Major fan of all things Benefit Cosmetics here! At the risk of sounding very basic, I will admit that I've loved their iconic Benetint for a long, long while. And why not? It's long-lasting, natural-looking, and versatile. Which is everything you need from a make-up product. Plus, with the festive season coming up we feel it's an essential. But hey! We can't forget that it's also priced pretty damn steep for a tint, and having choices never hurt either. So if you love all things tint, check out these awesome options too.
Love Cult Favourite Benetint? You'll Love These 9 Tints Too
The Face Shop Water Fit Lip Tint
K-Beauty fans where y'all at? If you watch Korean dramas you have absolutely seen tints in action. And this K-beauty brand does it right with their water-fit lip tint that gives a just-bitten-lip finish. They have five different shades to choose from — bright red to coral to maroon — that can be used as a cheek tint too.
Pros: Hydrating, transfer-proof, long-lasting
Ilana Organics Lip Tint
This one's a homegrown brand we love. Ilana Organics tint is made with natural ingredients and pigmented with beetroot. It's sheer, vibrant, and blendable, too. The formula is quite watery but the roller applicator makes it quite convenient to apply. Plus, a little goes a long way.
Pros: Blendable, smells good, 98% natural
Forest Essentials Noor Nikhaar
While we know Forest Essentials for their skin and haircare, they also have a small collection of makeup that's infused with the same ayurvedic goodness as their OG products. This cheek tint comes in two shades that are suitable for Indian skintones. It's a creamy formula that blends like a dream and the packaging is very travel friendly.
Pros: Nourishing and infused with moringa and almond oil, natural pigments, cruelty-free
Asa Lip & Cheek Tint
Asa is a luxury beauty brand that makes cruelty-free vegan and clean make-up. This creamy tint comes in a stick form so you can easily swipe it on cheeks, lips, and eyes, making it super versatile. It comes in three shades suited for Indian skin tones.
Pros: Easy to use, blendable, creamy, refills available for the sustainable aluminum case
Love that this tint is available in seven shades, most of which are suitable for Indian skin tones. We got our hands on this 07 Rose Coral shade that is perfect for everyday wear and can be used on your lips, cheeks and even eyelids, making it the perfect pick for a less is more kind of monochromatic look.
Pros: Buildable, blends easily, vegan
Etude House Dear Darling Water
Anorther Korean fave, Etude House's Dear Darling Water is a popular option globally, especially for K-beauty fans who love a gradient lip. It comes in two fruity shades and is non-sticky. Users claim that it leaves a beautiful stain that's long-lasting and transfer-proof.
Pros: Quick-absorbing, non-sticky, long-lasting and will give you that perfect faded lip look
The Body Shop Lip/Cheek Stain
A brand loved and trusted by many, The Body Shop has earned it's rightful spot as the dominator of all things bath and body. But their makeup section has some very cool hidden gems as well, like this lip and cheek tint that has a super blendable formula. This product is one that doesn't break your makeup underneath and is great if you're looking for something that gives a natural-looking finish.
Pros: Lightweight, blendable, natural finish
MyGlamm Tint It Up
The MyGlamm tint is a close dupe of the Benetint that gives a natural, dewy flush to your cheeks and eyes. It's got a watery texture and sheer coverage that can be built according to your liking and look.
Pros: Long-wearing, vegan, lightweight, buildable
Earth Rhythm Lip & Cheek Tint
The Earth Rhythm tint has a creamy formula, so when you apply it, it'll feel as if you're using a tinted lip balm and as a blush, it'll settle in a dewy finish. Overall, a lot of users and our colleagues at LBB seem to love this product and, since it is currently on 40% off we feel it's a must-try too.
Pros: Moisturising, buildable coverage, plant-based ingredients