Guess what I bought the other day! You're right! Benefit's new blush, the Rockateur.
If you follow Benefit of facebook you may have seen that they held a flash sale of their new blush in selected stores, before it is officially released in September. With all the hype about it, I had to go get one and try it for myself!
The Rockateur is promoted as a rose gold blush and it comes in the usual Benefit box packaging. The design of the box reminds me of the glam rock era, which is very appropriate having in mind the whole vintage looking packaging of Benefit's other products. It also comes with a mirror on the lid and a little brush that fits in the box for easy touch ups on the go. The powder itself has the word Rock embossed on it and a geometric pattern that reminds me of the surface of precious stones. Maybe I was influenced slightly by the sparkly layer on the triangles, but that goes away after you use the blush.
The blush itself is indeed rose gold and I think it suits a lot of different skin tones. I particularly like the pigmentation because it can be built up to an intense colour (left) or used lightly for a more natural look (right). The formulation is also very good, making the blush very easy to work with. It blends like a dream!
heavy application light application
I also thought is would be a good idea to show you how it looks on my face in natural light (above) and under a lamp (below).
All in all I really like this blush and I can see it becoming one of my favourites very fast! Will you be getting your hands on it once it hits the shelves?
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