Benefit's Cha Cha Tint is a "mango tinted stain that beautifully blushes lips and cheeks with a tropical coral hue. Smooch proof and smudge proof, our sheer stain has a natural finish that will leave you looking deliciously vibrant for hours." I got a little 2.5ml (.08fl oz) sample in Benefit's Sexy Little Stowaways value kit, which sold for $34. The full size 12.5ml (.48fl oz) bottle of Cha Cha Tint retails for $29. giving my itty bitty sample a value of almost $6. This lip and cheek stain was made in France. Benefit does not test on animals, and offers a good amount of info of their testing policy for those that are interested. Benefit products can be bought on the brand's website, at Benefit boutiques and counters, and at specialty cosmetic stores like Ulta and Sephora.
This stain sample's packaging is pretty cute, it's so tiny. The sample's bottle is fairly similar to the full size's. Cha Cha Tint comes in a recyclable orange tube similar in color to the actual product. The name of the stain is written on the front of the tube in white lettering. A small amount of product info can be found on the back. Removing the black twist off cap reveals a small, stiff brush applicator. This brush isn't great for applying this product. I use it to pain Cha Cha Tint on my lips, or to do the product on my cheeks, but in both cases, I need to use my fingers to blend the product in. I don't recommend trying to use this brush for blending purposes. Brush applicators aren't really that sanitary for multi use products like lip and cheek tints.
I love using Benefit's Cha Cha Tint on my lips! The application isn't the best, a little messy and definitely not convenient when you're out and about. Cha Cha Tint is a gel like liquid that sets quickly, so it can be hard to get an even coating, but the slight unevenness isn't visible from more than a few inches away. Cha Cha Tint is definitely buildable product, it goes on sheerly at first, but a second or third coat can really bring some intensity! Despite appearing as a neon orange on the brush, Cha Cha Tint dries down to a strong reddish coral. Despite being a lip stain with a matte finish, this product is surprisingly comfortable, not at all drying. However, I do like to layer lip glosses and lip sticks over Cha Cha Tint, because its a great base for similar colors. Cha Cha Tint is definitely a new favorite lip color for me, I can't wait to wear this stuff in Summer! The best part about this lip and cheek tint is that it wears for ages on the lips, I get about five hours!
I'm not quite as crazy about Cha Cha Tint on the cheeks. I already have fairly pink cheeks and pale, cool toned skin. Cha Cha Tint goes on sheerly, just like Posie Tint I can barely see it. I find that it's barely there corally red color is unflattering, it makes me look a little sick and feverish, all while making any acne and discoloration I have much more apparent. Not a cute look. This look would probably be a better cheek tint of those with warmer, deeper skin tones. Funny how something so flattering on the lips looks awful on my cheeks. Its not all bad though, Cha Cha Tint lasts all day on the cheek, applies and blends evenly, and isn't drying.
Benefit's Cha Cha Tint has it's pros and cons. Just like Sun Beam, I feel like this is one of Benefit's more underrated products. Maybe a lot of people are intimidated by it's very misleading neon orange color? I was intimidated at first, honestly. I don't know why it appears so bright at first, but it oxidizes into a lovely red coral that can suit a huge range of skin colors. For me, Cha Cha Tint is going to be used strictly as a lip stain, but it has the potential to be a great multi-use product for most. I would love to grab another mini size of Cha Cha Tint in a value kit, this is a product I definitely recommend to anyone willing to splurge.
This is my favorite benefit product. It looks scary in the bottle because of how bright it is, but once applied its gorgeous and natural looking, kind of has a boho vibe to it. :)
i love this such a nice color on my lips and cheeks! i got it as part of the new Tropicoral kit, so its only a small one but i will be getting the full size one when this has run out.. lasts for ages with nice results, and might i just add the new kits they are doing are well worth the money..:)
make your lip dry
I using it as a lip tint. However in order to get the light orange that I want, I just use a little bit of it on my lips, and it sets. The product also last quite long, but when you have your lunch or dinner, it will be somewhat gone no where. Then you will have to re-apply it again, to get back your look. The sad thing is, it really makes my lip dry, which I hate it the most. It will only look better, if i put lip balm or any moisturise balm to my lips before using this tint.
this benefit tint is NOT my favorite. I used the benetint to get just a subtle red. So when I got this as a free sample, I was ecstatic to try it. It stained my cheeks orange for a good couple of hours, along with my lips. If you have extremely fair skin and blonde hair, it will just make you look a sickly yellow color...
Fabulous peachy bright cheeks!
Both as a cheek stain as well as lip. This is one of my favourite cheek colours because it lasts so long, if carefully applied it brings out long lasting colour. It takes a bit of a trick to apply this on the lips, but it stains the lips beautifully.
*I am reviewing this as a lip stain as i have not been able to make it work as a cheek stain*
I LOVE the colour.
It stays on for hours and feels like nothing is on my lips which i like.
I would love to know how to apply this as a cheek stain without getting harsh lines or the intese smear of colour across my cheeks that ive been getting haha
This is my one and only Benefit product and I love it. The bright colour is fantastic on my lips, however I don't really like it on my cheeks. I use this one pretty regularly and once it's all gone I will be sad but I honestly probably won't repurchase as here in Australia (where everything is too expensive) it cost me $55 which is also the reason I haven't tried any of their other products.
highly recommended by a sales staff at sephora, to be honest i don't really need a sales talk when it comes to benefit, i love this brand and i would be very happy to try their latest product. so i got it even though i didn't really need another blush or lip stuff. i was so glad i did, it's exactly what my cheeks and lips needed :)
Love it on the lips
I was intimidated by the very bright color but once I applied it on my lips, I fell in love with it. I actually haven't tried it on the cheeks (if anyone has tips or tricks on the best way to apply it on the cheeks, let me know!). The only thing is that it can be drying, so keep some lip balm or gloss on hand. Other than that, a very lovely tint on the lips!