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I love to wear make up but one product that I am not confident with is lipstick. That being said, my lips look bare and plain without anything so I tend to use stains and glosses instead. I am usually happy with Benefit as a brand and so I decided to get Pocket Pal and give it a go.
What does the product do?
The product is a dual one which promises to give a splash of colour to both the lips and cheeks in the form of a stain. It also promises to give the lips a lovely glossy finish. It can be used on the go to brighten the complexion and make the lips look pretty as quick as a flash.
How do you use the product?
The stain needs to be applied first. It needs to be applied to clean, dry lips. You unscrew the bottle and wipe the included brush over the lips to stain them. You need to let the stains dry completely and then you can smooth on the gloss to make your lips look beautiful. You do the same process on the cheeks, blending the stain onto the apple of your cheeks before it dries. You obviously don't need the gloss on your cheeks! You can use it on bare skin or you can use it as a finishing step to your make up.
Packaging and Price
The product looks like a double ends lip gloss. Both sides are transparent so you can clearly see which is which. Just in case you need a little extra help however the centre piece tells you the name of each side. When you unscrew the tint side, you will see a little brush inside for you to stain your lips. If you open this upside down however all of the stain will gush out and stain everything except your lips so you need to open it the right way up. The other side is the gloss and inside there is a soft spongey applicator. It doesn't matter which way up you open this. The product is small in size and cute looking.
The product doesn't come cheap which is to be expected from this brand. One pocket pal will set you back around £15 and it can be bought from department stores with a Benefit counter and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The packaging of the product is a slight pain and you do need to be careful when you open it. The stains is a liquid and it is easy to smooth onto the lips. You need to take care that it doesn't get on the skin around the lips. The red colour stains that lips immediately and it shows up as a deeper pink. The colour is buildable and once it has dried, you can add another coat so that it is more evident.
The stain looks pretty and it enhances your lips nicely without being over the top. The product has a dry matte finish and it does leave my lips feeling a little dehydrated. It doesn't however irritate my skin or make me feel uncomfortable and the glossy side removes the feeling of dryness right away. The gloss gives the lips a lovely shiny finish and you can still see the colour nicely through it. It is sticky, as all glosses are, but isn't sticky or uncomfortable on the lips. The stain has long lasting results and the gloss last quite a few hours on the lips, even when eating and drinking. The stain has no taste on the lips and neither does the gloss but it does have a lovely aroma until it has dried.
The product is easy to apply to the cheeks but you need to move quickly in order to blend it because once it's dry you're in trouble! Because it's a liquid too then this tends to mess when you're foundation and powder if you're using a lot of make up. It hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes and the finish is that of a natural blush, although this is buildable too. The product is easily removed from the skin with my usual make up remover although some still lingers on the lips.
All in all, this is a good lip product which gives the lips a pretty stain with a glossy finish. The product is easy to use and it gives long lasting results. It looks nice on the cheeks too so it is a versatile product which can be used on the go. The packaging is a pain but other than that this is a lovely product.
Short review: Benetint impressed me, the gloss didn't. I'll start by saying that the Benetint end of the stick is a really high quality lip tint that is perfect for people who hate their hair sticking to their lip gloss. It provides decent coverage and you can choose the shade you want by applying more layers. I usually only do one or two swipes of the Benetint as I have super pale skin and very dark red lips make me look like a vampire. It certainly doesn't have to look as dark on your lips as it does in the tube.
This pocket pal seems like a good idea as the gloss should add a nice shine to matte lips. However, the gloss here is really thick and in my opinion doesn't compliment the Benetint. I started off using both ends of the stick buy now I think that the Benetint looks dramatic enough without the glossy cover.
In terms of price, the steep amount you pay gives you Benetint that has lasted me a lot longer than I expected. You really don't need to use much during each application so it will last you a good few months. The gloss however, goes down quickly and doesn't seem like good value for money. Also, beware of the Benetint staining things! Always make sure it is screwed on well, and for the price you're paying you don't want to waste any!
