Product Type: MeMeMe makeup
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Benetint, without the price tag?!
MeMeMe Pussycat Cheek & Lip Tint
Member Name: AupMeDuck
MeMeMe Pussycat Cheek & Lip Tint
Advantages: Gives a very natural, sheer tint. Definitely affordable. Suitable for most skin tones and types.
Disadvantages: Must be blended immediately. Tastes disgusting. Could spill and stain! Could be too dark for some.
Ok, so this is a pink stain for your cheeks and lips. It comes in a clear bottle with a silver lip, which I've never had a problem with, and it's great to be able to see how much you've used at any point.
Like most people, I've only ever used powder blushers before. I'm very pale, so I find a nice hint of colour on my cheeks makes me look so much healthier. I was quite happy with my Mary Kay blush, so hadn't really thought of using anything else until a mini Benefit catalogue turned up in one of my magazines. Inside, I read about the oh-so famous Benetint. I'm easily suckered into buying new products, and have tried many 'innovative' foundations, moisturisers, hairsprays and so on which have turned out to be complete and utter rubbish. So, continuing with the trend of adding to my already huge make-up collection, I decided to buy Benetint!
So, I ventured into town to head to the nearest Boots, but along the way, I was distracted by Superdrug. I've always been a fan of MeMeMe, so instinctively headed over to the little illuminated section. I was just browsing, when this little gem caught my eye; Pussycat Cheek & Lip Tint! I'd never noticed it before, and it was hidden in amongst various different concealers and such. I first thought it was Benetint, as the packaging is so similar. Then I noticed the price tag. £3.74! £3.74?! Reduced, from £4.99, but still a far cry from the re-mortgage-your-house cost of Benetint. I couldn't not buy it, could I?
Excited by my bargain buy, I rushed home to try it out. I was a little unsure of how to use it. I should explain that the brush is like one of those you find in an ordinary nail varnish, and the actual stain is just a very thin liquid, just like water. So, I just washed and moisturised my face, applied a little foundation and powder and dabbed a little on my cheeks. Unfortunately, I waited too long before I blended it in, and I looked so awful. Honestly, it was hideous! I had streaks and lines across my freshly cleaned face and looked like I'd been in a fight with a cat. The colour was also too dark. I'd only used a small amount, but my cheeks were a shocking shade of barbie pink!
I took it all of, and tried again. This time, I applied it straight after my foundation and smoothed it in immediately. Then, I just dusted on my powder as usual. I found this much better. It blended easily on my slightly damp and moist skin, and the powder toned the colour down a little. I was pleased with the results and just looked glowing and natural. It's very sheer without a hint of shimmer, so it didn't look like I was wearing blush at all!
Next, I thought I'd try it on my lips. I have naturally very pink lips, and I found that this was just a bit rubbish. It tasted horrible, and ended up looking patchy and unnatural. It also bled a little, so my lips looked weird. It does last, though. So if you like how it looks on you, then you won't have to worry about re-applying it.
I find that it also lasts quite well on my cheeks. After 8 busy hours, I still have a slight flush to my face, even without re-application! It does wash off easily, though, so you don't have to keep scrubbing!
All in all, I really do like this product. I find that it usually gives very nice results, although only on my cheeks. I must admit that it only replaces my trusty powder when I have the time to spare, as I'm not very good at applying make up and a powder is just safer. I also think that this tiny bottle will also last ages, and ages! Unfortunately, the use by on it is 6 months, so it'll probably be thrown out long before it's used up, but at this price, who cares?!
My skin is quite well behaved, but I can't see what problems could occur. I really think that this product would suit most skin tones and types. I should also point out that I'm really very, very pale, which is why it was a little dark for me without powder to tone it down.
I suppose the only real concerns that I have about using this on my cheeks, is the consistency of the product. Although it's very blendable, I'm always very scared about spilling it and staining everything around me. It's also quite fragranced, it smells very floral. This doesn't bother me too much, but does taste awful on the lips and could possibly bother very sensitive skin.
I can't compare this to anything else, as I haven't used any other cheek and lip tints. If you've tried this and don't like it, there's also the obvious Benetint which you could try, or The Body Shop's own version of this product.
Overall, I'd say buy it! It's affordable and effective. Yay! :)
Summary: A very good product. Gives a lovely, natural tint to the cheeks, although useless on the lips.