This is a review on the new blush, Rockateur by Benefit. I bought this a few weeks ago and I've been wearing it almost every day. It comes in a small box, like the Benefit blushes do, and contains .17 ounces of product. The blush has a light sweet, rose-like scent, which personally I don't like as I try and stay away from putting scents on my face, however, it isn't very strong and fades quickly. I really do like the color which is a nice rosy-peach color. It is sheer, but shows up well on my fair skin. I wouldn't recommend it as a blush for someone with deeper skin tones, but it could give a nice glow. It has a natural finish which I really like, not too shimmery, just nice and satin. It also compliments the color of my freckles, which I like as well.
This is the box it comes in. It's a little to "cute" for my tastes, but the box is sturdy.
As you can see, it has "Rock" embossed into the powder. There is also a shimmery overspray when you first open it. I just brush the overspray off before using it.
It also comes with this brush. Unlike the brush I have with my Hoola bronzer, this one is rounded. With this new shape I actually like this brush. While I still grab for my Sigma blush brush over this one, it does work well and it is totally usable to apply and blend with.
The brush also fits right into the box, which is nice.
As you can see, there is a slight sheen. It isn't really glittery/shimmery, it's just natural. It looks almost as if I didn't powder my cheeks. While I do have combo/oily skin, my skin in drier in the winter so this really livens up my complexion.
The blush is only 0.17 oz while the Dallas blush is 0.32 oz and they retail for the same price ($28). This isn't something that would stop me from buying this blush, but is something to be aware of.
The product itself is sheer, so even with a good swatch it isn't opaque. However, it is meant to be sheer so this isn't something that would turn me away from the product. If you have deeper skin tone you would use this to give a glow, but I don't think it will show up well.
The texture is lovely. It's very velvety and easy to pick up on your brush. It's also very easy to blend.
This may just be me, but I am not a fan of the packaging. I like a sleeker looking package over cute. While it is very cute & I'm not a huge fan, the packaging isn't something that would effect my purchase. I do like that the box is big enough to easily fit my own brushes into.
Overall Quality: 8/10
I now have some of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, which give a similar glow/natural finish without being shimmery so I could just use them over another blush, however, this peach/rose color is very unique. If I was able to get the same amount of product as the other boxed blushes I would for sure repurchase.
Pros: Color, finish, texture, longevity
Cons: Scent, amount of product