The Benefit pocket pal looks like a normal lip gloss but is double ended - one end is Benetint lip/cheek tint and the other is lip gloss. I bought it mainly for the Benetint which I had tried after my sister got a Benefit set for Christmas. The pocket pal cost around £15 but the products have lasted me along time so I think this offers good value for money.
The Benetint is a very watery tint which can be applied to both lips and cheeks with the small application brush. As the Benetint is so watery you have to be careful when unscrewing that end to make sure the bottle is the right way up - and the lid very tightly screwed on - unfortunately I did end up with red fingers on more than one occasion. I am quite a rosy cheeked person to start with and rarely wear blusher so I have just used it for my lips. I did on one occasion attempt to try it on my cheeks, just to see how it went on, but the results were not great. I am fairly sure that this was due to my lack of skill and the fact I'm not used to wearing much make up on my cheeks so I think if I wanted to I could have played around with it and got a better effect.
For my lips the Benetint is one of the best products I have found - as it is so watery it can be applied in layers to build up to the colour you desire so it can be used for a subtle colouring or a more striking look. The Benetint has a lovely rose-watery smell and the brush is quite fine so it easy to apply. I love the pinky/red colour and it is so long lasting which means even I can manage to keep it on all night. The only issue I have with it is that it does make my lips feel very dry after applying.
The lip gloss on the other end of the stick is quite pleasant - it is a nice thick lip gloss and goes on well. I am not a huge fan of lip glosses - I love how they look but find them too sticky and find them difficult to keep on for very long but I do still like to wear them occasionally. Lip glosses are one of these products where I will keep buying different ones in the hope that one will suit me better. The Benefit one was nicer than some I'd used - thicker and slightly less sticky but I still ended up throwing away a lot of the lip gloss that was left over long after I'd used up all the Benetint.
In general I think the pocket pal is a great, easy to carry 2 in 1 but I would personally just buy the Benetint on its own in future as I didn't use most of the gloss and it would also eradicate the issue of leaking when the lid isn't on properly. For anyone who wears gloss more frequently I would definitely recommend the Pocket Pal.
i enjoyed using the pocket pal but a warning to all-a little goes a long way! the tint can get really dark if too much is applied and it stains so the next morning your wearing last nights make up still! it smells lovely, like roses. the clear gloss is best avoided though, sadly its not of the same quality to other benefit glosses, its really sticky but runny but tastes great! its in a handy size, great for a night out and you need to reapply but be careful when opening(like the warning suggests on the packaging) as the lip tint does stain clothes so not the best item to take out where drink is involved! the packaging is rather plain, just a plastic pocket hanging up by a metal chain, not too nice when your purchasing it for over ten pounds! over all i did like the pocket pal, especially the tint, but the gloss definitely could be improved. and the price!
Pocket Pal is, as the name suggests, the 'pocket' version of Benefit's Benetint, but with the addition of a clear gloss at the other end. The picture is accurate and shows clearly how the product looks.
I got this at Christmas as part of a discounted gift set from Boots. I got a Pocket Pal, a normal bottle of Benetint and a red purse for only £19.50, whereas the Pocket Pal on its own normally costs £14.50.
One thing that drew me to this product was its portability. When I used the cheaper Collection 2000 version of Benetint, I found it leaked everywhere, and couldn't take it away with me when I had weekends away. I couldn't even keep it in my handbag when I was out during the day, in case it leaked all over everything. Because of that, I haven't dared carry around my normal Benetint. Perhaps the more expensive bottle doesn't leak, but I don't want to risk it!
The Pocket Pal is great to put in your bag and carry around with you for touch-ups during the day. I normally use my ordinary Benetint in the morning and take this with me in my handbag. One end works in exactly the same way as Benetint - dab a little of the stain onto your cheeks and rub it in (only one or two dots if you're ghostly pale like me), and dab a little onto exfoliated, moisturised lips for a natural red flush. As the stain normally lasts all day on the cheeks but only an hour or two on the lips, I naturally tend to use my Pocket Pal on the lips.
Which brings me to the other end of the pack - the clear gloss. Unlike some other reviewers, I don't think this gloss seems cheap. It isn't sticky, lasts the same length of time as any other gloss I've used, and looks good applied over the Benetint to provide a natural look.
