The Benefit Series: Pocket Pal Review

Tint Alone

Tint and Gloss

Had a bit of  Benefit splurge the other week so I thought I would put up a little series of Benefit product reviews. I’ll start with the Pocket Pal, even though this was part of the swag I have actually had this product since last year, a birthday present from a lovely friend.  
I first started using Benefit a VERY long time ago. I was surprised to learn that actually it was founded in 1976! According to Wikipedia Benetint was the first product produced which was for an exotic dancer who was in need of a nipple tint! I had no idea exotic dancers would use such things, I wonder if they still do?! Anyway it was originally named Rose Tint and later became Benetint in the late 80’s. They launched in Harrods in 1997 and I assume a few years after in Boots as that’s where I would have purchased it in possibly 1999/2000. Bentint was one of my first purchases followed shortly by High Beam, Moon Beam, Dr Feel Good and a black powdered eyeliner with a brush that you use wet – still have the brush and as I remember it was a whole lot cheaper back then haha (yes I’m old). 
I haven’t really used Benefit products for many years except a mini High Beam and Posie Tint (which I LOVE btw) and to be honest I haven’t used the pocketpal all that much as I am not a huge gloss fan plus I find the red tint too much on my cheeks for me now. After using it again this week I actually really love it! I first just used the tint on my lips and it gave such a lovely flush of colour without looking like I slapped a lippy on. I then tried it with the gloss and it brought out the red tint so much more but with a lovely hint of sheen. No stickiness (my most hated thing in a gloss) and just pretty. The gloss doesn’t last long as with most glosses but the colour stays. I think I will have to use this more! The only problem is I am worried that you have to be extra careful when opening the tint end as it could just pour out everywhere! No drunken tint applying for me…
Have you tried this product? x



  1. 24th April 2012 / 11:32 am

    Ooooh….Ive had a little Benefit lesson today thank you!! x

    • 24th April 2012 / 11:34 am

      Pleasure! I wonder how many people will be trying the out Benetint's original purpose later πŸ˜‰ x

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