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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O Blushes

If any of you are wondering where I've gone, well I'm still here. My blogging game is all over the place at the moment since having Alfie. It's pretty hectic here and I'm constantly busy that I haven't found any spare time to really just sit down, relax and type up a post. It's nice to be busy now and then but it's been pretty constant lately.

Putting my blogging game aside, I am very much on top of my makeup game and I have been loving my Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O Blushes lately. Josh kindly bought it for me for Christmas last year which was such a huge surprise after me constantly hassling him about it and giving him cheeky little hints here and there. I really didn't expect it so you can imagine my excitement when I unwrapped it. I let out a little 'eeek'.
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O Blushes
Yes, it's a limited edition Christmas gift(this is a little late I know) which is such a shame as it's such a wonderful way to test out the blushers and the cult favourite Hoola before purchasing the full size.

In some cases I am pulled in by the packaging and let me tell you, the Christmas inspired packaging does not let me down. It looks incredibly cute. Inside the packaging you'll find that the box o blushes and such are housed in a metal tin with the same design as the outer cardboard packaging.

Inside the metal tin you will find five blushes, one bronzer, a mini watts up and a small brush(which I don't find to be so helpful).
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O Blushes
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O Blushes Top Row L-R; Dandelion, Bella Bamba, Sugarbomb 
Bottom Row L-R; Hoola, Coralista, Rockateur

Dandelion is a soft, matte, light pink shade which I find to be my most used and favourite of them all. It is incredibly wearable and doesn't clash at all with my fairly pale skin. In fact it looks really natural which is something I look for in a blush. 

Bella Bamba is a coral blush with fine golden shimmer particles within it. It is  heavily pigmented so you'd really need a light hand with this blush. It doesn't really suit my ever so pale skin. I imagine it would suit me better if I had a tan.

Sugarbomb is a mix of a variety of four colours which then transforms into a lovely peach shade once swirled together and sweeped onto the cheeks. It is a beautiful blush and again looks very natural. I've used it quite a lot, although not as often as Dandelion. 

Hoola is obviously quite a favourite among many people and it's obvious why. I have the full size already but it's nice to have a little backup in case I run out. It is a stunning matte brown shade with no hint of orange and doesn't look overwhelming against my skintone. 

Coralista needs no description surely? The name says it all. It's a gorgeous coral but the complete opposite to Bella Bamba. It has specks of glitter but it's not as intense and pigmented as Bella Bamba itself. Coralista is quite subtle for a blush with shimmer. Its more of a light highlighter rather than a blush. 

Rocketeur is a shade I had been looking to purchase for the longest time so it was nice to see it was included. It is a mauvey-pink shade which is quite subtle, although you can really build it up to the intensity you like. 

As I mentioned before, the set contains a small sample size of the Watts Up highlighter. As nice and creamy as the formula is, it just didn't work for me or my skintone at all. It's a lovely champagne shade but it just completely looked ridiculous on me. I honestly think it would look a lot better on someone with a tanned or darker skin tone than me.

Overall it is a brilliant 'palette'. The packaging is just beautiful and the shades and formula are all completely spot on. So pigmented and buttery soft with no fall out that I have noticed. It's just a shame that I didn't get on well with the Watts Up Highlighter but it's a good thing I tried it out as I now know not to purchase the full size in the future.

Have you tried the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O Blushes?
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