Product Type: Benefit makeup
Newest Review: ... 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. ... more
I'm Rosie Without the Jim!
Member Name: mrshez
Advantages: Long lasting flush of pretty blush
Disadvantages: Not Strong enough for the lips
You may have seen the recent Benefit give away in the Glamour magazine. They were offering a free product with the magazine and were either the High beam lotion which is a shimmer highlighter. The Benetint, which is a ruby red lip and cheek stain and the Posie tint which is a poppy pink lip and cheek stain.
All of these or cult products of benefit and the only one I didn't have was the Posie tint. I did not get along to well with the benetint as I found it too red and was more "Aunt Sally "and less "Vampy Vixen".
I did buy the moon beam as the magazine was only £2 so £4 in total for both products and while they are only 4.0 ml and not the regular size of 12.5 ml. It's still a great buy as the 12.5ml size costs £24. The sizes make them great for holidays or fitting into your handbag rather than carrying around the full size. Although my handbag is like Mary Poppins and I actually carry round a full dressing table in mine.
What is Posie tint? -
Posie tint is a liquid based tint for your cheeks and lips and is designed to give you a fresh pop of colour, the result is aims to give you is a natural blush as though you have been in the gym and out in the fresh air.
The Packaging -
As with most Benefit products the packaging is rather kitsch and harks back to a bygone era of glamour and I find it hard to resist and am often tempted to buy a certain product because of the design on the box or container and I'm only stopped by my purse, unfortunately that's not like my Mary Poppins bag and does have a limit to what's in there!
The product comes in a lovely pink box and the Posie tint is housed in a fabulous bottle. The bottle is a shiny Pink colour and has a white screw off lid. The design is similar to a nail varnish bottle and when you unscrew the lid and lift it up it starts to look even more like a nail varnish as it has a brush on the end measuring about half an inch and that's what you use to apply the tint.
Using the tint -
When I first unscrewed the lid and lifted the brush out I was quite shocked at the colour. It's a rather vibrant Pink and looked a little fluorescent. Now I want a fresh pinched cheek look but I don't want to glow in the dark!
The instructions tell you to brush three lines onto the cheek, Great I thought, not only am I going to glow in the dark, I'm also going to look like I'm playing a war game, going skiing or have joined the local rugby club. Thankfully as I read on it does say to blend quickly into your cheek.
As I said earlier the bottle looks a little like a nail varnish and the similarities don't stop there. The tint itself it very like a nail varnish in its consistency.
So I used the brush and applied three stripes on each cheek and blended. The colour was still quite vibrant when I put the stripes on but with blender the colour became much more subtle and indeed gave a very fresh colour to my cheeks. You do need to blend quite quickly before it starts to become hard to move. I always find that if I rub my fingers together and warm them it's a great deal easier to blend the tint.
What I did notice was that as I already had foundation on when I applied the tint it did seem to strip away a little of my foundation and I found this was the same with both my cream foundation and mineral powder foundation. Now don't get me wrong It doesn't remove it completely but enough for me to notice. What I always do now is to apply the tint and build up the colour a little more and then I apply my foundation over the top and that way I get a lovely soft colour that looks natural with just an extra pop of colour. If I am wearing it for an evening out and want the colour to stand out a little more I follow the same routine and just apply an extra "stripe" and gently press into my skin.
Staying power -
It has more staying power than Katie Price on a husband hunt.
I can apply this first thing in the morning and by the evening while I may be knackered I still look fresh as a daisy or in this case a posie!
The tint did not move all day and gave the same pop of colour all day without needing to reapply at all. This makes the tint very cost effective and saves you time having to reapply throughout the day.
I am aware that I have not mentioned much about the product as a lip tint. I have to be honest and say that I don't use it a great deal as a lip tint. The few times that I have used it as a lip tint I have always worn a gloss over it.
When applying it as a lip tint it reminded me of that brush on sealant that used to be the rage ages a go, Lipcote, I think it was called and you brushed it onto your lips and walked round with a shocked expression until it dried or your lips were stuck together. Thankfully you do not need to do that!
Simply brush the tint over the lips and it dries almost immediately. The colour that you are left with is very natural and if you like a strong colour on your lips it's perhaps not for you. You can apply another coat and it does intensify but only slightly.
It didn't dry my lips out although it does dry to a matte finish and I usually apply a slick of clear gloss as I find that's more flattering than a matte lip. Again the staying power of the tint is good although you use your mouth more than your cheeks so it does wear off after a while.
Benefit products are available online from www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk and also large department stores. I am aware that you can purchase Benefit products on Ebay but beware as I have been told that there are quite a few fakes ones out there.
Summary: A great way to achieve that glow without - Pregnancy, Gym or bedroom activity!