Monday, June 1, 2009
Note – this review is crazy old, so the photos aren’t of my “current standards” :P Sorry about that!
Product: Benefit’s BeneTint lip stain.Physical properties: (That’s right. I’m bringing you back… all the way back to when you were ten and sitting in Science class, learning irrelevant facts about rocks and shit.) Great smell – just like roses! However, despite the rose smell, the taste is less than rosy – in fact, this stain tastes terrible if it’s wet, but it’s not like we regularly lick our lips before our stains dry (it was ONE time! One!) And when they said “liquid stain”? They meant it. This is as thin as water!
Colour: Pretty good payoff; see below. It’s pretty, but I’d like more blue in a stain for my cool-toned skin.Ease of use: Works well on lips (see below, but keep in mind that this was taken is some pretty wacky lighting that makes my skin look very…yellow) but not so well on cheeks. I can’t figure out how to make it stain my cheeks; all I end up with are very red fingertips (bonus points for still being there, though, about four hours after my failed attempt to use as a blush!) It’s not even a blending problem, it’s a “why won’t you go on at all?!” problem. Maybe it blends too well?The Verdict: Worth (most of) the hype! I really like this stain; however – my search for the perfect stain continues. It is still a little too warm for me, and doesn’t really work well to stain my cheeks. That said, though, I totally understand why this is basically the most popular lip stain ever! I’m very low-maintenance through the day (surprising, I know) so this is great for someone who doesn’t want to touch up every hour :P