Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend, we are currently suffering with hangovers and craving a greasy breakfast after spending the weekend at our friends house for a Harry Potter themed party, tour around the studios included! No doubt the themed cocktails and games will be explained in an upcoming post!
A few weeks ago we snapped up the Cheeky Sweet Spot blush set from Benefit after seeing it in Boots, and what a beauty it is:
How can you argue with a range of blush like this?!
I can’t get my head around what an amazing set it is, especially for the £29.50 price tag. Not only is there 6 blushes in a range of colours and finishes there’s also a brush and a little pot of Watt’s Up.
I love the packaging style, it’s like a gingerbread house and I love the Christmassy trees and colours on it too.
The box opens up to show the palette inside and also contains a booklet with tips and tricks on the best ways to use the blushes and bronzer.
The image above shows the Box o’ Powder products laid out in a palette and the names of each one.
I’ve had Dandelion for years and Coralista is a firm fave with me; I’ve been raving about it for ages! You can see it’s own review here.
The others are ones I’ve been desperate to try but never actually managed to get round to it (I’ve been saving my points for ages!)
Bella Bamba is a pink toned blush with a shimmer to it that I’ve often been recommended but I’ve never tried it myself having been obsessed with Coralista. Bella Bamba is absolutely beautiful and I can’t believe I haven’t listened to those who have recommended it to me, even Lisa Benefit herself told me I should be wearing it and now it’s my new obsession. I can see me buying this in future!
Sugarbomb looks amazing in the palette and I was excited to try this after the success of BB, however I was really disappointed with this one. It’s a quadrant of different colours but all have the same finish. For REALLY pale girls this might be great as a blush but as a fairly pale girl myself I didn’t find this had much pigmentation, so I’ve been using it with the other blushes as a highlighter and it works great for that, though not for every day use!
Hoola is a gorgeous bronzer that doesn’t have any shimmer in it and can be great for contouring. I tend to save this for weekends as I use my Bourjois one for work but the Hoola one is a perfect bronzer for contouring the cheekbones and adding a more defined look to the face.
Rockateur is another gorgeous shimmer blush, but it tends to be another highlighter for me as it’s such a light rose gold colour.
This has been a perfect buy for me and I’ve loved trying out the new colours (new to me). Not to mention it’s a bargain considering the weights of the products where Rockateur is actually the same size as the product to buy on its own.
Watt’s Up is also a beautiful highlighter that can be blended into the cheekbones and eye bone for a soft and dewy glow.
Would fully recommend this as a Christmas present for a loved one or make up addict………..or maybe even yourself??
As L said we’ve had a great weekend catching up with friends in lots of Harry Potter themed goodness!
After a stroll through boots and seeing this beauty I took L to go and see it too! We were both totally persuaded! Who could leave such a beauty behind. It’s a great way to try other blushes!
I own Dandelion and Rockateur. Dandelion is one of my all time favourite blushes. It’s such a beautiful soft pink. You can see a full review on it here.
Rockateur is a warm rose gold colour and there is a full review of that here.
Cheeky Sweet Spot costs £29.50! It’s such a bargain considering one powder is £23.50. The products are all different sizes. The rockateur in the box is actually the same size as the full size box! The others are less.
Hoola is a colour I’ve been wanting to try for ages. It’s not got glitter or shimmer so is a perfect contour colour and doesn’t have an orange undertone. So far it’s not disappointed and is so pigmented.
Coralista is one of L’s favourites but it’s not a colour I’d picked up for myself. I’m not an orange girl. I never thought it really suited my skin tone. I was wrong this looks gorgeous on the cheeks!
Bellabamba is a colour I’ve never even considered. A shimmery pink is just a colour I didn’t think I needed. It’s great to shave shades in you wouldn’t normally try. It looks gorgeous on pale skin and gives a nice flush.
Sugarbomb is a colour I’ve been a little disappointed in. It doesn’t seem to be as pigmented as the others but it does have it’s uses and does add a gorgeous shimmer over colours like Dandelion. It would also look good over hoola if you were going for a bronzed look.
Watt’s up is another product I’ve wanted to try for ages. I’m a massive fan of highlighters but a cream one isn’t that always appeals to me as I wasn’t sure how it would be over powder. It gives a gorgeous subtle glow without looking like a glitter ball. It’s perfect for day and night!
I absolutely love this!! I love the metal tin and it’s such a great mix of all the colours you need so would be perfect for travelling! This is a must have set in my opinion!
Thanks benefit for such an awesome set. I can see a lot more of my money going on the gift sets! Are any taking your fancy?