Top 10 Beauty Classics You Must Own Countdown: #5

This week, we resume our Top 10 Beauty Classics You Must Own List.   Each week we highlight a product on the list, giving you all the details on the history, background, why it's great, and why women and celebs alike consider ti a go-to product.  These are products everyone has tried and everyone still loves, years after they have launched.  As self-professed product junkies, we understand the need to try something new and different will never fade away, but there are just some products that just belong in every woman's makeup bag. 

At #5 on our countdown, Benefit Benetint

Part of the Benefit Cosmetics line, Benetint is the brainchild of twin sisters Jean and Jane Ford who founded the brand in 1976. This unique cult classic product was one of the first beauty innovations the duo created. Of the many interesting ways all the products on our list have come to be, however, Benetint's history takes the cake.

Benetint is a rose-tinted stain for lips and cheeks. But jst where did the idea for Benetint come from however?  It is said Benetint came about as a product based on the need for body enhancing makeup requested by exotic dancers who wanted to combat the drab lighting of Gentlemens Clubs. Who knew?!

No wonder Benetint is a beauty favorite. It's exotic past and effective formula combined to make this a makeup bag staple among women for years. Toted as being both sweat and waterproof, Benetint is a sheer flush of color perfect for your pout and as a blush. The formula lasts for hours and works on all skin tones. Simply brush three strokes on the apples of cheeks and blend quickly with fingertips.

A part of the beauty hall of fame, Benefit Benetint has received tons of awards. Marie Claire's "Top 25 Products that Changed Our Lives," Elle Magazine's "top 25 beauty hall of fame- best cheek & lip stain," are just a few of its many accolades. Celebrity fans include Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Leighton Meester, and Hayley Williams.

Have you this sexy little stain? Let us know what you think about Benefit Benetint in the comments section below!

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