Review & Swatches: Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in “Sugarbomb”

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb

Availability: Sephora, ULTA, Benefit
Price: $16.00

Company’s Description

This dazzling lip gloss drenches your lips in brilliant shine and a burst of juicy color that’s never sticky. Loaded with crystal brilliance, color glides on smooth. Just one stroke will give you glimmering, shimmering lips!

Benefit has just released 6 Ultra Plush Lip Glosses, which complement 6 of the company’s most popular Box O’ Powder Blushes. You can view swatches of all 6 colors, including images of each color applied to the lips, here.

This review is specifically for the shade Sugarbomb–a shimmering pinky nude.

Packaging: 9/10

This gloss comes in a soft, plastic tube with a slanted, plastic applicator.

Quality: 8.5/10

In the tube, Sugarbomb looks like a medium nude pink with multi-dimensional micro-shimmer. It looks gorgeous swatched on the skin. But once on the lips, it really doesn’t look like much unless you’re in the sun; under sunlight, you see a lot of tiny sparkles. The base color only tints the lips very slightly.

The formula is extremely emollient, has medium thickness, and brings moisture to your lips. The gloss feels soft and smooth and isn’t sticky. Even after the gloss has come off, it leaves behind a protective layer on the lips, helping to keep them moisturized after the gloss has faded.

The gloss has a sweet smell, but it isn’t strong, so even people sensitive to scents should be able to wear this gloss.

You get about 1-2 hours of wear before the product wears off.

Once again, I’m underwhelmed by this lip gloss. It doesn’t do much for the lips, and for $16.00 you should be getting more than just a good formula–you should be getting something interesting when it comes to color too.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

This gloss glides onto the skin easily and evenly.

Price: 9/10

For $16.00 you get 0.5 ounces of product. This is the average amount of product you’d expect out of a tube gloss and a mid-range price.

Final Grade

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb Box Packaging

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb Applicator

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb Swatch

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb Applied


Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Parfum (Fragrance), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Trihydroxystearin, BHT, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate. [+/- May Contain : CI 12085 (Red 36, Red 36 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45380 (Red 21, Red 21 Lake, Red 22 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet)]

Yves Rocher Creator of Botanical Beauty

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