Simply Lippy Challenge Day 131 | Benefit They’re Real Double the Lip Lipstick in Shade Lusty Rose

Hallelujah ladies, hallelujah! If you’re wondering why I’m celebrating today then let me tell you, the Benefit They’re Real lipsticks redeemed themselves in a big way today and that makes me very happy.

You may have caught my previous post that I did on their double the lip lipsticks a few weeks ago in a bright orange shade called Flame Game. Well, without going over old ground, I was so disappointed by that lipstick; there was no distinction between the liner part and lipstick part, and the colour just wasn’t really that nice.

I hadn’t been so let down by such a big, hyped up release in such a long time, that I honestly was devastated when I tried it the first time. But, and I mean, BUT, I tried it out again today in a different shade and it was just gorgeous!

As you can see from the photos, there is a string distinction between liner and lipstick, and the formula is lovely and creamy too. It looks so nice on the lips both before and after it is blended, and for some reason, the lasting power was so much better this time around.


The shade itself is a lovely rose pink, and is very similar to the Rockabilly Rose Wood shade from Catrice’s ombré lipstick range which I absolutely loved when I wore it.

I think I might still ever so slightly prefer the Catrice option because of its gorgeous vanilla scent, but I have to say, Benefit have redeemed themselves in a big way today and totally won me over once again.

I now can’t wait to try the other shades I have from the range and see if they too, live up to my new found love for these lippies.

Sorcha 💋