April 10th, 2017

Benefit They’re Real! Double the Lip & Duo Eyeshadow Blender

Hello Monday folks!!  I had a wonderfully relaxing staycation over the weekend, and I’m just super excited to get going again!!  If you hadn’t seen the pictures yet, they’re up on my Instagram (@silverkis) <<shameless plug!>> for you to check out.  I have loads of reviews to catch up on this week, and today is a double issue featuring everybody’s favourite provocateur… Benefit!

Benefit They're Real

With a catchy tag phrase like “beyond belief sexy”, Benefit’s They’re Real! franchise is all about creating that bombshell look with easy-to-use innovative products.  And this time, Benefit is expanding the line in a major way.  With 2 new products, and plenty of color options, there’s bound to be something for everybody… even if you don’t believe in #fakingit.

Benefit They're Real Double The Lip

Soooo many new lip options lately, where to begin?  Benefit They’re Real! Double The Lip is a cool new lip color that combines both a lipstick and lip liner in 1 novel teardrop-shaped bullet.  The relatively small bullet and narrowed tip makes it easy to glide the lipstick across my lips and adhere to the lip line.  It took me a couple of tries to get used to the motion, but once I got it, it’s like the next cleverest invention after sliced bread!

Benefit They're Real! Double The Lip swatches

There are 8 shades to choose from, ranging from wearable neutrals to bold sexy reds (whaddya expect from Benefit!). Most of the shades feature a very nondescript matching liner shade, with the exception of a few that feature a darker liner shade and may be blended in easily to create an ombre effect.  I love the creamy texture and was wow-ed by the intense pigmentation.  They all last a good 6 hours on me, outlasting even my usual gluttonous meal and constant drinking.  The best part is, it feels perfectly comfortable on my lips, and never once dried them out even with continuous wear!

Benefit They're Real Duo Shadow Blender

Taking the 2-in-1 concept back to where it all began, Benefit They’re Real! Duo Eyeshadow Blender features a colored powder liner and all-over eyeshadow shade in 1 nifty compact.  We’ve all seen eyeshadow palettes featuring multiple shades *yawn* but what makes this one innovative is the cool Eyeshadow Blender included in each palette!  These rounded sponges are perfectly designed to pick up the right amount of pigments from both shades in 1 swipe, and then apply them seamlessly onto the eye!  Seriously, there is no easier and faster way to apply eyemakeup!

Benefit They're Real! Duo Shadow Blender swatches

There are 8 shade pairs to choose from, and the finishes range from shimmery metallic to soft satins.  All of the shades have cool names to them, but whichever you choose, they are all easy to wear crowd pleasers.

Benefit They're Real! Sexy Smoking' & Juicy Berry makeup look

This is a look that I would wear every day – just a swipe of Benefit They’re Real! Duo Eyeshadow Blender in Sexy Smokin’ on the eyes.  For the lips, I picked Benefit They’re Real! Double The Lip in Juicy Berry.

Benefit They're Real Lusty Rose & Naughty Neutral makeup look

This is one for those who prefer a more natural, lighter eye makeup.  I added a touch of black liner to Benefit They’re Real! Duo Eyeshadow Blender in Naughty Neutral.  Lips in matching neutral shade of Lusty Rose from Benefit They’re Real! Double The Lip range.

It’s a whole lot of fun mixing and matching, and you really can’t go wrong with these easy to wear shades!  Has anything caught your eye yet?

xo Linda

This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.

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  • Alison

    I’vm finally getting into lip pencils and the new lip pies with liner are definitely speaking to me. Of course, Juicy Berry leads the pack. The eye shadows look great on you but won’t work for my eye look at all. Too warm, too mid-toned, and then rather than a broad medium stroke of medium toned liner, I go for a very narrow stroke of a very deep liner so this would just look like a smudge on me.

    • hahaha have you never used a lip pencil before?? I actually have not used them much for years now, though I still keep them around… you never know right? These really are smudges, and it’s fun and convenient for a younger, more cheerful look. You can always pick out the darker shades with a brush for a smokier edge, but I agree many of them have too light and metallic a complementary shade to create a smokey eye.

  • Lyna

    So innovative indeed!!! The lipsticks are gorgeous!! All these reds and berries!! 😍😍😍
    Lyna
    http://Www.beautybylynmed.com

    • I really like the colors of the lipsticks!! And I know you rock a good berry red too!

  • These look so innovative! The lip colors are all so pretty, Lusty Rose calls my name. With the shadows they’re taking “one swipe color” to a whole new level! Love your beautiful looks!

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jellybean

    • They really are quite special. I was surprised by how easy it was to apply the eyeshadows… the blender applicator looked gimmicky at first, but it really works!!!

  • Sexy smoking and kinky khaki look amazing. I love it when brands innovate this way!

    • Dont you love the names???

      • So much that I had to purchase that khaki!


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