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May 22, 2008

Benefit Posietint Review

You've all been eagerly awaiting this review haven't you? Tis my review of Benefit Posietint!

I know, I know you're waiting for me to trash it aren't you? I'm so sorry to disappoint my dears but be prepared to be $28 USD poorer. Come on shell it out. Time to make your donation to Benefit.

Benefit Posietint trumps Benetint in spades and I'm here to give you a raving review. I'm in love. Finally, after much disappointment lately, Benefit has scored and we have a winner!

Posietint is a completely new formula compared to Benetint. It's not creamy as I had originally suspected. It's still very much a liquid stain however it's a tiny bit thicker than Benetint which makes blending a very dreamy experience. Benetint has this uncanny ability to apply streaky and it's a mess to blend at times. I used to have the sincerest love for it but you have to take into consideration that at the time of it's release it was probably one of the only stains on the market which made it a staple product for me. However, as time passed stains began to flood the cosmetic market and much better options (and cheaper at times) were made available so my beloved Benetint got pushed into the cosmetic graveyard on the bottom of my closet where all good cosmetics go to pass away and possibly wither away and die or maybe, if they are lucky, get some love from me in the distant future.

Without Flash: Posietint vs Benetint


Posietint vs Benetint

Now we have Posietint and a skeptical Muse purchased it hoping for the best but preparing herself for the very worst. The worst hasn't come. Posietint is everything it promises to be and more.

The Muse hearts Benefit's cute instructions that they include with all their products lately!

As I mentioned above it blends beautifully and it's a very natural pink color. The general idea of the pink had people hyper considering that Benetint applies more red than pink. Rest assured that the pink is much more natural than the reddish tinge of Benetint. The color applies sheer at first but can be quickly built up to a deeper color should you desire it. In my FOTD below I used three stripes across each cheek, blended and reapplied again with the same amount to achieve the deeper pink you see.

I think that Benetint applies much better on the lip area than Posietint does. I wasn't thrilled with the results of Posietint on my lips at all as it appears too sheer. My lips are already a pink hue so placing the stain on top didn't do much. I felt like Benetint definately wins in the lip staining department.

Possibly the best part of the product is of course the fantastic staying power. It's not going anywhere until you remove it. Once it's on, it's on. For good.

All in all Benefit Posietint is a BIG winner. I love Benefit and I'm constantly on a roller coaster ride of ranting and raving about their products but in this case, Benefit Posietint gets a big Muse Approval for purchase! I love it and think it's worth purchasing for yourself!

For my below FOTD I tried to be as minimal as possible. I skipped foundation and concealer so be gentle. I was trying to do the really natural look.

I'm basically using Posietint on my cheeks and lips plus a hint of mascara and a very light touch of Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Lumnious Eyeshadow in Miami Ice on my eyes!

I did two versions of the FOTD one of which was without gloss and one with gloss.

Here's what I came up with:

With Gloss

Without Gloss:

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Blogger Robin said...

I KNEW I forgot to try out something while at the mall scoring MAC Neo Sci-Fi goodies. I wanted to swing by Sephora try out Posietint but I was on such a MAC rush when I left Nordstroms that it completely slipped my mind. lol @_@

You're cheeks looks have such a pretty pink flush to them. LOVE IT!!! :)

May 22, 2008 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Robin!

I dunno if it's available yet in store? I haven't passed by Sephora to look yet ;) So you might not have missed it ;)

What's the good word on MAC Neo? Loving it? :) I haven't checked it out yet and I'm dying too!

Thanks lovie!


May 22, 2008 at 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah oh yeah...

I have waited patiently for this review and it seems to have been worth the wait as it looks mighty beautiful on you.

I'm actually tiring of my benetint and it's about to be married to my friend so i might consider this a replacement to use underneath my Orgasm blush. usual, i'm wondering if its gonna show up on my skin. Peeps keep telling me to stop using pink blushes and try orange ones like Nars Taj Mahal...but who on earth actually turns orange when they blush eh? :)

May 22, 2008 at 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the shade is so beautiful

May 22, 2008 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey Allysia-May!

