With Panatone naming Orchid as their Colour of the Year 2014, Benefit Cosmetics have cleverly taken the purple-pink hue and incorporated it into their range of lip and cheek stains.
It’s a beautiful and unusual lilac colour and is certainly something different to brighten up every make-up lovers January!
As I only purchased this product at its launch today (25/01/2014), I can’t offer a full, in-depth review so I’m just going to give my first impressions of using Lollitint.
One of Benefit’s real selling points is its colourful and unique packaging and Lollitint is no exception. The vibrant pink box and stunning pink chrome bottle add to the product’s luxurious and on-trend feel and makes this a must-have product for girlie girls like myself.
The application seems quite easy and there’s no need for brushes as you simply brush the product onto each cheek with three strokes and then blend it into your skin quickly with your fingertips. However, you do need to make sure you blend it immediately as being a stain, the colour sets very fast and can cause streaks if it’s not blended properly.
The bright colour does look a little scary in the bottle, but on the cheeks it gives a gorgeous pop of colour.
It’s also an easily buildable shade so you can choose to create a subtle or a more intense look. The stain formula also means it should last you all day and many hours on it still hasn’t moved from my cheeks. In fact, after I swatched Lollitint for this review, I really struggled to even remove the colour from my hand with make-up remover!
I particularly love the colour on my lips as it’s pretty but striking and is very smudge proof. I do think it’s brighter and more noticeable on the lips than the cheeks. It’s also really easy to apply as you simply swipe it on your lips and blend it in, using more or less product depending on how bright you want the colour to be. It would be the perfect colour for a night out where staying power is particularly important! It does seem to have a bit of a drying effect but using lipbalm before applying Lollitint should solve this.
Lollitint retails at £24.50, which isn’t the cheapest considering you only get 12.5ml of product, but a little does go a long way. It’s long-lasting formula also means you won’t need to be constantly applying more product throughout your day.
Overall, I love the eye-catching colour of Lollitint and I think this will be my new go to colour both for the daytime and nights out!
What’s your favourite Benefit product?
Are you going to try Lollitint?
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