I received Benefit's Ticket to Glossytown as a Christmas gift from my aunts and I thought I'd do a little review of it for you since that's what I'm really into reading and watching at the moment.
Ticket to Glossytown is a Limited Edition gift set that retails at $24/€39.95 approximately. I'm not sure exactly how long it's available for but you can still buy it on Benefit's site. The set consists of six 3ml Ultra Shines lip glosses in the colours Foxy Lady, Kiss You, Life on the A List, Nudie-Tude, So Frisk Me and Spiked Punch. The full size lip glosses are 5ml and $18/€22 each so you're getting about 60% of the full size glosses in each of the miniatures.
You can see how each of the lip glosses looks on my lips in each of the photos below
Life on the A List
So Frisk Me
You can read how each of the colours is described on the Benefit site but I'll give you my take on each because some of their descriptions are a bit strange (eg. Nudie-tude is described as "goldspun twist", whatever that means!). First of all they all smell amazing. I know scented products, especially scented lip products are not for everyone but these smell so fruity, almost like passion fruit or mango and I love fruity scented products so for me that wasn't a problem. There is a nice variety of colours, something to go with most looks you may want to wear.
Foxy Lady is a sheer rose colour with blueish shimmer, I would wear this over a red lipstick for a more opaque colour but it's gorgeous by itself as an alternative to a strong red lip.
Kiss You is a combination of pink/purple with very minimal shimmer, you could wear this over a pink toned lipstick for more colour payoff but alone it's a nice way of wearing this shade without it being too in your face.
Life on the A List is a nude shade, again with minimal shimmer, this is great to wear if you want your eye make up to be the focus but still want some shine to your lips.
Nudie-tude is another nude shade with a small amount of little multicolour glitter particles in it. I think this is my favourite shade mostly because I find a lot of nude lipstick can wash me out but this sits on my lips so well and give an extra dimension to your lips when you want to keep them neutral but still want them to stand out a bit.
So Frisk Me is the darkest shade from the set and is a gorgeous shimmery berry colour. The tiny particles of gold make it really warm and perfect for this time of year.
Spiked Punch is a coral colour with almost no shimmer. This is definitely a Summer colour or would also be great for doing a 60s look because it's quite a pastel coral.
My favourite shades are the more shimmery of the three, Foxy Lady, Nudie-tude and So Frisk Me. I think the colour pay off is better and they look better worn alone whereas I would probably wear the other three over lipstick because they're quite sheer.
If you like all six shades and would wear them then this set is such great value for money. I would definitely repurchase my three favourites but not the others because I don't think I'll get as much wear out of them but the great thing about sets like these is getting to try out different shades you may not ordinarily and also having a variety of colours for different times of the year.
The packaging is gorgeous as is the case with all Benefit products (they are one of the brands that made me love make up) and they are handy sizes that won't be sitting in your make up bag for years and go to waste.
All in all I recommend this set to those lip junkies out there, it would also make a great present as it's not something people usually buy for themselves.
I hope to bring you more beauty reviews and recommendations in future as I love doing my video reviews but there are so many products I use that I would want to go into much more detail about and that would make for very long videos! I have a list of things I'm going to review but if there's anything you would like me to review or know I wear and want to know more about or if you're looking for any recommendations please don't hesitate to get in contact. I've already had several requests regarding beauty products so they're all on my list too.
I hope you're all doing well! My foot has been giving my some trouble lately and I couldn't walk for a couple of days last week so I had to go get an X ray today. I'll keep you posted on how it goes!
Thanks for reading if you've gotten this far!