|Benefit Benetint* (£24.50)|
If it hadn't been in a little surprise parcel of goodies from Birchbox I'm not sure I would have ever tried Benetint again despite recently becoming intrigued by liquid blushes. It's one of the best sellers in the Birchbox shop and, well, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
I've had little samples of Benetint before from magazines, but I was never brave enough to try using it on my cheeks because I thought I'd mess it up, end up having to take all my make up off and start again. One Sunday when I knew I wasn't going to be leaving the house I decided to give it a try. I loved it and I've used it every single day since. The picture above with it on my cheeks isn't the best representation of the colour, of course I chose to take that picture on the rainiest day ever, it's a little rosier but no brighter.
The key with application is "less is more". It's very easy to over-do and not the easiest to fix. On one occasion I ended up looking not too dissimilar to a clown, but thankfully going over it with my Real Techniques sponge with a little foundation and then a fair amount of setting powder saved the day and I didn't have to start over. Rather than following the instructions and brushing 3 strokes on to my cheeks and blending, I brush a little on to my middle finger and then tap my cheek super quickly making sure to blend up a little too. I tend to do this once, then apply a touch more, and then when I think I could probably get away with adding a little more I don't because it would be too much.
None of my other blushes are getting a look in at the moment, and I never thought a liquid blush would be able to replace my love for creams. It just looks so bloomin' natural, when I don't go overboard and then have to apply half a tonne of powder over the top that is!
Have you ever tried a liquid blush before?