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* 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.
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.
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.
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!