If there’s one thing we love here at HQhair, its a multi-functional product. Gone are the days of bulging makeup bags and an 18-step application. Today, us working women are all about the quick, simple and easy to use products that take us from a questionable 4 to a solid 10 in an instant. Whilst Benetint has been a staple in many a makeup bag for sometime now, we recently reignited our love for the lip and cheek stain when we found it pride and place among a number of celebrity beauty cupboards. But what is it about this best-selling product that’s allowed it to remain a cult-favourite for the best part of four decades? We reveal all, below.
Surely you’ve heard the story of the exotic dancer who was in need of *ahem* nipple tint? Created in 1976, Benetint was originally crafted for use among the centre stage. Exotic dancers would use this coveted tint to stain their nipples, making them more attractive and noticeable for those in the audience. The dancer loved it so much that she gave a couple of bottles to her fellow dancers and the rest as they say, is beauty history.
One Benetint is sold every two minutes in 47 countries worldwide
Now, iconic actresses such as Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams cite Benetint as a mainstay in their vast makeup collection, to give them a suitable flush of colour on both their lips and cheeks in one fuss-free application.