Product Type: 2True makeup
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A decent budget liquid blush
2True Cheek N Lip Tint
Member Name: Moromir
2True Cheek N Lip Tint
Disadvantages: Wear time
I was scared when I opened this product! Straight from the brush it is neon! There is a very light powdery scent if you smell it close to the bottle but I couldn't smell anything once a small amount was rubbed into the back of my hand.
I found this product to be a lot thicker in consistency than Benetint and I found this actually worked in its favour because it didn't instantly settle in one concentrated spot which did make it easier to blend out.
I quickly abandoned the idea of applying the product with the brush on my cheeks (although if you wanted straight lines of blush for a power-80s look this would probably actually be awesome for applying it!) and found it was much easier to dab some on the back of my hand and then apply it to my finger tips and dab it onto my face.
Trying it for the second time I found that it applied much better if I put some on the back of my hand and then used a small skunk brush (a duel fibre brush) to apply it to my face (I used the Sigma SS188 but I really don't recommend this brush, shedding issues!). I got a lovely almost airbrushed look using it this way.
I found that if I used the product without any powder or MAC Fix+ that it lasted about three hours tops on my cheeks but came off if I touched my face. I got about five hours out of it using Fix+ which I think is pretty decent going. I also experimented with layering a powder blush over the top but this didn't improve the wearing time particularly.
Two small dabs from the brush, blended out on the lips using fingers is enough to lightly coat the lips for a glowy but natural look. I found that it took a couple of minutes to 'dry'. I didn't expect the product to have much lasting power and found that it did come straight off even drinking something like orange squash.
For a bolder look, the brush on the bottle is pretty skinny so its quite easy to 'paint' your lips with the product. It does go on a bit streaky but a couple of coats gives you a decent lip colour. Again the staying power wasn't great and I'd use something like Lipcote if I wanted to go out wearing it.
I noticed that the stain had a bit of a powdery taste if I licked my lip, it wasn't horrible but I could happily do without it!
Overall for the cost this is a nice product and I would go as far as to say I like it more than Benetint, at least smell/taste/consistency wise. If you're using a small amount it does give a nice natural colour to the lips and cheeks but the staying power needs to be improved before I would consider purchasing a bottle myself.
I was sent this product for free to review by a review site. My skin was prepared using a Soap & Glory serum, a Neal's Yard moisturiser and Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser. My skin was finished with MAC Fix+.
The product comes packaged very much like a nail polish, in a glass bottle with a plastic screw top lid with a brush attached inside. I found the brush to be a bit 'skinny' and a dense brush might have helped with application if you were in a rush and wanted to work directly from the brush.
For the money, essentially it is worth buying this. If you need this to last a long time then maybe consider a different product.
Summary: A decent budget liquid blush with wide availability, gives decent staying power.