Lip and cheek tints are a great, long-lasting alternative to lipstick and blusher, brilliant for summer when getting your make-up to last all day can be a challenge. Benefit Posietint is like Barbie in a bottle. The bright shade may appear a little daunting at first, but it is not as loud as it appears, and the petal-pink lip and cheek stain leaves you with hours of lightly blushed perfection.
It is the younger, flirtier sister of Benefit’s original lip and cheek tint; the darker and redder Benetint. Posietint and is especially suitable for those who aren’t quite daring enough to go for deep blush and bright lips. Although it looks gorgeous on most skin tones, the light pink effect is especially flattering for paler skin. The subtle baby pink colouring is perfect as we step into spring, waving goodbye to the dark shades dominating our winter make-up bag.
The formula is easy to apply; placing three dots on the cheeks and lips and gently massaging it in will leave you ready to shine. The product is very quick drying excellent for if you’re in a hurry. However, the quick dry formula is also a downfall, as it is important to remember to work it in quickly to make sure you end up more Barbie princess than cabbage patch doll. It may take a few applications to master the technique, as if it is applied too slowly it can appear slightly streaky.
Sometimes, application to the lips can leave a dry, flaky result. To avoid this, always apply a layer of Vaseline before hand, and afterwards to ensure it goes on as smoothly as possible.
The initial appearance seems sheer, however several minutes after applying the shade deepens, leaving brighter and dazzling effects. When Benefit claimed your tint will last all day, they meant it. A little goes a long way, so you are apply sparingly for a long-lasting, well covering result. It has great versatility, as one coat will give you a slight glow, whilst extra coats can be applied to develop a more intense look.
Available from Benefit counters all over the UK at around £24, this bottle of blossom is excellent value for money. This may seem a little pricey, but it is important to remember that the product is 2-in-1, as it can be used for lips and cheeks, and will last you several months.
The combination of a unique shade and shimmering undertones really did make me feel like the prettiest flower in the bunch! The opportunity to experiment with number of coats and switching between lips and cheeks means you are able to create a variety of looks from just one bottle.