i bought my first bottle 10 years ago. my second one 5 years ago. and the pocketpal version 3 years ago. i don't know why i gave it 2 more chances after the first "failed" experience 10 years ago but i did. and the same reactions occurred.
lip tint: although it did leave a tint on my lips, it did so in a patchy manner. my lips' fault though. some parts absorbed more tint and the other parts, none. so i ended having patchy red/pinkish lips. not so bad if you put blistex lip tone after. what bothered me about it was the itchiness and the stinging that happens after application and it usually lasted an hour!
cheek stain: this gave me an even flush. rosy and healthy looking. BUT, the places i dotted the stain on left me with zits! zits in a neat row. both on the left and right cheeks. the same happened to my sister (worse for her because she ended up with cystic ones!) puzzling!
someone stop me before i give this a fourth chance!
I use this on days when I don't want to get all made up. It provides a nice natural pink hue to cheeks and lips. Probably best for fair skin. It has great lasting power on the cheeks, a little less so on the lips. The brush is awkward. Not a good package for tossing in the purse to use on the go. It stains a bit on the fingers but not enough to inhibit use. A gel form in a tube might be best. But considering its been around for sometime I doubt a change is forthcoming. I read somewhere it was created for a stripper/burlesque dancer who wanted a rosier glow to her areolas. That just makes me giggle whenever I take it out. I'm glad it made its way to the rest of the population...it keeps us translucent people from looking totally washed out.
I can't stand the packaging. The lid comes off and I hate that you can't apply it with your fingers without getting stuck in your nails. Having to apply it with a brush every time is a serious pain. I also find that it dries my lips over time.
Love this! I have really fair skin and a small amount is sufficient to give me a nice flush.. I am a little heavier with this on my lips though! it lasts for me and I dont really have to worry that it wont stay. I usually apply this after my liquid foundation before I brush on my powder. It's really convenience in a bottle. Saves me space too! (esp when I go overseas! )
Still on my first bottle of Benetint. This product is pretty pricy but can last for quite a long time. The product feels very natural on your face and but only lasts for a few hours. I feel the product however does de-colourize the natural colour of your lips after usage for a long period of time.
The smell of this reminds me of when I was a little girl and would grab roses from the garden and leave the petals in water to create my own perfume. It smell identical! This is a tint so it tends to look very natural. I love heavy blush powders but when I just want to go to the beach to relax I wear this. Its looks completely natural which might be why some people hate it but I love it. It leaves your lips a bit dry so just have your chap stick ready. I don't directly use this aplicator on my cheeks because I think its gross to do that over foundation/moisturizer and then put it on your lips so I dab the applocator on my fingers and then blend it on my cheeks. If you use the applicator directly the foundation will get in the tint jar and just make a mess. It last a long time even while eating, running, and tanning, would definately repurchase :)
This stain gives a nice flush of color that lasts may be 6 hours or so for me. I like the red, because it complements my NC25 skin. I know this product is very expensive, but I have not met any more affordable products as good as the Benetint. Benetint lasts on your lips longer than any other, the color is absolutely flattering, and it goes on your lips very naturally and evenly. Tints are awesome, but you have to find a right product and this is it!
I just cannot stand this stuff.
+Packing is cute
+lovely colour in the bottle
-goes scarlet on my cheeks
- dries out my lips and flakes
-Nail brush applicator?!?!
Overall I wouldn't buy again nor do I recommend.
I love using this on my cheeks! I apply three dots along each cheekbone and use a stippling brush to blend/pat it in. It leaves a very natural flush, and does not look like blush at all when I use this method. I could see how using just a little too much could make it look clown-ish though, so be sure to use a light hand. It also lasts ALL day. This one bottle has easily lasted me easily a year (though I don't use it every single day), and I've had no problems with it leaking out.
I love this. It seriously lasts forever, so I don't think it's expensive at all. I have fair skin and I look DEAD without any blush on, so on days when I'm too lazy to put on a full face, or when it's really hot and humid and powder makeup will get oily anyways, I just use tinted moisturizer, brown liner, curl my lashes, and then put benetint on the apples of my cheeks and on my lips and I look natural and healthy! It's pretty foolproof and buildable. I usually do 3 tiny dots, blend, and then add 3 more dots and then blend to build up the color. you need to blend immediately because it won't budge once it's settled on your skin. I may not use this everyday, but this is something I will always have in my makeup stash!