The tube comes in a plastic pack, and so far I've kept it inside the pack while it's in my bag, in case it leaks. However I've seen no signs of leakage so far, even when the tube has been upside down, and in the future I might consider taking it out of the plastic sleeve to save space. The pack does warn that Benetint is a stain, and it is important to open the tube with the Benetint on the bottom - this precaution is not necessary for the gloss, which is much thicker, and clear in any case.
Overall, I do like this product, it is easier to carry around than Benetint, and is good quality. However I would probably prefer it if you could buy just a miniature Benetint, so I would have the choice of whether or not to use gloss. In addition, I don't think it is quite as good value for money as ordinary Benetint. Still, until that time comes I will carry on using this.
This is a versatile product which can be used on cheeks and lips. It is available in a small tube about the same size as a pen or average mascara tube. It is double ended with Benetint lip stain at one end and a lip gloss at the other. As previously mentioned this product can be used as a blusher, a matt lip colour or a gloss by applying both products. It is hard wearing and a natural, warm colour. It is handbag friendly and is useful to take on weekend's away. Each application only uses a tiny amount of the product so therefore it is good value for money too!
Benetint can also be purchased in a larger container but this would not include clear gloss.
Retails at approximately £14.50 in stores such as Beales and Boots. Watch out for special offers for example buy two products and get bonus boots points (last seen Christmas 2009)
Warning : Benetint may stain so be careful when applying and ensure that when you have finished using the product you have tightly screwed on the top to reduce risk of spillage.
Last Christmas I was looking for a gift for my sister when I spotted a special offer on Benefit in Boots - buy two products and get 500 bonus Advantage card points. This Pocket Pal seemed like a good idea so I bought us one each.
The Pocket Pal is similar in size to a tube of mascara. It is double ended and contains Benetint at one end and a clear gloss at the other. The products are applied with applicators which are contained within the central part of the product. The clear gloss probably needs no explanation but for those who have not come across Benetint before let me tell you a little more about it.
As fans of Benetint will know it is a lovely red lip and cheek stain. It is a very runny liquid which is applied with the small brush contained within the packaging. The directions that come with the product advise you to put three small strokes of the tint on the apple of your cheek and blend it up and outwards immediately. The product is easy to blend into your skin but you have to do this very quickly after you apply it otherwise it dries before you get the chance to blend it.
I have also tried Benetint on my lips, again the instructions just advise you to dot it on and then blend immediately. You could then apply the clear gloss over the top. I find that Benetint makes my lips feel really dry so I tend not to use it as a lip stain. As a cheek stain I find that it does start to wear off as I get towards the end of the day but not so much that I feel the need to reapply it.
I rarely use the gloss part of this product because it is fairly sticky and I tend to avoid sticky lip glosses. However, it is reasonably long-lasting for a lip gloss. I guess the selling point of this product is the fact that it is very portable and fits nicely in your handbag. Being a stay-at-home mum, I rarely have the time or inclination to re-apply my makeup when I am out and about so I keep this product at home in my make-up bag.
One word of warning - be very careful when you open the product, making sure to keep the Benetint end at the bottom. Also make sure you screw the product back together very tightly. The Benetint part of this product is very runny and will stain so you don't want any accidents!
This product retails at £14.50 so is one of the cheaper products available from Benefit. However you do only get 7g of product in total so it really won't last very long if you use it every day. This product has really converted me to using Benetint as I had not heard of it before I bought this. With hindsight it probably would have made more sense just to buy a bottle of Benetint because at £22.50 for 12.5ml it is much better value for money, especially as I rarely use the lip gloss.
You can buy Benefit Pocket Pal at Benefit counters (found in Boots and department stores such as Debenhams) and at various websites.
If you have some money to treat yourself and want a product for your lips and cheeks which is fits nicely in your handbag then this may be it. This would also make a great Christmas present for someone with a penchant for premium cosmetics.
I got this as a gift (well not really a gift, rather something my aunt didn't want any more so gave to me, but you get the gist) a couple of months ago, and was pretty happy as I had been searching for a new lip colour.
