Hey everyone! I hope you are doing amazing! Sorry I’ve been a little absent lately. It’s been really busy at my work and I had to put my blog on hold for a week. But I am back and in full swing. Today I am reviewing the Benefit Cheekathon Blush and Bronzer Palette so stick around if you want to see my thoughts.
Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon Blush & Bronzer Palette
What it is:
“A must-have palette featuring five bestselling, full-size, box o’ powder blushes and bronzers.”
The palette includes ~Dandelion~Hoola~Rockateur~Dallas~Coralista and a brush. Each blush and bronzer are full size.
It comes in a super cute cardboard packaging with “can can” dancers on it in watercolors, like seriously how cute is this packaging?! Each blush/bronzer is shown on the back of the packaging as well. This is a pretty chunky palette so it may not be the best of traveling, but it certainly looks cute on a vanity.
Where to Buy & Price:
This is where the review turns sour. As you can see above the swatches are not good, in fact they are pretty horrible. This picture hasn’t been edited to make these look faded or worse than they are…
When I bought this in Sephora a couple weekends ago I honestly didn’t do one swatch in the store, or read one review. I just bought it, I was pretty excited about this purchase so of course when I got home I frantically opened it and started swatching it, with every swipe of a blush or bronzer I was left more disappointed. I quickly hopped on Sephora’s App (If you don’t have it, I highly recommend it), and started reading some of the reviews… a lot of the reviews were having the same problems as me. The shades are not very pigmented at all, and most are pretty patchy. I tried going over them several times but that just made them chalky and dry. Not a good look.
If you can’t already tell, I was really disappointed in this palette. I had high hopes and was pretty let down. Out of all the shades in this palette the one I own individually is Hoola and I absolutely love it. Hoola and the rest of the shades in this palette were not the Benefit blushes or bronzers I’m used to. After I did this review I did go ahead and return it. Since then I have read more reviews on this palette on Ulta’s website this time. There are still several reviews of people having the same issues but then there are also people who really love this. So either this kind of palette is only suitable for very fair and light skin or some of the palettes were just made better than others with better pigmentation.
In my opinion, I would suggest just saving your money on this one and getting another cheek palette like the Morphe Blush palette.
So that is my thoughts on the Cheekathon palette, I hate being a Debbie Downer, but I do like to be honest with you guys. Have you tried this palette? Do you return makeup if you aren’t satisfied?