Thank you kindly missus! I used to hoard benetint big time ;) but I've seen love lost my relationship with it!

ooOooo Orgasm and this! A marriage most lovely!

I dunno how well it'll pop up on your skin! Maybe swatch in store before shelling out the $

Honey use any color you like! Who cares what peeps say! I hate when people tell me what I shouldn't and should wear :P It's a pet peeve of mine!

Exactly! Blushing is NOT orange tis pink cheeked :)


May 22, 2008 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anonymous!!!!!!

It is indeed :)

Happy Days!

May 22, 2008 at 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Emelie said...

Yep, it's definately one of the must-have items. The color suits you! :)

May 22, 2008 at 12:32 PM  
Anonymous laura said...

I want this! You've completley sold it to me!

Laura x

May 22, 2008 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

I <3 the Solar Bit Pigments. They are really, REALLY worth it. Scatterays is a really pretty golden peach that is works well as a cheek and high bow color. Heck, I am wearing it alone today allover the eye with black mascara and it looks awesome. XD I also picked up Black Ore which is a gorgeous black with gold sparkles in it. It should make a great smoky eye.

To be honest though, only a few colors from the actual Neo line struck out to me...I picked up an eyeshadow (Expensive Pink which is re-promote and one of my all time favorite MAC eyeshadow colors) and the Sci-Fi Delity lipstick (LOVE the not quite red with gold lustre of it). The other colours are either similar to what I own already or in the case of the brown Asral lipstick, would never wear.

I do love the bright neon orange packaging!!!

Wow, that was quite a babble from me lol. XD

May 22, 2008 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Beauty Addict said...

Hi Musey, this looks very pink! But it compliments your fair skin! :) Nice rosey pink cheeks..very kwaii :)


May 22, 2008 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Fabulous review! I had a feeling the posie would be awesome.

I think it looks great on you. I like it with the gloss, it makes the color pop more.

P.S. Thanks for the link love - I've added you also:)

May 22, 2008 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Emelie!

Thank you kindly.

I'd say it's a go for Summer and light makeup :)

May 22, 2008 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi laura!

It's REALLY nice! ;) You'll have to pop by if you get it and tell me if you love it!

May 22, 2008 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey robin!!!!!

Ooooooo now I'm tempted. I was trying to skip them :)

Happy Days! Sounds freaking amazing!

I'm lemming expensive pink. I don't have it so I'm happy to get it in the cool packaging :)

I'm loving the bright orange too!!! AHHHH You're making me lem more than I planned on ;)

LOL babble away :) I love it ;)

I'm trying hard to resist and not overindulge as I know the damage I'll do on the nordies exclusives :)

May 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey gracie!

It is indeed! It's very flushed pink :) Aw thanks honey! Appreciate it... I heart kawaii doll like makeup :)

May 22, 2008 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi laurie!

Thanks! I was a bit worried but damn it's great :)

I think gloss makes it much better too! Thanks so much :)

Oh you're most welcome and thanks in return for adding me :)

I'm the crazy girl commenting on the sodium of lean cuisine lol!

May 22, 2008 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Oh Muse! I was already dying for this stuff! I can't wait 'til it comes out in stores... I heard June? Do you know when? How did you get yours?!

May 22, 2008 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger The Cakey Babe said...

Pink pink pink pink pink!

Thanks for your review!

Oh man... thank goodness tomorrow is payday!

My lemmings need to be satisfied!

May 22, 2008 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi nicole!

I heard June too. I haven't seen it in store yet but it is available for purchase at and also benefit's website!

I got mine directly from Benefit :)

You must try it! It's fab!

May 22, 2008 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey cakey babe!

How are you love?

LOL :) Pink is goodddddddddd :) Definately worth picking this up! Tis amazing!

