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

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dandelion

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 Dandelion–a soft pearly pink.

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Packaging: 9/10

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

Quality: 8/10

In the tube, Dandelion looks like a mid-toned peachy pink with gold micro-shimmer. But once it’s on the lips, Dandelion is almost completely colorless. The shimmer is also difficult to detect unless you’re in the sunlight and up close.

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 an hour or two of wear before the shimmer and product wears off on the lips.

Overall, I’m unimpressed with this color. There is barely any noticeable visual effect on your lips, despite Benefit’s claims that this gloss will give you a “burst of juicy color” and “crystal brilliance.” The gloss has a good formula, but that’s about it.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

This gloss doesn’t have strong pigmentation and is translucent in color, so application doesn’t require a mirror. The 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 Dandelion Box Packaging

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dandelion

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dandelion

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dandelion

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dandelion Applicator

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dandelion Swatch

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dandelion 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)]

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