Thursday, 30 January 2014

Benefit Lollitint | Review

This little (big) surprise came through the post and it was the best surprise ever!

I received this sweet treat from Benefit and inside the parcel contained three jars of sweet and a bottle of their new lip and cheek stain, Lollitint* (£24.50). I've tried all the cheek stains in the range so I was delighted to learn that there's a new addition! 

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Benefit Cosmetics Benefit Lollitint | Review

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As I mentioned in my previous blusher review, I'm starting to sway towards pink shades and the Lollitint is exactly what I'm looking for.

Benefit's new liquid blush tint is a cool candy-orchid colour, which I think means a magenta pink with purple undertone, because I detect a hint of lilac in this. 

Unlike the Benetint (the red one), which is a watery, runny consistency, Lollitint is a liquid-gel formula. It's thick and creamier than Benetint, which allows the liquid to glide more evenly on to your skin until it has fully absorbed. 

It's just an easier consistency to control than one that it runny. I always end up with patchy cheeks when I used Benetint but I have no issues with the other ones. 

It does take practise to get it right but basically, I stroke the tint over the apples of my cheeks (three times, resembling cat whiskers) and then I pat it in to my skin with my fingers until it dries, so the colour distributes evenly through my own control.

It builds up to a beautiful shade of pink that provides a dewy glow without being overly shiny. Some people like to add a stroke of blusher to brighten up the stain but I just build the colour up and then set it with a powder if I want a matte finish. 

The beauty of these colour stains is the gorgeous dewiness that it leaves. You can control the colour by adding to it layer by layer, it's easy to give a natural flush of colour or build it up to give yourself dolly cheeks! 

The staying power does not let you down, it really does stain your skin for hours and hours. I've never actually tried these on my lips, but I'm really particular about lip colours. 

I hope the Glamour gives the miniature samples away as a freebie with their magazine because I think everyone should try this and see how great it is! 

In fact, a couple of years ago, those Glamour magazine freebies was the first time I had tried Benetint and Posie Tint, and is the reason why I ended up repurchasing these time and time again! 



  1. This package is too cute! Love Benefit cheek tint so this looks fab! xx

  2. It has such a beautiful pink color, it looks perfect to be used has a blush :)

    Ines Loves
    Have a lovely day! <3
    IT *

  3. Sounds amazing! I really like the shade xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  4. This colour is gorgeous, I'd use it as a lip tint though because its not really suited for darker skin

    Stella | Electrik Flowers

  5. Love this pretty pink hue, it looks so demure. Great review!

  6. The colour looks perfect, here's to hoping they come as Glamour mag freebies!

  7. It looks beautiful! I had posietint applied on a benefit makeover a while ago and didn't like it, so I'm not sure if lollitint is for me x
    Sweet Dreams

  8. I have this but still get patchy cheeks using it! :( It's nice on the lips though.

    Katie Loves | UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

    BlogLovin' : Katie Loves

  9. Great post! I love the look of this and it's the sort of shade I like to wear on my cheeks too, I think glamour should deffo give this as a freebie... Good thought :) xx

  10. this looks utterly gorgeous x

  11. The packaging is so pretty! It looks like such a gorgeous shade too xx
    Elise -

  12. I really want to try these I've always been intrigued by them - think you've convinced me haha I'll blame you for making me reach into my purse xx

  13. That looks like such a pretty colour, I'll have to swatch it next time I'm in boots! x


  14. Ohh this looks pretty awesome, but wow how expensive they have got! I first bought Posie tint YEARS ago but I hated the way it stained my finger after applying it! Was great on the lips but a bit drying.. I'm not sure why I love it really, but I suppose its the dewyness and lasting power as you said! PLEASE SAMPLE IT GLAMOUR! :D

  15. This product looks amazing, and the packaging is so cute !

  16. Such a cute little box!! :) and the colour is gorgeous. I want. haha
    Have been using my Cha Cha Tint every day, much nicer consistency than Benetint. xx

  17. I have to admit that I wasn't really curious about benefit tint's after trying out benetint...I own a small version that came with my sugarlicious kit and I was expecting something else...Maybe my expectations were too high?
    Anyway, this colour looks really pretty, specially for the Spring and Sumer time *__*
    thank you very much for sharing this review :3
    Take care*

  18. I can't believe I've only just discovered your blog, it's beautiful! I've seen many great reviews of this so it's now firmly on my wishlist!

  19. I heard about this before Christmas about it coming out in America so now it's here in the UK it's pretty exciting!

    It looks gorgeous and I'd use it on my lips to give them a nice pink glow. ^_^

  20. Ugh, I almost got this the other day, and then decided lilac wasn't going to look good with my olive skin, but all these amazing reviews are making me want it so much! On a different note, I just discovered your blog and it is beautiful! Following on bloglovin :) xx

  21. Oh how bloody cute is that package you lucky lovely :) Definitely HAVE to try this product, love the pretty pink formula!

    Elizabeth Daisy | Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

  22. The jars of sweets are so cute! I wish my mail was as exciting.!

  23. This is such a cute package and the tint looks gorgeous!

    Greetings from London,

  24. Gorgeous photos! I spotted one of them on Pinterest and was instantly drawn to the beautiful colors. I'm very happy to have just stumbled across your blog. <3 xoxo

  25. Cute name. I love the subtle color

  26. That may be the cutest way to send a product. Props to benefit xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  27. This looks lovely. Beautiful colour! xx

  28. Beautiful photos Sarah! I love the name - lollitint..who doesn't love a name with 'LOL' in it ;-) Gorgeous packaging Benefit sent it in too.

    Fingers crossed they do give this away with Glamour very soon! xx


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