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Benefit Tinted Balms: Colour Me Softly

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Once upon a time, there was a pretty red-tinted balm version of cult-favourite Benefit Benetint, one of the first and bestest lip-and-cheek stains ever. Sadly, that little pot of Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15 was tricky to get in Canada. Fast-forward several years and three new lip-and-cheek stains later, and look -- new Benefit tinted balms land in just a few weeks.

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Benefit Benetint Lip Balm

Anyone who has tried and loved a Benefit lip-and-cheek tint has thought, hey, a lip balm version would be amaze. Am I right, or am I right? And such a thing did exist in the Benefit Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15 ($23), which for the longest time was tough to find in Canada. (Oh hey, here's Benefit Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15 at, surprise!)

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In just a few weeks though, Benefit tinted balms matching each Benefit lip-and-cheek stain will hit beauty shelves wherever Benefit cosmetics are sold.

The Benefit tinted balms ingredient list includes jojoba and a dose of mango seed butter. Happily, it's quite an emollient formula, soft enough to blanket lips and fill in any slight surface cracks without feeling heavily waxy or sticky. I wouldn't recommend it as a solution for chronically chapped lips, but for lips that tend toward a bit of dryness, definitely.

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As for the Benefit tinted balms finish, it's quite sheer with a subtle colour payoff more visible swatched on arms than naturally rosy lips. The tint level makes these a nice cheek balm for anyone with pale skin, actually. And they'll add a bit of intensity over a layer of Benetint, Posietint, Chachatint or Lollitint.

I haven't yet swatched for photos, but you can see how the Benefit tinted balms look here on Steph of Leopard is a Neutral.

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You know, I thought we'd see more pocketpal versions of the lip-and-cheek stains before lip balms appeared; perhaps tinted balms are more of a sure thing right now. What do you think? Have you been hankering for tinted lip balms that match the Benefit stains?

You'll find Benefit tinted balms ($22 each) at Sephora, Murale and Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.