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Posie Tint is a liquid tint from Benefit Cosmetics. It is priced at £24.50 per 12.5ml bottle, so it's not exactly cheap. However with Benefit Cosmetics you know you're getting excellent quality. Posie Tint can be bought online via the Benefit website or from Benefit counters that are located in department stores such as House of Fraser and Debenhams. Some larger Boots stores also stock Benefit cosmetics. It is described as a "poppy pink" tint that can be used on both the cheeks and lips. I have both the full sized bottle and a smaller 4ml sample bottle that I received as part of a gift set.
Posie Tint is a gorgeous shade of pink. It's somewhere in between baby pink and hot pink. It comes with a brush inside the lid (like a nail polish bottle) and you simply dot a couple of blobs onto your cheeks and quickly blend it in. Make sure you blend the tint into your cheeks straight away as it can look a little streaky if it dries without being blended in quickly enough. It blends well though and leaves your cheeks with a gorgeous pink glow. I have naturally pale skin and it comes out as quite bright on me, but I like it! It's actually a really nice colour and I feel quite pretty when I wear it, not in a "look at me" way though. I just feel better when I wear it!
I sometimes use Posie Tint on bare skin, when I'm feeling lazy! The colour is just as pink and the tint lasts well on the skin. It can fade a little in hot weather if your skin sweats but it only fades a little, you can still see it on the skin. During the summer months I tend to apply Dandelion blusher (also from Benefit) over the top to "set" the tint. It locks it in place, thus stopping it from potentially fading. I have also used it on the lips and it comes out as a nice pearly pink shade. It doesn't last as long as a lipstick though and it becomes a little sticky after a while. I tend to mainly use it on my cheeks as a rule.
Overall this is a pretty tint. It is expensive but the colour is really pretty and it compliments my pale skin tone really well. It lasts ages so it's not too bad in terms of value. I must have had my bottle for well over a year now and it's still going strong!
Additional information from the Benefit website:
Beauty tip: Give your cheeks a warm, vibrant flush by sweeping CORALista on top of posietint.
Poppy-tinted lip and cheek stain
Full Sized 12.5 mL 0.42 US fl. oz.
My first try of any of the Benefit Tints was in 2012 and it was Benetint - I hated it. Earlier this year I received a deluxe sample of Posie Tint in a magazine and decided to give it a go - I'm really glad I did.
The idea of these products is that they give a subtle 'tint' to the cheeks and the lips and suit a number of skin tones.
This comes in a nail varnish style bottle with a nail varnish style brush to apply. Once it is on the cheeks you do need to work quite quickly, as a any dots can dry in place and ruin the over all look. This can stain hands and I find the best way to buff and blend it in is with a flat top foundation brush.
Very little of the product is needed (on my skin anyway, but I am fair) to create the perfect dose of colour to the cheeks.
This also works very well on lips. Make sure before using it your lips are in good condition - of not this product does have a tendency to cling to dry patches and the colour then seems uneven.
This product has no particular smell and the packaging suggests it expires after 6 months. Due to the level of product in a full size I doubt you would be able to use it all, if you you use other products too.
I really enjoy this product, however the £23.50 price tag is a little steep and there are a number of brand duplicating the product. These can be bought from department stores and from Benefit's wesbite.
This is the ultimate 2 in 1 make-up product! It's duplicity means that a natural look can be assumed, because our cheeks and lips are meant to be the same colour. The consistency is smooth and tender, so it glides on skin and stays on all day providing a natural glow.
I have to say, you have to get used to the application because when you first buy it, it tends to leave streaks of tint on your face from where you didn't rub it in or perhaps where it dried too fast. However, with tips from the little manual it comes with it becomes easy to use.
It may seem a little pricey for such a basic item but it's quality and the fact it lasts so long redeems it completely. It's a definite
It's also a negotiation for blusher with teenagers, so they don't look too inappropriate and are able to obtain a healthy glow.
This is perhaps the sister product of Benefit's 'Benetint.' Which is more ruby red in colour then Posie Tint. When you first open the bottle, It somewhat resembles a nail varnish bottle with the little brush attached to the lid. The colour looks very bright and unnatural in the bottle, but when applied to the cheeks it gives a lovely English rose glow to the cheeks.
