Sunday, 26 October 2014

Benefit Pop Up Shop - New Majorette blush and Christmas box of blushes

Working at a PR company often means that I get to set up exciting events, a couple of weeks ago Benefit got in contact to set up a pop up shop for us all. They showcased their new Christmas selection, offered us a 10% discount off all items and had a pop up brow bar where they could wax eyebrows and  tint lashes! It was fair to say that it was a good Friday....



One of the items I have really been looking forward to purchasing was their new blush Majorette, I have read so many blog posts about how amazing it is and I always love a peachy blush as I think it suits my skin tone really well. This blush retails for a price of £23.50 and I think that it is pricey, however this is such a versatile product that I personally think it's worth it. You can either wear this by itself for a pop of colour on the cheeks or you can wear it underneath another blush to amplify the colour, pigmentation and provide longer staying power. I have been using this both ways and think that it works just as well either way depending on what look you want. It is a creamy blush and as I have combination skin sometimes my face can get oily so I was slightly worried about that, but actually it dries like a powder and is completely matte  after a couple of seconds. I think this would suit so many skintones and I really do recommend it if you are looking to try out a new blush product. On a side note I know these aren't the most important factors but I think the packaging is sooo cute and the scent is absolutely lovely as well, so a winner all round. 




 Another item that also caught my eye was one of the new Christmas gift sets that Benefit have brought out this year. This is the Cheeky Sweet Spot Box of Blushes and retails for £29.50, it is such a steal product as normally a seperate blush from Benefit will cost you £23.50. 



This set includes 5 blushes (Dandelion, Bella Bamba, Sugarbomb, Corlalista and Rockateur), a bronzer (Hoola) and a highlight shade (Watt's Up!), it also provides a small brush. I have already tried out the majority of the blushes before but I love how there are a few in the set that I haven't used like Rockateur and Sugarbomb, I was also really excited that they have included the highlight and bronzer as I think this will be a useful kit to travel with as there are three face products in one palette. All of the blushes are very pigmented and have great colour pay off, the bronzer is also one of my favourites to use! 

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Above are some swatches of what each product looks like on my skin, from top to bottom we have: Rockateur, Coralista, Hoola, Sugarbomb, Bella Bamba, Dandelion and then Majorette. I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and have found it useful if you was thinking about buying some new cheek products, what are your favourites to use? xxx