Friday, January 10, 2014

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint - Review + Swatch

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint, $30.00
When we're dealing with loads of hustle and bustle, the last thing we want is for our makeup routine to take up any more time than necessary. To get us on our way without worry, we want quick, double duty products in our stash that can be applied in seconds and will stay all day. Cheek and lip stains are a notorious time-saving beauty mainstay. Today, we'll take a look at a cult classic stain that is sure to have you gorgeous and out the door in no time flat!

Benefit Cosmetics' Benetint is a gorgeous rose tinted (and scented) cheek and lip stain. Meant to simulate a hot, natural flush, Benetint will stay put for hours through all types of wear and tear. While it is simple to apply, just dab it on your lips or cheeks with the provided brush, I find that it's a little hard to work with. You have to work fast to blend it in, otherwise you're left with awkward looking streaks. However, once it is on, it's locked, stocked, and gorgeous!


As a cheek stain, I like it well enough. Like I said before, you can't dilly dally once you apply it. It can also be awkward to work with over top of foundation. Or, at least, it was in my experience. When I'd try to blend it in, it would rub my foundation all wonky! But with a little experimenting and some careful blending, I finally got Benetint on the way I wanted. I'd imagine that it really works best on bare skin or very thin, low coverage foundations and BB creams.

I have to admit, I needed more than a couple strokes to achieve the tint that I wanted. It really isn't as strong on the first pass over as one would imagine for a cheek stain. I think it took me about three blended coats to get the nice, rosy flush that I was looking for. So just be aware that you might need to apply a few coats to get it how you want it if you're going for an intense flush.

Will I buy a full-sized version? Eh, probably not. I'm not a huge fan of stains for cheeks, and as a lip stain I'm not sure this is a shade I'd go for. However, that doesn't mean this is a bad product. Not by any stretch. I think the product itself is lovely, it's just not for me. But if you're into cheek stains and you don't have Benetint, I definitely recommend giving it a look ASAP!

Do you own Benefit's Benetint? Are you a fan of cheek stains? Which ones do you recommend?


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