The Benefit Cheekathon Palette has been on my radar ever since it first popped up on my Instagram feed about a month ago. For good reason – it has five full size Benefit cheek products all in one compact palette. There’s a variety of bronzers and blushers, with a small cheek brush and mirror in there too. This makes it the most perfect purchase for holiday season. It’s currently available on Benefit’s website and also exclusively on House of Fraser for £44.50.
The value of this palette is amazing – usually each pan retails for £23.50 alone and you get five bestselling shades for the price of less than two! However, I managed to get an ever better deal with House of Fraser’s up to 30% off Beauty sale where I nabbed this for £36.50 (with my student discount as well). This palette reminds me very much of the Christmas blush palette which Benefit released last winter but so much better. I was actually eyeing that up when I saw it but I’m glad I didn’t purchase now that I have this beauty in my hands.
There are five shades in the palette and a mini brush where the sixth pan would be. On first thought, I thought the brush was a bit of a waste, and that it would be scratchy and unpleasant to use. I was utterly wrong; the bristles are soft, natural hairs in a nice compact shape – and although I wouldn’t necessarily use it for blush, it would be really good for contour. The five pans are the following (full size):
- Dandelion – a sheer, ballerina pink to either use as a blush or as an all over brightening powder for the face.
- Hoola – a pure matte, light bronze, perfect for all over the face to bronze up and add some warmth to the complexion.
- Rockateur – a rocking rose gold to add a glowing show stopping flush to your cheeks (a favourite of mine by far!)
- Dallas – works as a blush or a bronzer and suits all skin tones, it gives a gorgeous radiant glow to the entire face.
- Coralista – a tropical flush blush with hints of pearl, a beautiful warm coral pink.
You also get a little booklet with three different looks you can create using the shades. It’s nicely presented with large pictures and diagrams which is great if you’re just starting out! The box itself is also really pretty – I like to keep my palette in it for now as it’s all presented so beautifully!
I would say that if you already own most of the shades in the palette, it’s not really worth getting. If not, it’s worth trying out. I don’t actually own any of the powders in this one so I snapped it up right away. I think it’s definitely the perfect product for introducing yourself to Benefit Cosmetics, or if you’re on the hunt for an amazing ‘everything’ cheek palette to take with you on holiday this summer.
Have you tried the Benefit Cheekathon Palette?