After my Benefit makeover, I found myself day-dreaming of Posietint day and night. Fellow beauty bloggers, Tine and Janine were no help at all (read the comments) in resisting the desire. At last, to satisfy my unrequieted love I used my Boots-Fu to rack up the points and at last am united with my beloved!
Why do I love it so? The colour is absolutely perfect. Fresh, glowy, natural and so so pretty when used on cheeks and lips. Plus it lasts forever. At most you'll have to touch your lips up after lunch. Your cheeks? Never! And such tiny amounts are needed that a bottle will last forever despite its staggering price (£22.50). But you knew all this already!
The biggest obstacle to Posietint lovers is perfecting the application method. Especially on the cheeks I've tried the three dots (then blend, blend blend) method recommended by Benefit, the "X" method used by an MA I saw online, I've tried blending it in with moisturiser, and with a foundation brush.
But no matter what I did or how fast and much I blended onto well moisturised skin, you could always make out (however faintly) the original marks of where it was dotted initially. At last I tried using my fluffy blush brush and the results are perfect!
A natural flush of colour, with no visible streaks or dots whatsover. Plus it's incredibly fast and almost fool proof if you don't load the brush up too much. Here's what I do:
1. Unscrew Posietint, and gently run the very tips of your blush brush's bristles (try saying that fast ten times) along the nail-polish like brush.
2. Gently but quickly, dab onto both cheeks, then blend like crazy.
3. Apply mineral foundation as usual over. The blush will glow through. I usually apply it over liquid concealer. If you use liquid foundation, apply with caution over, and carefully dab over more foundation with a brush if the colour is too bright.
I also like to brush bronzer over or even another blush shade to augment the colour slightly if I don't want to use Posietint on my lips as well.
Lips are easy. I simply brush a single, thing coat over using the brush provided. Let it dry, then top with a coat of lip balm or clear lip gloss as I find the tint to be drying. For best adherence apply it on bare lips that don't have a coat of lip balm on them.
In the pic I topped it with Palmers Dark Chocolate Peppermint lip balm. A clear glossy balm, it provides a slight sheen, moisturises, and smells absolutely delish.