According to LORAC: Create a stir with LORAC's Lips With Benefits Gloss! This unique, hydrating formula is Paraben-Free and infused with antioxidants of Acai Berry, Pomegranate Extract and Vitamins C & E to help nourish and protect your kissable pout. These luscious glosses feature a menage-a-trois of swirling striped hues for a one-of-a-kind, high-shine finish with flirty, sexy color and a sweet crème brûlée fragrance that will have you wanting more. No strings attached, no sticky entanglements, just a satisfying, silky-smooth application every time. Don't be bashful, Lips With Benefits comes in many complementing shades to please you so you won't have to feel guilty about choosing more than one color to love!
I chose Nick, which is described as a light pink shimmer, because it was both beautiful in the packaging and it swatched beautifully as well. In the tube it is a gorgeous melange of gold and pink shimmer suspended in a creamy milky base.
As you can see from the swatches, Nick is a high shimmer translucent gloss that beautifully captures the light. The colors mix when you pull out the doe foot applicator which creates a lovely complexity to the multi-colored shimmer, but it's not an over-the-top glitter. If you prefer opaque lip glosses this will disappoint you because it is definitely a more sheer cream formula. It is unbelievably comfortable and moisturizing on the lips, and not at all drying as is the case with so many glosses that I have tried. It does have a crème brûlée flavor, but that does quickly subside- I happen to find it pleasant, but not all will feel the same. It is neither sticky nor gritty, and I often forget that I am wearing a gloss because it almost feels like a long wearing richly emollient lip balm.
Ingredients: Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Behenyl Beeswax, Stearyl Beeswax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera microcristallina), Phenoxyethanol, Flavor (Aroma), Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Citric Acid, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin oxide, Polyurethane-11, Polyurethane-33, Silica, Acrylates Copolymer MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019) , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19141), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 45470), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000).
Does NOT contain: Parabens, Sulfates, GMOs, or Triclosan. NO ANIMAL TESTING.
Overall assessment: I really like this lip gloss a lot. The only downside for me is that it is limited edition at Sephora, and I'm getting tired of feeling as though I need to buy back-ups for the limited edition products that I like. That said, I am very happy with this lip gloss.
0.19 Fl Oz $18.00 at Sephora