Benefit Hydra Smooth Lip Color - Packaging
Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Color – Packaging

I’ll start out by saying the Benefit Hydra-Smooths aren’t out til September, but once we start heading into autumn, these shea and mango butter laden lippies will be most welcome.

Benefit Hydra Smooth Cases
Benefit Hydra-Smooth Cases

As you can see, the packaging is in the same Art Deco style as Benefit’s previous recent releases. They’re categorised into three finishes: Sheer, Medium and Medium-Full.

Benefit Hydra Smooth Medium Full Finish Swatches
Benefit Hydra-Smooth Medium Full Finish Swatches

First up, the Medium-Full Finish Lip Colors: above from bottom to top Fling Thing, Dare Me and Wing Woman. These are deeper in pigment and brighter on the lip.

Benefit Hydra Smooth Medium Finish
Benefit Hydra-Smooth Medium Finish

The Medium Finishes above, and swatched, below:

Benefit Hydra Smooth Medium Finish
Benefit Hydra-Smooth Medium Finish

From bottom to top: Talk Flirty, (the middle one has an ink stamp over the name so it’s quite hard to tell which it is.. I think it is Lip Service)  Frisky Business.

Benefit Hydra Smooth Sheer Finish
Benefit Hydra-Smooth Sheer Finish

And the Sheer Finish shades, Air Kiss (pink) and Tutti Cutie (orange) swatched below.

Benefit Hydra Smooth Sheer Finish Swatch
Benefit Hydra-Smooth Sheer Finish Swatch

These are moist, moist and moister. I think that means that more regular application will be necessary but they’re so soft and balmy on the lip it seems a small price to pay. I also think the Sheers are perfect for topping up a lip stain that gets drying really quickly.

When Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Colors launch, these will cost £15 each.


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