It’s true..i sing “Powderazzi” like Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”, it was inevitable though right?
I asked Father Christmas for this, and low & behold, there it was under my Christmas tree come December 25th AM. Never underestimate that friendly bearded chap.

I do not own any of the individual blusher/bronzer boxes from Benefit. The reason being, i could never justify spending £22 on one. (I actually believe they have increased them to £23.50 so when this cute little box came out around Christmas time..obviously it was a good opportunity to try out 3 different bronzers/blushes all at a very good price.

The three cheek colours included are: Hoola, Dallas & Coralista..funnily enough, the three i was most eager to try.

The first thing i love about this product is the packaging..its bright, colourful, and works. I also like that it’s thinner in depth than the original boxes, which in my opinion, are a lot more bulky than they need to be. Of course, a few moths down the line, cardboard is not going to be as pristine as plastic.
The little brush is adorable, but i haven’t had to use that yet, i’m going to keep it for emergencys only as i think it’s just too cute to dirty up. It is very soft, and i know a fair few people who do use the brushes for applying their blush with no problems at all.

The powders themselves have a surprisingly creamy consistency. I was worried they would be quite chalky, but i was not let down. The girl who was showing me the box before Christmas was saying how these are actually more pigmented than the original. How does that work? Why would they do that? I’m guessing because it’s a smaller size, they upped the pigmentation in order to get more uses from it. I have been using this everyday since Christmas and i’d say it’s holding up extremely well. I absolutely love Hoola & Coralista. I have had so many compliments on my cheeks and skin when wearing this combination. Dallas i’m not such a big fan of yet. I think it’s a gorgeous warm colour, but i want to wait until the summer before i wear this one, as i think i need a bit more colour in my face for it to really benefit me. (HA benefit..get it…hmm)

This cost £25 but was also in the sale after Christmas. I’m not sure you can get your hands on this now, but what i will say is that it was totally worth it & i’m now a Benefit blush/bronzer convert. Maybe this is why they are so expensive?
If you are considering buying a pretty little box in Benefit for £23.50, even if it seems a bit pricey, in my opinion, they are really good quality. The packaging may be a total fail when it starts falling apart, or if it ever got wet..but the colours are so pretty & they are soft & very easy to blend.

Which is your favourite Benefit cheek colour?

  • Zakeleni

    Who would have know that back then you’d have a box of Hoola that says your blog name on it, things have definitely changed in 5 years since this post. Congrats Zoe, i bet you never dreamed of this back then!

  • Bertie