Monday, May 18th, 2009

Benefit Posietint ($28.00) is a lip and cheek stain in a cool, bright pop of pink. The bottle feels very small, but this is a product where less is most definitely more! You need very little — just a little dot on each cheek, then blend either with fingers or a stippling brush (I love the 188 for all cream/liquid products). I do recommend applying cheek at a time, because you need to work fairly fast. If you’re new to liquid/cream cheek products, I implore you to start off slowly so you don’t end up with any splotchiness!

The color of Posietint does run a bit cool, but I still think it’s quite wearable for all skin tones, as I liked the soft, natural pinking it gave my cheeks. It was just perfect for that barely-there-flush to match with barely-there makeup. The color of the box (pictured above) is very much the color of the product itself (but you can compare with the swatch, too). With summer nearing, I start reaching for creamy blushes, because I use them as a base. I layer a cream blush on my cheeks after foundation, then apply a powder blush or powder highlight to set the cream blush. I set my whole face by applying translucent loose powder, and I find my makeup gets me through even the hottest days.

One great thing about Posietint is that you can build up the intensity of the stain, either on lips or on cheeks. Just keep layering and blending it onto cheeks (or lips!) to increase the color until you get to the level you desire. I’d say I like it more on cheeks than lips, but on lips it helps add more “natural” pink to my otherwise kind of muted-mauve-dead lips.

Recommended For

Oily skinned folks — this is less likely to slide around if you set it
Ladies on the go; super easy to apply
Work-safe looks, because it just gives you enhanced natural cheek color
Summerproof makeup — stays on longer than powder blushes, less likely to budge/smear

Have you tried Benefit’s Posietint? What did you think?

See it on!

Benefit Posietint Lip & Cheek Stain

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39 thoughts on “Summerproof Your Makeup: Benefit Posietint Lip & Cheek Stain

  1. Kella

    Such a pretty colour! Do you have a pic of it on your lips too?

  2. Charlene

    I love Posietint! It gives u such a nice color on ur cheeks ^^ really stunning :X

  3. Danielle

    I’ve used Posietint since the day it came out! I love it, but you’re right, you definitely have to work one cheek at a time otherwise you get a bright pink splotch! lol. I usually apply it over a larger are with a lighter hand so that if it does get slightly splotchy, it doesn’t look as obvious.

  4. Dana

    I went to Sephora one day with no makeup on when Posietint first came out, and an SA told me “oh, this would look so fab on your porcelain skintone!” so I tried it, and sure enough it really did look lovely. I don’t like to use it anywhere but my cheeks though, I don’t really like it on my lips.

  5. Mikki

    Looks great! But a little pricey!

    • Nathalie

      Yeah, I find to be Benefit really pricey in my country! For no reason, imo. I own one Benefit lipstick (a dupe of Mac “0”) which is pretty but definitely drying my lips (I wish I had found mac before!) so I’m now a bit more carful with this brand because it’s a bit expensive for errors! This product seems to look pretty on cheeks, though.

      • Natalie

        Nathalie, Benefit (and all other cosmetic stuff) is expensive in my country too. YOu can order directly from Benefit and they offer Free shipping for orders over $115 by using WORLD115 at the checkout. At the moment, they are giving out Free Mini Posietint as well as Free Color Plump and two samples!

      • Have you tried Benefit’s lipsticks lately? They totally changed the formula.

    • It’ll last you FOREVER! and a day. It seems like it, at least!

  6. shannon

    Looks great! Where’d you get your shirt? I love the v-neck!

  7. you look so happy and so pretty! red lips are great on you! i wish the tint and red lips worked for me. so sexy!

  8. Natalie

    Funny how I didn’t use Posietint for months, but today I decided to use it and now I see this post (ESP, Christine :p) I like to wear this, when I try to have a natural look. It is really pretty with Dandelion on the top!

  9. Gemma

    Do you know if it is waterproof? I am looking for a blush that will stay on when I jump in the pool =) I am thinking either this one or Tarte.

  10. LexiconJessica

    I have been wanting to try this out! I definitely will now!

  11. Liliana

    You look great in this picture (you look great generally speaking :))
    What is the lipstick you are wearing? It is a wonderful red.

  12. Jennifer

    I have Posie tint last summer and it was great for hot weather! I sweat a lot so it doesn’t really come off (the stain), and i love its sheer-building color, the only thing you have to be careful of is that you have to quickly spread the pink stain with your fingers otherwise it’d leave a spot/mark where you swipe the stain on.

  13. Kirsten

    i loved it! it was the best color blush ever but i totally broke out and had to stop using it. anyone have that too?

  14. Kaleishaa King

    On my nc15 skin this is too bubblegummy and leave tide marks. Yuck.

  15. Looks gorgeous, and I’m dying to know what lipstick that is!

  16. Sammie

    how many layers did you use to get that colour on your cheeks? Did you set it with anything? I love the way it looks, but it might be too cool for me on its own? Im like, NC35..

    • I’m about NC30, for reference. I didn’t really put on layers, I just put a dot on each cheek, used the 188 brush to blend out, and then I layered a bit of Rose Diamond Skin Shimmer by Dior over it to set.

  17. I realllly want this product along with high beam! lol im so bad:)
    Christine, you look beautiful in this pic!
    Can you do a review for it on lips
    and a review on the stila eye kajal??
    Pretty Pleasssee!!
    Take Care

    • I don’t have the Stila Eye Kajal, unfortunately! I’ll try to wear it on the lips sometime, but I can’t make any promises since the review is done (so it’s stale now, lol).