Benefit Cha Cha Tint Review, Photos, Swatches

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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Benefit Cha Cha $30.00/0.42 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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. 😀

How drying are these on the lips. Most lip stain I found drying (found it pulled moister out). If these wear lip a OCC lip tar with the colour just lays as it dries down I might consider getting this one. ^_^

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…

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.

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!

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

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.

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. 😉

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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 🙂

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!).

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!!!!!!’

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 ?

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!

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