On the 8th of October I celebrated my 36th Birthday, I was away from home in Scotland and received some lovely gifts, cards & birthday wishes. Thank you to everyone who sent me a message, tweet, text it was very sweet of you & I had a lovely day. I wanted to show you two presents that my brother Gary bought me and I’m so excited as I have had my eye on these since Benefit released them.
These are both part of Benefits Limited Edition Christmas releases & the whole range is so cute & based on a Candy Land theme. I really wanted the blush palette and it’s even more pretty in real life.
Cheeky Sweet Spot £29.50
‘For the FIRST-TIME EVER, Benefit’s famous box o’ powders are all together in one cheeky sweet spot’
This cheek palette comes in a cute festive tin, not very practical for travel but still very cute and robust. It comes with 6 of their popular box o’ powders inside and also the highlighter Watt’s Up. I’m so excited because I’ve only tried two of the Benefit Boxed Powders & they’re Dallas & 10 both of which I use all the time and was pleased that neither are in this palette so I get to try 5 more blushes, a bronzer and a gorgeous highlighter. You get,
Dandilion 4g – Ballerina pink brightening face powder with a hint of shimmer
Bella Bamba 5g - Watermelon pink laced with shimmering gold undertones
Sugarbomb 6g – 4 beautiful shimmering shades of peach, soft plum, pink and rose that swirl together to create a gorgeous blush
Hoola 5g – Matte bronzer perfect for a natural sun kissed look
Coralista 5g - Warm coral blush
Rockateur 5g – Rose gold highlighting blush
Watt’s Up! 1.5g – A delicate champagne glow that will give your cheeks a luminous glow
Its just so pretty & I think these will sell out quickly, I’m going to get a lot of use from this palette and especially from Rockateur and Sugarbomb they’re just beautiful. Oh & if you like Bella Bamba it has been discontinued in full size so this is a great way of having it in your collection. Even the mini brush is soft and very good quality & I will save this for when I travel as its the perfect size for my makeup bag. Let me know if you have used any of the products in this palette.
Goodies a Go Go – £19.50
‘This complete eye kit in a collectible tin includes our world-famous lengthening mascara, 4 long wear powder shadows and a stay-put eye primer’
This again is in Sweet Shop themed tin although not as festive looking as the Cheeky Sweet Spot but still so cute. This is a kit for your eyes and has four very wearable neutral eyeshadows, They’re Real Mascara and Stay Don’t Stray Eye Primer. I’m not the biggest fan of the mascara but I know someone who will love it & so I will pass it on to them. I have heard great things about the primer and look forward to testing that out. I tend to wear a primer most days as my eyeshadow always creases if I don’t use one. The long wear eyeshadows are,
Call My Buff 1.2g – Pale shell with shimmer
Thanks A Latte 1.2g – Golden brown with a metallic sheen
Gilt-y Pleasure 1.2g – A golden sand with a metallic finish
Kiss Me I’m Tipsy 1.2g – Spiced brown with a metallic finish
They all feel soft, creamy and are the perfect Autumnal shades. The They’re Real is a deluxe sample 3g & so too is the Stay Don’t Stray 2.5ml. This is a lovely set but Im still slightly more excited about the cheek kit than this one.
The whole of the Benefit Christmas range is so nice and there is something for everyone. I highly recommend the Cheek Kit & I have fallen in love with it already!
Let me know if you have either of these & how you’re finding them so far.