If we could recommend one make-up item to include in your summer beauty bag it would have to be a cheek and lip stain. Not only because we love a multi-purpose product when we’re trying to pack lightly, but because its long-wearing nature means there’s no need for touch-ups – however you’re spending your summer! Luckily, inside every July Birchbox we’ve included a Benefit cheek and lip stain for you to try. (Get yours here if you haven’t already!) We put them to the test on three staffers to see how they’d fare…
What are they?
If you’re an existing subscriber then, last month, you will have had the chance to pick from either Benefit Chachatint or Benefit Gogotint to receive in your July box. Haven’t signed up yet? Don’t worry, you can pick yours when you get your box here. No matter what shade you receive, both formulas are super-pigmented liquid tints that stain your cheeks and lips with long-lasting colour. Chachatint is a gorgeous mango shade for a wash of coral, while Gogotint (a brand new product from Benefit!) is a punchy cherry colour for a bright pink pop. The great thing about them is that once they’re on, they won’t budge until you cleanse your face at the end of the day.
How do I apply them?
It couldn’t be easier. Smile, to find the fleshy apples of your cheeks, then dab three small strokes of product directly onto your skin. Blend immediately, making sure you focus on diffusing the edges, as the formula does dry quickly. And once it’s set, it’s not going anywhere! Next, dot onto your upper and lower lip and blend with clean fingertips.
Will they suit me?
Yes! We’ve put both shades to the test in the office on a range of skin tones and we can safely say that they look beautiful on everyone. The great thing about them is that you can start by applying just a small amount of product but then you can layer more on top to increase the intensity and pigmentation of the stain. This means it’s great if you’re slightly paler and a bit anxious about rocking a bold blush but it’s equally amazing if you’re darker skinned and want your blush to make a little more impact.
Check out our video below to see both shades in action. Plus, don’t forget, that you can pick your own Benefit shade when you get your July Birchbox today!