Personally I think this is a perfect colour; especially if you, like me, adore red lips but sometimes are just that bit self-consious about them and worry you can't pull them off. For me this is the happy middle, or happy medium or median, or whatever the phrase is. It's not so red that you think people are staring at you thinking 'Dear God who is that woman who looks like a five year old playing with the jam' - is this just me? And it's bright enough that it's noticeable, without being unnatural. A pretty colour.
You also can use it for your cheeks; this works well if you do it right. If not, you get streaks of pink on your face that don't really wash off. If you want to do it, it works best over a plain face but non-powder foundation will work (as in any liquid or mousse foundation, just not powder) also, and then apply a couple of dabs to the apples of your cheeks and blend quickly. Really quickly. Otherwise you will have blobs of colour on your face.
For lips, here are a couple of tips:
1) For the day, just apply one coat. Layer it on for evening.
2) Be careful you don't put so much on it runs off as it is very thin and liquidy.
3) Never ever ever ever put it on dry lips. It works best if you put it over balm anyway but if you have dry, cracked lips, it will seep into the cracks and that's not pretty. Just put on vaseline or something first.
This retails at £14.50, which is pretty good actually as it lasts for ages as you don't need much. It's pretty handy for carrying around especially since it also has a gloss on the end. The gloss isn't anything special, just like a normal lip gloss but it does actually enhance the colour of the Benetint slightly, but then I guess any clear gloss would.
A recommendation from me. Very handy and versatile, and colour suits everyone.
As you may well have guessed I really enjoy trying out new cosmetics, I admit that the whole process can be a bit hit and miss, some products are good, others are mediocre and some are a bit lacking to say the least. But the whole thrill of trying something new excites me ! ( Oh I am easily pleased!)
Last week I was 40 plus a few years extra and to mark the day my friend and I went off into Derby to have a browse around the Westfield Centre but before we left the city I said that we just had to go and pay our normal visit to Debenhams, one of my favourite stores.
They have a great make-up counter, one that looks tempting and it is really hard to walk away empty handed - and I am afraid that I have never succeeded as yet.
I have bought quite a few bits and bobs from the Benefit range and up to date I have always been lucky and pleased with the end result.
The Benefit Pocket pal is a new and interesting idea, a dual purpose skin tint ( lip and cheek ) that comes in an attractive mascara shaped casing. The central part of the casing is divided into two, one side is filled with skin tint and the other side is filled with a clear gloss to give the tint a good shiny finish.
Both ends of the Pocket Pal unscrew from the central barrel but you need to keep the Pocket Pal at the right angle to get a good flow.
The Pocket Pal has two applicators which both come out of the central part, one to apply the tint and a separate one to use for the clear gloss.
Benefit cosmetics call this product a skin tint and there is never a truer word spoken, the rose coloured tint takes hold as soon as you apply it to your skin.
Before you even think about using the Pocket Pal skin tint you need to make doubly sure that your skin is well moisturised, if you ignore that fact the tint highlights any dry skin and it stands out like a sore thumb.
The Benefit rose coloured tint is easy to apply, I only use a small amount because I want to achieve a fairly natural look but if you are young and confident then you can have lovely vibrant glossy lips that would look striking.
Likewise I only use a light layer of the clear gloss too but you need to make sure that the lip tint is fully dry before you apply the layer of gloss.
When you have applied the layer of rose skin tint then before you think about applying the clear gloss you need to make sure that you put the screw cap back on tightly before you tip it up, if you don't then the colour tint may well spill out.
The Benefit rose coloured skin tint has a matte finish and if you chose to then you could wear it flat but I like to top it off with a light layer of gloss, it looks far more attractive.
Benefit have designed the cosmetic to act as a lip tint and a cheek colour, I have only used it on my lips I think it would be too `rosy` for my complexion.
Does it have staying power ?
Staying power is not the word ! The Benefit skin tint is strong and long lasting and you will still be wearing it at the end of the day. The gloss needs to be `topped up`, that does not last as long.
