The Cult Collection: Benefit Cosmetics Benetint

Red cheeks coming from a vial that looks like blood?  Yup, up next on the Cult Collection is Benefit Cosmetic’s Benetint.

From Benefit Cosmetics:

Our original rose-tinted stain is kiss-proof, see-through color for lips & cheeks that lasts for hours. Naturally sheer & sexy on all complexions…it’s innocent yet provocative.

Originally created for an exotic dancer in the 1970s, benetint has soared to cult fave status. It’s loved by celebs, makeup artists and gals around the world. It’s the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle!

Benetint is Benefit’s flagship product I believe, and also one of their most popular ones.  I don’t have a full size of this because I have always been scared to try it, but when I got a little sample size in the Benefit Big 10 set, I thought, why not, right?

With Benetint applied on my cheeks

Benetint is a rose-scented liquid lip and cheek product that settles into your skin creating a nice red, natural-looking flush.  The product comes in a little jar and literally looks like blood (that’s probably the reason why I was so scared to try it in the first place).  I have tried cream blushes, powder blushes, but never liquid ones, and I have to admit, I’m quite impressed.

To apply the product, you take the nail polish-like applicator and brush a few strokes on your cheek (yes, cheek, do one at a time). From there, and you have to work fast, you blend it into your skin where it will settle and present a nice looking, natural flush.  Because the product settles into your skin you have to make sure you work quick with it because otherwise you’ll have a red blotch on your cheeks.  You will also probably notice the red settling into your fingers as well.

I wonder what blush I used today...

So do I like Benefit’s Benetint?  Surprisingly, yes.  Like I mentioned, it gives you a nice flush that best of all, looks natural.  Sometimes I don’t want that obvious look that I’m wearing a blush and Benetint is the answer for that.  It’s easy to use, creates a nice look, and it’s different.  Who would have thought that you can create a blush in a liquid form?  Well, Benefit did.  They also offer this product in a pink colour as well, called Posietint, which I also got to try thanks to the Big 10 set.  It’s exactly the same but instead of a red flush you get a pink one.

Posietint applied

So is it cult worthy?  I would think so mostly because it’s different and it’s a versatile product.  I have not applied this to my lips but according to Benefit, you totally can.  Would I purchase a full size of this product?  At $36 CDN it is very pricey so I don’t think I would but I am rationing out my mini sample in the meantime.

Have you tried Benefit Cosmetics’ Benetint?  Do you think it’s cult worthy?

Please note: I did receive this product as part of a set for review, however, it did not affect my opinions on it.  All opinions are my honest own :).