To use the product, you are meant to apply straight to the face and then blend with the fingers. If you apply just under the cheek bones, it defines them and gives a pretty glow without it making it look like you are too hot or embarrassed! I find the best way to put Posie tint or even Benetint on is by putting the product on a blusher brush and applying it. The best way to do this is by using the brush it comes with so as not to spill the product. If you use a little at a time until you get the desired effect, it will give you a more natural blended glow then if you just slick it on. The product dries fairly quickly, so it is best to apply then blend, apply more then blend etc.
Posie and benetint are meant to also be suitable for the lips. Personally I find the Benetint is a little drying and as the product is watery, it can seep into the lines around the lips if no lip liner is used. If you have dry skin on your lips, this is a big no-no as it will highlight the dry skin. The Posie Tint does not suit me if I use it on the lips, as the colour does not suit my complexion, however as the formula is thicker then Benetint, I found it did not run or seep into the lines around my mouth.
The best part of Posie Tint for me is that it is a stain, so I do not have to reapply it. It lasted for a night out without the need for reapplying.
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I always find it quite difficult to find a blusher that really stays on my face and looks natural so I am constantly on the look out for new products. A few months ago I received a sample of Benefit Posietint and was interested to try it, as it is different to the types of blushers that I normally use which are mainly powder or cream.
As you will know Benefit is a company that has been around for several years after being
developed by twins in San Francisco in 1976 with the philosophy that make up and skincare should be fun and make you smile. Their packaging and promotional materials have a retro and pop art feel to them.
Posietint is a natural looking stain that can be used on both your cheeks and lips. Stains are a different type of product to both powder and cream blushers that create a look that really sinks into your skin to give longevity. You do need to be careful when applying them though otherwise you can end up looking like a clown with two pronounced red cheeks!
The product comes in a pretty pink cardboard box with a peach flower on it and the Benefit logo and product information written in light cream text. The packaging is very eye catching and draws you to it when it is on the shelf. Inside the Posietint is in a small pink glass bottle with a white lid. On opening the bottle there is an applicator like a nail varnish brush attached to the lid, which is used to apply the product.
The tint is a very pretty pink colour. It looks vey pink in the bottle but is subtler when you use it. It is a lighter version of the original redder Benetint, which would be too dark and red for my skin tone. To apply the product you are instructed to put 4 small crosses on you cheeks and then blend them. I find that the brush makes it easy to apply the product and I then tend to use my fingers to blend it on my cheeks in a circular motion afterwards. You have to do this very quickly or it dries and you have pink crosses on your face (which is not a good look!) I also find I have to apply the tint a few times to get the level and depth of colour that I want. Remember to wash your hands very quickly afterwards or you end up with pink fingers!
After application I find that this stain gives a really soft and natural healthy pink glow, which is just right for my skin tone. Even better than this the product is the only blusher I have used that really stays put all day - it seems that once it has "stained" your skin it cannot be removed until you clean your face and really does not fade.
I have not used this product as a lip stain, as I prefer to use either a lipstick or a gloss on my lips, so don't know how it will perform as a lip stain. However I would really recommend it as a blusher, particular if you have fairer skin tones and are looking for a natural fresh look for daytime.
The tint costs £24.50 for 12ml. However you only use a tiny amount each time so the bottle should last a good couple of years.
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**What is it?**
Benefit Posietint is a lip and cheek stain which is an alternative to using lipstick and blusher. The idea is that it is easier to use and travel with, and that it looks more natural when on.
**Price and Availability**
You can buy Benefit Posietint in department stores and larger chemists which have a Benefit concession, including Debenhams, House of Frasier and larger Boots Stores (for example, Trafford Centre, Manchester).
The recommended retail price is £24.50 for a small bottle, so I do recommend you shop around and see what you can get it for on the internet. If you buy at Boots, you will get Advantage Card points.
Benefit Posietint comes in a small bottle which makes it look very very similar to nail polish - small and round with a tall lid and a brush applicator.
Inside, the Benefit Posietint is a watery high pigment tint, available in a range of shades. It is fairly plainly packaged, really, but it does look quite simple and sophisticated, and it's perfect for travel.
