So whilst trawling endless beauty posts on Instagram I came across the Benefit Cheekathon palette and wow was this a thing of beauty! I knew immediately that I needed it in my life sitting in pride of place on my vanity table!
I have been a massive fan of Benefit products for some time now and I’m spilling over with Bene Love and as the year has gone on and I have really fallen head over heals in love with some of their products. One of them being their Hoola bronzer. I bought a full size one for £23.50 some time ago and it lasted really well, the only thing I am not keen on is the brush that comes with it, its far too coarse for my liking and I never use them, but I did find a perfect alternative brush to use from ebay that is a contouring brush that’s super soft and super cheap – but it works a treat and fits perfectly within the Hoola box – its almost made to measure. If youre a die hard Hoola fan you can also get one personalised with your name on for an extra £5! Click here for details.
So when my hoola ran out – and I mean really ran out, I actually hit pan with this bronzer and to be fair it’s very very rare I ever use ALL of the products I buy, I usually get bored and find something new or I just don’t like to deal with the extra effort it takes to use a product when you need to swirl your brush around the edges all the time to get any product – however with the Hoola I literally used every last bit of product. Luckily I had a couple of mini Hoolas waiting in the wings but I knew ultimately I would want a full size one again. So when I saw the Cheekathon palette being advertised for just £44.50 with 5…yes you heard me correctly 5 full size blushes/bronzers then it was me sold! Luckily for me my beautiful sisters kindly got this for me for my birthday…and I didn’t have to do too much hassling to get it….honestly!
What Benefit says:
You’ll be cheerin’ for cheeks with this box o’ powder kit! Wear these 5 FULL-SIZE bronzer & blushes alone or partner ’em up. Follow our signature Tips and Tricks to “brighten & bronze,” “pop on pretty” and MORE!
- Dandelion full-size
- Hoola full-size
- Rockateur full-size
- Dallas full-size
- CORALista full-size
- Mini powder brush
So I have a mini Rockateur and really like it, though for me I see it more as an autumn blush – so I really wanted to buy Dandelion and Coralista for the summer months as I lighter brighter fresher shades for summer and I think these are the perfect colours for the job – while Dallas and Rockateur are great for autumn / winter.
So lets get a little up close and personal with some shades:
“This sheer, ballerina-pink face powder takes your complexion from dull to radiant. Sweep it on cheeks as a soft blush or dust it all over face as a brightening finishing powder. IT has a little hint of shimmer and its subtle tones allows you to build your colour to your perfect tone” This blush is so incredibly beautiful and subtle and I think it offers the prettiest touch of soft pink to your cheeks.
“Dust this award-winning bronzing powder over your chin, cheeks and forehead for a healthy, natural-looking “tan” year-round. It’s pure matte colour…no sparkle or shine” This bronzer gives you the pefect Sun-kissed glow and I use this everyday for contouring, on my cheeks, jawline, temples and sometimes my nose. I love the fact its matte as so many bronzers are shimmery these days….Hell no – that’s what sun beam and high beam are for guys!
“This rockin’ rose gold cheek powder gives a famously provocative flush that turns heads on-stage and off. The specialized formula combines the best features of baked, powder, cream and fluid textures for brighter results. The crowd will go wild for its sexy faceted design, accented in luxe gold” This is so beautiful untouched in the box, it has a layer of pearly highlight which almost too good to use. Delve below that layer and find a beautiful warm toned blush that suits every skintone.
“Give your complexion a natural-looking glow that will have you appearing younger and more vibrant. This sheer wash of color dusted across your cheeks, forehead and chin gives any complexion a sunkissed radiance… it’s a glow that defies even Mother Nature” This is a mix of Blush & bronzer so its flexibility offers a great option if you can’t decide whether to be a sculpted diva or blushing English rose!
“It’s your blush for a tropical flush! This warm coral-pink shade cheers up every skintone in seconds. With a hint of pearl it pairs perfectly with bronzer” I absolutely love this blusher – its perfect for spring / summer and I think it suits every skintone and hair colour. Just beautiful.
So what can I say dolls? Other than I absolutely love love bene love this palette, it puts a cheeky (get it) little smile on my face every day that I use it. Some of my very fave benefit products all in one place – now that’s happiness in a box for me. To shop the palette visit the Benefit site…I warn you now though…I will not take any responsibility for your bene splurge you are about to make and the size of your basket and bill at the check out!
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