Monday, November 9, 2009

The Body Shop Cheek & Lip Tint - Review

I just love tints. I love the lovely but natural color they impart. So it was obvious that I just could not resist the temptation to buy this much talked about tint. I have been eyeing this since a very long time, but the price just put me off. Then one day temptation got the better of me & I just went ahead & splurged. I have not regretted this buy since then.

About the product: This looks like a lip gloss, packaged in a see-through tube, the liquid is deep pink.  Body Shop retails only one color in India.

Best if you want to: Give cheeks a healthy glow and lips a wash of color with a dual-purpose stain that complements all complexions.

Best for: all skin tones

What it is designed to do:
  • Gel-based formulation is fast drying and easy to blend.
  • Glycerin and pathenol moisturize lips and improve hydration.
  • Angled applicator brush and well on the stem pack is designed for easy application, while minimizing product spillage.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, Aminomethyl Propanol, Red 33.

Pros: 
1. Lovely color: the shade is oh-so-natural; I have used it only on the lips, & it gives a very nice, just bitten look to the lips
2. Water-proof formula: this formula is water-resistant & lasts  long.
3. Buildable: You can increase the intensity of the color, by building layers on top. Just remember to let it dry in between application. While the color seems too dark in the tube, it shows up as a very light pink. Build layers to make it darker. It is almost water-like in its consistency & is not sticky or goopy like lip glosses.
4. Moisturizing: while most tints tend to dry out my lips, this one moisturizes & can be used directly on lips that are not so perfect (read: winter chapped). It does not highlight the dryness. 
5. Fast Drying: Because the Lip & Cheek Stain is fast-drying, apply to one cheek at a time to allow more blendability.

Cons: 
1. Nothing!! Am just greedy & wld love to see this in more shades such as red.

Price: Rs. 695 for a tube (8 ml)

Will I buy it again: Yes! Yes! I just love this thing. I have very highly pigmented lips, and have learnt that I cannot be one of those girls who wears nudes & lighter shades. I just have to live with my dark pink lips. This tint has great staying power. Plus I love its light watery texture. & the color is just fab. As you can tell I am in love with it.
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9 comments:

  1. ohh.. I am so glad !!
    U finally posted :)
    evn I am eye-ing some stuff from body shop lately

    and lip and cheek tint come in it !!
    btw how does it compare to lakme cheek and lip tint ??

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  2. Hey! Thks for being such an avid reader!!

    This is way better compared to Lakme. Lakme is much cheaper at Rs. 120/-, but it cannot be used on lips that are even remotely chapped or dry. Plus it seemed to me to give a very uneven tint, it settles into lines & basically I didn't like the overall color & effect: It was very patchy. On the cheek too, it ended up highlighting my acne scars.

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  3. OMG....price tag is too heavy :) i wud rather choose my vaseline rosy lips, i swear by that. have u ever tried that?

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  4. @ Divija: we don't get this vaseline rosy lips here :D

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  5. I love this! I prefer it over Benetint, its so much easier to use and there is no danger of spilling any product! Nice review! x

    http://msbeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  6. Just brought this after reading your rave reviews of this product...
    Tried it on the lips.. looks lovely.. not sure how to apply it on the cheeks.. I am so used to Powdered Blush!!
    I also got the Bath Gloves from TBS.. Cant wait to try them out...
    Next stop is NYX!!!

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  7. I bought this product today..And I just could not resist to put a comment here..I am loving this Tanveer its oh so natural looking and long long staying power which makes this unique..I just love this..Is this a permanent product of Body shop?? or are they going to discontinue after sometime?

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  8. I bought this today Tanveer and just could not resist to leave a comment..I must say thank you for this product review..Its just the product that I was looking for so long and today I found it..Unfortunately no colour stays in my lips and lip balms dnt give any color to my reddish pink lips..Is this a permament product of Body shop Tanveer or are they gona discontinue after sometime..Plz do reply..Thanks and regards,Rajasuya

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    1. Hey Boho Girl! This is a permanent product :)... I hope you like it :D

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