Sunday, January 18, 2015

life is an opportunity. benefit from it.

Benefit has quickly become one of my favourite brands. Over the last couple of years, I have tried out an awful lot of their products. And there is a good reason for that. They continuously deliver on quality products that exceed expectations. Which is why I was so excited to try out a few of their newer products. A little while back, I picked up a set that included the Pose Tint, Pose Balm, the Bene Tint and the Lolli Balm. I already owned the full size Lolli Tint, so I actually made a swap with my mom! I just couldn't resist adding these Benefit products to my makeup collection. Especially after hearing some rave reviews about them.

Where to begin? Let's start with the balms. I personally love lip products that are moisturizing but have a nice wash of colour. They are easy to wear and tend to fade really naturally. That makes them perfect for a comfy night in or a casual date night. As you can tell from the packaging, the Pose Balm is a pretty pink shade and the Lolli Tint is a light purple shade. How do they hold up? These products are just as moisturizing as I had heard.

In terms of the texture, it reminds me a lot of the Nivea lip balm. The difference is that it gives you a beautiful colour as well. I absolutely love these. For a bolder shade, I like to layer the tint on my lips and apply the balm over top. I just love the way these look. Especially the Pose Balm. I find myself reaching for this one an awful lot. It is super feminine and easy to wear. You can take a closer look at the balms below:

Next up are the tints. I have used a few of them in the past, like the Lolli Tint and the Bene Tint. Because of the set, I was able to add a mini version of the Bene Tint as well as the Pose Tint. The first was a beautiful ruby kind of colour while the latter was a pretty pinkish coral shade. As I mentioned earlier, I absolutely fell in love with the Pose Balm....and the tint was no different. I absolutely love the colour! It is just beautiful.

It instantly adds a pop of wearable colour to the cheeks and lips. It is just beautiful. The tints are nicely pigmented, don't dry too quickly, and are long lasting. They are by far my favourite lip and cheek stains. You can take a closer look at the tints I tried out below:

Overall, I am very happy with these products. The colours are absolutely beautiful, easy to use, and have great longevity. I find myself reaching for these often simply because I know they will compliment any makeup look I put together. For me, the Pose Tint and Balm were the standout products. The colour is just too gorgeous for words! Once again, Benefit has wowed me. Since I am currently having a total love affair with the Pose Tint, I created a makeup look using it on my cheeks and lips. Take a look and let me know what you think:

Are you a fan of Benefit? Which products are your favourites?

xo Shannon


  1. The products seem lovely, I haven't tried any Benefit items myself though. It's quite hard to find them in my country.

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  2. You look great:) I love Benefit, and my fave has to be the BeneTint.

  3. nice blog.. you are beautiful. . i am following, please follow back

  4. Adore!!


  5. I've never tried any! But the truth that you are great !!


  6. i personally love benefit to bits!

  7. I have benetint and posietint and I absolutely love them!
    Keep in touch

  8. Of course, I absolutely love Benefit products... Erase Paste, They're Real! mascara, Coralista and Hervana blushes, High Beam, Eye Bright...

  9. I'm so in love with Benefit products, especially with the High Beam. <333
    Lovely greets Ness

  10. i love the tints! :) gee you look gorgeous dear!

  11. I ADORE Benefit! Like you, I love Benetint- the perfect cheek and lip all in one product to keep in your handbag! I also use high beam

    Rachel xx

  12. You look glam, Shannon, I love Benefit.

  13. ...very pretty the balm...I love benefit products!!!!!!