So, I mentioned before in my What’s in my make up bag post that I’ve been using this Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Blusher Palette since I got it for Christmas. I am a HUGE Benefit fan, and have been using their blushers for a while now.My first was Sugarbomb, which is a shimmery coral blush that also works well as an all-over face product to give a healthy glow. That lasted me for two years before I bought Rockateur, which is a deeper berry colour and definitely more of a blusher than an all-over face powder. I have also used Fine One One, which is a combination blusher and highlighter stick, rather than a powder, which can also be used on lips. All of these have been great and I have used them on a daily basis.
Now, I had the opportunity to try out even more of their blushers and see if I had any more favourites. Turns out I do!
The palette includes (from left to right) Dandelion, Bella Bamba, Sugarbomb, Watt’s Up (highlighter), Hoola, Coralista, and Rockateur. So far, the ones I have used the most are Dandelion and Coralista (top left and bottom, second from left) because I feel they suit my skin tone the best. I LOVE Dandelion for my everyday make up, as it gives a lovely natural matte pink flush. I haven’t swatched the blushers because I think they tend to look different on each person depending on skin tone. Coralista works really well as it is still natural, but has a subtle shimmer that makes it a bit more special.
I have tried all the others too, including the Watt’s Up highlighter. This is great dabbed on top of the cheeks, under the eyes and down the centre of the nose. If you love highlighters, try their High Beam as well- it’s a great pinky highlighter that gives your skin a lovely healthy glow. Watt’s Up is great because it’s solid, rather than the liquid formula of High Beam and some of their other highlighters, so you have a lot more control over how much you put on.
I am not much of a bronzer fan as I am naturally quite pale and only occasionally use gradual tan my legs, but Hoola is meant to be the best and I don’t doubt it. It has a lovely, deep bronze tone, but definitely needs applying with a proper brush, or blended afterwards with a kabuki brush. The little brush that comes with the palette is quite small, so it doesn’t apply very evenly, but I find if I use a tiny bit at a time and layer it up, it can still give an even colour.
Bella Bamba is again quite dark for my skin tone, and I’d say it is a cross between Coralista and Hoola for giving a deep colour with a pinky shimmer. I think it would look gorgeous on olive skin tones and darker, but for me it would need to be a really light application so as not to look too over-done.
The last thing I want to show is the beautiful container for all this loveliness! It’s pretty Christmassy because it’s a Christmas gift, but I love the gingerbread house look of it. Benefit have always excelled with their gorgeous packaging- it’s one of the reasons I use their products as a designer- it makes every time I use one of their products feel special! This is no exception- it’s like opening a box of goodies every time I do my make up!
Have you used any Benefit blushers before? What is/are your favourites?