Benefit has done the impossible and released a very different style of lipstick, not so much formula wise... but definitely with the casing! The Hydra-Smooth Lip Color formula is available in 10 shades. A lot will seem similar while swatching on your hand, but there are different levels of coverage and finishes. To start off with, I chose two shades in Wing Woman and Juicy Details.
What Sephora says about Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Color:
What it is:
A fun and flattering lipstick enriched with shea, mango butter, and vitamin E.
What it does: Hydra-smooth lip color is enriched with shea, mango butter, and vitamin E for lips that look supple and hydrated. It glides on smoothly with a double-slanted tip that’s custom designed to define and fill for an irresistibly smooth finish. This collection was specially created to bring you the ten most universally flattering shades. They’re easy to pick and even easier to wear. Available in three levels of coverage: sheer, medium, and medium-full. What else you need to know: Tip: Keep color on your lips, not on your teeth by closing your lips around your finger, and then drawing your finger out to remove the excess.
Using the lipstick in this casing is awkward at first. It'll take a few tries to really get the hang of it and feel comfortable. The formula is buttery smooth and moisturizing, with the normal wear you'd receive from a lustre finish of lipstick (a few hours). The lipstick twists up and you'll want to watch how you apply to keep the slant in the correct shape, as it can very easily round out if you apply from the top (which is easier to do than you might think).
Wing Woman (peachy neutral) is very creamy and moisturizing.
Juicy Details (natural pink) has a high shine an a lot of moisture, with a very slight shimmer.
Have you tried the new Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Color? What shade is your fave?