Review & Swatches: Benefit Cha Cha Tint

Benefit Cha Cha Tint

Availability: Sephora & ULTA
Price: $29.00

Company’s Description

This mango-tinted stain beautifully blushes lips and cheeks with a tropical sunset hue. Smooch-proof and smudge-proof, this sheer stain will have you looking deliciously sun-kissed for hours.

Cha Cha Tint is Benefit’s most recently-released mango-tinted lip and cheek stain., Inc.

Packaging: 8.75/10

All of Benefit’s cheek stains come in cylindrical packaging with screw-on tops that reveal a brush applicator. Unlike Benefit’s first bottles of lip and cheek stains which were glass, this bottle is plastic. This isn’t the most sanitary packaging, since you will be re-dipping the brush each use and be using it for both the cheeks and lips.

Quality: 10/10

Cha Cha Tint is, as Benefit describes, a sheer but bright mango color.

The consistency is thicker than Benefit’s classic BeneTint, which has the consistency of water.

The pigmentation is vibrant and the color can be layered to intensify the effect. This is truly a stain–the soft orange color stays on the skin even after you’ve wiped, rubbed, and washed away the product. Its longevity makes this a great choice if you want zero color fading throughout the day or if you want a cheek color that will persist through application of powder or liquid foundation.

I love that this product can also be used on the lips and does an equally good job of being long-lasting. It leaves a wonderful flush of color on the lips, which looks natural while still clearly being a coral-mango color.

Ease of Use: 8.5/10

Applying this stain to the lips is simple. Just dab the brush onto the lips to transfer the color and blend out. If you want to keep things more sanitary, put the product onto an artist’s palette first instead of directly onto your lips.

Applying this to your cheeks is also simple–just put 3 stripes across your skin and then blend. The actual blending isn’t as simple, though. It’s very easy for the color to be patchy after blending, especially if you have moisturizer and/or sunscreen underneath (which you should). You need to layer to even out the patchy areas.

Blending out the product also transfers it onto your fingers, consequently staining them. So just be prepared to walk around with a couple of stained digits.

Price: 8.5/10

For $29.00 you get 12.5 ml (0.42 fl oz) of product. Benefit’s other lip and cheek stains cost the same and contain the same amount. TheBalm’s Stainiac costs $17.00 and contains 8.87 ml, putting Benefit at a higher price-point.

Final Grade

Benefit Cha Cha Tint Box Packaging

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Benefit Cha Cha Tint Swatches

Benefit Cha Cha Tint Swatches After Removal, Inc.

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5 Responses to Review & Swatches: Benefit Cha Cha Tint

  1. Chels says:

    I swatched this in stores via your recommendation and was shocked that it looks great on my pale skin. Not weird at all. Definitely picking it up once a sale hits. Thanks as always!!

    You have quickly surpassed other beauty blogs and have stolen the number one on my list of favorites. 🙂

  2. sthobbie says:

    This will look so nice on tanned skin… it makes me look forward to summer even more!

  3. Christy Ann says:

    I can’t believe how it looks even after it is removed! I would LOVE to try this, but the price is a little high for not knowing if I’d like it. Everything looks good, except I’m not sure about the color – I’d usually choose a pink.

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