Blush is one of the few things in my stash that I have very few of. I don't tend to buy a lot of them and the few I do have tend to fall into the same colour group - pale blue based pinks.
As soon as I heard about Benefit launching a rose gold blush, I knew I wanted it even after the issues over the price per gram (more on that later). I'd been looking for something that gave me a bit more of a glow and was out of my comfort zone. Plus I've been wanting a Benefit's Box O' Powder for quite a while so I figured why not get the new one?
What www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk says:
Pick up the beat with a rush of heat! This rockin’ rose gold cheek powder gives a famously provocative flush that turns heads on-stage and off. The crowd will go wild for its sexy faceted design, accented in luxe gold. For an encore, the custom angled, dimensional brush gives rich, show-stopping payoff every time.
First thing I noticed when opening this blush was that it's heavily scented. I didn't think it translated to the skin but upon swatching I found it did. So if you have sensitive skin that's something to look out for. I find the scent inoffensive and it doesn't tend to bother me._________________________________________________________________
Not long after the release of Rockateur, Benefit released a statement explaining why there was a distinct lack of product because it seemed to be rather an issue with most.
They claim they've never been secretive about how much their Box O' Powders weigh as it's clearly printed on the front.
Weights are as follows -
Bella Bamba - 8g
Coralista - 8g
Dallas - 8g
Dandelion - 7g
Hervana - 7g
Hoola - 8g
Rockateur - 5g
Sugarbomb - 8g
That's all well and good it being printed on the front. But when it's housed in a box that's the same size as all the other blushes, you assume it to be around the same size. With Rockateur you're getting more than a third less than your standard 8g box.
Benefit state that softer formulas tend to break more easily if the pan they sit in is too deep. Along with a brand new formula they call 'prisma technology' which they say combines all the best features of baked, powder, cream and liquid blush, to create a brighter, purer pigment. They've also updated the brush for more even application. So those are the reasons you're getting far less product rather than an increased price.
Ignoring the price per gram issue, I adore this blush. It's a lovely colour that goes well with my skin tone, rather than looking too orange. It applies and blends out with little effort and holds up well throughout the day.
I've read a lot of people think the choice of packaging is tacky but it really doesn't bother me.
It's a beautiful blush and one I would repurchase depending on how long it lasted me.
£23.50 / 5g
Where to buy:
Online, Benefit boutiques and Benefit stockists_________________________________________________________________
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