Using Benefit Posietint is very simple. All you need to do is remove the brush applicator and brush a few small swipes on the apples of your cheeks and rub them in for a lovely, natural, rosy glow which lasts all day. Or you can use the brush applicator like a lip brush and paint it on to your lips, where it sinks in and dries, without drying out your lips (you can put gloss or salve on top if you wish).
Benefit Posietint doesn't sit on the skin, it sinks in a little, staining the skin, so you end up with a very long lasting and not too obviously made up look. I use it regularly for this reason, with a touch of tinted moisturiser and a sweep of mascara you can really nail the natural look.
I do think the price is a downside, because after using up my Benefit Posietint I bought a look alike stain (in a pen style dispenser) from Collection (formerly Collection 2000) for something like £3, and it does the job just as good (and dare I say the pen style dispenser is actually easier to use). So whilst I do think Benefit Posietint is an excellent product I'd be far more likely to recommend it at £8 - £10 than I am at £25.
If you're interested in using a cheek and lip stain, therefore, I suggest you try one of the cheaper alternatives because I really can't find any difference when it's on my skin.
Overall then I will give Benefit Posietint 4 out of 5, it is a good product and I did use the lot, but when push came to shove I just couldn't justify the price tag for a replacement, I enjoyed using it, but it is something I've been able to replicate cheaply and save lots of money (which, let's face it, is what we all want to do).
I am in the strange position of really liking this product and not being able to recommend it as fully as I want! If you can find it on offer, go for it. I just think it's overpriced for what it is.
I decided to try Posie Tint as I have never got on with lipsticks and loved the idea of a tint. I'm a big fan of Benefit products so decided to try this first.
Posie Tint comes in a pot that looks very much like a nail varnish with an applicator brush forming part of the lid. I use the brush to run some product over the lips. The brush is precise enough to avoid any spill over outside the lips. I also use the brush to dab little dots along my cheeks and then blend this in with my fingers. I usually apply 2-3 layers to my lips until I reach a colour I like. I am careful not to apply too much to the cheeks as I think the colour intensifies after 30 seconds or so.
Colour and durability:
As someone who likes a "barely there" make up look, the shade of Posie Tint is lovely and subtle. It's a light pink girly colour which works well with my light eyes. I think the colour suited me a little more when I was blonde but I still use it now that I have dark brown hair.
The product lasts all evening on my cheeks. I tend to reapply once on a night out to my lips to keep the intense colour. However, this easily lasts much better than any lipstick would.
Price and value for money:
Posie Tint seems fairly expensive at £19.50 (Boots). However, I would see this as an investment as only a little product is needed per application. The Posie Tint doesn't dry out inside the bottle. My bottle has lasted 6 months so far and I use it regularly. For me, this translated as great value in the long run. If you aren't sure you'll like it, ask the staff at your local Benefit counter to let you try it before you buy.
I have tried cheaper brand versions of this but have found the tint looks cheap and doesn't last on the lips at all. Well worth paying for a little bit more for a better effect.
Overall, a must have for those who like a subtle tint to cheeks and lips.
This is one of those products that I do come back to time and again so when it was offered free on a magazine I thought I would purchase it as it is a handy cheek tint to have in my makeup bag.
This is something Benefit does particularly well as their packaging always looks good. While I have purchased the full size bottle in the past the one I am using at the moment came free with a magazine so is a tiny little handbag size bottle. However, like its full size counterpart it comes with a cute pink bottle in a box with a retro inspired picture on it. As with most Benefit products it looks quite high-end.
Well according to the Benefit website "This kiss of see-through poppy-pink tint brightens cheeks & lips. Liquid-gel formula blends to just-picked perfection on all complexions and lasts for hours."
When you first open the bottle it is quite a bright garish looking bright pink colour but as Benefit say it does come out as see through and it looks very natural (almost like you have pinched your cheeks). I find the colour to be a bit better for my pale skin then there benetint as the pink tinge is more natural. However, you do need to build the colour to get a noticeable result but this is meant to be subtle so that does work quite well and it very easy to build coverage. That said as it is a tint you are never going to get the same coverage as you would with a powder blush but if you want a natural tint and a little bit of colour to your cheeks this is the product for you. When it comes to staying power I have to say it's not bad and only really needs refreshing when my foundation does so after about 8 hours wear.
In terms of being a lip stain I have to say I never really got on with this aspect of the product as it doesn't appear to make a difference in colour at all and if anything makes my lips look slightly lighter but without obviously being a lip colour. I also find that it doesn't have much staying power on my lips.
