Friday, October 14, 2011

Benefit Cosmetics Feelin’ Cheeky! Minis Set (Posietint, High Beam, and Benetint) Review [Swatches]

I bought this Benefit set a few months ago and have used each product many times since, hence the scratched-up bottles heh.

Product Description
“A travel-size set of Benefit's three bestselling cheek products: Benetint, Posietint, and High Beam. This trio features Benetint, for the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle; Posietint, which imparts a poppy-pink tint to brighten cheeks and lips; and High Beam luminescent complexion enhancer.”

Each small, cylinder-shaped bottle stands about two inches tall. The white caps house nail polish-like brushes with firm bristles. Each bottle holds about 0.13 oz. of product.
Posietint bottle
Benetint brush
Posietint is a bubble gum pink gel stain. A few blended dots on the cheeks will give you a youthful and natural pink glow, while on the lips Posietint tints your lips an even, sweet pink color. The consistency is gel-like and easily spreadable, therefore you have a little more time to work. It also stains more evenly than liquid Benetint. I find myself using Posietint most often out of the three products in this set.

High Beam
High Beam is a luminous pink “complexion enhancer”. The consistency is creamy and packed with shimmer; High Beam is meant to highlight rather than color like Posietint or Benetint. Although it looks very opaque and pearly in the bottle, it thins out to give any feature a soft glow. Apply it on high points of the face or any points you want to illuminate (such as the tops of the cheeks, browbone, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow, and inner corners of the eyes) and blend to instantly brighten with extremely fine shimmer that would flatter any skin tone.

Benetint is a rose-tinted, rose-scented liquid stain. On your cheeks, you can use the brush applicator to apply a swipe of tint on the apples of your cheeks and quickly use fingers to blend upwards for a sheer red flush. The color is buildable and looks natural only when applied properly. Similarly, Benetint can be dotted on the lips and patted on for a just-ate-a-cherry-popsicle look. However, make sure your lips are exfoliated and moisturized! The liquid stain looks quite unflattering on chapped lips and will color unevenly (the inner portion of your lips will look redder than the rest). But because the consistency is watery and packed with color, the stain will last a long time- much longer than many lipsticks and blushes of the same color. Also, be careful of your clothes! Benetint doesn't just stain lips and cheeks.
Posietint, High Beam, and Benetint unblended
Posietint, High Beam, and Benetint blended
All three products work very well and yield beautifully natural results, but what really makes this set a winner is the value. Everything costs $15 at Sephora, and is a great way to sample each product before shelling out $28 for a full-sized bottle of one. Moreover, the cute little bottles are portable and last a surprisingly long time. I've been using Posietint on the lips almost daily for the past few months and I feel that I won't run out until the next two or three months.

Final Thoughts
  • Posietint gives you a youthful pink flush, I use this most often
  • High Beam adds a shimmery but natural glow to the face
  • Benetint stains lips and cheeks a rosy red, but the liquid consistency can make it tricky to apply
  • An awesome value ($15) and lasts a pretty long time
Recommend it? Indeed I do.

Rating: 9.7/10



I never heard of this before. do you know if its like lioele tint?

Yes, the Benefit and Lioele tints are pretty much the same thing (Lioele's Cherry Tint = Benefit's Benetint, Lioele's Pinky Tint = Benefit's Posietint). All of these products are made to lightly stain your lips and cheeks, however depending on where you live, Lioele may be cheaper. Lioele is a Korean brand so it's more accessible in Asian locations, Benefit is an American brand that can be found in U.S makeup stores everywhere :)

You bought this here in Singapore, which branch?

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