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.
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.
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.
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!