Day 20 of 30: Benefit Lipstick – Breakup Rumor

by Paris B on · 34 comments

in Lipstick,Product Reviews

Benefit describes this as “Jeweled Berry”. Jeweled Berry is a colour I’d wear, and often. However, looking at it in the tube when I received it made my heart sink.

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Did you think this photo unrepresentative of the colour of this lipstick? You’re wrong. The product does look like this. Dark, unassuming and frankly, boring. Oh dear. Christine and Karen had made it look so good, hence prompting me to go for this colour. However, perseverence and determination has its virtues. You can’t tell how a colour will work until you wear it yourself. And I’m so glad I did!

I love the colour of Breakup Rumor. I don’t know why its given such a depressing sort of name, but the colour is a lovely berry with gold shimmer.

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Benefit Breakup Rumor Lipstick swatch Left: 1x Right: 3 times

You can see the shimmer in this lipstick from the swatches. Its not overly shimmery and although this is one of Benefit’s Full Finish texture lipsticks, one swipe gives a lovely sheer colour which is sufficient for most people.

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Also featuring: Essence Secret It Girl Silky Touch blush

The colour on lips is really quite lovely. A dark vampy sort of berry shot through with understated shimmer. I’ve applied about 3 layers here for an opaque full finish colour. Its lovely!

Pros: Buildable colour, Subtle shimmer, Lovely colour

Cons: Its being discontinued

Yep you read it right. Benefit is discontinuing this colour, but you can possibly still get it from our local Benefit counters or you can get it on sale online at the Benefit Cosmetics website for just US$9 from $18. I’m not sure of local prices as mine was purchased online.

Do you have a Benefit Cosmetics lipstick that you like? Or is it a brand you pass by? I own a few and I do like Benefit lipsticks. The textures are usually sheer to opaque and have a lovely texture without any scent. So, take a look, if you don’t have one already icon wink Day 20 of 30: Benefit Lipstick   Breakup Rumor

Paris B

Benefit Cosmetics lipsticks retail online for US$18 each and locally at about RM75 subject to verification at all Benefit Cosmetics counters and Sephora Malaysia

What is the 30 Days of Lip Swatches project? I will be showcasing and reviewing 30 lipsticks or lip glosses in the coming days. Lip products was chosen by popular vote from the readers. You may find all 30 days of lip swatches or follow it by clicking on the Lips category.

Previously : Day 19 of 30 : Dior Creme de Gloss Pink Elixir No. 255

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LeGeeque June 15, 2011 at 8:34 am

Oei! I love these pics of you! :D :D :D

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ParisB June 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Haha… thanks! :D

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xin June 15, 2011 at 8:51 am

hey this color looks so elegant! like those tai-tai’s color.

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ParisB June 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Tai-tai wannabe ok!

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Hanny June 15, 2011 at 9:37 am

Eeeee!! Pretty!!!!

Now please ingrain this into my head: I don’t need thisI don’t need this I don’t need this…

^.^

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ParisB June 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Well unless you can still get it, you can’t anymore :P So its alright then eh? ;)

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Anne June 15, 2011 at 9:40 am

So pretty! Dontcha just hate it when they discontinue that **perfect** thing? Sigh.

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ParisB June 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Yep! I would love for this to be made permanent!

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plue June 15, 2011 at 9:41 am

this is a colour that’s very pretty on you! it’s a shame it’s discontinued :(

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ParisB June 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Yup. Still available on Benefit at a mere $9 though ;)

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Issa June 15, 2011 at 10:37 am

oh, I don’t like the look of it on the tube but when you used it….WOW! it’s a nice color! love it! you’ll never really know if it will work for you unless you try…. woot woot!

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ParisB June 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Exactly! Hence its one thing to get an idea of colour from reading online reviews but ultimately, we should test it ourselves because we all have different skintones which reflect colour differently. Thanks! :)

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Cas June 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Pretty pretty color indeed, looks good on you!

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ParisB June 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Thank you Cas :)

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secretsunday / Sam June 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

It looks really good close up! :) I’ve been following the 30 day lip swatch challenge but I can’t remember if you’ve done any nude colours yet? What is a nude colour actually? Is it a colour similar to a skin tone or the colour most like your lip colour? I recently purchased an NYX lipstick online and the colour is really similar to my actual lip colour. I haven’t been able to figure out if this is a good thing or a bad thing yet :S The NYX lipsticks are SO affordable and I find them really moisturising as well. The only downside is that I get them online and I find the swatches on the packaging shown really inaccurate.

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ParisB June 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Hi I don’t usually wear nude lip colours because they tend to make me look washed out. The closest I’ve gotten to a good nude or neutral is the Dior Creme de Gloss Pink Elixir. Nude/Neutral lip colours usually refer to colours that are light and close to your lip colour tone. As my lips are pigmented, wearing a beige “nude” makes me look pale and sick. I like NYX but I don’t own many of them. I did feature NYX lipsticks in previous posts though. They are good for the price paid :)

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mrsdjones June 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Paris,
I would love to try this berry shimmery color but err.. I have a phobia on dark color lippie. The trick here is to have a clear skin I guess. You look good as usual! :)

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ParisB June 15, 2011 at 5:41 pm

No darling, the trick is to wear it with confidence! ;) If you aren’t so sure, try a gloss – its lighter and sheerer. Or try a sheer lipstick in a deep shade. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be alright ;) Thanks!

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gio June 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm

The color is gorgeous! What a shame it’s discontinued. *sighs*

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ParisB June 16, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Yup but still available though and at half the price! ;)

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milktea June 15, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Very nice colour for your skintone! :-) Colour suits its name! ;-)

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ParisB June 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm

You reckon the colour screams “Breakup Rumor”? ;) I wasn’t sure what colour that would be to be honest hehe…

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Stacey June 16, 2011 at 9:35 am

I saw this on Benefit’s website when I received their sale mailer.
its like temptation knocking on my door! eeps. ._.

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ParisB June 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm

*knock knock* ;)

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Mari June 17, 2011 at 11:43 am

It’s a gorgeous colour! I love Benefit’s dark coloured lipsticks, they look scary in the tube, but lovely applied. Ms Behaving is still a staple for me.I’m dying to try that one as well! And for 9USD it’s a steal!!

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ParisB June 17, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Yep! Grab it while its on sale!

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Kristine Tang June 17, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Oooooo such a lovely color!

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ParisB June 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm

It sure is! And a little unusual to boot

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Amanda June 17, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Full-Finish and Silky-Finish lipsticks are always on sale at my local Sephora. This one looks great on you. I’m always very afraid of berry toned lipsticks. I always go for pink or nude. How boring *lol*

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ParisB June 20, 2011 at 9:53 am

I bet you’d look awesome in a berry toned lip in the Fall or Winter! Try it this year? ;)

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Amy June 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Love the color and it looks great on u! hey, it’s on sale now US$9 but hv to spend US$115 to enjoy the free int’l shipping :( haha… anyone out there interested to combine order :D.

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ParisB June 23, 2011 at 10:40 am

Yep its a very good price online. Try to combine shipping with a few friends :) The blushes are worth looking at too!

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Nadia June 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Looks like a gorgeous colour on you! I love this kind of berry-ish shades too!

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ParisB June 27, 2011 at 11:11 am

I think this would look amazing on you!

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