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I received a small bottle of this cheek and lip tint in a magazine around a year ago. Cha Cha Tint is a mango tinted sheer stain, it is available from Benefit stockists for £24.50 for 12.5ml.
The tint comes in a bottle resembling nail varnish, with a small brush applicator. The tint is bright orange in colour, and to be honest, it did shock me at first how bright it was. The product is fairly thick in consistency, so does not run off the applicator; I find 2 swipes of the bush on my face is enough of an application for one cheek. The tint is east to blend on the skin, but you have to be quick, I found that if I leave the tint too long before I blend, I get an orange blotch.
Thankfully once blended, the neon colouring tones down. My skin is pale, and there is an orangey, sunkissed tint to the skin, but it is more subtle than I anticipated. I think more than 2 swipes of the brush would be overdoing it and the result may be very orange.
The results last for hours, I apply this in the morning and there is still a tint on my skin at the end of the day - not as strong, but there is still colour. The colour is easily removed with cleanser, and I have not experienced any adverse reaction to the product.
Even with pale skin, this does achieve a nice warm glow to the skin, but i think the best results would be found on darker skin tones. I would recommend trying this before you but, as the orange colouring will not be for everyone. I like this product and will continue to use it, but i do not think i will buy it as i prefer pinky tones on my skin.
Recently I have started to love cheek and lip stains as appose to a blusher and a lipstick. My first ever one was the Rose Benefit Benetint and I loved how it made my complexion and lips look and more importantly feel! I wanted to try some more shades as I wanted a different look. I was quite excited when I went to my local Benefit counter and spied this funky looking Benefit Cha Cha Cheek and Lip Tint!
As from my previous review I stated that when I first got a cheek and lip tint I didn't really know what it was and how the worked - were they really going to stain my face like tea on a table? But no do not worry they are a perfectly safe an convenient new cosmetic that first came about in the 1970s - an alternative way to have a blushing glow than wearing separate blusher and lipstick - plus they match as it is from the same bottle!
The packaging was what attracted it to me in the first place - a gorgeous, bright orangey red, rectangular box with black, wavy stripes down the side and the name presented in the middle. On the back is the ingredients which are suitable for all skin types as the do not contain oil or talc! Once you open up the box you will find the tint itself. It looks identical to a nail polish - just a very hip and stylish one! The bottle is gold with pink wavy stripes along the front and the name in bold white writing. Once you unscrew the white plastic lid the similarities to a nail varnish continue as it has the same little brush applicator that you would find when doing a manicure!
As I stated earlier, the Benetint was a rose tinted shade and smelt of beautiful roses, this version is a mango shade and smells of...wait for it...mango! It is just like when you go to buy a regular blush you have the choice of red, pink or coral - this would be the coral option. It is said that coral and orange tones do not suit the pale complexion that I possess, however I beg to differ as I think the brightness of the pigment really stands out on pale skin - as well as all other skin tones and make you look glowing!
When you swatch a little onto your hand it comes out VERY orange, but do not be alarmed as when blended it is much better and not so harsh. Benefit state that this tint will 'beautifully blush your cheeks and lips with a tropical sunset hue' ooh it sounds so lovely and makes me think of going on holiday! It is also 'smooch proof and smudge proof' so the boyfriend will be happy that he won't be wearing it as well! It will have you looking 'deliciously sun kissed for hours!'
How to apply to your cheeks: Make sure that your skin is primed or has foundation on; if you want to wear powder, make sure you apply it afterwards as it will appear dry and patchy if you do it first. Open the bottle and using the brush in the lid draw two lines on to your cheeks from the apples to the cheekbones. You have to be quick, no dawdling and blend it in using circle motions otherwise it will stain in lines. Once it is on you can apply a highlighter or some powder over the top, however I feel it is a much nicer and brighter look if you leave it as it is.
I am in love with this look on my cheeks - its so sheer that you can get away with wearing a little or a lot, it not only makes my skin look blushing but glowing and as though I have been to some tropical paradise! I think this will look amazing with a tan and really set it off.
How to apply to your lips: Apply a lip balm to prime your lips so that the tint goes on evenly and smoothly, then using a lip brush or a Q-Tip dip it into the bottle and then dab all over your lips. You can use the brush applicator but make sure you are careful and precise to not get any on your chin like I did! Once you have dabbed it on, be quick once more and blend in with your fingers to make it even.
At first, I thought this was going to give me weird orange lips but oddly once on it sort of transforms itself to a more natural lip colour with a very faint mango tinted sheen. It is totally acceptable to wear in the day time as it is not too dark or over the top - you can wear a lipstick underneath it to give a deeper look however I like to apply some lip gloss over the top and leave it as it is!
