I’ve been obsessing over this stupid product for months. And that product would be the Benefit “Cheeky Sweet Spot Set” featuring six of the company’s best selling powders. Ugg.
I asked for it for Christmas, and alas, my Ulta did not carry it. It was added onto Benefit’s sale a few weeks ago, and sold out. I was heartbroken. But then, it came back, and I jumped on the opportunity to purchase. For $30.00, I was able to get “Hoola”, “Dandelion”, “Bella Bamba”, “Coralista”, “Rockatuer”, and “Sugarbomb” (which I had already owned in a full size). But, if you haven’t noticed, I’m a total hoarder, and this was the perfect way to collect some of the Benefit blushes. While they’re not full size, they are more than half sized, and really, that’s all I need. It also came with a small version of “Watts Up” highlighter, as well as one of their signature brushes.
These powders all range in the amount of product you receive, just like their full size counter parts. But, these babies are still over half the size of a full sized product. So, you can get over half of six of these powders for the price of one full sized one. I think it’s a great deal.
From Benefit’s boxed powder line, I curently own “Georgia” (a discontinued all over powder), “Dallas” (a dusty rose bronzer which I personally use for a blush), and “Sugarbomb” (which comes in this set as well). So, now that I’ve purchased this set, I only need “Hervana” (andddd if I can work a miracle aka pay a ridiculous price on Ebay, hopefully I can own Throbb too), to complete my collection. This set has really helped my blush collection out (not that I needed it).
I wanted to tak about the powders individually, as well as the packaging and how I switched it up.
“Hoola” : I have been dying to try “Hoola” recently, since I’m in my bronzer phase (obsession) at the moment. I’m not a huge fan of warmer toned bronzers, so I’m super excited for this. I haven’t tried this on my face yet, but it swatches really nice and it’s not too dark (aka it will work for contouring and not make you look like a Skeleton). This is a matte bronzer which is perfect for countouring. So far I love the look of this product.
“Dandelion” : This is probably the powder I was least excited for. It’s a very pretty soft pink. Don’t get me wrong, it is a nice color, but I don’t think I would want to pay the $28.00 for the full sized product. This is probably the most dupable color from the lot. Nevertheless, it’s a nice shade of pink and I will for sure be using it when I do a bolder lip or eye. It’s nice, I just personally do not think it’s anything special.
“Bella Bamba” : This powder was probably one of the ones I wanted the most. Recently, this blush has been disappearing from stores and I feared I would not be able to add it to my collection. Luckily, I was able to obtain this baby. It’s a watermelon toned pink, perfect for the Summer. But I’ve read reveiws that this powder in the set is actually different from the single version. So, I think I’m going to try to pick up the individual version of this as well before it’s hard to find.
“Coralista” : This is the second blush that has a different tone than the original, and I will for sure be grabbing a single of this one at some point as well. The individual blush is supposed to be a bit more pink. However, the powder that comes in this set is more orange. I actually really enjoy this shade. I don’t have many true coral colors in my blush collection, so this is a nice edition. Since “Coralista” is one of Benefit’s most popular shades, I’d assume they made a color change on purpose, so that people wouldn’t have duplicates. I really am pleased with the shade in this set!
“Rockateaur” : I was also so excited for this blush. “Rockateaur” is a rose gold color and it is stunning. I’m sort of biased, as rose gold anything is my favorite. But this is such a pretty color. I feel like this will be great for all seasons, especially for going out looks. This is a huge hit.
“Sugarbomb” : This was actually the only powder I had previously owned, and I absolutely love it. This blush is not super pigmented, but it gives a nice flushed look. That’s the only way one can describe this blush; it’s not pink, orange, or brown, just flushed. I love wearing this shade with a bolder eye or lip, it’s so pretty!
“Watts Up”: I actually had already owned another mini version of this cream highlighter as well. I normally hate cream products, but this looks super natural while being shimmery. It’s not too shiny, but not without any glitter either, which I love!
Packaging: So the one downside to this set is that the packaging is a no go. This literally comes in a cookie tin. While the tin is really cute (and I kept it for decoration), it is bulky and clunky. This was not ideal for traveling to and from school. So, I took the plunge and bought a Z-palette.
I’m really weird about Z-palettes. Like it also stresses me out when people mix different brands in their Z-palettes. But, since this would only be Benefit products, I decided to depot my blushes. The empty palette cost about $20.00, but it’s great quality and I’m really pleased with it. I totally think it’s worth it.
De-potting: The only other things I have depotted have been MAC products and let me tell you, those are a pain. But these blushes, easy-peasy. I just ripped the foam part away from the blush pans, and twisted those suckers right off the pacakging. Just don’t use a knife, you don’t need one and you may crack your powder.
I hope you guys enjoyed this little Christmas in July kind of review!
Until next time!!