Benefit Rockateur Ultra Plush Gloss Review+Swatches

 Benefit's world famous Box-o_powders now have a line of matching lip glosses. Today I'm writing about the newest addition to the range - Rockateur. This lip gloss formula "glides on extra smooth and feels ahhhmazingly silky and luxurious. The eight irresistible shades, from sultry nudes, to punchy pinks, come in soft squeeze tubes with a custom tip, designed for perfectly even application." These glosses contain a generous 15ml (.5 fl oz) and cost $16. I got a mini tube in Benefit's new Rockitude Lip&Cheek Kit. Benefit does not test on animals. This lip gloss was made in France.

 Benefit's Ultra Plush Glosses come in squeeze tubes with a slant tip applicator. I'm not sure why Benefit makes a big deal about the slant tip applicator, its the same as any other. The Rockateur gloss has cute packaging, the shade name is scrawled across the tube in black cursive lettering. Black, lacy details also decorate the tube. Packaging is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Unfortunately, it isn't recyclable.
 I like Benefit's Ultra Plush Gloss formula. I feel like the name "Ultra Plush" is kinda misleading. It sounds like this would be one of those thick, heavy, sticky glosses - which couldn't be less true. The Rockateur gloss is just a treat to wear; the formula is thin, slick, and moisturizing - almost balm like. This gloss applies a little unevenly, but its passable. Rockateur doesn't have great wear, it only lasts about an hour or so, for a couple reasons. This gloss' thin, slick consistency gives it some slip, so it can slide out of the lip line, but it doesn't really transfer off the the lips. Ultra Plush Glosses also seem to sink into the lips over time, which definitely doesn't help this gloss last. Benefit's Ultra Plush Glosses have a generic fruity scent and flavor that I quite like.
Benefit describes Rockateur as a "soft rose gold", but that's not really what I'm seeing. To me, Rockateur is a neutral bronzy pink with subtle golden shimmer. The finish is quite shiny, which I guess warrants that Ultra Plush name. Color payoff is good - much more pigmented that expected, based on my experience with other Ultra Plush glosses. Rockateur is surprisingly flattering on me, despite it's strong tan tone.
Benefit's Rockateur Ultra Plush Gloss is nice! I prefer it to the Dandelion one I tried last year. This gloss is comfortable and moisturizing, though not long wearing. Rockateur is a tan tinged pink with gorgeous, subtle shimmer. And have I mentioned that the packaging is super cute? I'm not sure if I'd repurchase, but I do want to explore the Ultra Plush Gloss range more thoroughly!


Ingredients:
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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