I was never a big fan of blushes, till I got introduced to this amazing product. Benetint from Benefit cosmetics is a lip and cheek stain. It was introduced to me by a friend. Every time I saw her I use to envy the glow that she had on her check and during on girle chat she revealed the secret, the Benetint lip and cheek stain. After that I had to get this somehow and it living in India, it’s difficult to get any Benefits products. So as soon as I found out that a friend was travelling from the USA I asked her to get it for me and then I started counting days. Since then it is something I have worn almost every day.
What Benefit Cosmetics says about Benetint :
Our original rose-tinted stain is kiss-proof, see-through color for lips & cheeks that lasts for hours. Naturally sheer & sexy on all complexions…it’s innocent yet provocative.
Originally created for an exotic dancer in the 1970s, benetint has soared to cult fave status. It’s loved by celebs, makeup artists and gals around the world. It’s the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle!
Benetint comes in a packaging that’s very similar to a nail polish packaging, the applicator brush is also similar to that of a nail polish brush. It’s a transparent bottle and the content appear as a deep red or burgundy liquid, but when you apply it on your cheeks or lips, its sheer. I like the packaging as its very convenient for travel or to carry in your handbag for a quick touch up. The only flip side to the packaging is that the mouth of the bottle is wide enough for the product to spill.
Consistency of the tint is watery. It’s very easy to blend on the cheeks as well as on lips. Since the its sheer you can always build it as per your desired shade.
Application – I apply the stain in my cheeks and then blend it out with my fingers. The only thing that you should be careful is that you should not spill it on your cloths. For my lips I have not found it effective as my lips are a little pigmentation so, I have to 3-4 layers to get some color. Like most lip stains it does make my lips dry in 2-3 hrs, but stays on the cheeks for a good 9 to 10 hrs. Since its water based, it does not become patchy and doesn’t make the skin oily or dry.
With any stain we have to be careful that it’s never applied if you have dry patches on your cheeks/breakouts or if your lips are dry. Before using the tint we should always exfoliate. That will give the best results.
The color is rosy red and after application it gives baby like pink cheeks. It also smells like roses. If you are fair you can apply just 1 layer but with someone a little dusky, you might have to apply 2-3 layers. With my complexion (MAC NC40), I can do with just one application.
I just love this product. I have used a lot of blushes and stains by I keep going to this one. I feel that is a value for $30. I know it’s expensive but it’s worth every penny.