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!
I'd heard so much about this "cult' product. Luckily I only bought a half used bottle off eBay. This colour barely shows on my heavily pigmented lips and it tickles so bad when I run the brush on my lips! Weird problem but well...
As far as using it on my cheeks is concerned, a little bit of lipstick works best I think.
There is no question that this is a pricey product, but have used it periodically if not every single day for several *years* and still have almost half a bottle left with no sign of spoilage; in my book that qualifies as good value for money. The color looks like a note-perfect natural blush on my fair skin and lasts well... application by finger isn't complicated and a little goes a long way. I love the color on my lips and it builds intensity nicely with layering, but is a little drying -- lip balm on top is a must.
Wouldn't be without it.
I have avoided purchasing this even though I gravitate towards liquid tints more than any type of blush product because it is hella expensive. First things first, I prefer liquid tints because it is longer lasting than cream and powder blushes. Since I'm the type who doesn't like re-applying makeup, plus the conditions I'm exposed to (very hot and very humid Manila), liquid tints are the obvious choice.
On with the review:
Packaging: Given that it's in a bottle with a nail polish applicator, I don't think this is something you put in your travel case. Since liquid tints last throughout the day, you wouldn't need to bring this with you, if primarily used as a blush. As a lip color, then that would pose a problem.
Consistency is good. This product didn't dry to quickly with me unlike what happened to the previous reviewer. As a lip stain, it isn't really that remarkable. Sometimes it's too red, other times it won't appear on my lip even after several applications.
A word of advice, all liquid tints will stain fingertips, and that is why one generally uses a sponge when applying liquid blush. Compared to the other liquid tints out there, this is actually the least noticeable since the consistency of the blush is watery and buildable.
I would admit that the product is indeed expensive. I have been using similar blushes over the years (nail polish applicator/bottle packaging) that is one-tenth of the price of a Benetint. I purchased a full bottle after getting to try a small sample. I would actually choose urban decay's lip envy stain as a blush over this, but since that is unavailable here, then I'd stick with this one.
Bottom line. Liquid blushes aren't for everyone. It requires practice and patience. If you're used to liquid blushes, then Benetint is a good option. I wanted to try this just to see what the fuss is all about. There isn't really much other than it's just a good blush. If you haven't tried this yet and is in love with liquid blushes, try this, at least once anyway.