Benefit Cosmetics – Cheek Parade (“Beauty and the Beat” Blush Kit)

Front (Box)

Online Description:

What it is:
A limited-edition palette featuring five bestselling, full-size bronzers and blushes.

What it does:
Benefit’s iconic bronzers and blushes come together in this limited-edition cheek palette. It features full sizes of the GALifornia golden pink blush, hoola lite bronzer, the original hoola matte bronzer, rockateur, a rose gold blush, and dandelion, a brightening baby pink blush. It also includes a mini powder brush for a soft, natural-bristle powder brush and a signature Tips & Tricks for seamless application.

 

My Thoughts:

OH MY!!! This kit is amaze-balls! First, I’m addicted to its smell. It smells very sweet, but it’s not overpowering at all. Second, they’re all full-sized products in this kit & there’s an awesome brush included with adorable packaging to hold it all together. Oh, the packaging! It’s so stinking cute and well-detailed, but not so much that it makes you question if all the quality is in the packaging and not the product. All the products blend so smoothly due to how finely they’re milled, unlike some competitor products that are very blotchy with the application. I recommend using the brush for the bronzers only to preserve the integrity of the brush. If you wanted to use the brush for all of them, you’d have to clean thoroughly between each color  which would in turn eat up time and wear down the brush’s integrity. Hoola works perfect for a bronzer on my face and Hoola Lite works best as a transition color for my eyes when I want a ‘no-makeup’ look. Galifornia doesn’t have much color payoff so I have to really rub at the product with my brush to get enough to show up on my face. Rockatuer has a light shimmer that gives a subtle, natural glow and Dandelion is INCREDIBLY light and I use it more of a highlighter for days I just wear mascara, CC cream, and a bit of luminizer.

Texture:                                  Silky pressed powder

Scent:                                      Sweet

Recommend?                         Yes

Repurchase?                           Yes

Retail:                                     $58.00

Size:

– 0.17 oz/ 5 g GALifornia (sunny golden pink blush)

  • Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dicalcium Phosphate, Squalane, Glycerin, Fragrance, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Limonene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dimethicone, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Bht, Linalool, Citral, Geraniol, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Water. [+/-: Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), Ci 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]

Galifornia

– 0.28 oz/ 8 g Hoola matte bronzer (matte natural bronzer)

  • Ingredients: Talc, Iron Oxides (Ci77491ci77492ci77499), Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci77891), Dimethicone, Manganese Violet (Ci77742), Methylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Boron Nitride, Propylparaben, Butylparaben

Hoola

– 0.28 oz/ 8 g Hoola lite matte bronzer (matte natural light bronzer)

  • Ingredients: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Bht, Tocopherol. May Contain: CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)

Hoola Lite

– 0.17 oz/ 5 g Rockateur (rose gold blush)

  • Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer , Glycerin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Parfum (Fragrance), Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Limonene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, PTFE, Dimethicone, Benzyl Salicylate , Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citral, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Eugenol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Tocopherol, BHT. [+/-: CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]. N 07744/A

Rockateur

– 0.25 oz/ 7 g Dandelion (brightening baby pink blush)

  • Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene, Magnesium Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Squalane, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Lecithin, Sodium Lauroyl Aspartate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Limonene, BHT, Retinyl Palmitate, Zinc Chloride, Linalool, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Eugenol. [+/-: CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]. N° 06654/A

Dandelion

Look Book:

Colors (Top Row: Hoola, Galifornia, Rockateur; Bottom Row: Hoola Lite, Dandelion):

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25 Comments on “Benefit Cosmetics – Cheek Parade (“Beauty and the Beat” Blush Kit)

  1. Really appreciate the effort spent on this post! Really love benefit makeup and this looks amazing been contemplating for ages , loved the idea of having this and this has pushed me over the edge to put it on my wish list!😍😍💗💗xxx

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