Sunday, August 26, 2012

Benefit Sugarbomb Blush - Review

I have owned Sugarbomb by Benefit for quite a while but never got around to putting it to the test
until now but that was mostly due to most reviews online stating that it was better suited to lighter
skin tones rather than those with mid to deep colouring.
So now my summer tan has all but faded I thought i'd give this little beauty a whirl!

I have to admit that I much prefer the newer style of packaging that Benefit have using for
their boxed blushes, the flip top with the mirror inside is easier to open and if like myself you are
a little scatterbrained then you will be grateful for the fact that the lid does not remove
and as a result can not be lost!
As with all Benefit blushes the box is constructed of reinforced cardboard which is robust
but can look a little battered as time goes on, the brushes that come with the boxed blushes
are a nice thought but a little to dry and small to be used on a daily basis in my opinion.

Benefit Sugarbomb is constructed of four triangle segments of colour - two various shades of pink,
a peach shade and a dose of lilac toned mauve. 
Truthfully the segments are fairly small but if you have a smallish blush brush you can use
each shade individually - I found my MAC 168se to do the job perfectly.
In my opinion this product is best used when all four shades are combined
but it should be noted that the colour pay off is pretty sheer but a great choice for lighter skin tones
as a peachy pink blush and as a highlight on mid-deep skin tones.

As with most Benefit blushes this has a firm texture but is easily picked up on any face brush
and blends into the skin with ease which is only heightened by the fact that it is a sheer finish blush
but I should point out that it is subject to product fall out which may be to blame on the style of box.
Most Benefit blushes are scented and this one doesn't disappoint with a sweet almost Chocolate fragrance
but it doesn't irritate the skin and will fade over time.
Sugarbomb is a frost finish blush but due to the shimmer being fine it isn't problematic to those
who have problems with enlarged pores or fine lines.
I find this blush to work best when layered over a peachy cream blush to heighten the colour pay off
but as a highlighter it looks wonderful paired with a peach or coral blush.
In terms of wear this lasts around 7 hours on my oily skin before signs of wear set in.

Benefit Sugarbomb Blush* £23.50/12g - link

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  1. I was looking at this the other day but because the reviews are mixed I think that I was a bit dubious. I've never actually seen this product swatched like this though and I really like the look of it now. Thank you - I think I may just put this on my 'to buy' list now.

    Helen xxx

    1. No problem at all :) let me know how you get on!

  2. I tried this blusher awhile ago, but I just couldn't get it right, it just seemed to orangey, so I have given up on it, but perhaps if I tried a thinner brush it might work better

    1. It may be the peachy segment that is doing that, why not try avoiding it and only swirling the other shades together or applying it over a pink cream blush? I hope you find something that works for you :)

  3. I love these shades!! I have hard candys fox in a box in similar shades and adore it!!

    1. I really want one of those foxes in a box :)

  4. Is it bad that I love this blush mainly for the smell? It smells so sugary and yummy! Great review! X

  5. I love the shadee, and ooh a yummy scent too?

    Sophierosehearts (currently having a 100 follower giveaway!)


  6. I really like sugarbomb, I use mostly the peach and light pink together as the other two shades can look a bit 80's on me haha, its really nice though x

  7. i loooooooooooove this blusher so much my all time fave actually got it free when i had makeup done and bought 2 items so bargain :)

  8. I really like this, I bought the sugarbomb set recently which also came with the lipgloss, highbeam and benetint. I love it!
    Daniella x

  9. The colour is so lovely but I hate the smell Benefit blushes take on after a few weeks of being open, they smell really overly talcy to me!

  10. My skin is medium tone and this blush I wear it has a highlight, too sheer for me :)


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