Editor's TipEditor's Tip

Apply Benetint to your cheeks and then blend Benefit’s High Beam onto your cheekbones for a luminous glow.

Benefit Cosmetics

Birchbox Breakdown

In 1977, Jane and Jean Ford, the twin sisters behind Benefit, met a local dancer who requested a long-lasting red pigment that wouldn’t budge during her shows. They listened, and this beloved rose lip and cheek stain was born. Year after year, it’s a bestseller for good reason: the translucent color leaves us with a natural flush so we look pretty, not made-up.

How it Works

This lightweight stain goes on sheer for buildable rosy coverage. The long-lasting formula is made with carmine rose petals and lasts for hours. Not surprisingly, it’s a staple with celebrities, makeup artists, and models (not to mention Birchbox staffers).

How to Use

Smile and dab three small strokes on the apples of your cheeks. Blend immediately, as the formula does dry quickly. Next, dot on your lips and blend with clean fingertips. Apply another layer if you want a deeper crimson hue.

WATER (AQUA), POLYSORBATE 20, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CARMINE (CI 75470), METHYLPARABEN, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), TETRASODIUM EDTA, GERANIOL, LINALOOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, CITRONELLOL, MALTODEXTRIN, BENZYL SALICYLATE, BHT. N° 00N12802

More for You!
  • Product orders $50+ and all monthly box brands ship free
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

Product Reviews & Sample Feedback

2,415 Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 Star
1068
4 Star
768
3 Star
346
2 Star
129
1 Star
109
Skin type
Dry
Combination
Normal
Oily
Skin tone
Fair
Light
Light-Medium
Medium
Medium-Dark
Dark
Age
17 & under
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 & over
Apply

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Definitely has staying power
Purchased

I was looking for a lip tint that would stay on and this stuff definitely does. I do wish it was a little darker and have yet to find a easy way to apply and blend (without using my finger which quickly becomes stained red). I didn't realize it wasn't completely dry and will admit the taste is not good (not a mistake I made again).

Bottom line, this is good for a light cheek tint but I'll keep looking for a lip tint.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Great concept

I think I need lessons on using this product. I either have too much or not enough. Any suggestions for me to try?

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Great Cheek Tint

This is one of my all-time favorite products. It is a great tint for your cheeks and creates a beautiful blush, but it is not a lip tint! I don't know why they advertise it this way. It is way too liquidy to be used on the lips in my opinion.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Great color

I liked this but didnt love this... I worked great as far as color but it didnt last for me and the taste was weird. The initial look was great though.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Love.
Purchased

I've been using cheek/lip tints for almost a decade, and Benetint is the original and possibly the best. It goes on lighter than most tints and has average staying power, but the color is gorgeous. I can see it matching every skin tone.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Great subtle lip color

Benefit cosmetics really shine with some of their more understated products - and this is certainly one of them. It stains lips without leaving any weird residue and it smells like roses. The applicator reminds me of nail polish (don't confuse the two) but the rest of the packaging is great.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Beautiful color

I haven't tried this product on my cheeks yet, but it is the perfect shade of pink/red for lips! I like to layer the color for a more dramatic effect and then put lip balm over!

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
nice color

This took some getting used to applying due to the overpowering rose flavor that you get if you accidentally lick your lips before the product is dry. Once I got the hang of it and figured out to apply the product multiple times & allowing each application to dry before applying another I was pleased with the color. it goes on very watery but a little goes a long way. Very nice color stain.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Great!

Hard to get the hang of but once you do, this is a great tool! So easy! I feel like you can layer it and it doesn't look as fake as blush sometimes can. Natural!

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Love it

Love the dewy fresh look this leaves your skin with. It works great for lips and emergency eye shadow also!

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No