When you come to remove the lip tint you will need a good make up remover pad and then the skin tint can be fully removed.
The Benefit Pocket Pal is a good idea, two products for the price of one, although at nigh on £13 it is not the cheapest of the bunch by any means.
The Rose coloured skin tint is strong and once it is in place on your lips then it does stay put but you may notice an odd crease forming, especially in warmer weather.
The skin tint is not sticky either.
But I use a lip liner and that stops the skin tint from wandering outside of my natural lip line.
If I had one criticism it would be that the liquid could easily be spilled out of the casing by accident but unless Benefit change the design of the casing then there is no way around that problem.
The product puts you in control, if you want a natural look then one layer of lip tint will be enough, if you want vibrancy then build the colour up layer by layer until you get the colour that you want.
I like the Benefit Pocket Pal, you can put it in your handbag and it takes up hardly any space. It could be seen as being a bit on the expensive side but there are far more costly products out there on the shelves.
I received Pocket Pal for Christmas as I'm a bit of a Benefit fan, and it was one of the products that I did not own.
One of the biggest reasons I love Benefit is the cute, retro products which all have an individual and special feel. The packaging is extremely cute too and the products all have unique names and style. Benefit has attitude and it stands out from many other make-up brands.
Pocket-Pal is an extention of Benetint, one of Benefit's most successful and well-known products. Benetint is a deep rosy colour in the bottle yet comes out on skin and lips much lighter. It is a cheek and lip tint - like a lipstick and blusher in one liquid. Along with Pocket-Pal there is also a lip balm version of Benetint but clearly that is only for lips!
Pocket-Pal itself is a double ended wand with clear ends - one contains Benetint and the other a clear gloss, and they are both screwed on, not pull-tops. So evidently there are two wands; the one for the gloss turns pink after a while due to being used on freshly Benetint-ed lips. The wand is also quite sturdy and the packaging is cute and colour-coded for the wand ends.
The gloss applicator is a cushioned lip-gloss one that you would normally find, and for the Benetint applicator there is a small brush.
The Benetint is deep and rosy as said above, and the gloss goes over it quite well. The gloss becomes stained after a while from using it over Benetint but it does not really make a difference when it is applied.
The result of the combination works quite well but the lip gloss is not very long wearing. I tend to use a different gloss or balm over the Benetint as the gloss barely lasts a few minutes. I would not buy Pocket Pal again but instead I have since bought a bottle of Benetint, which is much better value and without the pointless gloss. For Benefit, this gloss falls short of what I normally expect, but Benetint is fabulous as always.
Thank you for reading
I always like to treat myself at Christmas as despite writing a list there are just some presents that I know I'm better off buying myself, or risk my family buying me the wrong version. Very often I keep make up off my Christmas list as I love browsing and choosing myself. One of my Christmas presents to myself this year was something known as the Pocket Pal Benetint and Gloss from Benefit. It's something I've been wanting to try for ages but never quite managed to splurge out on it.
Benefit is a rather expensive American beauty brand that prides itself on its cutely named products that do tend to produce quite positive results, or so I've found anyway. It's sold in Boots, Debenhams, Selfridges, etc. and the prices do tend to be the same across all the stores. It sells the majority of makeup items and has more recently moved into body care products as well. You can expect to pay around £15 for a mascara, £22 for a blusher and £15 for a makeup brush.
The Pocket Pal is based on one of Benefit's best selling products known as Benetint. This is a deep rose tinted liquid which you can use on your cheeks and lips to give them a nice rosy glow. It's what is known as a cheek and lip tint meaning the liquid actually tints the colour of your cheeks and lips - a bit like a liquid blusher in a sense. It's one of Benefit's most popular products and seems to be one of the best known as well. It also comes in a lip balm form as well purely for the lips.
The Pocket Pal looks a bit like a double ended lip gloss wand. It's got two clear ends that are about two inches long, one contains the red tinted benetint and the other contains a clear lip gloss. They both attach to the centre and can be screwed on and off. The centre stick has two different wands, one to use with the benetint and one to use with the lip gloss. The packaging is really good, it's eye catching and it's really sturdy as well meaning it won't break or leak in your handbag.
