You might have noticed from my recent A-Z of Beauty post that I'm a true MAC girl but the other day I picked up a new lipstick and have only good things to say about it. Surely every girl has a bit of Benefit in their make up box but this is a lippie that I haven't seen doing the rounds on beauty blogs. As the blog title suggests, it's their Silky-Finish Lipstick in jing a ling and is the most creamy nourishing lipstick I've ever used.
This is a pearl lipstick, so whilst the shade doesn't seem all that different to my lips when I first apply it, when I take a step back from the mirror my lips seem more moisturised, glossy and have that gorgeous pearly sheen to them. It's a definite "your lips but better" shade which even Ed says is nice....and he hates virtually all of my lippies!
At £13.00 it's slightly more expensive than MAC and as that's my first love I was dubious to branch out and try other brands of lipstick. I'm not sure if it's just me, but I hate the tacky feeling and bizarre lipstick line that MAC can sometimes give me; I'm happy to say that's yet to happen with jing a ling. The shades available are limited (only 12!) so MAC wins hands-down for variety. Benefit's packaging (as always) is stylish and cute, and with a nice weighty feel to it which in my eyes suggest quality! I'm not sure on staying power; I never pay that much notice to it, but haven't felt like I've been shafted in terms of how long this lasts. It's got a similar span to my other lipsticks.
Would I buy again? Yes, I'd repurchase jing a ling as it's set to become a daily favourite alongside Speed Dial. It's perfect to keep in my handbag for a slick of subtle colour when needed. There were other gorgeous shades displayed at the Benefit stand but unfortunately I wasn't impressed when I tested them. I have however got my eye on my treat; a bright pink from this range.
Have you got any Benefit lipsticks/glosses? Which shades would you recommend?
Edit: Upon reading this back I realise it sounds like a Benefit vs. MAC post. This lipstick stands on it's own merits, I merely used MAC as a comparison as 90% of lipsticks in my collection are from there. Seeing as most other bloggers also own MAC I thought that using it to compare would be easier to visualise this lipstick's qualities.