Review: Benetint and Lollitint

I’m not really a fan of tints. I don’t get the need to stain your lips red or with any other color. I also find it confusing in terms of application–do I apply the tint first or the foundation?

The BDJ June Box gave me the chance to get re-acquainted with tints, particularly Benefit’s Benetint and Lollitint. I’ve tried tints in the past but I wasn’t feeling them.

Fast Facts

Bene and Lolli Tint

Price: Php 1,700 @ 12.5ml

BENETINT – rose-tinted stain; kiss-proof; lasts for hours
LOLLITINT – candy-orchid tint; smudge proof and kiss proof

BENETINT – aqua (water), polysorbate 20, phenoxyethanol, sodium hydroxide, carmine (ci 75470), methylparaben, fragrance (parfum), tetrasodium edta, geraniol, linalool, hexyl cinnamal, citronellol, maltodextrin, benzyl salicylate, bht.
LOLLITINT – aqua (water), ethylhexyl strearate, butylene glycol, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, squalane, ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), polysorbate 60, ci 77492 (iron oxides), disodium edta, tetrasodium edta, ci 45410 (red 27), ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 42090 (blue 1), ci 15985 (yellow 6)

BENETINT – liquid
LOLLITINT – viscuous

BENETINT – rose fragrance


Swatches Tint

My skin ate up Benetint before I could even take a photo of it or even blend it.

tint on lips

Apologies for the suck-y resolution. I couldn’t find my camera at the time and I don’t know how to take a photo of my lips on my own.

finger stain

Yeah, it stains and they take a long time to fade so apply carefully on the cheeks if you don’t want to go overboard.


I love them now. But if you had asked me about it the first few times that I used it, I would have said “No! It stains my fingers and I’m not even sure if there’s any difference if I use it or not. Plus, my cheeks itched!”. Still, I went through testing, particularly Benetint, for more than 7 days and tried out different makeup combinations with it and experimented on how I applied it. Turns, that was the solution.

Most people apply tints after their foundation, whether it’s liquid or powder foundation or BB cream. I did the same but it didn’t work. My cheeks itched. I tried different types of foundations and even BB cream. With liquid foundation, the foundation ate up the tint before I could have blended it. With powder foundation, the tint erased the foundation since the tint was liquid. I tried the Benefit Big Easy BB with Benetint and Lollitint as well, but was the same result with the powder foundation.

I was ready to give/sell my tints away if it were not for an upcoming sports fest I was participating in. I wanted to have color on my face without it seeming like I wore makeup on a sports event where I’ll be sweating. I also didn’t want to leave my face bare because I always look like a ghost after every workout (I don’t know where all the blood in my head goes to at such time). So I applied the most minimal of makeups. I applied the usual Benefit Porefessional (never leave home without it) and then applied Benetint on my cheeks. I then applied my powder foundation on top of the tint. On my lips, I dabbed Benetint on top of a clear lip balm. Then off I went to sweat!

Hooray! It was a success! I ran to the nearest mirror after one practice round and was pleased with the result. I looked naturally flushed with that “workout glow”. I didn’t look like a ghost. I guess for my skin type (sensitive, combination to oily skin with visible pores), this sequence is better: tint before foundation. And if I wanted to prolong the tint, then it’s primer, tint, then foundation. So even if I fail to retouch my makeup, I still have red/pinkish cheeks that give me that fresh look. 😉

Verdict: 9/10

I love Benetint especially. Lollitint, not so much because it’s more suited to light to fair skin color. I’m fair to morena.

Pros: lasts long (longer with primer), has a nice scent (for Benetint), dual purpose (for cheek and lips), nice build up of color

Cons: expensive, blending can be tricky, stains the fingers, has chemicals/parabens

Will I buy this? Of course! In fact, I love it so much that I went ahead and bought a full-sized Benetint before I finished my sample of Benetint.

I feel that this will be my go to lip/cheek product from now on, especially when I workout. 🙂 It also doesn’t hurt that I have the sample size Benetint, which I can just refill from the full-sized one, making it extra travel friendly.

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Are you a tint person or have tried tints before? Let me know what you think!


I look forward to the days when I come home and I find a box filled with goodies. I’m already at the second half of my BDJ Box subscription and I find myself preparing to subcribe to the next six months. It’s just wonderful how this subscription has not only opened my eyes to the world of makeup but also allowed me to give and share this little bits of joy through my blog.

When I saw from my Instagram feeds that the BDJ June Box is out, I felt that I had to run home to see if mine was already delivered. It wasn’t, because I’m far from their HQ. It was on a Friday, but I knew it will be at home over the weekend. The sad part is, I was bound for Cebu during that time. Whenever my cousins and I had a lull time at the hotel, I all I could think of was the BDJ June Box. It didn’t help that every time I tap “explore” on Instagram, there was an unboxing photo of the BDJ June Box.

BDJ Box first look

from fepot_crl14‘s Instagram

Imagine my anticipation upon coming home on Monday! It was first thing I looked for when I open our front door. Lo and behold! It was there! Yay! I just had to take pictures! Finding the time to collage the photos was a different matter. I was only able to upload it today and with much pride. ^_^

Without further adieu, here’s the BDJ June Box!

Someone said that Benefit is the best at making minis! I believe so. The samples are perfect considering that their collective value is above and beyond the price of the BDJ Box. You can do that math right here:


3ml Porefessional PRO Balm (Php 1,600 @ 22ml)
0.5g Fake Up Concealer (Php 1,600 @ 3.5g)
3ml Big Easy (Php 2,000 @ 35ml)
3ml Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow (Php 1,900 @ 30ml)
3ml They’re Real Mascara (Php 1,300 @ 8.5ml)
2.5ml Lollitint (Php 1,700 @ 12.5ml)
2.5ml Benetint (Php 1,700 @ 12.5ml)


Free Makeupper
Php 300 Brow Wax service (with any product purchase)


Benefit San Francisco Product Brochure/Magazine
5pcs Empowerment Stickers
Product Description Guide
A whole lot of love!


To be honest, I was a little hesitant about the tints. I’m not a fan and I’m afraid it will clog up my pores. Plus, I’m not sure how to use it at first. Thanks to bag_haven for helping me out on this one.


The BDJ June Box also included 2 products I already got from the March box: Porefessional PRO Balm and Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow. Finding them in my box didn’t increase my excitement much since repetition is not my cup of tea. I’d rather get new things (new experiences), which I may or may not like, than get the same thing again. But both items are welcome just the same. ^_^

In any case, since today’s posting, I’ve started using the Big Easy, Fake Up, and Benetint. I’m still using up my Porefessional PRO Balm and Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow from the March box so they don’t count.

Reviews for the Big Easy, Fake Up, and Benetint (and probably Lollitint) will be up in a week’s time so stay tuned! UPDATE: You can find my review of Benetint and Lollitint here.

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Did you get your regular dose of makeup? Do you have any favorites? Let me know what you think!