The benetint itself smells just like rose petals and is a deep blood red in colour. The wand in this end is a little like what you'd find with a nail varnish, it's more of a brush and you can use this to dab or paint the benetint onto your cheeks or lips. It goes on really easily, with my lips I normally paint the brush along my lower lip and then rub my lips together to disperse the colour. For my cheeks it's best to dot a couple of blotches on your cheek bone and then rub it in gently.
The lip gloss end is clear in colour and doesn't really have much of a fragrance to it. The applicator in this end is what you'd expect to get with a lip gloss; it has more of a cushioned feel to it and is slightly furry almost. It's really easy to apply, simply dip the wand into the lip gloss and then move it over your lips to disperse the product. You will find that if you apply it over the benetint the wand and then the lip gloss itself may become stained with the deep rose colour.
I bought this product mainly to use on my lips and although I have used the benetint half on my cheeks, I do prefer my Clinique blusher as the colour is lighter and more natural. The benetint stains my lips really nicely and gives a lovely deep rose colour to them, I've naturally got quite dark pink lips but this really emphasises the colour and makes them stand out much more. However it doesn't give you blood red lips, the colour is much lighter than the benetint colour itself.
After I've applied the benetint I normally put a layer of the lip gloss on top to add a bit of gloss and shine to my lips... or so I hoped for anyway. The lip gloss half of the wand is pretty useless in my opinion, it goes on okay to my lips but the effect is really disappointing. To get even the slightest bit of gloss you need to keep dipping the wand in the gloss and re-applying to the lips several times and even then there is very little in the way of gloss or shine on my lips at all.
Since buying the Pocket Pal I've taken to using the benetint to stain my lips and then going over them with another clear lip gloss that I've got as I really don't rate this one. The overall gloss effect lasts for about ten minutes before it's disappeared whereas the lip stain does last a bit longer, probably about an hour or so depending how often you lick your lips or if you were eating, etc. I'd prefer it if it did last longer somehow as you do need to reapply frequently.
As you can probably tell I'm not overly impressed with this product. It's priced at £14.19 now due to the recent VAT cuts and I'd say this is really expensive for what you're getting. The Benetint Lip Balm is cheaper and I'd imagine that this gives a better effect as it's also moisturising your lips at the same time. I know people rave about the product benetint and I imagine it is a really good investment from the effects I've seen from the little wand that I've got with this Pocket Pal product.
The main disappointment was the lip gloss with this one as it was useless in all honesty. I've used Benefit lip glosses before and have always been really pleased with the effect they've given and also the longevity of them. However this one seems to have fallen short of the normal standards that they use at Benefit. It's advertised as "a rosy glow on the go" but I'm really not so sure about that! I wouldn't buy this again although I will continue to use my current one until it's all gone.
Thanks for reading.
Benefit's Pocket Pal is currently available at larger Boots, stores, department stores, online at benefitcosmetics.co.uk or other online shops and the retail price is £14.50.
This is a double sided lip stain and gloss tube; one side has got the benetint lip stain and can also be used on cheeks and a clear lip gloss. I personally don't use benetint on my cheeks, as it's quite difficult to rub in, doesn't look as smoothly as I would want it to and the colour's not really ideal for me. However, this looks quite pretty on the lips, it gives a nice rose stain that lasts very long, I often find it hard to remove even.
The gloss is nothing special as it's just a plain clear gloss, but it keeps the lips nice and shiny.
The main reason why I wouldn't buy this again, is the price, as I can get a large pot of benetint for about 18 quid and don't really need the gloss. It's an ok item but for what it is, quite pricey in my opinion.
The stain is great for lips and you only need to apply it once and the colour stays on all night. Then you can just keep reapplying the gloss when you need a touch up. It's really good for cheeks too, and it goes on really easily and blends in nicely. Great alternative to normal blusher as it is a stain it stays on and still looks good for hours.
The gloss is really thick and looks great and it stays on really well even when you're eating and drinking and stuff.
