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Lip and Cheek Tint Review: Olay, Majolica Majorca, Lush and Benefit

Clear, dewy skin, clean eyebrows, flushed cheeks. Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner.

This look has caught the recent fashion runways by storm.

I’ve always been a fan of the natural make-up look or the “no make-up make-up” look so that’s basically my go-to everyday make-up.

My top 2 natural make-up looks would be:


Now if I had immaculate complexion, I wouldn’t ever bother putting make-up on unless for special occasions, but unfortunately, it isn’t the case for me. I have combination skin and I get breakouts more often than not so medicated concealer is a must. Concealer, loose power, brow liner, mascara and lip & cheek tints do the trick for me. Lipsticks are also opted to spice things up when I’m feeling more adventurous.

Women, I believe, should wear make-up only when necessary or for the right occasion. I don’t get it when people with amazing skin pile the make-up on. Let your skin breathe, people. And besides, isn’t it ironic that women with great skin put foundation on when foundation is supposed to erase flaws? Why use that when your face is flawless? It’s just a waste of money quite frankly.

Let’s not dabble on and on about make-up and let’s get down to business. Back in the day, lip and cheek tints were usually drying and didn’t blend easily but thanks to Benefit’s Benetint, (the original/first famed tint) a lot of make-up brands have evolved versions: tint and balm, balm tint, cream tint and gloss tint. The things I love about them are not only that they give you a natural flushed glow, but that they don’t “transfer”, they last for hours and they’re (if I may be so bold) “boyfriend approved” or kiss-proof. I visited my grandmum last weekend and she complimented my rosy, glowing cheeks (which she thought was real). I normally have semi-rosy cheeks but I add a zing for desired effect.

Alright, so I originally have a few cheap lip & cheek tints (which I wouldn’t recommend) and the lovely Benetint product. And a month or so ago I got CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in ‘Lush Berry 230’, Majolica Majorca’s (sister brand of Shiseido) ‘Blood On’ Lip & Cheek Stain: Limited Edition and Lush’s ‘A Million Kisses’ Lip Tint.

Note that the results vary per person, i.e. skin colour and skin type. My skin type is oily/combination skin. It really depends on the weather. Moisturizer and lip balm are important. You should always put moisturizer no matter what skin type you have. It also makes your make-up glide easily/smoothy and stay on for a longer period of time.


1) CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in ‘Lush Berry 230’

Color: plum red

Blush type: cream |buildable

Consistency: velvety

Staying power: 8 hours or more | waterproof

Price Point: $10 – $15 depending where you buy it

Package quality: bigger than most blush pots | a bit bulky

Fragrance: none

Mass: 0.4 oz (12 g)

Look: semi-matte

Extras: infused with Olay Regenerist Serum | Improves the texture & brightness of skin (using niacinamide and antioxidants) | non-transferable

Note/s: a little goes a long, long way | worth the price

2) Majolica Majorca’s ‘Blood On’ Lip and Cheek Stain

Color: cherry red | red velvet cake

Blush type: tint | buildable

Consistency: balmy

Staying power: 6 hours or more

Price Point: roughly $10 | ‘limited edition’ but they’re trying to finish the stocks

Package quality: very pretty Alice in Wonderland-esque packaging | compact

Fragrance: none

Mass: 5 g

Look: dewy but not greasy

Extras: a lot of people said that it faded quickly for them, but not for me, so I’m thankful | very easy to apply

Note/s: affordable | but buying 2 of this is like buying 1 of the CG & Olay Sculpting Blush | sometimes on SALE

3) Lush’s ‘A Million Kisses’ Lip Tint

Color: dark red velvet

Lip type: tint | buildable

Consistency: in the middle of balmy and creamy | smooth

Staying power: 12 hours or more

Price Point: roughly $10

Package quality: tiny but generous quantity-wise | compact | clean and simple

Fragrance: smells like roses! | scent lingers for the whole day

Mass: 10 g

Look: matte | highly pigmented

Extras: organic | handmade | non-transferable

Note/s: a little goes a long way | although it’s a balm, I find it dries out my lips | but what’s weird is that it dries my lips so much that my lips peel so easily and when peeled, the under-layer is soft and supple

4) Benefit Benetint

Color: red wine

Lip type: tint | buildable

Consistency: liquid

Staying power: 6 hours or more

Price Point: $25 – $30

Package quality: nail polish-like but bigger | lightweight

Fragrance: rose scented

Mass: 15 ml | 0.5 fl oz

Look: dewy | flushed | sheer

Extras: cult favourite | kiss-proof | water-proof

Note/s: I find that the product transfers more on my fingers than my face but maybe it’s because of my skin type

This review is for any Covergirl & Olay, Majolica Majorca, Lush and Benefit fans, stain lip and blush fans or for anyone researching for great and affordable lip and/or cheek tints in the market. šŸ™‚


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