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Primark Opia Lip & Cheek Tint

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Brand: Primark / Makeup Type: Blushers / Suitable for: Lip

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      18.11.2009 01:11
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      I love make up and am always up for tying out new products particularly when they usually only retail at £1 each and are reduced to 50p an item which is rather often the case in Primark stores! Knowing this is meant to be a rip off of Benetint but for a fraction of the price I didn't expect very much from it but bought two just in case they were great type of thing and thought oh well if they're crap in a bottle that's me mates sorted out for Christmas lol! The Packaging: Well the product comes in a little see through hanging bag and on the front your told what it is and who is by and on the back contact details for Primark are given. The lip & cheek tint comes in a 15ml glass see through round bottle with a black screw on/off lid to the top of which holds a brush. On the front of the bottle I'm told it is 'Opia' Lip & Cheek Tint and the size is stated and on the back I'm told it is made in China. Simple looking bottle this is and reminds me of a nail varnish in it's appearance really. The Tint Itself: Well in the bottle it's a very dark berry red colour and that looks a bit scary for a cheek tint to be honest! It's very watery with no real body to it and all you do is untwist the lid to reveal a white plastic 'wand' with a good quality and rather long black brush to one end of it. You dab some of the rose flower smelling liquid to where you want it and then you need to blend it straight away or you get red Indian streaks lol. I suggest a make up sponge or you get stained fingers and you do only need a little dab of the tint. Blending it is easy as pie as long as you use a little and what it does is soak into the skin sort of thing and it gives a hint of sheer and natural colour. I absolutely love it and once it's applied it stays put with no irritation or transfer for hours and removes easily with your usual make up removing routine with ease. A little of this goes a very long way indeed and it gives such a natural blush and of course you can build the colour up if you want to! Where this fails for me is as a lip tint. The brush being long is hard to control which I need it to be to define my lips of course and the other issue is that the brush really tickles my lips as I'm using it to the point of feeling painful and I don't know whether to laugh or cry! When it's on the lips though it gives a nice berry colour, again that looks rather sheer and it lasts a good couple of hours on the lips as it stains them however not only do I have difficulty in applying it, it feels sticky on the lips and doesn't taste very nice so I no longer use it for that anymore! As a cheek tint though I think this is truly superb. It isn't too light or too dark and it only comes in one colour suits all so that's a good job. It blends wonderfully and gets me complements and I like the natural smooth, sheer look it gives to me. Very sophisticated and cheap and I for one am mighty glad I bought two of them now! Only available in Primark stores!

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