Product Type: Benefit makeup
Newest Review: ... at the product out of the box if you are looking at buying it. I bought my Benetint from Boots for £24.50 which I feel is far too expe... more
Perky pink and pretty nipples....and nice cheeks and lips too.
Member Name: Larachristina
Advantages: Lovely colour, gives a nice glow.
Disadvantages: Too expensive, dries quickly, is hard to blend once dry, stains fingers.
Want pretty pink and perky nipples?
(Dont we all)
Look no futher. Here is the perfect product for you.
Ok, so perhaps pink nipples is not exactly what you would be thinking of, when looking for the perfect blush.
Apparently (according to a friend who works for Benefit, thanks Debbie) Benetint was originally marketed toward strippers in the seventies, to tint their nips a perky pink.
How lovely is that?
Anyhoo. Back to the most common use of the product.
Benetint is the original rose tinted cheek and lip stain, made by cosmetics brand Benefit.
Benetint promises to be water proof, and kiss proof, giving a sexy flushed glow to your cheekies and and just kissed glow to your lippies.
What does it look like?
Benetint is in a little bottle, much like a nail varnish bottle. The lid is white, and the body if the bottle is clear, showing the liquid inside, which is a deep cherry colour.
The applicator is a little brush attatched to the lid, again, a bit like a nail varnish.
It liquid consists of, Water, Rose Water, Glycerin, Quaternium-15, and Carmine.
How to use.
The Benefit website gives clear instructions on how to use.
It guides you to "Draw three small stripes across the apple of your cheek. Blend in a circular motion with fingertips. Apply benetint to lips with a clean q-tip... even after your lipstick wears off you'll still have a rosy glow!"
What do I think?
Well, firstly, benetint is bloody expensive. It retails at £22.50 per bottle, and whilst the bottle is big enough to get a lot of wear out of, I ant help but think that it is super expensive for a blusher/lipstain.
Unlike the wesbite instructions, benetint isnt actually as easy to apply as they would leave you to believe. It is a liquid solution, but it dries terribly fast, and if you dont get it on, and blend it out in record time, it can stain your cheeks in streaks.
It also stains your fingers, and anything else you spill it on, so you have to be very careful when applying it, and wash your hands immediatly.
Benetint has a beautiful smell (just like Roses) which is a nice plus from a blusher. It does give you a lovely *just romped* glow, but you have to be quite sparing with application, because Benetint can come out quite dark, depending on how much, or how many layers you apply.
I do think benetint is a lovely product, and it does what it intends very well (I cant comment on the nipple stain. This is something I am yet to try out), however, they are so many cheaper alternatives on the market, that work just as effectively, for half the price.
For example, you can buy a product called MeMeMe pussycat cheek and liptint, which works exactly the same as benetint, for the much cheaper price of £4.50 from the Superdrug website.
Benetint, like other benefit products, is a beautiful and effective piece of makeup, but its just too darned expensive for what it is. If you have no money worries, and like spending a bit more on your products, then this is for you, but if you have to watch the purse strings a little, i would recommend finding a cheaper alternative.
You can find out.......
...More about Benefit Benetint, and where to buy it, from here.
(I have split the link in three, to keep it under 80 characters. Just paste it back together)
Summary: A lovely cheek and lip tint, for people who have a bit extra cash, and who can blend super quickly.