May 22, 2008 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Askmewhats said...

wow muse, the one without gloss looks so natural! like your natural color! the one with gloss is just sooo sexy!!!! vavavoom-ish!

May 22, 2008 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger nilla cookie said...

Great review of Posietint! I haven't tried either but I'm curious.. never tried any tints before :)

May 22, 2008 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger ' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

i looked for it last Sat but it wasn't in any Sephora or Benefit counters here in Toronto :(

I am somewhat tempted...but I wonder if it would show up on my rather pigmented lips? Do you think a stain like this could be used in conjunction with MAC Lip erase? Somehow I feel that a stain might make the lip erase look cakey on lips...

May 23, 2008 at 12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooo the texture of this looks very interesting! And Muse you are just glowing in these FOTDs! Posietint is definitely your style :)

May 23, 2008 at 1:23 AM  
Anonymous PaoPao said...

You look great!

Is this better or worse than Stila's Cherry Crush?

May 23, 2008 at 3:03 AM  
Blogger Badbomben said...

The colour looks gorgeous on you! I've never tried anything from Benefit but this sounds like a winner.

May 23, 2008 at 3:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi musey! posietint looks great on your lips =D any nice dark red stains to recc? I haven't tried benetint but i have stila's cherry crush, it's lovely but goes on too bright on my lips for my liking. Would benetint be bright on the lips? I don't really know any other stains on the sg market, i saw that estee has a dark red one but i have no idea if it's available locally. =(

May 23, 2008 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey nikki!

Aw thanks lol! *hugs*

You're such a doll!

May 23, 2008 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey cookie!

I logged on looking for you yesterday. Been so swamped :(

Thanks!!!!!!!!! This would look amazing on you!

May 23, 2008 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' !

It's probably going to be out June on counters and in Sephora :)

It was disappointing on my lips. I like benetint better. On my cheeks was great but lips was a disappointment!

I think erase paste and this together would make a mess :P If you're using it for lips only I'd skip it lovie!

May 23, 2008 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey serene!

Awww thanks! *hugs* It would look simply awesome on you! You def need to check it out!

May 23, 2008 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey pao pao!

thanks honey! About the same. I love them both so much hehe. Cherry Crush is much more red though where as this is a softer pink :)

May 23, 2008 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Badbomben!

This is definately a hit for me :)

Do swatch it your next trip to Sephora you'll be in love ;)

Thanks for the comment! Hope to see you around here!

May 23, 2008 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya helena!

Thanks :) Revolon makes those just bitten stains for the lips and I rec those if you want a bit of a budget beauty fine. They give you that just kissed look. Good stuff. Stila Cherry Crush is another fav of mine and looks gorgeous on the lips. I also like the liquid cheek stain from vincent longo in Baby Boo and Liquid Kiss, these both look beautiful on the lips :)

And if you can search it down, MAC made some stains a while ago that were amazing on the lips :)

Benetint is dark on the lips too so you might be disappointed :P

Have you tried a lighter touch and a bit of gloss with Cherry Crush to soften the look?

May 23, 2008 at 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Ping. said...

hi Muse!
wow.. posietint look really promising and sweet!! haha
oh ya muse, if you don't mind can you tell/recommened me what make up brand i should look out for when in Australia? thanks!

May 23, 2008 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi ping!
Happy Weekend!

It's gorgeous ;)

I'm working on Aus now actually and Sweden and I'm also working on England. I've been swamped though and hadn't had a chance to post.

When are you going? I'll post before that so you can have a shopping to Australian maybe :)

btw can I come?


May 23, 2008 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Gee said...

I really like tints all that much...but wait, I haven't tried any either, lol! I just have a feeling I won't like 'em! Like what if it's too bright and I'm stuck like that for a while?!?

