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The Story Behind Benefit’s Benetint: Rose Petals, San Francisco and an Exotic Dancer

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Benefit’s Benetint is one of those makeup bag staples that every beauty editor and beauty junkie seems to own no matter what. It’s not hard to see why it’s a universal favorite: Just a few swipes of this rose-hued cheek and lip stain gives you a seriously pretty flush that lasts for hours. 

But while you might be more than familiar with the product, do you know about the cheeky—dare we say slightly racy—origins of Benetint? 

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How to Keep Your Hair Color Glossy

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Editorial Intern Charisse keeps her blonde hue bright with a little help from this color protecting wonder.

While we don’t completely agree that Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (see: Mad Men’s Joan, Rachel Weisz, and the list goes on), we do think that Marilyn’s character in the movie had a point when she proclaimed that maintaining brightly colored locks produces eye-catching results.

This spring we’re getting smart about protecting our pricey highlights with a simple solution: shampoo designed for color-treated hair. Prep your strands for sunnier days (and keep them safe from dulling UV rays) by loading up your shower caddy with one of our most recent favorites: Nick Chavez® Beverly Hills’ Color-Saver Sulfate Free Shampoo

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Sneak Peek: Birchbox March 2013

It’s here! March Birchboxes are shipping out soon, and that means we’ve got another sneak peek video for you. This month, we’re talking March Madness—but in our world, that means much more than college basketball brackets. We’re planning tons of fun Birchbox matchups that pit our favorite styles and looks against each other. Find out which key players got coveted slots in our starting lineups, then comment on YouTube for a chance to win the products featured this month.

Find out more about March’s standouts, including Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo and Incoco Nail Polish Appliques on the Birchbox YouTube channel

—Lorelei

Are you as in love with Hayley’s hairstyle as we are? Find out how she created her princess roll with this handy tutorial

Behind the Scenes at Birchbox’s March Video Shoot

Yesterday, Team Content was busy shooting another set of fun beauty and style tutorials. For a preview of what’s to come in March, here are a few pics: Birchbox Staffer Caitlin modeling a gorgeous deep purple eye look that she scored using Lancôme’s Eye Shadow Palette (in the Birchbox Shop for a limited time!); a look at next month’s sneak peek video; and our version of racing stripes, from a brand that we’re extra excited about. Stay tuned for these videos and more next month!

Find more Birchbox video fun on our YouTube channel. Subscribe for new videos weekly!