The Holiday Collection: Benefit Cosmetics Ticket to Glossytown

Up next on The Holiday Collection is a gift that I believe that any girl would get excited for. I’m not a huge lip gloss wearer but I mean who wouldn’t get excited about a lip gloss set, especially from Benefit Cosmetics?!

Benefit’s Ticket to Glossytown is a chic set full of six lip glosses (3.0 ml).  The colours range from purple to pink to coral to nude to plum.  There is truly a colour for everyone.  Split them up or keep them all for yourself! From Benefit Cosmetics:

The gift that’s on everyone’s lips! This set of six glitzy mini glosses finishes any look with show-off shine. This special collection of ultra shines drenches lips in juicy color that never feels sticky. Give it as one gorgeous gift or divide them up into multiple petite presents.

I have never actually tried Benefit lip glosses in the past. From all their products, I wouldn’t exactly say that this witty brand is known for lippies.  But I have to say that I am impressed. The colour isn’t that pigmented on my lips, however, they are super shiny!  Also, unlike MAC Lip Glass, these are not too sticky.  They are quite comfortable and have a nice fruity scent to them as well.

The only downside I can think of with these is the brush length, it’s really small.  So small that you have to go over your lips with it a few extra times to a) cover your lips and b) apply enough product.  I have definitely seen minis from other brands that had regular sized brush wands on them.  Also, they don’t have the longest staying power, maybe two, three hours max.

Now onto the colours!

Kiss You (A Clear Fuchsia)

Foxy Lady (A Diamond Rose)

Spiked Punch (A Juicy Coral)

Life on the A List (Bubblegum Pink)

Nudie-Tude (Goldspun Twist)

So Frisk Me (Gilded Berry)

The colours are all different and are sure to suit any skin tone.  Also, some have more glitter than others (So Frisk Me and Nudie-Tude, I’m looking at you!). My favourites are Nudie-Tude and Life on the A List because they are nude colours that you can wear either alone or universally over any lip colour.

From L to R: Kiss You, Foxy Lady, Spiked Punch, Life on the A List, Nudi-Tude, So Frisk Me

So why would these make a great gift?  Well, like I mentioned, who doesn’t like getting lip gloss?  Plus the packaging from Benefit is always super cute so that adds some appeal as well.  You can either give this as one gift, keep a few for yourself, or split them up. Maybe you have six different friends you are buying gifts for, so you could throw a lip gloss into their gifts and it adds that much more to their present.

This set is also pretty affordable, it retails for $26 CDN ($24 USD) at Sephora, Shopper’s Drug Mart, or wherever else Benefit Cosmetics are sold.  One full size Benefit Ultra Shine lip gloss runs for $23 CDN ($18 USD), so you get six minis for only a couple dollars more.

Is Benefit Cosmetics Ticket to Glossytown on your holiday list?  Leave me a comment below!

Please note: I did receive this product for review, however, it did not affect my opinions on it.  All opinions are my honest own :).  


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