I wanted to LOVE this stuff. Magazines totally overhyped this product. HOWEVER, I think it looks gorgeous on my cheeks... BUT not on my lips. When applied on cheeks it blends to perfection and adds a hint of natural color. When applied to lips it looks like you have been eating a bright pink popsicle (not very becoming). I bought the pocket pal which was a total waste of $ since the concept didn't work for me. I hated using the duo on my lips. The gloss wand did not collect the gloss when I extracted it from the tube. I had to put the wand it about 5 times before any gloss was deposited from the tube and even then it did not collect enough to use for my entire mouth. REALLY! I would MAYBE invest in a full sized product of the benetint but not another pocket pal. Also, I thought about just using the gloss but I HATED the gloss alone too. The gloss was very tacky on my lips and did not go on smoothly.
I was given half of this from my sister. this product is great, since its watery, (not creamy) it does not cause break out. It smell so beautiful, and the color is so sheer, look very natural, perfect if you like to have that "im-not-wearing-makeup" natural rosy glow. Unfortunately I'm not a big fan of the "im-not-wearing-makeup" girl. But it is a fantastic product. My sister has hers for 6months before she passed it for me, the bottle is still in perfect condition. I suggest you take care of it if you want it to last. Dont expect it to last if you just throw it into your handbag.
I paid $28 for this and was initally pleased when I was told by the makeup consultant that it would last for at least a year and that it stayed on all day. Well, to begin I have combination oily-dry skin, prone to light-moderate breakouts. This is a cheek STAIN. Unless you blend with your fingers, it wont go on well and it stains your hands. It does not last long and only works well if applied over a light liquid foundation or no makeup at all. You cannot apply this over a thicker foundation or powdered skin. It comes in a glass bottle with an applicator EXACTLY like you would see for nail polish. The plastic cap is flimsy and broke off of the bottle about a month after purchase. This product also does not stay on and you cant reapply when you are at work/school (wherever) unless you want to walk around with pink fingers. BOTTOM LINE: Don't buy this
This stuff is the easiest makeup to work with. Ever. I've got very pale, normal skin, and this blends in like a dream.
I love this product. I think it looks extremely natural on light skin. Iīm not sure how it would be on olive or darker complexions. Since I have combination to oily skin, I donīt end up with 3 dots on my face if I donīt rub it in within a nanosecond. This and Sephora blush 5M "Brun noisette" are my absolute favorites.
I'm surprised that people find this stuff "hard to blend" - my skin is milk white and I can take my sweet time smearing it on with absolutely zero blotchiness. It's not rocket science, folks. The lovely rose scent is a plus as well.
It took me a while to learn how to use this product. I would not use it directly on my "bare face", it will sink in too fast and I will end up with red dots on my face. I will use it on freshly mositurized skin and it will blend nicely and last pretty long as well. The only reason why I wouldn't repurchase is because it takes a long time to put on and the packaging is just not good. Many times I worried about spilling it and I'm sure my clothes will be stained forever. Nonetheless, for me this product is better than Tarte Cheek Stain, it's long-lasting if applied correctly.
I love this for the perfect rosebud mouth. I can layer it on from sheer to heavy. Just be sure you apply to dry lips (not over lip balm), the color will sink in better and last longer. I use it on my cheeks after moisturizer and only before I put on powder. It's really good as long as you blend it in properly, but it does leave fingers red.
I don't understand how this stuff manages to get so much press? The whole "fresh face" and "just been to he gym" marketying ploy is just bare faced lies. Its like putting runny nail polish onto your skin, the application fuels the though of nail-polish-onto-skin and it doesnt spread. I ended get concentrated patches of pink/red? (who knows) surrounded by blocthy circles. Im sure my application of this product was incorrect, but i did try my best yet still just doesnt work...for me. I do like the "good-for-you" make-up that you can get these days like bare escentuals and Cosmetics A La Carte, which as you wear make up everyday why not make it beauitful as well as good for you...and this product is a bit lik henna is sits on tpo of your skin, suficating it-your cells cnt " breathe" or at least not function properly. It advertses itself as a "stain" and henna is also a stain (that is why im conparing this product to henna) So for special occasions i love useing makeup thats professional to give me extra confidence. But this isnt worth money nor time spent on it
Yuck. Not a fan. Did not last long at all. Pain in the butt to apply. Will not repurchase.