The MAC Cosmetics Holiday 2017 Snow Ball collection launched this…
I can’t even hide my excitement over the new Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O’ Blushes. I mean, as soon as I saw this palette in a press release, I stalked the Sephora site night and day until it was finally released. I only own one Benefit blush, Hervana, and it is one of my faves. So this Benefit blush wardrobe is not only an amazing collector’s piece for me but an entire blush wardrobe!
The packaging these blushes come in is a TIN. That’s right, not a plastic box, A FULL TIN SHAPED LIKE A HOUSE!
Now onto the blushes, please note that I tried my best to make sure the colours below represent how these look in real life, but monitor settings vary etc etc etc.
DANDELION – A pale-pink, pressed highlighting powder that transforms your complexion from dull to radiant. (Full size is 0.25 oz)
Swept lightly on my cheeks, this gives me a slight glow. I didn’t find this particularly pigmented and it was a bit chalky. Reminds me of The Balm Down Boy.
BELLABAMBA – a 3D watermelon-pink flush. This one has quite a bit of shimmer to it. (Full size is 0.28 oz)
LOVE IT! Not sure what they mean by 3D but I quite like the results with Bellabamba, it is a nice hot pink that is buildable, although the shimmer did accentuate my pores a wee bit. Reminds me of NARS Orgasm.
SUGARBOMB – These four unique shades of rose, shimmering pink, soft plum, and peach blend together perfectly for a delicious “sugar rush flush.” (Full size is 0.42 oz)
This has some serious shimmer and leaves a peachy bronze on my skin tone. I actually quite like the shade, it is like wearing a peach shimmer blush and a bronzer. Reminds me of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle.
HOOLA – Sweep Hoola across the chin, cheeks, and forehead with the accompanying brush for a healthy, natural looking tan year-round— no tanning bed necessary. (Full size is 0.28 oz)
Swept on corners of forehead, hollows of my cheeks and a bit of my chin. Leaves a slight orange tinge behind on my fair skin, but I know some people swear by this bronzer! Totally matte, no shimmer. Reminds me of Too Faced Chocolate Soleil.
CORALISTA – A warm coral-pink powder that warms up your complexion. (Full size 0.42 oz)
ROCKATEUR – A provocative rose gold cheek powder. (Full size is 0.17 oz, same as the size here).
The one thing about this blush is that it does not have the gold overspray as the regular blush, so it is more of a plum shade and not a rose gold. Not that I mind! It is quite pigmented and longwearing. Reminds me of a lighter version of Hourglass Mood Exposure.
Side note: I forgot I was wearing the Younique 3D mascara in this pic and wow, you can really see it here.
WATT’S UP – A soft-focus highlighter for face. (Full size is 0.33 oz)
Wearing on the top of my cheekbones. This is a gorgeous, long-lasting cream highlighter that isn’t too overpowering. A nice addition to this already amazing set. Reminds me of The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer (which is a powder but has the same look and shade).
Dandelion, Bellabamba, Sugarbomb. (When swatched, Sugarbomb looks fairly similar to Coralista, although on the face it has many dimensions because of the 4-shade swirl)
SUPERSTARS: Rockateur, Sugarbomb and Bellabamba. These are going to be my go-to blushes this Winter! (not to say I don’t love the others though).
THOUGHTS: If you don’t already own a few of these blushes, THEN GET THIS PALETTE! The value is insanely good considering a regular blush (0.17 oz to 0.42 oz) runs you $36 CAD, and this palette is only $9 CAD more… no brainer, right?
The Benefit Cosmetics Cheek Sweet Spot Box O’ Blushes is available for a limited time, only $43 CAD at Sephora.com!