Friday, September 13, 2013


I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Benefit. Despite having entirely re-launched their colour collection this year, I have to admit that none of their new product releases have caught my eye since the launch of They’re Real (over two years ago now… time flies!) When I caught a glimpse of their latest launch however, I knew it was a must-try.
It’s the latest in their line of boxed powders and it’s called ‘Rockateur’. I’m personally not a huge fan of the snake print and lace packaging, but look past that into the shimmery golden-rose goodness that is inside…
Simply one of the most stunning coloured blushes, and one of the coolest designs I’ve seen in a while. 

The golden shimmer, while beautiful, is only a spray-over (thank goodness!) so it disappears after one use, leaving you with a beautiful flattering rose shade with only a hint of a shimmer. (The below picture is after one use)
The packaging, as usual with benefit, is cardboard, so not the most hardwearing or slimline but functional with the mirror that they added to the design a few years back. As with all of the benefit boxed powders, Rockateur has great staying power on the cheeks. I found I only needed one top up throughout the day. Like their other powders, it is also quite heavily scented. Something that I personally like but I know this puts some people off.
All in all, I was really impressed with this and can see it becoming a staple blush in my collection along with my beloved NARS Sin and Orgasm.
The only downside is the price. This puppy will set you back a whole £23.50. However, if you’re a lover of high end makeup (and especially beautiful blushes!) this blush is perfect for everyday use and I know I’ll certainly get my money’s worth.

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