At £24.50 for as full priced version, either online or in department stores, this isn't a cheap blusher by any stretch of the imagination and so it is something I only ever buy when it is on offer and stick to my bog standard blusher. While it is good there are other cheaper versions out there.
WHAT IS IT?
Posietint is a blush for the cheeks and a lip stain in one. It is the lighter variety of Benetint and this is more for ladies who have got a lighter skin tone.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Posietint comes in a small bottle that is like a nail polish bottle with a brush builded into the bottle. You are best to smile when you are applying it because that will make the top parts of your cheeks fatter and that is where you need to put the colour. Benefit say you should paint on 2 or 3 lines of colour and then blend it but I think it is easier to paint one large zig zag and blend it from there because it is better for making sure that the colour is even on your cheeks. You blend with your fingers not the brush. If you are using Posietint on your lips it is better to dip a cotton bud into the bottle instead of using the brush because even though it is very pale it will still show on your skin if you go out of the line of your lips.
WHAT I THINK
I have used Posietint a lot but only very few times on my own skin because the shade is a lot too light for my olive toned skin. I use it mostly on my clients because I offer the Benefit range on my price list, I am surprised at the amount of ladies who ask for it and the oldest person who likes me to use Posietint is 68 so it is not just a product for young people.
I think it is very easy to use but you have got to practice because the liquid dries quick and you need to blend it before that happens. I draw my zig zag on and blend with my thumbs because that let's me do it a lot quicker, the colour is very natural and it does not stand out very good so I think it is more like a highlighter than a real blush unless the skin is very pale. I do not think that is a disadvantage and with it being so light it hides any areas if I have made a mistake and blended and area too much or unevenly.
I do not think it is effective on the lips because of how light it is and it only brings the natural colour of the lips instead of adding colour. That is a pity because if the colour was not so sheer it would give the lips a nice and natural pink tone. Posietint lasts for many hours on the skin and that is good because it will not rub off quickly even if the day is very hot.
It is good that Benefit offer this as well as the darker Benetint because it means that more people can use this product, it makes the skin glow with health and does not even look like make up because it is so natural in looks.
Posietint costs about £25 for a little bottle and that is expensive but it makes the finishing touch to make up and is a very good product if you want to achieve a natural appearance that is perfect for in the summer.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I love Benefit products and another of my must have products is Posietint. Posietint is a lip and cheek stain. It can be brought from a range of outlets including Debenhams and on their website it is £24.50. It comes boxed and the product itself is in a bottle similar to a nail varnish bottle with a brush in the lid.
The product itself is a liquid, to use you add some to each cheek and blend. It is a beautiful girly pink and you can build colour by simply adding more. It can also be used on lips although I prefer clear gloss and have not tried this.
I find that this product glides on and blends very well, it is really easy to apply. It looks really natural and makes my skin look radiant. Once applied it lasts for hours and does not need to be touched up. It is a lovely colour and looks really natural on my pale skin. Sometimes I apply a very small amount of High Beam over the top to create a sheen.
A bottle of Posietint lasts me for a really long time, as you only need such a small amount. I dont wear much make up, just tinted moisturiser, foundation concealer, blusher and sometimes lip gloss and mascara and I love that its easy to apply for the unadventurous like myself and that it looks so natural.
I really do recommend this -it is a great product, the only downside being the price.
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I have gone from a cheek and lip stain virgin to having them as my go to product and searching for more and more varieties and shades. So far I have only been purchasing from the Benefit range - they may be very expensive at £24.50 a pop but they last SO long and make my whole complexion brighter, lighter and fresher! I also love the fact that my cheeks and lips match in colour to give a more polished look. I have tried and tested the Benefit Benetint which is a rouge rose tinted shade and the Cha Cha Cheek and Lip tint which is a coral mango tinted shade. So the only one left to tick off my list was the pretty pink Posietint!
If you are unsure of what a cheek and lip stain actually does then let me enlighten you! Instead of wearing a powder or cream blusher and a separate lipstick that fades after a few hours meaning you have to re-apply, you just apply a 'tint' or a 'stain' - but don't worry it does come off with make up remover, its not a tattoo! The idea is longer lasting colour that looks more natural and more flawless.
