Benefit’s Benetint and Posietint are getting a sassy little sister! ChaChaTint ($29), the newest kid on the Benefit lip and cheek stain block, doesn’t dance across counters until June 1, but here’s a sneak peek at this coral cutie.
ChaChaTint looks quite bold unblended, but rubbed into my cheeks it delivers a light mango flush with just a hint of shine (less than a shimmer).
On the lips, it’s a different story, one worthy of CAPS and exclamations!! When I paint a layer on my pucker and just leave it there to dry, the color totally POPS! I think I might try adding a layer of Benefit Ultra Shine Spiked Punch Lip Gloss or perhaps a little MAC Viva Glam Cyndi on top (just for fun).
Fun Facts about Benefit Tint — 10 million bottles of Benetint have been sold in over 35 countries since its initial release back in 1977. Today, Benefit sells one every minute (they’ve probably sold about two of them while you’ve been reading). Their second tint, Posietint, has only been around since 2008.
Unscented, unflavored ChaChaTint won’t be sashaying down drugstore beauty aisles any time soon as it’s kinda pricey, but on the positive side — it arrives in time for summer! I’ve been dying to see a coral liquid blush from the line for a while.
ChaChaTint unblended (left) and blended (right)
If you don’t want to (or can’t) wait until June to get your paws on a bottle, mark your calendar for May 13, when the Home Shopping Network and HSN.com will make ChaChaTint available for a one-day exclusive sale.
What’s your style?
I’ve been sitting not-so-patiently on a Nordstrom gift certificate since Christmas, trying to figure out what to do with it. My first instinct is always to get makeup (duh), but I think my wardrobe needs more help. Over the past year or so I’ve devolved into a very unstylish state.
Browsing the Nordstrom website the other day, I saw something rather cool. They offer a free personal stylist service (yes, free!). I wondered if it could be the answer to my Pajama Jean prayers, aka my fashion-challenged purgatory.
Appointments can be made by phone or email. Your personal stylist will guide you through your options, likes and dislikes to help you find some new clothes. I have an appointment this afternoon, so I’ll let you know what it’s like.
Seriously, when your cat deems you unworthy to walk him in public because you’re wearing sweats with holes in the bottom, it’s time for outside help.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,