Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Benefit Cha Cha Tint
Benefit Cha Cha Tint

Benefit Cha Cha Tint

Coming in June, Benefit Cha Cha Tint ($29.00 for 0.42 fl. oz.) is described as a “mango-tinted lip & cheek stain.” It has the same feel and formula as Posietint (in contrast to Benetint, which doesn’t look creamy or milky). Though it looks rather bright and orange when you initially remove the applicator, it’s a much subtler color when used. It’s a very gentle blushing of peach with orange underpinnings (no pink here!). I patted the color on my cheeks with about three light pats, then lightly blended with my fingertips.

This is a great product for summer months when the weather gets hot, activities head outdoors, and traveling picks up. It wears all day (12 hours) as a soft, peachy flush and really does look natural–just as a stain should. What’s nice about Benefit’s Cha Cha Tint formula is that there is just enough to blend it out without having to worry about waiting for it to dry. It works well over or underfoundation as well as on bare skin. If you plan to wear it under foundation, just remember you’ll want to build the color up to slightly more than what you want, as foundation over it will mute some of the color, depending on the coverage level of your foundation.

The texture is that thickened water–it’s relatively thin and liquidy. The color is buildable by layering the color or applying more (again, I used three soft, tiny dots of color on my cheeks). It won’t get quite as intense as the color looks in the heavier swatch, but the formula is supposed to be sheer and add just a flush to skin.

It can also be used on lips, and it works well there–better than Posietint for me. It added a surprising amount of color to my lips, though; kind of a brighter, apricot pink. Because of my natural lip color, the color it tints my lips isn’t quite the same as my cheeks! It wore well on lips, too–about eight hours.

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Cha Cha

For quick and easy summery color, Cha Cha will make a nice addition to your makeup bag.











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Benefit on June, $29

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88 thoughts on “Benefit Cha Cha Tint Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. mel

    This is a pretty peach color. I like it

  2. I’ve been hesitant to try the other Benefit tints since I had such awful luck with Benetint. However I rather like how this one looks and I might pick it up to keep stashed in my emergency make-up bag. 😀

  3. Dana

    This looks so pretty, and I love the name, Cha Cha :)

  4. Elaine

    I absolutely love the way this looks! It doesn’t even look like makeup, just “healthy” !!! beautiful :)

  5. Does anyone know how this compares with the Stila Mango Lip & Cheek Tint?

  6. That looks great on you! :)

  7. UGH I want this so bad!!! Looks SO perfect for summer, hot corals are the business.

  8. Marie

    I just adore all the tints from Benefit. I think they are perfect for a natural look. And Posietint is the prettiest pink on my lips! I wish they made a lipstick in that color…

  9. Lucie

    Yay! Can’t wait for this! I adore the original benetint but never picked up posietint, will be interested to see what the texture is like.

  10. I prefer it lips rather than on cheeks!

  11. Emily

    Despite growing up in SF I sort of came late to the Benetint game( got burned by cute packaging waaay too many times- I’m looking at YOU Dr. Feelgood!) but when I picked up the mini’s from Sephora, I was really pleasantly surprised. But then
    again I love my jasmine scented Glamazon so.. I’m actually excited for this one!

  12. Hmmm, I don’t think this is something that I want, despite the fact that it looks great on you, I think it would either look awful or not show up on me at all.

  13. Mandy


  14. Kat

    I’ve never really been attracted to Benetint or Posietint, but this looks gorgeous! Definitely picking this up once my Project Pan is over.

  15. Wow, it looks really awesome on your lips, too! Having arm swatched some of Benefit’s tint myself I bet your arm was stained for a long time! It took 2 days and 2 showers before it was completely gone from my arm.

  16. Kayleigh

    How does this compare to MAC Marine Life High-Light Powder?

  17. Quinctia

    It looks great on your lips, and I love the color! It’s too bad that I couldn’t use that to the same effect, my lips are darker bare than yours are with the tint. 😉

  18. This looks amazing! I have to ask about the scent though because the original Benetint smells vile to me. :\

  19. That is such a nice color on you!!! I’ve seen it on other bloggers and it is surprisingly universal. But it really suits you

  20. Ruth

    Do you think this is a sound investment? I’m hesitant to spend so much money on a stain, even though it is beautiful

  21. lexi

    this looks sooo good on you!!!!

  22. Katrina

    I really want to buy this but I can’t justify the purchase since I recently bought the lioele cheek stain in orange pop and it looks very similar to cha cha…. I hope that benefit comes out with a mini version of this.

  23. Ashley Sarah

    This is great for the summer. I personally wont be getting it, but if could I would.

  24. Lisa

    No thanks, $29?

  25. Amadia

    Might have to check this one out. I had originally thought the Posietint formula was unwearable for me, as something in it makes my lips dry out and even sting a bit if I get too much on… but a couple days ago I tried it with Jack Black lip balm on top and now I think it rocks. I still prefer the Benetint formula but apparently I’m in the minority with that.

    Love this color. It looks like it was made for you!

  26. Glenda

    Oh my! I Chacha have it!

  27. Nat

    perdy! I don’t like the initial feeling of Benetint on my lips, though a balm or gloss fixes that. I really have to try this though. I can’t wait a whole month!

  28. Kacee

    That’s expensive! I always thought the tints were a little cheaper…wowwiie!

