Simply Lippy Challenge Day 144| Benefit Double The Lip Lipstick in Shade, Pink Thrills

The Benefit dual, double the lip lipsticks were one of the hottest beauty releases of Spring this year, and if you’ve been following my challenge up to now, you’ll know that I have tried two so far, one of which I really disliked and one of which, I really loved.

So in a nutshell, it’s pretty safe to say that I have a love/hate relationship with them.

The first shade I tried Flame Game, was a complete let down: I didn’t like the shade and for me, there was no distinction between the liner and lipstick. However, Lusty Rose, the second shade I tried, had a much bigger impact.

Because of my conflicting feelings, I didn’t know how I would get on with this shade, Pink Thrills, but I’m happy to say, it was pretty good.

First things first: there is very clearly both a liner and a lipstick element which is the whole point of these lippies, so obviously I was happy with that. It also blended very nicely, and felt quite creamy on the lips which was also good.

Where this falls down a little for me though is the shade, and that purely comes down to personal preference. It’s nice, but I just found the lighter part, very ‘pink’! 

I’ve never been a pink kind of girl, but I have tried several pink lippy shades over the past few months which I’ve really liked. This one I’m just not that sure about though.

My other slight gripe with this is that Benefit claim it has lasting power of 8 hours, but for me, it just doesn’t. I got a couple of hours max before having to reapply; granted, I did have a cuppa or two in between, but still, I think the claim is a little over-reaching.

Aside from that, it is has a very smooth consistency and it does feel lovely on the lips as you wear it. I wouldn’t call it hydrating but it is moisturising and that’s always good when it comes to lipstick.

This is my third lippy to try from the mini set I bought and I’m still trying to decide whether I think it’s worth the investment. Right now, I’m veering towards no, but I’ll wait until I try my final shade to make my decision.

As always, I’ll keep you posted!

Sorcha 💋

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 💋