December 6, 2013

Benefit Lollitint Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Benefit Lollitint

Benefit Lollitint is a new Candy Orchid Tinted Lip and Cheek Stain that Benefit recently launched for Spring 2014. Perhaps Benefit had some prior knowledge of the new Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 because this purple shade of cheek stain is RIGHT on trend for the Spring season.

Take a look!

Benefit Lollitint Cheek Stain

Benefit Lollitint is a creamy lip and cheek stain that adds a pop of orchid shaded tint to lips and cheeks. Orchid inspired blushes are likely going to go viral with Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 being it but they have been released prior with MAC’s Quite Cute Blushes and of course, most recently in the Etude House Minnie Mouse Collection!

Benefit Lollitint Cheek and Lip Stain

Benefit Lollitint Swatches

Benefit Lollitint 14

Hour 12, still holding strong!

At first application for me Benefit Lollitint is a little sheerer but color can be built up for better pop. I like that Benefit’s newer tints are a creamier texture because they apply considerably less patchy than the original rose colored Benetint. The texture is very hydrating and has a dewy finish once applied. I actually look like I’m wearing Benefit Posietint in my photos below as Benefit Lollitint doesn’t actually look orchid or purple on me. It’ll likely vary from skin tone to skin tone with olive, tanned, caramel, or darker skin tones likely have the best results with getting a more candy orchid finish on their cheeks as this is a shade that really flatters such a skin tone!

Benefit Lollitint Face of the Day

On Lips and Cheeks

Benefit Lollitint FOTD

On Cheeks

On cheeks it wears a solid 12 hours without fading away where as on lips you’ll see a shorter wear of around three hours to four hours.

The great thing about Benefit Lollitint is indeed it sounds unusual and perhaps intimidating to wear purple-y orchid anything on your cheeks but in fact the shade is very wearable and should be universally flattering on a broad range of skin tones.

This one is officially available in January but Benefit gets an early launch on their website at if you’re impatient to get your hands on it!

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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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  • heather

    I am so excited for this because I love my cha cha tint & posietint! also excited that this is pantone’s color of the year because I tend to love all things lilac/orchid/pinky lavender/whatever!

  • ash

    I wasn’t that impressed with the purple color, but this actually looks really good on you!!

  • Victoria

    So pretty, i want it! However I guess I have to wait until it gets released in Austria, that will take a long time, we still donΒ΄t have rockateur blush.. πŸ™

  • Maggie

    this is the first tint EVER that I’m interested in–mainly bc I’ve been waiting for an orchid/lilac blush. on earth does one apply this?

  • amber m

    Me likey! I’ve only ever had a sample of benetint in posietint which was ok but I’m really tempted by this color being that I’m obsessed with orchid/lavender-pink shades. For this color to be on the cool side Muse you totally Tim Gunn’ed it(made it work). πŸ™‚

    • the Muse

      thanks amber πŸ™‚ I’m not so sure it is me but thanks girl πŸ˜€

  • Lauren

    Glad you mentioned its consistency in comparison to Benetint. I was debating getting this, but wasn’t sure since I did like Benetint. It was way to liquidy for me! This looks more promising though!

  • Mochi

    Oh!!! I cannot wait to try this since I’m a fan of Posietint!

    I love your blog! You’ve tested so many products!!

    I would like to know what your favorite brow pencil is! I have trouble finding one that is waterproof/long lasting…..I’ve just ordered Etude House and Holika Holika brow pencils…Hope they will work.

    Thanks for your answer!!

    • Isabella Muse

      hi mochi sorry delayed reply thank YOU! so glad you enjoy Musings πŸ™‚ I don’t have one, my eyebrows are very full so I don’t use brow pencils/creams/etc…! sorry!