The scent of this tint is so amazing - like tropical juice or a juicy melon! I love applying it and the fragrance I get when I do, I really would recommend this to anyone who wants a sun kissed glow! It is quite expensive, retailing at £24.50 for 12.5mls but I find it lasts for ages and keeps my skin looking glowing for hours and hours on end! So it pays or itself really!
Available at Boots, Boots.com, any stores that sell Benefit and online outlets too!
Cha cha tint is described as a mango tinted lip and cheek stain which beautifully blushes lips and cheeks with a tropical sunset hue. Its not a product I would have ever really tried but After receiving a bottle of Benetint as a sample with a magazine about a year or two ago now I really got into lip and cheeks stains and like the way they work on my face. I bought this tint from the Benefit counter in Debenhams a few months ago now and really like how it looks. Don't be put off by the name, it will not actually stain your face and never come off but it "stains" by giving you that natural lip bitten look!
I am a big fan of Benefit cosmetics and although they are a bit expensive I think they give you a really natural look with all their products and are really quite a fun cosmetics brand. Benefit is an America cosmetics company founded in 1976 by twin sisters in San Francisco. The girls are called Jean and Jane. Their visions was to create makeup with a whimsical candy store type theme. Nowadays the brand has over 1,000 makeup counters in more than 25 countries. I use quite a lot of their products and like their philosophy and the look I can achieve with their cosmetics.
Benefit say that this sheer stain will have you looking deliciously sun kissed for hours. The colour is really pretty in my opinion, it's kind of a sheer coral colour so not too orangey, just lovely and summery.
This Cha cha tint comes in a little bottle with a brush at the top and almost looks like a nail varnish although the liquid is a lot thinner than that. I chose this colour for summer because I wanted to try a bright warm colour on my face rather than my usual red tint which is great for the winter. I like to look like I have a tan in the summer and if I can add some colour to my face with this then I think it's great.
It's very easy to apply. The Benefit website recommends that you apply three dots to the apples of your cheeks and blend quickly with your fingertips. Blending quickly is definitely key as it took my a few applications to get the look right but once you have tailored it to your own face then you should be fine. On my first try I ended up with a bit of an uneven look but now I can get it just right. On my lips the stain seems to sink into my lips to give them a really nice deep colour without having a lipstick or lipgloss on. What's great too is that you do not have to keep on re-applying as this really does last for a long time during the day. I love it on my cheeks to and now use stains instead of powder to give my cheeks a lovely warm glow. It looks really natural and gives my face a lot of definition and makes it very natural looking with a great colour. I love it.
The bottle is 12.5ml and costs £24.50 so quite expensive but it lasts such a long time as you only use a few drops at a time and it does give you a nice look. A lip and cheek stain I definitely recommend.
Firstly I love Benefit as a brand, I love their products, fun names and cool packaging.
i'm a big fan of Posie tint, and an occasional admirer of Benetint. For anyone who hasn't tried those products, basically they are liquid lip and cheek stains. I love Posietint for it's lovely girly pink tones, and Benetint for its luscious red tones so I was really excited to try ChaCha tint.
ChaCha tint is a mango tinted lip and cheek stain and whilst I wasn't sure about the colour I thought i'd give it ago since i'm a big of lip stains generally.
I can see why some people like this, but quite honestly I think that it will only suit certain colour tones of skin. I'm very pale skinned and I just couldn't pull off this colour. I actually felt that I looked like a clown!
I think that this would suit medium skin tones best where a mango tone would be less obviousl. The price is around £24.50 for a bottle of this which is a bit steep and therefore I would urge you to try it out at a benefit concession stand in a department store if you can.
If you've never tried a benefit tint - go for Posietint first since i think it will suit most people.
I bought this after using a 2.5ml sample of it that I purchased off eBay.
The tint is quite thick and creamy in consistency, so it's easier to work with compared to Benetint which has a rather watery consistency. The colour of this tint is peach - which makes it ideal for paler skin tones as it adds a little warmth to the skin. I have pale skin and this tint is perfect for my skin tone. The tint comes in a 12.5ml bottle with a brush attached to the lid. The brush is nice - it has lovely soft bristles that feel lovely when they're brushed against the skin. My brush has kept it's shape, even with daily use.
The tint is lovely when applied to the cheekbones as it defines them and highlights them - I love it. It really does add warmth and radiance to my skin leaving me looking healthier and glowing. The tint is easy to use and it blends into your skin really well. You can use it alone or over the top of foundation. Using it over the top of foundation is fine - the blusher doesn't appear patchy and it blends well with liquid foundation.
The tint is expensive at £22.50 but it will last ages so it is worth a try. You can ask the people working on the Benefit counter to try some on you before you part with your cash. I find that they're usually happy to do this.
A nice blusher that's easy and simple to use.
