Hello! I hope you're having a great day! I also hope you're still staying warm; it's currently -12°F with a windchill of -38°F. Neat. Anyways! For this post, I want to share with yous some swatches and my first impressions of the Benefit Real Cheeky Party blush palette.
I'm really glad I held out on buying this palette; as the sticker says, this palette originally retailed for $42. I'm pretty sure the blush palette from last holiday season retailed for the same price, but it sold out before it ever went on sale. This palette dropped to $30 pretty quickly, and it was on sale at all retailers, including Ulta and Sephora. I don't know if this palette is still available (I don't think it is online anymore), but I figured this post was still helpful in case you do stumble across it somewhere or if Benefit releases another version of it next year.
These five are not the entirety of the Benefit boxed powders, but I think it's a good sampling of their top sellers. Dandelion is a pale pink powder meant for highlighting and bringing light back into the face; I really love this powder for brightening up my complexion. Rockateur is a rose gold shimmer blush that was released around the same time as the UD Naked 3 palette, when rose gold was all the rage. Sugarbomb is a a set of four colors - rose, pink, plum, and peach - that you can blend together or use individually. This is another powder that I've used before and really liked the effect of; blending the four colors gives it a lot of depth and interest. Hoola is Benefit's infamous matte bronzer; it works well as a bronzer, but it's way too warm and orange toned to use as a contour. It does pull kind of orange on me, so I do need to be careful when applying it. Finally, Coralista is a warm, shimmery coral pink blush; it's not unique, but it's very flattering.
Overall, I think this is a good palette, even if the quality is a little bit lower than the one last year (or the full sizes). I don't think this palette is worth $42, but the $30 sale price is doable. I was also able to use my 20% off coupon which brought this palette down to $24, which is totally worth it. If you're interested in trying Benefit's face powders and don't want to risk the $29 they cost individually, this is a great way to try the colors and see if they work well for you.
Thanks for reading! <3