Monday, 18 April 2016

Benefit's Cheekathon | My New Favourite Blusher Palette

Usually, make-up palettes are not for me but Benefit Cosmetics have come up with a right corker! I know that my blog has been filled with Benefit after Benefit but they have launched so many exciting products lately, each as good as the last!

Benefit's Cheekathon blusher palette

Benefit's Cheekathon Blusher Palette

Benefit's Cheekathon* is a new blusher palette that features 5 full size powders and a small brush. I really love Benefit blusher powders but have only ever tried Dandelion, Sugarbomb and Hoola. I keep repurchasing the same ones over and over again - I am only my 4th Sugarbomb at the moment - but I'm glad to be venturing out of my blusher comfort zone with this awesome palette.

Benefit's Cheekathon blusher palette

I am totally swooning over the outside packaging as well as what’s inside! The pastel colours on the front illustration are so pretty! This palette is a great one for newbies and long-time fans of Benefit. The shades are quite tame, very subtle, and suitable for pale to medium toned skin. All five shades are extremely wearable for the daytime too and you can layer them for the evening.

Benefit's Cheekathon blusher palette

What I love the most about Cheekathon is the freedom to swirl around the powders. Usually, these powders are placed inside a square box and that’s the only negative thing I can say about Benefit’s box o’ powders. I don’t even know why it even bugs me, but it does. 

Benefit's Cheekathon blusher palette

As you can see, the 5 blushers are Dandelion, Hoola, Rockateur, Dallas, and Coralista.

Dandelion is the most subtle pink with a hint of shimmer. It’s sheer, soft and natural looking. I can see this one being my everyday go-to blusher!

Hoola, as I have mentioned a lot of on my blog, is a matte bronzer powder for all your contour needs. It’s one of Benefit’s bestseller and if you’re already a fan of Hoola bronzer powder, check out their new additions!

Rockateur looks the prettiest in this palette, doesn’t it? Possibly one to save for parties and nights out! Rockateur is a radiant-looking, shimmery, rose gold blusher with a formula that combines the best of baked, powder, cream and fluid textures. No need for a highlighter for when you wear Rockateur which gives you a beautiful, shimmery glow.

Dallas is one that I often overlook, but it’s a shade that’s even darker than Hoola. Described as a dusty pink, Dallas comes out more of a soft purpley brown on my skin. It doubles up as a bronzer and has a shimmery finish to it.

Coralista is a coral toned peachy-pink with a hint of pearl and I love layer this with Dandelion for a deeper flush of pink. The shimmers in this one is  a lot more prominent than the others (bar Rockateur which gives more of a highlight effect than a glittery one). It’s definitely the one to brighten your cheeks up!

I believe that Benefit's Cheekathon is an exclusive to House of Fraser and retails for £44.50, which sounds quite pricy at first. But I've worked out that it is quite a saving as the Benefit box o' powders are normally £23.50 and to buy each blusher individually will cost a grand total of £117.50! Suddenly, £44.50 for 5 blushers sound like a right bargain!

Check out my other Benefit reviews here.



  1. Such a pretty palette! I love the Coralista shade, looks perfect for spring. I need to try some Benefit products asap, they are way too pretty :)

  2. If I didn't have so many blush palettes I would probably buy this. I love the formulation of the benefit blushes, the hoola bronzer is also becoming a favorite of mine.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  3. This seems perfect for me since I want to try one of them but this seems like a better deal to try a lot. I think I've been wanting to try hola the most for a long time.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  4. So beautiful, Benefit always makes the prettiest palettes x

    Peonies and lilies

  5. Ahh this looks AMAZING. I've actually never tried a Benefit blusher as I wasn't sure which one would suit me, so the fact I could try them all makes me very happy. Definitely a good price for all five too :)

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

  6. Beautiful palette! I have Coralista as a single blush and it's so pretty, definitely want to try more Benefit powders.

  7. I love love love Benefits cheek product so this is like a dream! x

  8. This looks amazing! NEED XX

  9. I must say, I am a MASSIVE fan of Benefit's powders. My personal favourites are Hoola and Dandelion :) X


  10. What a gorgeous palette! I love the Benefit blushers but I have all of these in their Real Cheeky Party palette. Coralista is definitely my favourite. X

    Megan |

  11. I've only ever tried benefits foundation but I've always wanted to try out one of their blushes x

  12. Oh my gosh this looks amazing! And sounds like such a bargain too. Like you mentioned individually these blushes would be over £100 total! If I wasn't broke I'd get this for sure.

    Saara Sofia - A Happy Little Blog 

  13. they are perfect! x

    jess x |

  14. Such a beautiful palette! I have yet to own a Benefit blush, but I love how the kit has everything you need in a compact! xo


  15. I'm so desperate to try this, such a bargain if you buy the whole set! Your photographs make it look extra pretty too!
    Debi x

  16. What a beautiful palette! 'Coralista' has always been my fave :) x

    Under Blue Lights

  17. The colors look great for Spring.

  18. I need this! Such great value and so many favourite shades! I must pic this up :)
    - Ambar | Her Little Loves

  19. Whoa I am loving the look of this! Looks amazing! Unfortunately I still have some of the little box of blushes to use from them and I'm not really getting through them haha! Still want.. ;)

    Sarah @ xxxxx

  20. Thank you for sharing, this was so helpful and detailed; it's heavily appreciated. I would love to know what your opinion is on the brush. :)

    1. Hi Isla! The brushes that come with Benefit boxed powders are great for contour as it gives a nice stroke of powder to your face. But I never use it when I'm applying a blush, I prefer to use a brush that allows me to go in circular motion on the apples of my cheeks x


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