I have made no secret of my love for Benefit's Benetint. When it was introduced (wow... back in the late 90's???), I was in college and read a paragraph about it in Allure. I remember they said it was being passed around backstage at Fashion Shows, even Gwenyth was using it. They were all staining their lips together! I had to have a bottle, and sent a check off to Benefit right away.
All these years later I'm still a devoted Benetint fan, but I do have to admit that I really only use it about once a month or so. Why is that? It's a bit to much of a bright red on me, and I wish that it was available in different colors. I've tried a few other "stain" products, some of which were very bad and didn't live up to the hype, worked great on my lips but didn't work on my cheeks, or worked great on my cheeks but didn't work on my lips.
For the past few days I have to admit that I've been a bit obsessed with my Sephora Lush Flush. It's been in my bag, and I have been stuck at work for way too many hours. A little bit of this gel on my lips and cheeks gives sheer but buildable color that lasts for hours. I love that the color really is a tad bit more "wine" than red, which really works with my skin tone. The wand (there's a puffy wand in that tube) makes it much easier to apply while on the run than the Benetint. It lasts about 6 hours on my lips, 12 or so if applied to my cheeks. As with any stain it is more blendable on bare skin, but it can be applied over foundation/powder.
I'm hoping that Sephora sells enough of this product to bring out some more colors, I think a rose and peach tint are definitely a great idea, what do you think?
Sephora Lush Flush Wine Lip & Cheek Stain