I think I own nearly everything that has been created by Benefit. Although their products are on the pricey side, they are fun to use and offer a different sort of beauty product to those that are widely available. I already own MoonBeam, HighBeam, Posietint and Benetint and I have been counting down the days for the release of the brand new Chachatint. And now I've got it! Yippeeee!
What is the purpose?
This product is essentially a liquid blusher which also doubles up as a tint for the lips. It is mango and peachy coloured but sheer stain which adds a flush of colour to skin which promises to leave you looking healthy and sun kissed. It claims to be smudge proof and kiss proof and promises to be your perfect companion for summer.
How do you use the product?
The product comes with a little instruction manual inside the box that includes diagrams that are simple to follow. I use this product as a finishing touch to my make up or sometimes I wear this alone but I wouldn't ever wear it underneath make up as I don't think it would really show up, so there would be no point! I draw a series of close together dots on the apple of my cheeks and then pat them into my skin.
Benefit advise you to draw strokes with the brush but when I tried this, it wiped off some my make up underneath and left me when a stripy pattern. Maybe I did something wrong but the dots work well for me. You can increase the intensity of the product by adding an extra layer. You can also use the product to add a hint of colour to your lips but because it's quite creamy, you'll need to make sure there's no dry skin on your lips first.
Packaging and Price
The product comes enclosed within a heavy glass bottle that is the same as the bottles that Moon Beam and High Beam come in. It looks attractive but it will be a pain to travel abroad with because of its weight. The outside of the bottle is a shimmering metallic coral/bronze colour. It looks fairly similar to a pot of nail varnish both inside and out and when you twist open the bottle, inside the lid you will find a little thin brush. On the outside of the bottle, the word Cha Cha Tint is written in slanted white writing and there are pink wavy lines as well.
The product will cost around £24 to buy which is on par with the other similar products by the brand. You get 12.5ml of the product for your money which although seems a tiny amount, will actually last well over a year, even with daily use. I've had my MoonBeam - a similar product - for over two years. Whether it's hygienic or not I'm not sure but it still works perfectly fine! I fully expect this product to have the same sort of life line.
The colour of this product is quite shocking. It looks like a really bright, almost luminous coral nail varnish. When it has been blended into the skin however, the colour appears much more natural and subtle but it is still obviously there. The more layers you apply, the more intense the colour gets but I tend to use just one coat. I have spot prone skin and the product has never caused any blemishes or blackheads to form.
I don't really use this on my lips. It does give a coat of colour which is fairly sheer but it's not a colour that I like on my lips. I also find that if you have any flakiness or dryness on the lips then this doesn't look good so you need to use a balm first. It is also quite drying so you may like to put a balm over the top to make your lips look healthier. I just keep this product for my cheeks.
The consistency is thick and creamy like Posietint and doesn't have the watery thin consistency of Benetint. The texture of the product means that it won't drip as it is applied to the cheeks and makes it easily to blend and work with. You need to work fast with the blending of the product because once it begins to dry, you can't blend it into the skin properly and it looks patchy.
The colour on the skin comes out as a peachy blush which is better for my pale skin than pinker shades. I blush a lot naturally and don't really like to add more redness to my skin so this shade works well for me and the colour is very fashionable at the moment. I really liked how nice the colour was and it looking pretty close to being a natural blush.
The colour is very long lasting meaning that reapplication is unnecessary throughout the day but you may like to touch it up when going out into the evening so that you look fresher. It doesn't come off fully though until I wash it away with a cleanser so its staying power is just as good as the other similar products by the brand.
Because of the pigmentation, it does stain your fingers a little bit but nowhere near as much as Benetint does. It claims to be waterproof which would make it perfect if you are caught in a sudden downpour or if you are jumping in the pool on holiday. I haven't tested those theories yet but I have splashed my face with just water and it stays right where it is. In comparison to other products, this one is more like Posietint because it doesn't have the highlighting ability of Moonbeam or Highbeam and it doesn't the runny consistency or intensity of Benetint.
All in all, this is a gorgeous peachy blush that is perfect for summer days and is easy to apply. It is a simple to use product that is great for both beginners and dedicated Benefit fans, which looks natural and beautiful on the skin. It can double up as a lip tint and helps to give you a healthy complexion and a lovely glow. If you like Posietint and Benetint, you'll love this product too.
Benefit Cha Cha Tint- Mango-Tinted Lip&Cheek Stain / Beautifully blushes lips and cheeks with a tropical sunset hue / Smooch- proof and smudge-proof / this sheer stain will have you looking delicously sun-kissed for hours / Brush three strokes on the apple of your cheek and blend quickly with fingertips / Do the same on your other cheek / Dot on lips & blend with fingertip / For a deeper pop of color / repeat / All skin types.