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:


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Robin

    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 @[email protected]

    You’re cheeks looks have such a pretty pink flush to them. LOVE IT!!! 🙂

  • the Muse

    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!


  • Allysia-May

    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.

    But….as 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? 🙂

  • the Muse

    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 😛 It’s a pet peeve of mine!

    Exactly! Blushing is NOT orange tis pink cheeked 🙂


  • Emelie

    Yep, it’s definately one of the must-have items. The color suits you! 🙂

  • Robin

    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

  • Beauty Addict

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


  • Laurie

    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:)

  • the Muse

    hi Emelie!

    Thank you kindly.

    I’d say it’s a go for Summer and light makeup 🙂

  • the Muse

    hi laura!

    It’s REALLY nice! 😉 You’ll have to pop by if you get it and tell me if you love it!

  • the Muse

    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 🙂

  • the Muse

    hey gracie!

    It is indeed! It’s very flushed pink 🙂 Aw thanks honey! Appreciate it… I heart kawaii doll like makeup 🙂

  • the Muse

    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!

  • Nicole

    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?!

  • The Cakey Babe

    Pink pink pink pink pink!

    Thanks for your review!

    Oh man… thank goodness tomorrow is payday!

    My lemmings need to be satisfied!

  • the Muse

    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!

  • Askmewhats

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

  • nilla cookie

    Great review of Posietint! I haven’t tried either but I’m curious.. never tried any tints before 🙂

  • ‘ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘

    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…

  • petitebelle

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

  • PaoPao

    You look great!

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

  • Badbomben

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

  • Helena

    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. =(

  • the Muse

    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 😛 If you’re using it for lips only I’d skip it lovie!

  • the Muse

    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 🙂

  • the Muse

    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!

  • the Muse

    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 😛

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

  • Ping.

    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!

  • the Muse

    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?


  • Gee

    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?!?

  • MandyPandy

    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.

  • the Muse

    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!

  • Ping.

    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?

  • the Muse

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

  • Marty Pauline

    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.

  • Vivien

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

  • ‘ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘

    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 🙂

  • ailove

    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! 🙂

  • Nic Nic

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

  • sarahPUFFY

    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!

  • psychoexgirlfriend

    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

  • Emilee @ GMM

    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!

  • ???

    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…

  • wen

    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?


  • Jossu

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

  • the Muse

    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!

  • the Muse

    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 😉

  • the Muse

    hiya ‘ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘

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

  • the Muse

    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 😛

    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 🙂

  • the Muse

    hiya nic!

    Thanks honey! Hehehe! I aim to tempt 🙂


  • the Muse

    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?

  • the Muse

    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!

  • the Muse

    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!

  • the Muse

    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!

  • ???

    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!


  • the Muse

    hi plue!


    It’s like taking candy from a baby hehehe 😉

    It’s ok! I understand 😉 Makeup junkies just get it 😉

    love ya!

  • wen

    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.


  • the Muse

    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 😉

  • snb-the glamourista

    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…..

  • the Muse

    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!

  • the Muse

    well thanks anonymous 🙂
    that’s very kind.

    For the most part..chubby ones 🙂


  • The Sexy Pedestrian

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

  • the Muse

    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!

  • N

    Made my lips even more drier and too expensive. Your better of buying a cheaper lip tint that doesnt make your lips dry. Im thru with benefit products they dont do anythng for me.

  • Helen

    Oh, I love posietint more than benetint, but that’s just because I have very pale freckly skin, so the red colour of benetinit never worked on me. I like the posietint on you aswell.

  • Lizzy Liz

    Hi there,

    Thanks for reviewing these products! Very good reviews 🙂

    I tried this last night as it was given away as a free sample at Macy’s and I have to say that I didn’t think it showed up well…initially. When I first put it on it seemed extremely sheer, so I reapplied shortly thereafter. But then out of nowhere it showed up as a flush of all sorts of pink and stayed that way all night. It was really nice! I agree about the lips though, and I think I’ll continue to use it for my cheeks.

    Thanks again for your review!

    • the Muse

      aw thanks lizzy glad you enjoyed the review. It does need a little working in to finally see color pay off 😀 I love it on my cheeks, gives me a just kissed look!

      My pleasure hun *hugs* see my coralista review too, LOVE that stuff!

  • Shweta

    I have very fair Indian skin. So I am wondering which one will look better on me? Posietint or Benetint? I need to order from the website as its not available in India, so please help!!!!!! Should I try using the darker colour or the lighter????

  • Gina

    ooh, I love posie! i have enjoyed regular old benetint as well, but posie is soooo pretty pink and gives the perfect pop of color. my skin is really fair too, so i find the pink color to be just perfect! 🙂