May 23, 2008 at 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My fav. Aussie brands are Becca and Nvey Eco. OK, Nvey WOULD be my favorite if they lowered the prices. Sue Devitt is alright, but a bit pricey and disappointing.

May 23, 2008 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey gee!

Not a good idea to indulge if you never tried stain before lovie. Too expensive just to try it ya know?

Revlon makes one and it's cheaper so maybe try it as a test ;) see if you like how it looks and buy this after hehe!

May 23, 2008 at 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Ping. said...

oh wow you working there? and that nice you get to travel around! thanks a lot babe! i'm going from july onward.. hehehe which part are you in?

May 23, 2008 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

oh no ping I mean working on the posts for those locations lol! Sorry! LOL!

May 23, 2008 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hells you can get those here Mandy :P

I think she means stuff that you can't get within the US :P

May 23, 2008 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Marty Pauline said...

Definitely like it with the gloss on you. I am not fond of Benefit cosmetics even if it is a local brand here in SF, their formulation gave me breakouts. The Posietint really looks good on you.

May 23, 2008 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger makeup loves me said...

that is pretty! you look fabulous :) xo!

May 23, 2008 at 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Vivien said...

Alright so I MUST be getting this!! It looks absolutely gorgeous!!! I hope I look as pretty as you do in it!

May 23, 2008 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger ' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

oh thanks for letting me know! Kinda sucks because the pink looks so natural and appealing :S
Guess i'll save my money for other things then :)

May 24, 2008 at 12:21 AM  
Anonymous ailove said...

Hi muse~

hmmm i was disappointed when the cheek stain at jpmon went bye bye :O
i like for the cheek stain to be creamy as you have said in this...
however i like the color in benetint but perhaps if you are light this will match you better?

siigh 28 dollars to go~
How long did it take you to finish benitint?

btw you are looking slimmer! :)

May 24, 2008 at 5:52 AM  
Blogger Nic Nic said...

great review! you've actually enticed me into buying a benefit product, lol! love the flush it gives you :D

May 24, 2008 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger sarahPUFFY said...

I'm loving the colour you get from this stuff - its the ideal pink. I'm so going to try to get my hands on this for summer...lets hope I get this job so I can have some steady income!

May 24, 2008 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger psychoexgirlfriend said...

Hey Muse, I actually have been waiting for this review from you! Posie Tint looks great on your cheeks! I'm more of a peachy blush fan but it's definitely caught my interest

May 25, 2008 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Emilee @ GMM said...

How gorgeous! I've always been tempted to try Benetint, but figured I had enough blushes to last me a long time...but Posietint looks like it might change my mind!

May 25, 2008 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger 心。葵 said...

oh dear!
it's lovely!
i wish to get this too!
but not sure izzit out in my shores or not...
i'll be broke... so broke...

May 26, 2008 at 5:07 AM  
Blogger wen said...

hey musey!!
ive rcved ur parcel!


but the wet n wild eyeshadow crumbled.
the flower is missing. haha.
but i transferred everything into a little pot.
thank you~~

oh anw,
i realised.
i duno how to use the base!
can u give me some basic instructions?
am i supposed to use it before or after i apply my sunblock? before right?


May 26, 2008 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Jossu said...

That suits very well on pale, fair skin! I've got to have that too!

May 26, 2008 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hi Marty!

Hope you had a fab weekend!

Thanks! Benefit is a hit or a miss for me. I love and I hate 'em ;)

What sorts gave you break outs? I haven't experienced any break outs thankfully aside from Dr FeelGood! That stuff is acne in a fancy container lol!

Cheers and thanks for the comment!

May 27, 2008 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi marina!

Hope your weekend was lovely :)

Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs*

May 27, 2008 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Vivien!

Hehe glad I tempted you! Aw shucks *blush* Thanks! That's so sweet!

Hope you had a fab weekend! Looking forward to hearing your review if you get this ;)

May 27, 2008 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya ' * : . b | u 3 . : * '

You're most welcome!!!! It's very nice but lips is a no go! Deal breaker sadly ;P

May 27, 2008 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there ailove!

