they do blend together quite well and there isn’t too much of a difference overall. I do quite like the concept of the lipstick and liner together, as I personally don’t have a lot of liners so getting one with a lipstick is a bonus for me! Both the lipsticks and the liners glide on well and are very pigmented. I can sometimes find them quite tricky to apply however because of the shape of them (it’s a sort of teardrop shape which makes getting into the corners quite tricky after you’ve used them a few times). My favourite shade is Lusty Rose as I’m a fan of pink nudes so just instantly gravitated towards that colour. My least favourite shade is Flame Game as I’m not the biggest fan of orange lips. Because of the satin finish the lipstick and liner do transfer quite easily and it’s virtually impossible to get a neat looking liner after you’ve used them a few times as they wear down and loose their pointed shape. The liners do help to make my lips look a lot fuller however so I enjoy them for that. I did receive this as a gift however, so didn’t have to fork out the £25 that they cost, which may put some people off considering that each lipstick and liner duo only have 0.75g worth of product in it (although you are getting 4 lip liners as well as the lipsticks so it could balance out). Overall though, I do really like these products from Benefit and have been using them quite frequently, although matte lips are still my fave. I personally think they’re so expensive for how much product you get, but I guess it’s the brand you pay for and I would recommend them to people willing to pay the price for them!