Benefit Lip and Cheek Stains have been quite the talk in the beauty industry for a few years now and they still seem to be a favourite now .
I have to be honest in the respect that I am not a follower in buying something just because its a new thing or craze but if it interests me I will give it a try and cheek tints very much intrigued me.
I had tried the models own cheek tint a few years back and it was an absolute nightmare .
There were so many posts sharing how gorgeous they looked and how easy they were to apply but when reality hit home , it ended up a complete shambles and instead of a gorgeous even flushed look I ended up looking like someone had drawn on my cheeks and what more it stained blotchy (just as promised) for three days without me being able to remove it .
I tried to stay clear of any more cheek stains from then on up until I won this gorgeous tint which came with a blush that I have been using for the past 3 months.
The blush is Bella Bamba , my most loved blusher and most used one at that but this little added extra bottle of tint was thrown in the drawer never to be tried out , well not until a few days ago .
As I rummaged through my makeup Drawer the Cha Cha Tint literally jumped out at me and for some reason I decided to try it out in hope that the same accident that happened many years ago with the cheek tint from Models Own would not happen again.
I have to admit that when I opened up the bottle , I was a little uneasy as the shade seemed very mango orange , but non the less I carried on with giving it a try and began to apply a couple of dabs of the tint onto my trusted blending brush.
Granted , trying it on my lips was the last of my interest, I was more interested in how it worked on my very pale cheeks.
(This pregnancy is making my skin so dry and I do not feel the glow this time around)
I have always used powder blush or even mousse as a blush previously so liquid seemed a little daunting , especially after my last little mishap but I think Benefit may have switched my thinking.
Benefit Says -
''This mango-tinted stain beautifully blushes lips & cheeks with a tropical sunset hue. Smooch-proof & smudge-proof, this sheer stain will have you looking deliciously sun-kissed for hours''.
Here Is what I have to say -
For starters, the packaging is adorable.
I love how cute and handy it is and because it comes with its own application brush , it makes it easy to take with you on those nights away or even holidays.
The bottle has a gorgeous gold reflective body and the brush is exactly what could be expected from a nail polish .
I am not sure what I was initially expecting but the texture but it is a little runny but with a slight thickness so not to have it running all over the place. Quite creamy actually.
The feel of it is smooth on the skin and there is no sign of tackiness at all .
I found the application process very easy although I did try it two separate ways to see which I preferred for simplicity.
1- Add three small dabs on your cheek bones then use your finger tips to gently dab it into an upwards movement towards the edge of the face.
2- Using a blending or foundation brush , apply a couple of dabs straight on to the brush then blend into the cheek bone as you would normally blend in your blush.
For me the Brush worked so much better and it felt easier .
Using my finger tips gave me an uneven tone so I would recommend using a brush .
The tint dried instantly and I had no tackiness left over.
I think I was expecting a brighter tone , but in reality it was quite natural and I was pleased that it was quite subtle .
The tint can stain your finger tips if you use this way to apply it so I would recommend cleaning it as soon as possible to reduce the stain but this is a great thing for your cheeks as it stayed on my cheeks for the full day with no fading .
Because you only need a small amount the price of £24.50 is not bad as it will last quite a while but I would prefer to buy a true powdered blush instead of this due to my own preferential liking.
I do however love the gorgeous coral shade and creamy texture and will be using it more often in the upcoming spring.
Just for the fun of it, I did eventually give the lip staining a try , here is how it turned out with this Cha Cha tint........
So what are your thoughts on Staining tints, do you think they work as well or do you prefer your powder blush ?