Benefit Cosmetics Cheek Parade Review and Swatches

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Hey ladies, I'm back with another review. Finally I get to share with you my thoughts on the Benefit Cheek Parade Blush Palette. This is my first ever product from Benefit Cosmetics. I've always wanted to try their blushes since it has always been well-loved by fellow beauty addicts. So, when I saw this palette, I though it would be perfect to try out some of their blushes and their ever popular Benefit Hoola Bronzer. I was one of the few who was able to snag this a few months ago when it first got released on the SephoraPH website. 

It came in this beautifully packaged teal colored design. (I easily get attracted to teal colors, thus explains one of the reasons why I bought this...LOL) The packaging feels really sturdy and a bit heavy, kinda luxurious in my opinion.  

The sides are embellished with gold pattern, which made it look like an attractive book. The back shows a short description of the products inside the palette, including how much product there is on each pan. 

It also came with a mini booklet, which contains tips and tricks on how to apply each product from this palette. (this may serve really handy for beginners)

Info from
What it is:
A limited-edition blockbuster palette featuring cult-favorite blush and bronzers.

What it does:
Iconic Benefit Cosmetic blushes and bronzers rally together in this cheeky, must-have palette. The all-new GALifornia blush teams up with top players like Hoola bronzer, both original matte and lite, to warm up the complexion. Rock on with a rose-gold flush or baby pink pick-me-up. With five shades to flatter any skin tone, this Cheek Parade is sure to get the good vibes rollin’.

What it includes:
Full-size GALifornia blush (golden pink).
Full-size Hoola Matte Bronzer (natural bronze).
Full-size Hoola Lite Matte Bronzer (natural light bronze).
Full-size Rockateur Box o’ Powder Blush (rose gold with shimmer).
Full-size Dandelion Box o’ Powder Blush (radiant pale pink).
Mini natural-bristle powder brush.

Retail Price: Php 3,400.00 ($58 in the US)

What I like about it....
* value for money. I get five full-sized products for the price of two.
* has beautiful and sturdy packaging
* pretty shade selection
* comes with a free brush
* has a big mirror
* has a really nice citrus scent, not overwhelming
* excellent color payoff
* has a smooth texture and very easy to blend
* did not experience allergies or irritation

What I don't like...
* Some of the shades don't show up well on my NC35 skin tone
* a tiny bit powdery

My rating: 4 out of 5

Benefit Hoola Lite (left) and Hoola (right) swatch

swatches from left to right
Dandelion, Rockateur, and Galifornia

Overall, this is a really awesome palette to have. Especially if you own a limited number of blushes in your stash. In addition to that, this will look great on anyone's vanity since it is beautifully designed. I do think this is worth every penny. Each blush from Benefit costs roughly around $29 each, but you get all five full-sized blush and bronzer in this Benefit Cheek Parade Palette for only $58. The only reason why I didn't love this as much, is because it's too big to bring for travel. Other than that, I would highly recommend this for those with Light to Medium skin tone. 

Until next time.


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