So Hannah and I both recently took the plunge and purchased this palette. It wasn’t cheap but (spoiler alert!) it’s totally worth it. The colours and formulation of all the pans are brilliant and I wouldn’t be able to say which one I preferred the least, they’re all so lovely.
Within the palette, you get 5 full-sized pans of bronzers and blushers. For bronzers, there’s a Hoola and a Hoola Lite which is a new addition to the Benefit collection. The Hoola is a cult favourite and this is the third one I’ve had and the Hoola Lite is more suited to a lighter skin tone. Whilst it looks like it wouldn’t show up on even the lightest of skin tones, the colour pay off it great
For bronzers, there’s a Hoola and a Hoola Lite which is a new addition to the Benefit collection. The Hoola is a cult favourite and this is the third one I’ve had and is a total fave of mine. The Hoola Lite is more suited to a lighter skin tone. Whilst it looks like it wouldn’t show up on even the lightest of skin tones, the colour pay-off it great, however, I have found that without powder underneath, on some foundations it does come off slightly patchy. This, is something I can look past because when applied over powder, it is a great colour and lasts all day.
The blushes included are Dandelion, Rockateur, and the new Galifornia. Must say, I’m a fan of all of these all for different reasons. I already had dandelion in my collection so I knew what to expect and I love to wear this on a day where I wear less makeup. It gives the cheeks a natural flush and I love the tone of pink. I would say though that it would look great with a darker, more dramatic eye also. Rockateur is a slightly satin blusher with a cooler undertone. It looks great with a smokey eye or a cool-toned eye look. Lastly, Galifornia. This is a much brighter, more summery blush that I would wear with a lighter makeup look and maybe veer towards it more in the spring-summer months due to it’s warmer tones.
It’s pretty good value for money at £50 / $58 because an individual pan will set you back £23.50 / $29. If you were to buy each separately you’d be looking at spending £117.50 / $145. Amazing value really.
My only criticism of this palette is the brush. I never really use the brushes that come with the Benefit powder products and whilst they are better than the usual brushes you get with makeup products, I have much better brushes already and tend to put them aside. Because of this, I would prefer for there to be no brush that comes with the palette and another product; preferably a highlighter or more shimmery bronzer. I suppose saying I want more product, is a compliment, though, so well done Benefit!
Thanks for reading,