Friday, May 18, 2012
My adored Benetint
Today, I would like to talk about my unconditional beauty product: Benetint which is a top seller in Benefit Cosmetics. It is rose-tinted lip & cheek stain, but I use it only for cheeks, you will know soon ;)
This product, as you can see on the website, was originally created for an exotic dancer in the 1970's. The brand founders were twin sisters Ford, who opened in 1976 a make-up shop in San Francisco. The shop looked like sweet and candy and had a great success. The exotic dancer asked Ms. Ford for a product that could make her nipples look more attractive. The first name for this tint was Rose Tint and nowadays is called Benetint.
But the rose tint idea for cheeks is older than Ford's discovery. During World War II, the makeup turned into a war weapon for British women. The Germans invaded Paris and British women made an effort to look prettier. Their beauty was the main country emblem. If they were good-looking, the country would go wonderfully.
'Beauty is your duty' was a Vogue slogan and it was inspired by the idea of raising men moral. In war time, anything could do as a fantastic makeup, such as using blood for cheeks and lips (Can you imagine that Benetint was based on that idea?), beet as lipstick, boot polish as eye-shadow and lard as make-up remover.
Now I am going to explain how to apply Benetint and will do a swatch for you. The applicator is a little brush. It reminds me of a nail polish applicator brush. It contains 12,5 ml or 0,4 US fl.oz.
In the prescription that comes with the product, it reads:
'Dot a little of Benefit's popular rose-colored check tint onto the apples of your cheeks and blend with fingertips. Add a few more dots for a deeper color. It is so natural, you look like you're blushing from the inside out. It's the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle'
After you have applied the product, your fingerprints will be stained, however you can wash your hands several times, and remove it.
Do you like it? I think it's lovely, isn't it? The prize is $29,00 (€22,81 or £18,23) on the official website (It's worth it if you want to buy some products for recovering the shipping cost, since in a Benefit makeup stand it could be a little bit more expensive) , but I ordered it on the website ASOS with a 20% promo-discount. (ASOS often emails you about offers and discounts if you are registered) and it was (€22,81, free delivery cost worldwide:) ASOS website Benetint
I have to say that this product is a good investment, given that you only need some drops for looking pretty and its full-sized is for a long time....Also this sexy elixir is kiss proof and waterproof!
P.S. Sorry my pics don't have very good quality, I need a new one better camera, I hope to have it soon!^^