Doing the Cha Cha

If someone asked all you beauty addicts out there to name their top ten iconic ‘never go out of style’ products, then I guarantee Benefit’s classic Benetint would be there. The brand added the Posietint version a few years back, offering something a bit subtler and girlie for the ladies that like a bit of a pink flush. Now in 2011 they expand their range of lip and cheek stains even further with Cha Cha Tint – a mango-tinted stain to give you flushed cheeks with a bit of an attitude. Sometimes Benetint can be too dark, Posietint to pink and the classic blush boxes not enough… this is wear the beautiful Cha Cha comes in as it offers a subtle punch of colour that’s perfect for this time of year.

The formula, as always, is smudge and waterproof so that once it’s on, it’s on. When applying make sure you add a few dots to the apple of your cheek, blending upwards into your hairline to create a natural glow. Be careful to blend quickly though, as this stain does literally stain and you don’t want to look like an army man with stripes on your cheeks. I’ve compared it to Posietint (which I love and wear regularly) and you can tell the difference in hue. Although initially quite intimidating, when applied to the lips and cheeks you get a gorgeous colour that is universally beautiful on all skin tones.

L: Posietint R: Cha Cha Tint (blended & non-blended)

To launch this fabulous new addition to the Benefit range, the lovely Maggie and Annie (daughters and nieces of the founders) came over to the UK to see us and tell us all about the new product. It’s great to see that the business is still very much in the family and that they care so much about the products. Not only that, we were treated to Cha Cha dancers who took over Spitalfields market for the evening, dancing away and even getting some of the more unfortunate bloggers up for a boogie! Benefit are never ones to do anything by halves…

Maggie – daughter/niece of the founders & Global Creative Authority  
Annie – daughter/niece of the founders & Global Creative Authority

Cha Cha Tint is available now online and in Benefit boutiques priced at £24.50



  1. Discovering Beauty
    June 23, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    wow would love to try this, wish they did smaller trial bottles to buy!

    June 24, 2011 / 12:44 am

    That color looks like it would be gorgeous for summer!! I have tried out Benetint at the store, but have never really been too tempted to purchase it. However, I may need this one!!Thanks for the post =)xxBethany

  3. London Beauty Queen
    June 24, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    It really is a beautful colour that is just so perfect at the moment. And in regards to trial sizes… they do them for benetint and posietint so I'm sure they'll be on their way. Failing that, just pop into a boutique and ask for a makeup artist to apply some on you.

  4. Simone G
    June 25, 2011 / 4:04 pm

    Also love this, just tried it today.

  5. Aysh
    June 25, 2011 / 8:40 pm

    I had this applied on me at a Benefit counter and absolutely loooooved it! Such a beautiful shade that suits all skintones :)Love Aysh xoxo

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