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In 1977, Jane and Jean Ford, the twin sisters behind Benefit, met a local dancer who requested a long-lasting red pigment that wouldn’t budge during her shows. They listened, and this beloved rose lip and cheek stain was born. Year after year, it’s a bestseller for good reason: the translucent color leaves us with a natural flush so we look pretty, not made-up.
This lightweight stain goes on sheer for buildable rosy coverage. The long-lasting formula is made with carmine rose petals and lasts for hours. Not surprisingly, it’s a staple with celebrities, makeup artists, and models.
Smile and dab three small strokes on the apples of your cheeks. Blend immediately, as the formula does dry quickly. Next, dot on your lips and blend with clean fingertips. Apply another layer if you want a deeper crimson hue.
I love this blush and lip stain!! It is a perfect color and I love the staying power of it. It is translucent which makes it look so natural and you can build it to the color you want. You have to be really careful putting it on because it drys really fast and wont budge after it's applied. I have found that building it a little at a time works best. It is pretty on the lips but doesn't stay on that long for some reason. Which is weird because it is a stain. But for a blush- it's the perfect stain! It smells like roses!! I love it and this bottle will last you over a year which makes the price easier to take.