Sunday, August 14, 2011

Feelin' Cheeky! Minis from Benefit


This is another mini sample set from Benefit including their cheek/lip stains (minus the new Cha Cha Tint) and High Beam highlighter.


Not being a big fan of tints or stains in general, I thought this set would be a great trial size of three Benefit products I've heard so much about. Also, I really wanted to try out High Beam but didn't want to pay the price for a full-sized one. The packaging is similar to their regular counterparts but cuter in size. In the end, I actually ended up liking Posietint--which gives a nice flush--and High Beam. Benetint kind of scares me (less so than Stila's Acai Crush stain) but it performs well in terms of wear.

next to Urban Decay's sharpener for size reference
Posietint, High Beam & Benetint
Posietint, High Beam & Benetint

I tried to show two swatches of each, where secondary ones are of the product mostly rubbed in. The packaging of these three products is reminiscent of nail polish. I found it much easier (and less messier!) to work with these than the Acai Crush stain from Stila. The sampler set can be found for 15$ at Sephora.

  • Posietint - I expected a softer pink, but it doesn't apply harshly and has a slightly syrupy texture
  • High Beam - has a creamy texture that applies and blends easily
  • Benetint - rosy color that actually smells kinda rosy; has a watery consistency; and between the tints, this one had the most staying power as it lasted until the next day (even with removal)

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