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. 30th January 2014 / 2:11 pm

    It has such a beautiful pink color, it looks perfect to be used has a blush 🙂

    Ines Loves
    Have a lovely day! <3
    IT *

  2. 30th January 2014 / 2:41 pm

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

    Stella | Electrik Flowers

  3. 30th January 2014 / 3:08 pm

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

  4. 30th January 2014 / 3:19 pm

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

  5. 30th January 2014 / 3:19 pm

    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

  6. 30th January 2014 / 3:36 pm

    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

  7. 30th January 2014 / 4:27 pm

    this looks utterly gorgeous x

  8. 30th January 2014 / 6:39 pm

    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! 😀

  9. 30th January 2014 / 7:19 pm

    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

  10. 30th January 2014 / 7:49 pm

    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*

  11. 30th January 2014 / 7:51 pm

    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!

  12. Anonymous
    30th January 2014 / 7:58 pm

    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. ^_^

  13. 30th January 2014 / 8:53 pm

    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

  14. 30th January 2014 / 11:20 pm

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

    Greetings from London,

  15. 31st January 2014 / 2:35 am

    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

  16. 2nd February 2014 / 11:48 pm

    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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