Found it: a Benefit Posietint dupe by Etude House

Friday, February 11, 2011

While organizing my blushers this past weekend, I found quite a good dupe for Benefit PosieTint, and I thought I’d share it with you ladies this morning. The stain in question is Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint, in 02 Pink.

The similarities:

Packaging. Both stains feature similar packaging (PosieTint is smaller in the photos because it’s a mini), with opaque pink bases and lids that screw off. However,  the Etude House product has a doe-foot applicator, while the Benefit has a brush-tip.

Colour. They are a bit different when swatched (it’s more obvious when you look at the stains, below), but they’re pretty similar. Though the Benefit is a bit more vivid and blue-based, the difference when the product is actually used is negligible.

The differences:

Scent. This one’s my big hang-up, because while PosieTint is blissfully scent-free, Etude’s version has this awful, synthetic cherry scent. It’s sort of medicinal and bitter, and smells very much like something that I wouldn’t feed my family dog (that is, if my family had a dog, which we do not.)

Price. The Benefit is $28USD (yes, it’s $28… even more in Canada!) while the Etude House ranges from about $ to about $15. Have fun doing that math.

Freshly applied: Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint, Pink (l) / Benefit PosieTint (r)

My choice? Posietint is expensive, for sure, but it’s still the one I’d recommend. I prefer the blue undertones (despite the fact that the two really aren’t that different), but it’s the scent that gets me – I can’t stand the “cherry” odour of the Etude House version. However, if you’re on a budget & you don’t mind the scent, then the Etude House is the way to go, hands down.

Just the stains: Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint, Pink (l) / Benefit PosieTint (r)

P.S. Here are a few shops you can find the Etude House tint at. I’m not affiliated with any of these & don’t make a penny if you purchase at them, but I thought I’d do the searching for you ;) Just for reference, these are about 6, 000 won in Korea – about $5 USD.

{$14USD at Makeup Flair} {$13.90SGD at Korea Beauty House} {$8.88 at Miss Hong} {$5-$10 on ebay}

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5 Responses to “Found it: a Benefit Posietint dupe by Etude House”

  1. tony moly, liole and other korean companies also make a similar pink tint. :) i believe that the etude house cheek tint costs less than $10 in my country. =) thank you so much for this comparison!
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  2. It's similar, but looking at them next to each other like that, I still like the Posietint better, somehow. It's more pink.
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  3. Me too ;) It's more of a blue-pink, which definitely appeals to me!

  4. I'm jealous! The Etude House line is so great, for the price – but it's impossible to find over here! : )

  5. To me it seems a bit more pigmented as well. I'm not sure whether or not that's just my imagination, though.
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