Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Benefit Benetint

Hey everyone
Firstly, apologies for the amount of Benefit reviews I seem to be doing lately. I have recently begun to love the brand and have incorporated many of their products into my everyday routine, and I wanted to share them with you.
As most of you will know, InStyle magazine are this month offering three Benefit minis to try out - Benetint, Cha Cha Tint and Sun Beam. I originally went to buy the magazine with the intention of picking up Sun Beam as this is the one I wanted to try, but my local shop didn't have any Sun Beam samples left, so I settled for Benefit's oldest lip/cheek tint, Benetint.
Benetint is a "rose tinted lip & cheek stain", "kiss-proof, see through colour for lips and cheeks which lasts for hours".  I actually didn't think I would like this product at all - I'm not one for red lips/cheeks, but I decided I would give it a whirl anyway. I have to say, I was completely mistaken and I actually love this product.
It has a very watery consistency, much different to Benefit's other stains such as Posie Tint and Cha Cha Tint, which are more gel-like. It is a lovely red/rose color, and would probably suit most complexions. It has a slight floral scent to it as well, which I like but I know some people won't.
I have to say, I don't use this on my cheeks. I find it's quite hard to blend in with your fingers, and once blended, the majority of the stain is on your fingertip rather than on your cheek. I originally tried this on my cheeks, was very disappointed and thought nothing more of it. However, I was going on a night out, and wanted a lip colour that I wouldn't have to keep touching up, so turned to this to see what it would be like.
I don't actually have a picture of it on my lips, but it's the most beautiful rose colour. I thought it would be quite bright, but it's actually really subtle which I like. You can however build it up to a stronger colour if you wanted to. It lasted for about 5-6 hours on my lips too, of course it faded but it faded naturally without going patchy or messy.
The only downside to this is the fact that it can dry your lips out, so I wouldn't recommend this to someone with extremely dry lips.
Overall I love this as a lip product, but not really a cheek product. I don't know if it's just me not being able to apply it right, but I have spoken to a few other people who have told me they struggled to get any colour payoff on their cheeks!
I do think it's expensive if I was to just use it as a lip product, and for that reason I probably won't be purchasing the full sized one. However, if any more samples crop up, I will be snatching them up :)
This is available for £24.50 from Boots and online at www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk

P.S. This is my 100th post! Wow, it seems like two minutes ago I was writing my first! 


  1. I bought my benetint almost a year ago and I agree that it doesnt have a great colour payoff on my cheeks. It also highlights the dry patches on my lips and applies unevenly. I haven't touched it since I got it :(

    1. Oh no! I must admit I wouldn't go near it if my lips were even slightly dry as it doesn't look pretty! Xx

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  3. This looks really scary! I might pick up this one too to give it a go, I got the sunbeam originally xx

    1. I thought it was scary! That's why I originally wanted sunbeam as I thought it'd suit me better! Ill still have to have a look for sunbeam anyway :) xx

  4. I have Sun Beam and Benetint and Benetint is my preferred of the two, I have the opposite problem to you though as I find it difficult to use on my lips but I love it on my cheeks, it does dry very easily so what I do is make little dots on my cheeks and quickly blend them in with my fingers, just three or four little dots should do it!

    1. I might give it another go on my cheeks as I like the idea of it :) xx

  5. congratulations on your 100th post milestone!
    i've just started following you after havin a quick flick through and i can't wait to see the next 100.
    i got sun beam because i'm more of a gold tone person, as i try to avoid adding anymore redness to my cheeks and although i do like it, its not as 'wow' as i was expecting, especially for the price of it!
    i think that benetint does look lovely for the lips though, looking at your swatches.
    anyway, please pop over and say hi, you seem so nice and i'd love to have a proper chat.
    hope to hear from you soon,
    laura xx


    1. A few people have said the same thing about sunbeam! I was going to get the full sized one a few weeks ago but I'm glad I didn't now. I never thought I'd like benetint but its actually suprised me! Xxx

  6. I've tried this before too and had the same problem on my cheeks, just wouldn't blend properly! Congrats on the 100th post too Hannah, loving the blog :-)

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  7. Love the post! And benefit cosmetics. And 100 posts? Congrats! I'm still on my first few :3 xxx

  8. Great review! I always was curious of this Benefit tint. :)

    xo - Sheila