Benefit, how do you do it? Making such delightful little gift sets that look good enough to eat and also are in fact makeup; you can’t ask for anymore than that can you!? Now this set that I have featuring on the blog today if from my Auntie/Mum’s Best Friend who knows I am a Benefit lover, (she got me a Benefit Sexy Little Stowaways Set for Christmas from America last year,) the set is of course Benefit Sweet Tintations.
The set contains two lip balms: benebalm and lollibalm and their cheek and lip tint counterparts: benetint and lollitint. Now the tints I already own, however the balms are totally new products to me which I have really wanted to try ever since their release last year!
Benetint is Benefit’s iconic cheek and lip tint which as far as I know was the product that really brought Benefit as a brand towards us as the general public. For those who haven’t managed to get their hands on Benetint I can tell you that it has quite a thin consistency and a lovely Turkish delight type rose smell. The consistency, as I said, is thin I would say almost watery which does help to an extent with the blending of it. Benetint gives a subtle rosy tint to the cheeks that lasts for ages.
Lollitint on the other hand is Benefit’s latest cheek and lip tint launch and the first with a gel type formula. Unlike Benetint, Lollitint is an opaque tint when applied but still one that only gives a light colour tint to the cheek. Lollitint gives a candy orchid tint which was really on trend last season and I think will be perfect for this coming spring.
You might have noticed that I mentioned nothing about using these tints on my lips, this is because as lots of people find multipurpose products such as these can dry out your lips very easily. These are sadly products like that but as cheek tints they work like a dream.
If you find that the cheek and lip tints do indeed dry your lips out but you still want your lips a similar colour to the tints, you need not fear for their safety as Benefit has a solution for you: Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm or Benebalm and Lollibalm. As you can see in the swatches below, these balms have the smallest wash of colour to them but the colour is still noticeable when applied to the lips. Like Benetint the lip balms have a rose smell however it is less intense, most likely as the product is applied to the lips. I thought I should probably mention the adorable packaging that Benefit always come up with; I mean look at it. The balms are are encased in quite a thick plastic tube with the most understated yet still beautiful detail that match the colour of the inside product beautifully.
At £14.50 these are not at all a product you would buy without wanting to know if they did what they said, lip balms for me are all about one thing: hydration. These specifically say hydrating and that is what you would expect and that is luckily what you get. Unlike the Maybelline Baby Lips range, (which FYI do absolutely nothing to my lips except coat them in a slightly sticky balm,) I can actually feel the difference that is made after applying.
So that brings me to the end of today’s post, as Benefit is a favourite brand of mine I was wondering if you had any particular Benefit favourites that I should try?