Blushed : Benefit’s Rockateur blush

December 20, 2013

We’ve all heard about the Benefit’s Box O’ Powder blushes. I’ve had the chance to try out a few of them which I all really loved. After knowing that a new blush was added to their collection, Rockateur, I was beyond excited and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

According to Benefit “this rockin’ rose gold cheek powder gives a famous provocative flush that turns heads on-stage and off”. It comes with a little brush, as all the Box O’ Powders, that I surprisingly enjoy using. They’ve changed the shape and the bristles of their brushes making them softer and easier to use. I hated the old ones, they always ended up thrown away.

At first, it had some sort of golden spray which was quite scary and making me a bit nervous. I don’t use frosted blushes very often. Fortunately, it was immediately and beautifully blended with the rest of the blush after the first swirl.

In the pan, it looks like a very pretty rose gold with lovely flecks of shimmer (it doesn’t appear like that due to the terrible lighting in my house – sorry!). However, the biggest surprise, for me, was how it ended up looking on the cheeks. If you actually try it on your skin – not swatching it on the back of your hand – you’ll find it very natural and flattering. I ended up with a natural warm pink flush on my cheeks. This is why I mostly enjoy satin finishes or blushes with a bit of sheen to them, rather than a matte finish that can sometimes look chalky and fake.

I must admit, I’m bummed about the packaging. I always have high expectations when it comes to Benefit packaging. I also hoped that a bit more shimmer would transfer onto the skin. But that doesn’t seem to be a big of a problem.

I find that this is an amazing blush for everyday, especially if you fancy natural looking skin. I believe it would work on any skin tone and any makeup look whether you’re going for a natural eye or a smokey eye. It also smells fabulous!

A bit of good news, I finally have a few weeks off. School, exams and university applications have been driving me nuts and they’ve been taking over my personal time hence the long absence on the blog.

Have you tried this blush? What is your favorite Benefit blush? Leave a comment below 🙂

– Zein xx

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  • Reply Natalie Loves Beauty December 21, 2013 at 6:09 am

    I’ve been lusting over this blush! Hoping to purchase it soon 🙂

    • Reply Zein December 21, 2013 at 10:34 am

      Let me know what you think 🙂 xx

  • Reply Andy December 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I’ve seen rave reviews about this blush, but I’ve always been doubtful about the cardboard packaging. Do you think that the blush is great enough that I should just ignore the packaging and buy it anyway? Thanks! xx

    • Reply Zein December 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      For me, the packaging is just a plus. It definitely doesn’t interfere with the quality of the product. Rockateur is really nice and flattering. If you’re really curious about it, give it a go. If you’re still doubtful, just drop by Benefit Cosmetics and ask them to try it on you before you buy it.
      Hope it helps 🙂 xx

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