Monday, 25 June 2012

Product review Benefit Cosmetics- Cha Cha Tint

Ahh, summer! The sun is shining, the weather is warm and we are all showing a little more skin. But we are not only wearing less in terms of clothing, but in terms of beauty products. I prefer to opt for beauty products that do double duty. That means, I am choosing products that give me multiple results with minimal effort. One such product is the newest addition to the family of cult-favourite lip & cheek stains- Cha Cha Tint by Benefit Cosmetics. Variations of 'coraly orange' are all the rage this summer, and this mango-tinted flush adds a beautiful coral pop of colour that suits just about every skin tone!

Benefits family of tints also includes the original rose scented flush 'Benetint' as well as the ever-so-girly-pink 'Posietint'. Both Posietint and Cha Cha Tint are a gel-cream formula which gives you a more even, sheer application with plenty of time to blend. The colour is also buildable  so you can make it more intense if you want. All of the tints will wear best if applied to bare skin which can make them tricky to work with in terms of staying power. Most people want to see the colour more, so they put them over foundation. You can definitely layer in this manner, but I'd suggest a base layer directly on the skin for all day hold. Same with lips, apply your tint first before any pencil or other lip products. Remember: stains will only hang on to whatever is under them!

Now most 'stain' products have a love/hate fan base. Those who love them have mastered the art of how to apply them without getting a mottled looking mess. Most of the more liquid stains have a tendency to seep into pores and can look very uneven- not a good look! If you can get the hang of the application, stains are a perfect product to give you just a kiss of natural looking colour without imparting it's own texture. Your skin will look like skin- no shine or sparkle, and no dried out look. Stains are also perfect for layering other makeup over top. Feel free to mix it up and layer a beautiful powder blush or highlight over top. For lips, add a swipe of your favourite lipgloss for an extra kick of colour and shine. However you choose to wear it, Cha Cha Tint is sure to become a staple in any makeup bag!
Cha Cha Tint ($36 Cdn) is available at Sephora; or through Benefit Cosmetics website;

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