I was on the look for the Posietint for a while and was so excited when I finally found it in a Boots whilst shopping in London. I love all of the packaging for the tints in the Benefit range - but the colour of this one is simply divine. Presented in a beautiful baby pink, rectangular box with a lighter pink petal design overlapping the side edge. One the front in bold, white writing is the brand name and a bit about the product, on the back ar the ingredients which are suitable for all skin types as they do not contain any nastiness. When you open the box the Posietint bottle is available to you, if you just saw it on its own and did not know what it is you would not be blamed for thinking that it was a nail varnish! The bottle is a gorgeous dusty pink colour with a darker pink petal design on the side next to the brand name. I LOVE the design as the bottle as it is so stylish and sleek! When you take off the thick, white, plastic lid you are greeted with a little brush just like a nail varnish once more.
If you swatch a little onto your hand it comes out very pink - almost fuchsia, however do not let this put you off as once blended it becomes much more subtle. The other two shades are scented with roses and mango - this one is scented with poppies the gorgeous little red flowers that you see mainly in November to remember the War Hero's. Benefit say that this is the 'cheekiest flush you can get from a bottle' - how cheeky!
How to use on your cheeks as a blusher: Using the brush applicator that comes with the Posietint, I have tried using a make up brush and sponge but it just is not the same! Simply draw once line onto the apples of your cheeks and then another on your actual cheekbone. You have to be really quick though as it will dry and leave your cheek stained like camouflage! Using circular movements blend the cheek stain into your skin until you are happy with the result. I like to focus the main amount of colour on the apples of my cheeks and then blend back towards my hairline to highlight and define the cheekbones.
This colour really suits my complexion perfectly but also looks tantastic with a tan! Its very sheer and quite light on your skin however you can add some more to make it darker. It last for ages, and when I say ages I really do mean AGES! I applied it once in the morning and it stayed put until I got in after a night out at about 2am and I had not re applied!
How to use on our lips as a sheer lipstick: You can wear this two ways - one is to apply a pale pink lipstick and then put the tint over the top for a deeper and fuller look. The second is you can wear it on its own over a lip balm so that it doesn't crack or separate once applied. I like to wear it both ways and even add some gloss over the top for a more shimmering look. I love how pink and perfect this makes my lips look - I wear it all the time as it is so natural looking and stays put so there is no annoying stains on cups or your boyfriend!
Overall, I love this cheek and lip stain as it is suitable to wear as a day time product and I don't have to keep re applying all the time. It is quite a high end product at £24.50 however as I said earlier it does last a long time and saves me both time and money as I don't have to keep topping up my lipstick or blusher throughout the day. Available at Boots, Boots.com, any stores that sell Benefit and online outlets too!
I have a mini sample size tube of Benefit Posietint, which I got in a Benefit minis gift set a while back along with some samples of their other products.
~ Price and availability ~
You can buy the full size Benefit Posietint for £24.50 for 12.5ml. It is available in larger Boots stores, department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Selfridges or on any of their websites or direct from Benefit from www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk.
~ Posietint ~
My little bottle that I have is tiny, but the full size bottle is the same size and shape as a lot of Benefit's other products such as High Beam (which I reviewed yesterday), Moon Beam, Sun Beam, Chachatint and Benetint. The full size bottles are cylindrical with a large white plastic cylindrical lid and an application brush attached to the lid, similar to a nail polish.
Posietint is a lighter version of the original Benetint. Benetint is a rose-tinted lip and cheek stain and it is a deep red colour.
Posietint is a poppy-pink tinted lip and cheek stain.
~ Use and my thoughts ~
My little tube of Posietint also comes with a brush applicator. I find it is quite difficult to apply to your cheeks because the brush is so small it is too precise so when you touch it on your skin the product is concentrated in one area.
I have used the fullsize version of Benefit's High Beam so I know what size the brush is and I think this product would be difficult to apply from the fullsize bottle as well.
The brush is just meant to be for dotting the product onto your skin and then the liquid is to be rubbed in, but I find that not enough of the liquid is applied to your face and not much transfers from the brush to your face as the liquid is quite thick. This is also something I found with High Beam.
The Posietint does rub in well, but I find I need a few application before I have a good coverage on my cheeks.
