Lollitint, Lollitint, Oh Lolli Lollitint, Lollitint, (pop!)
Color me excited when I heard that Benefit was releasing a new shade of stain for lips and cheeks! As a blush connoisseur, I have often wished that in addition to the red Benetint, coral Cha Cha, and pink Posietint, that Benefit would add a purple hue to their stable of tints. Wishes come true, y’all! I present to you – Lollitint!
Pantone has declared Radiant Orchid as the color of 2014 and this sugary and delicate orchid-hued lip and cheek stain is both on trend and just what I was hoping for to start the year right. I love trends as much as the next girl, but I live in the country and I require a toned-down version of any trend if I’m not going to get stares. Lollitint ($30) is the most wearable purple you will find out there and the only stares I’ll be getting will be because this stuff is crazy flattering.
Now for the nitty gritty: with a creamy texture like Cha Cha and Posietint, the blending issues that exist with the original Benetint are pretty much nonexistent. You will need to blend quickly, but I had zero issues with streakiness. Lollitint leaves your cheeks looking sweetly flushed and extremely natural.
I have also noticed that with this stain, the blue undertone to this shade really tones down any redness in my skin and doesn’t enhance any blemishes (a potential problem with most stains). It’s almost corrective in nature. If you have found stains to be unwearable due to troubled skin, Lollitint might be the answer you were looking for!
On lips, this isn’t as dark as my paleness requires, but it does provide a lovely base color for a slightly tinted gloss. The purplish hue is just a hint darker than the other creamy stains from Benefit, so wearing this on lips is probably an option for most. As with all Benefit stains, the staying power on this is insanely good and my oily skin got a solid 8 hours of wear on cheeks. On lips, this lasted until I ate or drank something.
• Orchid hue is on trend for 2014.
• Blue undertone almost neutralizes blemishes/redness on cheeks and just leaves a natural hint of color behind.
• Creamy texture is easy to blend and good for those inexperienced with stains.
• Really need to layer on lips to be obvious.
Overall, this is the best thing to happen to lips and cheeks in a while.
we heartsters – How are you ringing in the Year of Radiant Orchid? Is Lollitint on your list?
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC25/30 skin tone
Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby, an obscenely big-eared dog, and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. Krista has been in the Bermuda Triangle twice and still hasn’t vanished. She is super proud of that.
skin tone: NW15
skin type: sensitive/oily
favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush