Monday, April 18, 2011

ABAD Project Day 1: Benefit Posietint// "每日一胭脂"系列 第一天: Benefit Posietint

Hi people! I'm excited to kick off the "A-Blush-A-Day" series today with Benefit PosieTint - a liquid gel blush. I have had this blush for soooo long (1.5 years) and I kept using it for months at the beginning, although the bottle is opaque, I think only 60-70% of the gel blush remains by now! (Does it sound like hitting pan soon?!) I acquired this bottle before the obsession with makeup started obviously, it's a little difficult to stick to one blush for months when you have a lot right?

"每日一胭脂"系列由今天開始會一連30天連載 30款不同的胭脂, 今天我以Benefit的Posietint作頭砲. Posietint是我很早很早前經已擁有的gel狀胭脂, 我一直使用了數個月, 現在只剩60-70% (我從來沒有用一個胭脂用得那麼多).

The bottle design mimics a nail polish bottle with a brush applicator attached to the bottle cap. The blush is in 'gel' format because it's not as runny as its counterpart "Benetint". You can see how it is when I can topple the bottle and take a pic.

瓶子設計模仿指甲油瓶, 瓶蓋附掃. 我說是gel狀是因為質感沒有它的姊妹"Benetint"那麼水狀, 你看我可以把瓶子平放便知了.

Posietint's color is described as a 'poppy pink' tinted cheek and lip stain. I was told that it's kiss-proof and smudge-proof, in my mind it translates: perfect multi-functional product for summer sweaty days. The bottle holds 12.5 ml despite a slightly-expensive price tag. The gel blush is see-through and when applying, you need to dot a few times on your cheeks/lips then blend.

Posietint的顏色像罌粟花般的粉紅色, 是比較innocent的粉紅色. 產品說明說它是kiss-proof和防暈染的, 我想這正適合夏天經常流汗的天氣吧. 瓶子裡有12.5ml產品, 價錢也屬於比較貴. 用法是把胭脂點在面或嘴唇, 然後推開. 可以同時在面或嘴唇用的啊.

Posietint used on cheeks, I like how it brightens up my face.

在面上推開, 我喜歡它令人看起來更精神.

Intensity: Pigmentation is a bit on the sheerer side but color is definitely buildable, for the face pics, I did 2-3 swipes, which is normal with other blushes I usually use.
Finish: Matte, natural-looking
Value: $28 USD ($2.24 USD/ml)
Lasting power: Fades after 4-5 hours on me. Once applied, leaves a stain quickly, so be sure to blend quickly!
Repurchase: No
Overall thoughts: This liquid gel blush is quite different from those on the market, say MUFE HD liquid blush. Texture-wise, it's pretty unique I'd say, since the effect is pretty see-through transparent and hence looks natural albeit the color still shows up. Color-wise, it is not one-of-a-kind. I'd recommend this for those who are on-the-go or lazy to wash blush-brushes, haha. Bottle design-wise, I've problems with Benetint (yes you read that, Benetint) bottle cap, the whole cap was stuck with the bottle hence ain't able to screw on and off anymore, which means I can only store it upright. With Posietint, the bottle is still working well, I thought I'd mention this though. Overall, Posietint is a good-to-have.

上色度: 比較淺, 但可以重複掃, 我試在面上的圖都是塗了2-3次, 和平時使用其他胭脂一樣.
效果: 無閃粉, 頗透明的粉紅色
價錢: $28 USD
持久度: 4-5小時之後開始淡了色. 但塗時切記要快快推開, 如果不是便會留下stain (不均勻的漬)
回購: 不會
總評: 這個液體胭脂與市面上的很不同, 質感頗特別, 夠透明 (即自然, 不等於沒有顏色). 顏色則不算特別, 設計適合懶人和匆忙的人, 哈哈. 但瓶子設計方面我則試過它的姊妹"Benetint"瓶蓋卡住了瓶身 (爛了), 不能再扭瓶蓋作開關, 只可以打直放, 打平放的話會漏出來. 雖然Posietint未至於步Benetint後塵, 但也值得一提. 總括來說, 這個顏色是不錯的.

Benefit Posietint hence kicks off the A-Blush-A-Day Project! What do you think of Posietint? Tried it?

What is A-Blush-A-Day (ABAD) Project?

Project ABAD was started by Elaine, Jolyn and I. On each day, each of us will present a different blush (old or new) we used each day (so that's 3 x 30 = 90 blushes), with swatches done either on face or on hand, and a short review. For my list of 30 blushes to be used in this project, click here. Don't forget to head to Elaine's and Jolyn's blogs for daily blush surprises!


我們三個(Elaine, Jolyn 和我)每天會介紹當日使用的胭脂, 3人 x 30 = 會介紹總共 90 個胭脂 (新與舊), 配以試色圖(於手上或面上), 再加短短的用評. 本人於未來30天會使用這些胭脂. 去Elaine, Jolyn的blogs看看她們在用那個胭脂吧!!


  1. ABAD started already! wheee
    i have a miniature posietint
    can't say i like it :P
    its rather hard to control...maybe its me who doesn't fancy stained like effect

    ahh your cheeks are so plumpy & translucent!

  2. This project is a great idea! it would motivate the usage of blushes and it's nice you're reviewing them too! This is a useful review - i have considered buying this product a few times before, I guess I'm kinda glad that I didn't buy it the end!

  3. You have a sweet start of ABAB!!! Nice flush of sweet pink ;D

  4. Great review! Great project too :) Looking forward to other reviews.

  5. this looks great on you! i have a small sample of this I kinda suck at applying it tho lol

  6. this looks great on you! i have a small sample of this I kinda suck at applying it tho lol

  7. I love the fact that this is perfect for people who are lazy to wash brushes, LOL! *guilty face*

    This is such a sweet color bb, and I'm so glad we three decided to feature varying shades of pink for Project: ABAD <3

  8. I love that you're doing this project. I don't have enough blushes to do a 30 day project like this!

    I haven't tried this Benefit blush but I do have something similar from Lioele. I must say, that I don't like it much either.

    BTW, thank you for your comments on my blog. For the YSL blush, I don't think that the puff can come off and be cleaned, although I haven't checked it out really carefully yet. That part does bug me too as I'd like to be able to clean it well.

    Thank you also for the suggestion of the Clinique Butter Shine lippie. I checked out Sephora's website and was surprised that it's not very expensive. I will be able to use my VIB discount on it this next week so this is a perfect time to try one out.


  9. I love Benefit make up - this one is definitely stashed in my make-up bag!

  10. Wow, great project!

    This blush tint looks so pretty on your skin. A gorgeous flush of pink x

  11. Nice start to your ABAD project!! Blush fiends unite!!

  12. It looks really pretty! Even though I have a similar one by Lioele I still want to try Posietint :D

  13. OWW it looks really cute! *_*
    I'm not about the liquid/cream cheek stuff >_<" It kinda freaks me out.. but it looks super cute on you!

  14. Good luck on your ABAD project! I'm looking forward to your next blush posts :D
    The blush looks really pretty on you :)

  15. wow...30 blushers. you gals are hardcore :) don't think i'll like posietint. smells like more work to blend.

  16. I just bought the sample size of this, high beam, and benetint from sephora for $18 CAD! I can't wait to try it on :D

  17. It's such a sweet colour! Too bad it's a bit sheer and it fades. & pricey!

  18. I'm just amazed you're going to be doing this for 30 days straight! I give you a lot of credit for that. :)

    I'm sure you blush obsession will die down. That's what I think will happen to me... lol~ Maybe we're both dreaming. :P

    The 3rd falsies look natural? O_o I thought it looked the most unnatural... hehe~

  19. Good luck on your blush project! We, the readers, appreciate the swatches and short reviews. I have a sample size of this and think it's nice as well. The color really brightens up your face but it doesn't show up too much on my darker skin.


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