Friday, December 30, 2011

AMW Reviews: Benefit Cha Cha Tint

I'm good with ballroom dancing!  I can do the Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba and Cha Cha anytime you ask me too! (with a small fee by the way..bwahahaha)  Why in the hell am I talking about these dances you've probably seen your parents or grandparents danced to?

Because you probably felt what's next!  I got Benefit's Cha Cha Tint!  *woohooo*  Before I move on with the review, seriously!  I can do Cha Cha!  (I just won't give this! hahaha)

During the sneak peek, I was gifted by Benefit Philippines with my very own Benefit product of choice, it wasn't an easy decision but I went for Cha Cha tint because I have loved the Posietint and thought this would at least fair up!  

Was I dismayed or am I happy with the decision of taking this home?

Benefit's Cha Cha Tint says ---
This mango-tinted stain beautifully blushes lips & cheeks with a tropical sunset hue. Smooch-proof & smudge-proof, this sheer stain will have you looking deliciously sun-kissed for hours.

Size: 12.5 mL 0.42 US fl. oz.

AMW says ---
  • Others may hate the nail-polish like packaging but I like it because it is easier for me to control how much product I need without directly contaminating the product.
  • Shows up fairly well on both cheeks and lips.
  • The color stays until you wash your face!
  • Some may find this too pricey for a cheek product, I personally think this is a great investment especially if the color suits you.  I do not need to re-apply my blush for the whole day!  This bottle can last for months to probably a year!
  • Best to be used for brides!  (depending on the bride's complexion.)
  • No weird scent.
  • Dries up easily so if you are slow with your application, you may be left with a circular mark.
  • If used on lips and you have dry lips to start with, it will dry out your lips even more!
  • Can stain your fingers or brush so you have to really clean your fingers or brush well after every use.
  • A bit tricky for newbies to balance the application on both sides of the cheeks.
My favorite cheek tint for the moment!  The shade suits my skin so well I am using this almost on a daily basis!  I even brought this with me during the NAPBAS 2011 and partied the whole night at ZOUK and came home with the lovely flush I liked since application!

On the side note, I was a sneaky enabler and applied the Benefit's Cha Cha tint on Angela telling her how much I love it, she at the end is lemming for this too!  (peace Angela!  hehehe)

  • Just like regular nail polish bottle, be careful with spillage as this product stains!
  • If you prefer to use your fingers or brush in application, you have to be fairly quick on either of the application.
  • When to apply the Benefit Cha Cha Tint?  After liquid foundation application, apply this on cheeks before you set with powder!  Keep in mind to always apply this first before any powder application!
  • Darker skinned individuals may find this to come off a bit light unless you apply more.
  • Fair skinned individuals will find the Benefit Cha Cha Tint to show up really well.  Some would have coral-shade, others would find this to be on the mango-orangey shade.
  • If you're not used to using the applicator brush that comes with the packaging, apply a few drops on your fingers and gently (and quickly) blend on the apples of your cheeks.
  • If you think this whole thing is too much for you, you can purchase some "sets" that includes a sample size of the Cha Cha Tint!
  • For those who like to apply this on lips, use a separate lip brush and top it with a lip gloss or lip balm to prevent lips from drying.
  • Like Benefit Cosmetics Philippines on Facebook to be updated with promos and tips. 
Will I repurchase?
Yes!  I will be repurchasing another bottle to be included on my makeup train case!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who likes long lasting flush!

Where to purchase and how much?
At Benefit Boutique Greenbelt 5 for Php1,800.00 (approx $41.90).

Almost neon orange looking Cha Cha Tint

Once blended, a matte, coral shade is evident

2 dots are enough for one cheek
I actually like applying this with a "smiling face - u" mark
and blend at once

After quickly blending it on the apples of my cheeks
going upwards

Benefit Cha Cha Tint
Applied on Cheeks and lips
The reason why Benefit Cha Cha Tint goes to my "favorite" and "most reached" box is because for the fact that this is an "upper-lifter" product for my tired days.  I do not even need to apply any other makeup as it gives a whole "cheerful" and "chirpy" image as shown on photo above!

I can't compare this to the Benefit Benetint as I do not own the latter at the same time, both shades are quite different anyways.  As compared to Posietint, Posietint is best used on "no makeup" look while Cha Cha Tint is best used if you want people to see an obvious "flush"!

What's your favorite tint brand?
Have you tried Benefit's Cha Cha Tint?
Love it? Hate it?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

(Product received during event.  Reviews 100% mine.  Kindly purchase at your own discretion.)


  1. wow! it looks so nice and peachy on ur skin :) very lovely :)

  2. i love benefit talaga. i think its such great news no that they're now open here. :D iba pa rin kasi yung may counter kesa online shopping. :) your post made me think, nikki's revealing her age generation. cha-cha? haha :D

  3. How pretty! It looks perfect against your skin tone :-)

  4. I like how orange (lip color and blush) will instantly brighten up the face. This is totally going on my to-buy list!

  5. i love it!! Ang mahal pala!!! eek!

  6. the tint gives you a nice flush! i'm still scared of stains...have not yet tried benefit tints yet. I have a Posietint sample that has been sitting in my traincase for a couple of years now :D

  7. i love benefit's benetint. the only downside is it really dries up my skin and lips. same goes for this one, i think. how do u combat the dryness on the cheeks? lalo pag everyday use. nagddry namn po.. i use moistuizer naman...

  8. It looks gorgeous on you, love it!

  9. @Anastacia Thanks for liking the way Cha Cha Tint looks on me!! I swear, its going to look great on your porcelein skin too!

  10. @Kumiko Mae LOL! HOY!!!! It was the generation of my grandparents no! hahah pero I am proud to share that I know something pa rin sa generation nila! hahahhah :P

    Agree on the happiness for all makeup lovers when Benefit arrived our shores!

  11. @Citrine It does, I used to think PINK is the best for me but I'm leaning onto orange now! Must be an orange year for both of us! I wish you get it soon!

  12. @Katrine Girl, OO! Kaya I suggest splitting it with a friend, I even asked Angela to come up with a tiny tube so I can share some to her! As the sample size lasts me months! So this will definitely last me a year or more!

  13. @watercoloursky Posietint really is one of the most "light" , "natural" tint I've tried !!! So give Posietint a try first and see how you like it! hehehe

  14. @Anonymous Have you tried applying liquid foundation first then THIS? then don't set with powder if this dries up on you.

    Drying up your lips is normal for tints so I suggest you apply a clear gloss first and apply this tint on your lips to give a lovely natural "flush" without the dryness :) Let me know if it works!


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