I'm someone who is generally pretty pink (so I *KNOW* what "natural pink" really means) and so I don't generally use powder blushes. BUT when I stopped at the Benefit counter one day, the SA put this on me ...wow. This stuff maintained my natural pinkness throughout the day. I never had any problems with the application process. I think the trick is probably to MOISTURIZE first as I always apply my makeup only after I washed, toned and moisturized my face. Just put a small to medium sized "X" on the apples of each cheek and blend. I have never experienced it drying on my face before I could spread it. I also found that it is just wonderful on my lips. I didn't find it to be drying at all. This gave me the more redness on my lips (one brush over is enough because you can easily over do it!) so that my lips look naturally red and healthy even at the crack of dawn, without looking like I have put any lipstick or gloss (which, let's face it girls, is a hair trap!) on my lips.
Finally, giving my face that healthy redness on the cheeks and lips makes my other facial areas look more white/bright in comparison. I am a makeup minimalist on most days and I use Benetint, Lemon-aid and High Brow for that oh-so-perfect natural look.
I love this for my cheeks--fabulous staying power, and I haven't had the same problems with pkging that others report. I have had one bottle for at least three years...it lasts forever, so the price is right.
Makeup artist at Benetint sold me one that is half lip gloss, half tint. He told me to make apples on my cheeks, mark a single X on the apple and blend. voila, it does look very natural because it is HARDLY NOTICEABLE. Maybe I'm only used to wearing makeup when you want to look like you have make up on. Anyway, it's easiest enough to use, but can't play any contouring tricks with it and it seems to wear off in a very short period of time. I do NOT like it for lips. Great smell and taste of roses, but the tint is wrong for my mouth, and the lip gloss is too gooey. COLOR FADES FAST. Now, the final reason I wouldn't buy it again is the price. Unreasonable for the pow! factor.
Yesterday morning I rediscovered Benetint and Dandelion in my makeup graveyard and I honestly cannot recall why I ever stopped using this combination. I realize Benetint is RIDICULOUSLY expensive, but there's really nothing out there that provides quite the same color. When used with Dandelion, the color is intensified, but still natural. Yesterday I had several people tell me how healthy I looked (I have the flu), that I was glowing, that I looked dewy, and someone actually asked if I might be pregnant because of this sudden glow I was displaying. Yeah, um, no, but I appreciate the sentiment just the same.
It took me a while to get the hang of applying this, but once I did it looked great. You can achieve a very natural flushed look provided that you blend it in very lightly and quickly! Works great on my cheeks, but it's just too drying and the wrong colour to use on my lips.
I would not purchase again as, having read the ingredients, I realised that it contains carmine - which is a red colouring made from ground up beetles. I am vegetarian and won't buy products containing this. I think it's a bit deceptive of Benefit - their packaging and sales blurb imply that the rose colour comes from rose petals, when really it comes from beetles.
This does not last long on my face.... just an okay product...
As i'm living in Thailand ... There are many kind of product like this in the market... Won't repurchase...
keep looking for the best tint..........
Love the color, love the smell. My grandmother used to wear rosewater blush, and I wish it was still commonly sold. It takes some practice to apply, and the bottle, while cute, is far from practical. The nail-polish brush thingy is irritating, but I can survive that. The color is just right - it is the shade my skin flushes when I exercise or come in from the cold, so it doesn't look at all fake. Wish it was cheaper, though the bottle lasts for freakin' ever, so I suppose it balances out.
This is one of my staples, even though Benefit overall doesn't impress me much. I love this and the Dr. Feelgood stuff that everyone else hates. Maybe they'll discontinue it and I can buy it up on the cheap. :)
I love Benefit, especially their packaging.
this is too expensive and fades WAY too quickly. It also dries out your mouth unless you use gloss or chapstick in conjunction with it and the applicator is not very precise.
Pluses: the packaging is adorable, the color is very pretty, soft and feminine; you can use it on cheeks and lips; it smells like roses.
Next time I will probably go with the new double-ended Benetint (clear gloss on one end, benetint on the other), $18 or Vincent Longo travel size. I don't like the colors as much, but it lasts much longer.
Benetint gives a great, natural-looking flush. It's a liquid blush with a brush applicator (looks like a nail polish brush). You have to blend quickly, because it dries really fast. I usually swipe it on my cheek and then blend right away, doing only one side at a time. Product has great staying power, and the bottle lasts forever since you only need a little bit. I rated it a four instead of a five only because it's kind of messy and not convenient for travel... also the lettering on my bottle is rubbing off with only light use.
I love this product and have sworn by it for years. It gives just the right amount of that subtle glow. UNFORTUNATELY, for me--the "nail polish" bottle leaks. Now I keep it vertical in my medicine cabinet with Kleenex underneath and DO NOT carry it with me...even then it leaks ;(