Review: Benefit Cosmetics Benetint

Judging from the recent articles posted by BWA members, Benefit Cosmetics seems to have taken over the world of make-up fanatics, so I thought why not jump on the bandwagon and give my two cents on one of my favourites in their cosmetics line: Benetint.

Benetint is described as a rose tinted lip & cheek stain, ‘the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle’ and I couldn’t agree more.

PACKAGING

Much like Benefit’s other liquid products, Benetint comes housed in a glass bottle with a thin brush-tip applicator, similar to that of a classic nail polish bottle – but classier. The downfall is that it isn’t exactly very hygienic with the way it’s packaged, nor is it suitable for travel as, judging from the bottle, I can see how leakage would be an issue.

DESCRIPTION & APPLICATION

As the box describes, Benetint is a rose red coloured stain for lips and cheeks. It is a little more liquid-like in consistency than Benefit’s High Beam and contains a lovely floral rose scent which I personally adore but for those who dislike fragrances, the scent is really not detectable once applied. Dab a little product on your lips for that ‘just bitten’ look, or build it up for a more striking red lip.
For the cheeks, the bottle states to apply ‘three dots to the apples of your cheek and blend quickly with fingertip’, and yes, they mean every word. Unless you’re going for that streaky look, you’ll need to blend fast before the liquid settles on the skin, but this is pretty common in lipstains. Personally I’m a fan of any makeup that doesn’t require the complication of brushes or sponges, although this aspect may not be favoured by all as it does stain your fingertips.

COST: One of Benetint’s main downsides is its $29 price tag on Benefitcosmetics.com, but a hefty $55 at the Benefit counter in Myer.

OVERALL OPINION

There is very little I dislike about this product; the colour is a rosy red that I think compliments any skin tone, adding a natural ‘glowing from within’ flush of colour. Lip stains are perfect for those of you who, like me, want some colour on your lips without that heavy lipstick feeling and Benetint does not disappoint in that aspect. It blends easily on the skin but is light in texture giving a natural appearance.

RATING: 9/10

I strongly recommend Benetint for those of you who are going for a more natural ‘no-makeup’ sort of look, paired with some light foundation. A quick tip is to apply some moisturiser beforehand so that the product blends more easily and if you are prone to dry cheeks, the colour will also not concentrate in the dry areas. Benetint has other products of similar packaging and application including Posietint and Chachatint. I can’t wait to try these out and let you know my verdict soon!

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49 Comments

  • Reply godsaur Monday 21st January, 2013 at 11:39 am

    like this product

  • Reply Fiendangelical Friday 13th July, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I always see this product in magazines, thanks for the review.

  • Reply T1NA Friday 6th July, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    love love love!

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 16th June, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Useful review – particularly the online price difference!

  • Reply keppers Thursday 7th June, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Love this product. So easy to use

  • Reply ozproductjunkie Wednesday 30th May, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE this lip tint! It stays on for so long and you can really build the stain up if you want a deeper colour. Its not exactly cheap but it does last a really, really long time.

  • Reply grainne11 Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    love this for a natural blush in seconds

  • Reply Tessa Thursday 19th January, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    been wanting to try this for ages!

  • Reply linhyy Wednesday 18th January, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Definitely a worthwhile investment! Well said!

  • Reply ethereal Wednesday 18th January, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Sounds like a great product (and that Myer is a rip off!)

  • bubsarella
    Reply bubsarella Wednesday 18th January, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I have never used a Benefit product before and have always been curious. I am still reluctant to jump on the lipstain train though as I really luv my lipgloss!

  • Reply shell0606 Wednesday 18th January, 2012 at 12:41 am

    I’d love to try this

  • Reply JENNIFAARRH Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    sounds interesting!

  • Reply Joni64 Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    It’s like cosmetics in the 1920s, very classy

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    your reviews are so thorough – an informative pleasure to read!

  • kailaferrelli
    Reply kailaferrelli Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I will be buying this on the internet then!

  • Reply candicelee22 Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Looks great

  • Reply lizzie77 Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Thanks for the review!

  • Reply Tashie Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Sounds fab!!

  • Reply darling Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 9:44 am

    i want to try this now

  • Reply juliew Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 9:39 am

    i want to try this

  • Reply jenniekellett Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 8:07 am

    This is a staple in my make-up bag!

  • Reply thugsy Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I want to try it

  • Reply bardie Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I love this stuff

  • Reply midnightstarfish Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Pretty!

  • Reply tessarella Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Great review, benefit always seems to have good products, I should try them soon

  • Reply krisbrink Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Is there any “taste”? I kind of prefer some type of flavor other than that waxy one…

  • Reply thing13 Tuesday 17th January, 2012 at 2:24 am

    What a price difference!

  • Reply i-n-u-r-e Monday 16th January, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Really want to try this!

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Monday 16th January, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I’m dying to try this now…i love multi-use products!

  • Reply ladadidah Monday 16th January, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    pricey for a student, but sounds interesting

  • Reply punkemohardcore Monday 16th January, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I’ve been curious about Benetint for a while, it looks interesting. So expensive though.

  • Reply qwysycl Monday 16th January, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    great for beach.

  • Reply kiddo89 Monday 16th January, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    would love to try this!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Monday 16th January, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Sounds great to try

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Monday 16th January, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    awesome post 😀

  • Reply Crystal Monday 16th January, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    thanks for this!

  • Reply MsKimo Monday 16th January, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I’ve never tried a lip stain before! I’ve just purchased it online so it’s cheaper. 🙂

  • Reply livi Monday 16th January, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Great review 🙂

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Monday 16th January, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I love stains, they look so natural.. but I can’t wear my makeup without a setting powder so don’t see how this will work over a powder. Might give it a go though.

  • Reply chocolatelace Monday 16th January, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    this is an awesome product

  • ivysaurus
    Reply ivysaurus Monday 16th January, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Why is this so much more expensive at Myer 🙁

  • Reply chrystal Monday 16th January, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    thanks for the price saving tip for online

  • Reply KNY Monday 16th January, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I have heard so much about this, and would so love to try. Bummer about the price tag here in OZ!

  • Reply ichigolove01 Monday 16th January, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try this out!

  • Reply lauralai Monday 16th January, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I love lip stains, so sweet

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Monday 16th January, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I will have to try this! I LOVE that colour!

  • Reply mandystsai1 Monday 16th January, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    The review was very informative. Thanks for posting!

  • Myra
    Reply myra00 Monday 16th January, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I’ll have to try this, I think I’ll like it, thanks for the review 🙂

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