U-turn: Benefit’s Benetint on brown skin gets a thumbs up

When I started this blog, I did so on the basis that it was for everywoman, so it was as much about beauty mistakes as well as beauty triumphs.  Because after all, you can’t always get it right, sometimes it’s about trial and error.
Anyway, rather sheepishly, I have to admit that I was a perhaps a (little bit) harsh on Benefit’s Benetint Cheek and Lip Tint.
I was initially unimpressed by blotchy, patchy pink effect it left on my cheeks.  I was even more annoyed with the deep pink stain it left on my finger.

Benefit’s Benetint on brown skin – pretty flattering

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Benefit’s Benetint
Cheek and Lip Tint
However, after further experimentation, I’ve become more enamoured on Benetint.  I think it’s all down to application.  I started applying more generously and working into the skin, and it left me with a natural, rosy flush, which looked a lot more natural than a powder blusher (see picture on the right, apologies for the grainy-ness, it was taken in low light).       
I’ve worn it to work a few times, and find it’s the perfect solution for summer, when you want to be fresh-faced with a hint of colour.
The one thing I would say is that Benetint isn’t the right tool for when you want a contoured look.  As you’re working in with your finger, you have little control over where the actually colour will end up, so it’s best to start gradually and build up colour.
Oh, and despite my new-found appreciation for the effects on my face, I’m still annoyed with the pink finger I’m left with.  I’m not making a u-turn on that one.

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I’m a British-Bengali Muslim mum-of-two. My pictures aren’t filtered and neither are my words. I’m not a makeup artist, chef or lifestyle guru. I’m just me, sharing honest beauty reviews for brown skin, halal restaurant finds, travel inspo, mum life hacks, easy Bengali recipes and more. If that’s your bag, keep reading!

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