  29. Steph

    This looks like something I would love, but I hate the price tag, even though I know it will last a long time. I have High Beam in a tube (like a lipgloss tube) from Sephora which was a fraction of the price and will still last me forever. Benefit should do that more often.

  30. Milly

    I have been a Benetint fan for a very long time. Tried Posietint more recently but struggled to get it to show up on my lips, and found the milky consistency a little weird. This looks gorgeous though! It’s definitely going on my wishlist. $29 seems like such a lot for a stain, but I have found my Benetint to last forever, you only need a small amount of product per application. They are definitely worth the money if you like a natural, no-makeup type of look.

  31. Karlie Tipton

    So, I’ve noticed with Benetint that if you apply it with the brush to your cheeks and don’t IMMEDIATELY blend, it will stain that one spot very quickly. Is this one the same way? Love the color either way.

    • It doesn’t stain immediately, but if you let it sit there for more than 20-30 seconds, it will. My advice is to apply to one cheek at a time :)

  32. Stephanie

    About how long does the bottle last you? I really love this, but I don’t want to buy it if it only last one or two months.

    • I can’t imagine finishing one any time soon. You don’t need much, and you’re getting quite a bit of product in the bottle! It looks like years’ worth of product to me, but I’ve never used one regularly enough to really know, lol!

  33. Ellie

    I can’t afford anything full size from Benefit, but I have both of the $10/$15 sets. They’re minis but they last a long time and are way more affordable :/ I hope this gets released with another one because it’s absolutely GORGEOUS! Exactly what I’ve been looking for!

  34. Laurel

    Hopefully when this one comes out Sephora will do those mini sets with all three tints so I don’t have to buy just one full size!

  35. Celia

    How would you suggest wearing this with mineral powder foundation? Would it look cakey?

  36. Ellie

    awesome! could you do a video/post about how to apply these ? (mainly to your cheeks!) thank you! it would be so helpful!

  37. Rayanna

    I am very interested in this for summer!

  38. i actually prefer benetint’s formula over the other ones. I may be the only person on this one.

  39. CeeBee


  40. Kathrina

    Neither the original benetint nor posietint could convince me to buy them after I swatched them at the counter. But this version seems to be amazing. It looks especially pretty on the lips. Think I will give it a try.

  41. Ali

    Do you think this product can build up enough color to show up on tanned/olive complexions?

  42. KatoAto

    Looks super pretty, but not enough oomph to justify the cost for me. I could get the same effect from an orange-nude MAC lipstick.

  43. brock

    will it turn out orange on cooler skin tones?

  44. With It

    Forgive me if this sounds like a silly question, but what is the best way to apply these tints?
    I have a tiny bottle of benetint and I’m always so afraid I’m going to create brush-streaks on my face when I apply it.
    Thank you!

  45. Jazz

    Ooh thats pretty. I think it would be nice on darker skin tones too

  46. wow it really is much more natural after applied!!

    ps i know you get it all the time but youre so pretty!!!!!

  47. Well that’s really pretty, but even if I had a decent income I’m not sure I’d find it to be worth $30 … to each his or her own I guess ^.^

  48. Tracey

    I quite possibly need this :)

  49. Jane

    how does this compare to Stila’s Mango crush because I have that and if they are simular then I will give this a pass.

  50. helen

    A perfectly fresh way to go through a hot, humid summer. It looks like a winner but i have to ask you Christine, did you put a gloss on top of your lips or does the product have a natural shine to it? (Or do your lips have a fabulous shine to them naturally….lucky girl!).

  51. Zoe

    Do you think this will read too orange on very pale skin?

  52. kamalea

    i love the idea of the lip and cheek stains but benitint and posietint dont show up on my skin tone. do you think this one will?

  53. OMG I have to have this!!! I love how this looks on the lips.

  54. Ariel

    Wow, I don’t really like benefit, but that is so pretty!

  55. Melissa C.

    This looks so pretty i dont have any of the benetints but i think i might break down my wallet for this lol i gotta save up now!

  56. Fitrah

    I just got mine in the mail and I put it on immediately (on my lips). I love it :)

  57. Emily

    I need this in my life!

  58. Sierra tully

    Ok,so i know i might sound crazy but i had a dream last night that i went on a cruise,and this was all i had in my dream even though i dont even own it yet!
    So in the dream i loved and used it on my lips and cheeks!
    And i think this is like some kind of sighn that if i buy this it might be one of my favorite products! LOL
    Plus my favorite color is orange,and this product just sounds perfect to me :)
    So i will HAVE to get this!!!!!!’

  59. what does it smell like? mango? (:

  60. erika

    Would this show up on nc42 skintone?

  61. wow… i saw this when i got my brows done today at the brow bar… i need this soooo bad!

  62. ID

    hi christine. i recently started reading temptalia; your blog is very informative and beautifully written. Could you tell me whether cha cha tint will look good on NC 40 / olive skin ?

  63. tried this on a counter the other day and i fell head over heels over it! love love love it!!!

  64. Jessica

    I love Poisetint and am a sucker orangey peach colors. I’ve been eyeing this and may have to pick it up soon.

  65. Mimi

    Hey Christine!
    I know it’s called a lip & cheek stain but does that mean it’s not eye-safe? Has anyone ever applied such stains on eyes? Do you know? :)
    Sorry for the crazy question but I’m just curious. Thank you!