I must confess that I am a huge sucker for berry lipsticks, balms, tints… Well, basically everything berry coloured that you can slather on your lips. It’s hardly surprising that I felt the urgent need of getting my hands on the new Benefit They’re Real! Double The Lip lipstick and lipliner in one which creates a gorgeous ombré effect on the lips. Yes, it kills two birds with one stone and makes an application easy-peasy. Let’s take a closer look at it.
There we go. It features a darker and lighter colour. In this case the darker colour “lines” the lip and prevents the lipstick from bleeding whilst the lighter one adds volume and the illusion of fuller lips. The texture is extremely creamy and covers the lips with decent moisture, I didn’t expect such comfort to be honest. The finish is semi-matte. If your lips are on the dry side you will love the Double The Lip. The colour is a dream, I mean, it is the perfect everyday berry shade. The application is foolproof, only one layer required and you are good to go. If you like it even more natural you can dab it on your lips with your finger to create a pretty stain.
The durability is quite ok for a semi-matte lipstick but it definitely needs several touch ups especially when you drink or eat. What I love most about the Double The Lip is the ombré effect. I never tried the ombré lip trend with different lipsticks since I don’t have a perfect pout but I love how my lips look with the Double The Lip. There are eight colours available. Benefit released such a smart product and as far as I know this is the only one on the market that offers a lipstick and lipliner in one. If you look for a simple way to wear a brighter lipstick on a daily basis, without being afraid to screw up the lip lining and don’t want to carry around many different lip products you should go get the Double the Lip. I will try out one of the red shades soon! 🙂