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— November 20, 2014 —

BENEFIT Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes


Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes (1.08 oz.) retails for $36 USD ($43 CAD) and contains six powders and one cream highlighter all housed in a metal tin. While this box set is limited-edition, all of the products are permanent and can be purchased at anytime. It is said to be "a kit with four of Benefit's must-have blushes, highlighters, face powders and a tips and tricks guide."

Dandelion is described as a soft pink. [P]
Bella Bamba is described as a pink watermelon. [P]
Sugarbomb is described as a peach, rose, shimmering pink, soft plum. [P]
Hoola is described as a bronze. [P]
CORALista is described as a coral pink sheen. [P]
Rockateur is described as a rose gold. [P]
Watt's Up! is described as a luminous champagne. [P]
"Get a glowing look with Benefit’s most covetable box of blushes, highlighters, and a powder in this Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O’ Blushes. It includes an exclusive tips and tricks guide to show you how to create two easy cheek looks, for daytime and after hours."
Value: this set contains roughly $114 USD ($145 CAD) worth of product, which does make this a very good deal. Most of the products in this set are at least half of the full-sized version. If you've been wanted to try Benefit's blushes and cheek powders, this set is a great opportunity.

While the packaging feels very retro, Christmassy and cute, it is also incredibly bulky, clunky and heavy. It's quite difficult to store since it takes up so much space and it's not travel-friendly. (I will admit though, I am thankful the packaging is a metal tin and not cardboard.) The pans of product sit within a cardboard tray that can be removed from the outer tin  so depotting and finding other storage solutions is an easy option!

Dandelion Brightening Face Powder (0.14 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $36 CAD (0.25 oz.)
Dandelion is a light pink with warm undertones and a subtle gold sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, lightly powdery and blended nicely and evenly on the skin. It had good, soft pigmentation and lasted +7 hours before fading. (4/5)


Bella Bamba 3D Brightening Face Powder (0.17 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $36 CAD (0.28 oz.)
Bella Bamba is a medium pink with warm undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. The texture was soft, chunky and lightly powdery. It took a little extra effort to break the product down and blend into the skin nicely and evenly. It had good pigmentation and lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5)


Sugarbomb Sugar Rush Flush Face Powder (0.21 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $36 CAD (0.42 oz.)
Sugarbomb is a sheer, light peach with warm undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. The texture was soft, smooth and blended nicely and evenly on the skin. It had soft, barely there color and left a sheen on the skin. Sugarbomb lasted +8 hours before fading. (5/5)


Hoola Bronzing Powder (0.17 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $36 CAD (0.28 oz.)
Hoola is a medium brown with hints of yellow, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, finely-milled, lightly powdery but blended out nicely and evenly on the skin. It had good, buildable pigmentation and lasted +8 hours before fading. (5/5)


CORALista A Rio Pleasure Face Powder (0.17 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $36 CAD (0.28 oz.)
CORALista is a light peach with warm undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, a little dry in the pan but blended out easily on the skin. It had decent pigmentation, left a subtle sheen on the skin and lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5)


Rockateur Famously Provocative Cheek Powder (0.17 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $36 CAD (0.17 oz.)
Rockateur is a medium, rose coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was soft, smooth, finely-milled, lightly powdery but blended out nicely and evenly on the skin. It had good pigmentation and lasted +8 hours before fading.  (4/5) 


Watt's Up! Highlighter (0.05 oz.) – reg. $30 USD / $36 CAD (0.33 oz.)
Watt's Up! is a light, champagne beige with warm undertones and a luminous finish. The texture was soft, smooth, lightly creamy and blended into the skin easily. This is a cream-to-powder highlight that leaves a luminous glow on the skin which didn't emphasize the look of pores or imperfections on the skin. It lasted +8 hours before fading. (5/5)

Overall, the palette is a great value and contains a nice selection of the brand's best selling cheek products. The texture of the palette is a smidgen powdery and a few shades are slightly different in color when compared to the full-sized formula, but the performance and wear time is still great! I highly recommend checking this palette out whether you're gifting it, indulging in the brand for the first time or a long-time fan wanting to get their hands on the cute, limited edition packaging and savings!

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

Benefit Dandelion Brightening Face Powder

Benefit Dandelion Brightening Face Powder

Benefit Bella Bamba 3D Brightening Face Powder

Benefit Bella Bamba 3D Brightening Face Powder

Benefit Sugarbomb Sugar Rush Flush Face Powder

Benefit Sugarbomb Sugar Rush Flush Face Powder

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder

Benefit CORALista A Rio Pleasure Face Powder

Benefit CORALista A Rio Pleasure Face Powder

Benefit Rockateur Famously Provocative Cheek Powder

Benefit Rockateur Famously Provocative Cheek Powder

Benefit Watt's Up! Highlighter

Benefit Watt's Up! Highlighter

Benefit Watt's Up! Highlighter

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes Brush


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.