Monday, November 24, 2014

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes: Review and Swatches

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Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes: Review and Swatches
Hey guys, hope your Mondays are going well! Today I have an amazing holiday palette from Benefit to share with you guys. If you are a big fan of Benefit's Box O' Powders, you are going to fawn over the Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes ($43 CAD) holiday palette. This set features five fan-favorite blushes, a mini best selling Hoola Bronzer, mini Watt's Up, and a small powder blush. To see some swatches and read about the amazing packaging, click.......
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes: Review and Swatches
Benefit Cheek Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes
Packaging:
The blush set comes in an adorable metal tin, much like the pretty candy tins that come around during the holiday times. The lid features 3D details and the tin itself is actually shaped like a little house.
Once you open the lid, which is the front of the house, the tin reveals the products, all embedded in a foam/cardboard insert (technically removable but it's hard to do so without denting the cardboard. In terms of packaging design, this set has got to be one of the best I've seen over the years. The tin is so precious, I'd keep it long after I finish the blushes.
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes: Review and Swatches
Benefit Cheek Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes
Also, it's worth noting that the palette contains quite a bit of product, one of the blushes is actually full-sized:
  • Dandelion: 4 vs 7 grams
  • Bella Bamba: 5 vs 6 grams
  • Sugar Bomb: 6 vs 12 grams
  • Hoola: 5 vs 8 grams
  • Coralista: 5 vs 8 grams
  • Rockateur: 5 vs 5 grams
  • Watt's Up: 1.5 vs 9.5 grams
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes: Review and Swatches
Benefit Cheek Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes
Formulation:
I've long been a fan of Benefit Box O' Powders. From this selection, I've previously tried Bella Bamba, Dandelion, and Rockateur. The formulation for all are soft, buttery, nicely pigmented, and long-lasting. Also, most of the blushes are lightly scented with a floral fragrance, which is very pleasant.

Dandelion: This is very soft matte pink. For those with very pale skin, it works as a beautiful natural blush. For those with light and dark skin, this one works great as an all over brightening powder.

Bella Bamba: This is a bright shimmery coral pink blush with fine golden shimmers. The pigmentation of this one is especially intense.

Sugarbomb: This blush features four distinct colors that blend together to create a natural peachy coral. There are some subtle shimmers as well.

Hoola: A matte bronzer, Hoola is a natural tan that can also be used for contouring.

Coralista: A shimmery coral, Coralista is much lighter than I thought. It almost feels more like an highlighter than a blush, which is perfect for pairing with the other colors in this set.

Rockateur: Hands down my favorite of the bunch, Rockateur is a lovely mauve-y rose with subtle shimmers. The color is sheerer than some of the other colors so it's an easy one to just dab on and go.

Watt's Up: A light champagne cream highlighter, this one was sheer than I thought. It's very lightweight and doesn't have a lot of texture.

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes: Review and Swatches
Benefit Cheek Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes: Review and Swatches
From left to right: Dandelion (heavily swatched), Bella Bamba, Sugar Bomb
Hoola, Coralista, Rockateur, Watt's Up (hard to photograph)
Click on image to enlarge.
Overall:
Considering the incredible value and amazing packaging, this set is a must-have this holiday season! Go snatch one up right now, it will sell out quickly!

Availability
This set is available online at Benefit, Murale, and in stores at Murale and Sephora. It is currently sold out at Sephora online.
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