This was my beautiful new lipstick, bought this week as a pick-me-up and a quick fix for a bit of springtime glam. I loved it. I loved it so much I wrote about it. Then my toddler destroyed it. First it was the Vaseline, brought to me in the form of an empty tin and two greasy little hands. Oh no, I laughed, not again! (this was the second Vaseline incident this week). Then, five minutes later, as I cooked dinner I was handed the empty tube of my beloved new shade, the Benefit Posie Balm I’d been raving about a couple of hours earlier.
This time, the “oh no” was slightly stronger and as I followed my little girl into the lounge, I found lovely pink lip tint smeared on the sofa and cushions. It doesn’t matter, I can replace the lippy no problem, and if it wasn’t for the pink marks on the sofa and on my new trousers it would have been even funnier. I guess I should just remember to keep my bag way out of reach of my inquisitive 20-month-old. If it wasn’t for that beautiful smile… Anyway, here’s what I thought of the Posie Balm. You can see what Florence made of it below!
I’m not a huge fan of lipstick and only wear a bit when I go out, but I love lip balm and anything with a bit of added colour is perfect daywear for me.
The Posie Balm from Benefit is perfect for a tiny hint of colour, but what I love is that you can also layer it up to achieve a stronger shade by using one of the lip tints underneath.
In my 20s, when I went out more and had more disposable income, I used quite a few Benefit products and still love the pretty pastel shades and kitsch packaging. Some of my favourites were the Dandelion blusher andHigh Beam highlighter, which I still use, but for some reason I never bought a bottle of Benetint. I’m not sure why as I was just given a sample of the poppy red lip and cheek stain in John Lewis and it’s fab, really light, non-sticky and natural looking. It’s available in four shades to match the balms – I think I’ll definitely be putting a few of the other colours on my wish list.