We all know Benefit Cosmetics because of their brow products, blushes, and face bases. To be honest, I can barely remember the last time I used a lippie from the brand. But wait, they finally launched a new lipstick line: Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip! What makes this lippie unique? Is it a must-have? Read on my Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip Review and see all the swatches below.


Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip Product Information


Get fuller-looking lips in one easy stroke with they’re real! double the lip. This lip liner & lipstick in one features a Custom Teardrop Tip that grabs and defines your lip line and fills in lips with complementing colour for the appearance of volume and dimension. This semi-matte lipstick comes in neutral to bright shades for visibly fuller, sexier lips.


I love Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip because…

  • it is a lip liner and a lipstick in one tube –- and in one swipe. The pointed tip, which has the darker shade, is the lip liner, while the rounded side, which has the lighter shade, is the lipstick.


  • it has a teardrop shape tip to easily line and fill in the lips at the same time. This means you can save time!


  • it is moisturizing. It does not dry out the lips.
  • it comes in 8 beautiful shades.


  • lips look fuller with its satin finish and its complimenting lip liner and lipstick shades.
  • all shades have good pigmentation. You can get the exact color on the tube in one swipe.
  • it’s lightweight – as if I’m not wearing any lipstick on.

I wish…

  • Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip is longer lasting. It starts to fade in 3 hours.
  • the lip liner and the lipstick sides wear down equally. I am not sure if this only happens to me but after two uses of the Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip, I already end up with a slanted tip – favoring the lipstick side. This makes the liner-lipstick application harder.


  • Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip works for all sizes of lips. Those with fuller, thicker lips, might have harder time doing the lip liner and lipstick trick in just one swipe as the tip might be a bit small for others.
  • all shades have lip liner and lipstick that blend well. Some shades have very obvious lip liners that blending is a must! You can see the swatches below.


Tips on Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip

  • Position the pointed tip along your upper lip line and glide on.
  • Pivot to fill in your lower lip.
  • Gently press your lips together to softly blend.
  • If the lip liner shade is very obvious, use a lip brush to blend with the lipstick.

Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip Verdict

Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip is definitely a unique lip product. If you like using a lip liner before gliding on your lipstick, this lip product can help you save time. You’ll need to keep on reapplying throughout the day though, which I don’t mind as long as I have hydrated lips!

I recommend Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip to those who like a lip liner and a lipstick in one swipe and to those who love ombre lips. It’s also for those who like pigmented lipstick that does not dry out the lips.

Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip Swatches

from L-R: Criminally Coral, Nude Scandal, Lusty Rose, Juicy Berry, Pink Thrills, Fuchsia Fever, Flame Game, Revved-up Red


wearing Criminally Coral


Swatches below are just one swipe, without blending.

Criminally Coral


Nude Scandal


Lusty Rose


Juicy Berry


Pink Thrills


Fuchsia Fever


Flame Game


Revved-Up Red


My personal favorites are Criminally Coral, Nude Scandal, Lusty Rose, and Juicy Berry. How about you? What are your picks?

Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip collection is now available in all Benefit counters.

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