With the full size bottle you could pour a little bit out onto your finger or brush, but then you risk spilling and wasting the product, but it is probably easier than applying it 3 or 4 times so that you can get enough of the product onto your skin.
It looks natural on your skin adding a nice bit of colour to your cheeks. I think it is more subtle than most blushers that I have used, but it does achieve a nice natural look. It looks smooth and matte on your skin. There is no shimmer to the product at all, which for me, is a good thing.
The product is long lasting on your cheeks. It lasts around 5 hours before it wears off.
The product is also to be used on your lips.
I have tried this product on my lips a few times. It adds a little bit of colour to your lips, but it is very subtle so once it has dried you can't even see that your lips have a product on them at all and your lips appear a natural colour. It is not glossy or shiny or moisturising or drying. It just doesn't look or feel present at all on my lips. I think perhaps my lips are a very similar colour to this product, but I don't imagine this would have a very different effect if I used the darker red coloured lip and cheek stain, Benetint!
~ Conclusion ~
I do like this product. It is quite difficult to apply because the liquid is quite thick, but it rubs in easily and it looks good on.
On my lips the product does not really show up at all and I doubt using a darker colour would produce different results.
This product is priced at £24.50. I would expect it to cost around £18.00 so I think it is overpriced, but I don't think I would buy this product even if it was cheaper.
Although it does look nice as a cheek stain, it is a bit subtle for my liking. I have very pale skin and don't pile on my make-up so I think most people will find this very subtle.
I would consider buying Benefit's Benetint lip and cheek stain - the darker version.
I got this product as a mini sample with Glamour last year along with the Benetint and High Beam. Before this I had always thought they were all nail polishes as the bottles give that impression because of the size and shape. They are however used to give your lips and cheeks colour by 'staining' them.
The bottom is like a nail varnish as I have said before with the brush applicator attached to the roof of the lid. The lid of the Posietint is white and the bottle is an opaque metallic pale pink with the product brand and label printed in white with a pink decorative flower. I think metallic teamed with the white lid looks a little cheap, personally and if I didn't know Benefit as a trusted brand would overlook this product. I don't like the bottle being opaque either and would prefer to see the mixture inside like you can with the Benetint and High Beam bottles. Full sized, the bottle comes in a box which although is cute classic Benefit packaging, is also unnecessary.
I'm guessing Posietint was made for people who like a softer, more subtle look than when using Benetint as Benetint is very red and dark and more noticeable, especially on lips. When I first opened this bottle I was startled to find the colour to be a sickly bright, almost fluorescent pink. It looked even more like a nail polish at this point as the colour was so ghastly sweet looking I couldn't see how it could possibly look good on skin and because of the metallic bottle I was expecting there to be some shimmer in it too. However I still tried it to see if it worked. I dabbed a few dots across my cheeks and rubbed in. There was a slight colour to my cheeks but most of this was due to rubbing of my cheeks from my fingertips. First time using this was not a success however I persisted with it and found that applying more to my cheeks, in a line instead of dots, I achieved a soft pink glow! I now use Posietint on days where I need a little extra colour in my cheeks or for an extra boost on my skin, it's really subtle and looks very natural. I think Posietint is aimed more at fair skinned people as the colour is softer than Benetint which can look a bit harsh and I save Benetint for more dramatic looks for example if I'm going out at night.
I have tried out using this to stain my lips but my lips are fairly darkish and there was not much change to my lips except they seemed a bit more even coloured. The difference is not huge though and I generally don't like any lip kind of makeup so I don't use it. The good thing about using Positint on lips though is that it doesn't have a smell/taste like Benetint does which is roses. Some people like this but for me I can not stand it.
The overall effect of Posietint is lovely healthy glow that looks more natural than any powder or cream cheek product but at full price, Posietint costs about £20-£25 depending where you get it from and I think this is a little overpriced for what it is. It does last a long time as you don't need to use much so you are paying for something that's going to last however it's not much different from other cheek make up products and is not a good lip stainer. I am happy to keep using my mini posietint until is runs out (which won't be for a long while) but I doubt I will be buying a replacement and will have to look for an alternative.
I had a 4.0ml sample of this from a magazine and couldn't wait to try it. According to Benefit, this stain leaves a smudge-proof see-through tint on cheeks and lips that brightens on all complexions. A Liqui-gel formula that lasts for hours. The full sized product is 12.5ml which retails at £24.50 and is available direct from Benefit, department stores and Boots.
