Benefit Posie Tint: Swatches & Review

by Assistant Editor on July 8, 2013

in A- Grade, Benefit, Blush, Reviews

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Benefit Posie Tint: Swatches & Review

Guest Review By Nia

I haven’t been into makeup very long but I discovered the magic of stains soon enough. Posietint was the second tint/stain that I bought from Benefit over a year ago (the first was Benetint). The following is a review of Posietint and my experience with it :)

Size: You receive 0.42 fluid ounces or 12.5 ml of product. I think one of the most interesting things about Benefit’s tints is their packaging. They are housed in a thick glass bottle with a nail polish type plastic applicator. Most people have love-hate relationship with the applicator but I personally don’t mind it very much. I think it gets the job done just fine!

My Take on Benefit’s Posie Tint:

Benefit’s Posietint can be described as a pretty-poppy pink (hence the name) colour. It appears very bright in the bottle but upon application, it transforms into a sheer-light pink. Since the pink is very neutral, I think it would suit all skin tones. It does run sheer and is very natural looking, so if you’re a dusky diva, you might have to go over the initial application a few times for it to really show.

It last really long on the skin and gives it a beautiful dewy finish! BUT it does dry/set pretty fast so be weary if you’re not experienced with stains. It also stains the fingers you use to spread the product, which can be annoying and looks very unprofessional if you’re heading to work. But I like the product enough to where I am willing to overlook this con.

Like I said before, it is absolutely fabulous on the cheeks but on the lips… I’d pass. The colour shows up just fine and stays pretty long too (think 3-4 hours with eating) but it will dry your lips to hell :( I’ve tried using it with a lip balms and even so, it seems to start drying out my lips within an hour. But if super dry lips don’t bother you, or you’re in an emergency, this is a good lip colour option.

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Here are things I LOVE about Benefit’s Posietint:

  • This shade of poppy pink is a gorgeous colour
  • Even though the shade is light, it is buildable to get the desired pigmentation (except on very dark skin tones)
  • It leaves the skin with a sheen (no shimmer/sparkles what-so-ever); almost like a healthy glow from within
  • You get enough product to literally last you forever!

Things I’m not so much in-love with about Benefit’s Posietint:

  • It might be too light for very dark skinned beauties or it would take several tries to build it up to a colour that will show
  • It is marketed as a stain for lips and cheeks but I would advise against using it on your lips. It’s just too drying on bare lips.
  • It dries up really fast, so you have to be quick in spreading it
  • It stains fingers if you layer it up too much

Rating: A-

Price: Benefit Posietint – $30 + tax for the full size. Like most Benefit products, they do sell sample sizes and they are a great way to try out a product… This is around 1800 in Sephora i think

Recommendation:Benefit Posie Tint has become a staple in my daily makeup routine. I love it even more if I’m travelling.

PS.: Please excuse my bottle. It’s been used a lot and I’ve had it for a while, so the lettering has worn off.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

MissBoPeep July 8, 2013 at 9:56 am

These stains from Benefit are a cult. I have been using my Posietint for ages too. I soooo love it.


Nia July 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Hi-5 for being Benefit stain lovers! :)


Sunandha July 8, 2013 at 9:59 am

am another posie tint lover. . . I have been using this for a month and in luv with it.

Smtimes I also layer it with a powder blush and have seen them lasting for more than 6 hrs.


Abhi July 8, 2013 at 10:05 am

benetint is my absolute fav…obsessed with u make me wanna try posietint too :)


Nia July 8, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I started with Benetint (and loved it!!!) but I do reach for Posietint more Abhi :p


happygoluckygal July 8, 2013 at 11:02 am

I love benefits tints to the core, but drying is that one bad thing which i had also noticed :)


Nia July 8, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Tell me about it happygoluckygal! But it’s not a problem on the cheeks, only on the lips!


Gowthami July 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

it gives light tint and nice shade… :)


shivani July 8, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I actually like benetitnt(the red one) a lot more than posie tint :)


Preeti Kaur July 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm

great review :) How long does it last on cheeks Nia?


Nia July 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Thank you Preeti! :) It lasts about 4 hours without a primer, and about 7 hours with a primer :)


Jyoti July 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Very Nice post Nia. Simply loved reading it..


Nia July 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Thank you Jyoti! I appreciate the feedback <3


Swati July 8, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I so want to try benefit tints soon. *wishlist* just keeps growing now ;)


Nia July 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm

You absolutely must Swati! Your world will change once you do! :)


coralcrue July 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

So subtle and pretty


Xuvious July 9, 2013 at 12:06 am

I kinda like that it’s a bit like putting nail polish on your face :p


Rima July 9, 2013 at 9:11 am

i loved the review!! i so want to buy benetint and this now…only its availability is a problem.


Pia July 30, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Hi…My friend who got back from the US got me Benefit Benetint Rose Lip Cheek Stain…It’s brilliant! Every girl should have one! An absolute must! I have 2 more with me…anyone interested can mail me at


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