I love the color that Benetint gives to the cheeks--it's a very natural and healthy pink... looks like you just came back from running. Application can be tricky at first, I apply three dots with the applicator along my cheek bone and quickly brush it in with a foundation brush. I've had no skin problems since using this product and the color lasts all day if used as a blush and for two hours or so if used as lipcolor. It's a tad expensive but the bottle will last you SO LONG! Background on me: early 20's, light Asian (NC30), oily & sensitive skin.
It may be quite expensive at first but i've had mine for a year and even spilt some and there is still plenty to go. Yes, you have to blend as soon as you apply but you do have ample time before it dries. Build up the look as much as you want, from just a blush to striking pink cheeks. And it really does last all day or night!!! I'll definitely keep on buying this!!
This just isn't practical. The bottle is hard to deal with, with it's nail polish-like bottle and applicator. You have to really work fast to blend. If you use it, have a sponge (I wet mine slightly) ready. Do one cheek at a time. Do three little dots, in a row along your cheekbone, and blend immediately with the sponge. Too much hassle for me! The Body Shop has a tint that comes in a wand with a sponge applicator - much easier to deal with, and the same results. This was extremely drying on my lips as well.
I am a die hard Benetint devotee. As someone who prides herself on finding the best that is out there, cheap and expensive, this is by far my favorite makeup item. The natural rosy color takes years off my face with its youtful glow. And oh how it lasts, it stays put an entire day without any need of touch up. You can't say that for most blushes. I can't say I love the glass bottle, as I have spilled the potent stuff a few times but it won't stop me from buying it. One secret trick I stumbled upon was dotting the benetint just a tad tad above your upper lip in place of a lip liner and blending it in to your natural lip line. Your upper lip will look just a tad bit bigger and no one is the wiser! Loves it!
I really haven't used this in awhile, i just didn't like having to blend it in, because if i waited to long it would stain wherever it was put. I don't know about you, but i wouldn't want red splotches on my cheeks! lol I haven't tried it on my lips, but if i did i would think it would be really drying. The color in the bottle is a really pretty petal red, but i hadn't noticed much difference than any other liquid blush? I do have to say the times when i put it on it did stay on and look very pretty. The only thing is, it's time consuming and you have to wash your fingers or they'll stain. Other than that, if you have the time, it will look really pretty.
This stuff is really difficult to work with. Using it on cheeks is annoying because you have to blend really fast or you end up with yucky streaks. Using it on the lips isn't much better - you have to apply it quite a few times to get the color to show up at all! The color payoff is slight and honestly not worth the trouble in my opinion. I also find most of Benefit's products to be rather overpriced :(
I'm a Benetint devotee mainly b/c it's just such a beautiful color on me. It's a versatile product that can be applied lightly for a weekend flush or more heavily for a special occasion. I recommend applying on bare skin or over tinted moisturizer or a dewey foundation. I begrudgingly have to reach for powder blush when I use powder foundation. I used Benetint on a girlfriend on her wedding day and it photographed beautifully, especially in b&w photos (classic effect).
I LIKE HARD CANDY TINTS BETTER. THEY COME IN A TUBE AND NOT AS WATERY.
This is ink in a bottle.
Not good if you have really pale skin, it just looks like you came of a treadmill or you had too much wine.
dries too quick and to be frank you shouldn't have to rush like mad to blend it in.
cheaper to buy artists ink- you get the same effect.
One bottle is enough to last a lifetime, unless you accidentally spill it in your makeup bag. Anyway, I bought a bottle because of the positive reviews. For starters, the price (USD35) for a bottle of red ink is far overpriced and packaging is not good because you will spill it if you put it in a bag or when flying.
However, I do like the rose colour on my light skin and pale lips. You have to apply it quickly because it dries FAST!! Put three dots on your cheeks and blend away immediately. I also apply it on my lips for a stained effect, and finish it off with the Benetint lipbalm. Can't say much about the staying power though