Happy you commented! Been ages since we talked. Heck I probably you a message or two! Apologies!

Oh no is it gone? That was good stuff and cheap too boot!

I think maybe it works well for medium and fair but any darker and it may not show up :P

Lord I'm still on the same Benetint over a year now ;) Takes ages for me as you only need a little bit ;)

Unless of course if you're using it every single day ;)

Well thank you kindly missus! I've added an extra two miles to my morning exercise :) I dropped down 2 sizes! Thanks for noticing :)

May 27, 2008 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya nic!

Thanks honey! Hehehe! I aim to tempt :)


May 27, 2008 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Mizz Sarah!

Thanks honey! Good luck good luck good luck! We needs $$$ for makeups!

So good luck :)

Love ya!

May 27, 2008 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello psychoexgirlfriend!

How are you!??!?

I'm happy that I could be of service with the review :)

It's worth purchasing. Price tag is on the hefty side but we have a winner this time from benefit. Good stuff :)

I'm positive you'll see a peachy version sooner or later ;) mayhaps fall?

May 27, 2008 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Emilee!

This is ideal for Summer lovie. It's light and long wearing. Perfect for humid days where you want to look flushed and gorgeous but not heavily made up ;)

It's worth splurging on!

May 27, 2008 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello plue my dear girl!

Sorry for my very crummy delayed replies. Do forgive me?

Not yet but perhaps soon? Someone had mentioned it was available in Singapore so maybe it'll pop up soon!

hehe I hope I haven't contributed to the broke state hehe!

May 27, 2008 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey miss wen!

YAY!!!!! Fabulous!

I'm so sorry the palette broke :( sigh damn bloody post workers!
You're most welcome! Enjoy!

Sure!!! Sure!!

I recommend prepping your face prior to apply. That means cleanse, tone, moisturizer, and SPF...than after that apply the primer...proceed with foundation or powder and blusher and you're good!

Let me know whatcha think!

Look forward to your review!

May 27, 2008 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Jossu

It suits pale/fair skin very well :)


May 27, 2008 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger 心。葵 said...

ur reviews of it sure does contribute to the broken state!
but then. if i'm not interested, nothing can ever make me buy!
so it's my fault not urs!


May 28, 2008 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi plue!


It's like taking candy from a baby hehehe ;)

It's ok! I understand ;) Makeup junkies just get it ;)

love ya!

May 28, 2008 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger wen said...

hey musey!
ok sure~
i'll prolly try it out this wkend then i'll email you the review?

haa oh well,
but it's so sweet of you to include so much stuff too..
the glosses are damn cuteeee!
and they make me wanna eat everything up. lol.


May 28, 2008 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi wen :)

sorry for the delayed reply honey!

Can you email me?

Aww I'm glad you enjoyed it all =-)

I love the taste of dessert beauty :) I brought alot of these off e-bay and had to share ;)

May 29, 2008 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger snb-the glamourista said...

say, muse....does posietint settle into pores like some other cheek tints? having polka dots on ones face isn't exactly the look i am going for.....

June 16, 2008 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey there snb-the glamourista ;)

I'm not sure to be utterly honest b/c I have really small pores. I imagine it will though which stinks as it's so difficult to get out considering how long wearing it is.

Happy Tuesday!

June 17, 2008 at 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. you have awesome cheekbones!

October 6, 2008 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

well thanks anonymous :)
that's very kind.

For the most part..chubby ones :)


October 6, 2008 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger The Sexy Pedestrian said...

That looks fantastic, I wondered if it would be too pink but it's perfect!

November 18, 2008 at 4:57 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi sexy pedestrian!

Thanks :) I really like how it gives a just pinched look to cheeks!

Thanks for the comment!

Hope to hear from you soon again!

November 18, 2008 at 8:59 AM  

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