The packaging is great and it's small and compact so you can fit it in your handbag and take it everywhere. The only disadvantage is that it's quite expensive and you don't get much Benetint stain for the money. If you want to just use the stain at home and you don't want the convenience of being able to take it out with you then I would recommend just buying the Benetint separately as this probably works out much better value for money.
I bought this product while on yet another shopping frenzy at Sephora. At first i was worried that the dark reddish colour that you see through the bottle would translate the same colour onto my skin. First i applied the product to my lips as a lip stain. I couldn't believe how it easy it was to put on and how quickly it dried. The problems with using the product as a lip tint, are that if you go out of your lip line..good luck getting it off. Also if you apply too many coats it looks like you're wearing a dark mauve lipstick, which isn't flattering on pale skin tones like mine in the winter.
When i applied to my cheeks, it wasn't the easiest thing to do, i used a q-tip because that is what the beauty consultant at sephora recommended, but when i swiped onto my face it resembled a red smudge rather than a natural flush. Instinctively i decided to use my fingers to better distribute the product. Hah!! was i ever a fool. I ended up with one cheek that looked like a paint splotch, one that looked pretty good and some very, very stained hands, that remained that way until the next day despite frequent washing. This baby is not lying when it says it lasts long, it lasts all day, and i even awoke the next day to pink cheeks and lips.
The product can be quite messy to use, but the results can be really nice. It is convenient to not have to apply blush and lipstick in the morning and have to reapply mid-day. Also be very cautious because the product will stain clothing and linens as well as clothes. The product is also about $20 from Sephora, and i guess it is worth the money because the little bottle lasts a fairly long time. I suggest you use a small sponge or applicator to apply, i don't particularly like the applicator that is attached to the bottle. And if you have a very fair skin tone, go easy on applying this product, to ensure that you don't end up looking like a clown.
This product also comes with a clear lipgloss on the other end, and it feels slightly on the sticky side, but gives your new rosy lips a glossy, sexy pout without lipstick. The clear gloss needs to be applied frequently if you want the glossy look to last, but the red stain lasts and lasts. Kiss-proof and Smudge proof is what this product promises to live up to, and i can attest to that. It's very convenient to carry in your pocket or purse for quick touch ups on the go, and even when you leave the house without make-up one this little tube can give you flushed cheeks and pink lips in a flash. I would definitely recommend this product for the busy women on the go, and people who don't like the hassle of putting on make-up everyday.
I discovered Benefit Benetint when I was having my free Benefit makeover at Debenhams. The makeup artist who was doing my makeup was telling me about all the products she was using.
She was applying this interesting dark red liquid to my cheeks, which sort of scared me, but when I looked in the mirror, it looked really nice because it blends in really well. She told me it could be used as liquid blusher but also as lip stain.
She showed me this double-ended thing called Pocket Pal which has Benetint in one side and clear gloss in the other. Along with a few other Benefit things, this was one of my purchases.
I tried it at home and although it is scary at first when you see the colour of it going on your cheeks, it really does blend perfectly and gives you a sweet, pink blush without looking scarily over the top.
As I am the kind of person who really doesn't suit dark lips, I wasn't intending on using it as a lipstain, though I did try it once. Very scary result. I didn't use it for that again! Though I did use the gloss on top of other lipbalms/lipsticks but rarely as it was changing the colour of the gloss to a mirky pink.
I now don't use the gloss, but I use the Benetint for my cheeks sometimes as I like the result.
Disadvantages are that the gloss once (when stored upright with the gloss at the top) leaked, which was a very messy, sticky situation! Also I think it might have sort of been a waste buying this with the gloss on the end as I don't use it, but I don't mind because it is cheaper than the pot with just Benetint in.
All in all, I love Benetint for my cheeks and I think it makes really good blusher.
A rosy lip tint and gloss on the go / Here's a cool tool: our new portable version of benetint paired with a super shine clear gloss! It's a rosy glow on the go / for the most kissable lips in town / Carry it in the handy pocket protector and you'll have gorgeous color and shine wherever you go / Tips and tricks: Be careful to avoid spills? always open holding upright with the benetint on the bottom / Store in the plastic pocket protector when not in use /