Benefit Fine One One is the newest launch from the brand that is forever oozing wittiness and kitsch,
it has taken up until now for me to realise that Fine One One is a play on the emergency services stateside 9-1-1...i'm not always the sharpest tool in the box.
Housed inside a rather swish rose gold case that has a twist up mechanism to dispense the product when needed is Benefit's Fine One One a multipurpose lip and cheek balm that looks good enough to eat, the colour scheme reminds me of those push pop ice cream's...yum!
Speaking of colour schemes as you can see the product is split into three chunks of colour: a light pink iridescent shimmering highlight, a bright watermelon pink that is sheer and has a dewy finish and last but not least an almost matte orange based coral.
As it is a multi-use product you can use it in various ways: slick on with the highlighter side upwards for a sculpting look, dab on and blend in circular movements for an all over glow to the cheeks, using a brush you can also use the colours separately on the lips and cheeks.
When all three shades blend together I find them to form a shimmery bright pink shade with orange leanings that is fairly sheer and for that reason alone I do recommend it for light to medium skin tones but as it has a sheer cream formula it can be layered on fairly easy.
In terms of formula I don't find this the best choice for my oily skin as it has a little slide factor and tends to only wear for around four hours per application on my skin type. I would imagine it to fair a little better on those with normal to dry skin types and to be actually quite beneficial for drier skins as it is fairly hydrating.
Admittedly I don't really like it at all on my lips finding the colour to gather and settle into any cracks or dry areas of my lips but I would imagine when combined with a balm or gloss this should subside a little.
Benefit Fine One One* 8g/£23.50 via Benefit - link