The tint's applicator is a small brush attached to the lid - similar to that of nail varnish. The brush provides just enough product to apply to the cheeks. The tint itself is very pink in colour when it comes out of the bottle and is quite light in consistency, but not overly runny. There is no added fragrance to this product which is good, there is just a 'make-up' smell, which is not unpleasant and does not linger when the tint is applied to the face. I do not use this a lip colour, so will be commenting purely on this blush aspect of the product.
Thankfully the bright pink tint does not remain that colour on the face. The liquid is quite translucent, so when it is blended it provides a subtle pinky sheen to the cheeks. To blend it just takes a few wipes with the fingers, it is almost effortless. There is a clear difference between Benetint and Posietint, Benetint is not so subtle and gives a deeper, red colour to the cheeks. I would recommend Posietint if you prefer a more natural looking, pinky flush to the cheeks.
The effect on the skin is dewy as this is a liquid, not matte and it is long lasting. I estimate that this lasts at least 5-6 hours after I have applied this to my face. As only one wipe of the applicator brush on the face is necessary per application, I estimate that a full sized bottle should last around 6 months.
Throughout the whole time of using this, it didn't block my pores or cause any irritation on my face.
Overall, this is a nice Benefit product which provides a natural flush to the cheeks. I recommend this to people who like a dewy look, but this will not be suitable to those who like a more dramatic flush to the cheeks. The only downside is the price, I think £24 is a little excessive so this will put me off getting a full sized bottle.
This is a review of Benefit's Posie Tint. I had seen the Benetint many times but it looked such a deep red colour I wasn't sure it would suit me. I liked the look of the Posie Tint though and took my chance when it was given away as a freebie on Glamour magazine in the latter half of last year.
My bottle is a small 4ml one but the normal size is 12.5ml. The 4ml bottle is a great way to try the product with enough inside for many applications for you to work out whether it is a 'can't live without' product.
What is it?
Posie tint is described as a poppy pink tinted lip and cheek stain. I was expecting it to be a peachy colour like the bottle as to me poppy colour is more like the original red benetint product. When I opened the bottle I was really shocked to see a shocking pink coloured product and I was quite scared to use it!
I immediately thought I would not use this as a cheek stain due to the bright pink colour, I usually use a more orange blusher or bronzer. But I was pleasantly surprised when I had a go. To apply you dot the product on your face where you want it and then blend (I use a sponge to do this but you could use fingertips). It blends in nicely and is a little bit shimmery and does not look bright pink on your cheeks.
As a lip stain I think it works even better! I think it really sinks into the lips and stays on for so long. I don't usually go for such pinky colours on my lips but it is nice to use this on a day when I am going for a simple look*, with minimal eye make up and a splash of colour on the lips. Usually sunglasses on and I'm good to go!! To apply you just brush on the lips and let it dry, I don't tend to use gloss with this product.
To remove, I find a cream cleanser works best. Obviously if you applied it at 8am, by 10 pm there will not be a lot left to remove but if it's been a night out with a few applications the cleanser will remove all traces of this product.
The full 12.5ml size costs £24.50 but I got mine for around £3 which was the price of the magazine. I don't usually buy magazines but it's a nice treat to have one when I do (usually if it has a good freebie on the cover!).
The bottle is a nice peachy colour with a metallic sheen and has the posie tint wording and logo and a big white lid that has a brush inside. The brush looks like a nail varnish brush but it works well with the product which is really wet.
I thought this was a really good freebie and love to get high end cosmetics on a magazine like Nails Inc or Benefit. The thing is, it does actually work in the company's favour doing freebies like this as I am sorely tempted to buy a full sized version of this product when my mini runs out, despite the price. It is a good multi tasker and the little ones are darling to look at and also handbag sized. I would recommend Posie Tint to anyone scared by the original Benetint formula!
*For simple look, read 10 seconds to get out of the door!
Benefit Posietint -Poppy-Pink Tinted Lip&Cheek Stain 12.5ml / This stain leaves a smudge-proof see-through tint on cheeks and lips that brightens on all complexions / A Liqui-gel formula that lasts 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 / Brush included.