Benefit are known for their boxed powders, and they've just announced the launch of a brand new palette; the Benefit Cheek Stars Reunion Tour Cheek Palette. Benefit have created a few larger cheek palettes now, featuring a selection of some of their best loved cheek powders in one handy palette.
They prove to be exceptional value as the powders are often full size, and the cost of purchasing five or six full sized Benefit Box ‘O Powders would be considerably more than the price of their palettes.
Benefit Cheek Stars Reunion Tour Cheek Palette
The Benefit Cheek Stars Reunion Tour Cheek Palette contains five full sized Benefit Box ‘O Powders:
- Dallas – a dusty rose with an outdoor glow for an indoor gal face powder
- Sugarbomb – four shimmering shades of peach, soft plum, pink and rose
- Cookie – golden pearl super-silky highlighter
- Georgia – golden peach powder blush (featured here)
- Hoola – award-winning bronzer, shine-free natural sun-kissed look
The Benefit Cheek Stars Reunion Tour Cheek Palette is currently a Sephora Canada exclusive, but once it launches in the UK it'll be £52 which is incredible value as their boxed powders are £27 to purchase individually, making it cheaper than purchasing two full sized powders.
I think the six shades chosen for the Benefit Cheek Stars Reunion Tour Cheek Palette work really well together, and they're a different set up to their previous larger cheek palettes. The palette contains one bronzer shade, an highlighter shade and then three blushes in both matte and shimmer formulas in a cardboard style palette with a small cheek brush and a mirror in the lid.
I think the Benefit Cheek Stars Reunion Tour Cheek Palette will be particularly popular because it contains their recently relaunched Benefit Georgia Blusher shade, which was brought back this year. The swatches look a little dark here compared to their true shades.
Dallas is never this dark, it's a really pretty dusky rose which I love on my fair skintone but in these swatches it looks as if it's a super dark version of Hoola. I think these swatches might be wet as they're all never this intense.
The original Georgia was the prettiest muted peach matte shade, but it's now a little deeper with a shimmer finish. I don't really understand why they changed the finish and shade.
I can understand perhaps making it more glowy as glowy blushes do tend to be more popular, but they changed everything – even the packaging. It's a shame the shade has changed so much, as they could have just created a brand new shade, but it's still pretty all the same.
I think the Benefit Cheek Stars Reunion Tour Cheek Palette might be my favourite Benefit Cheek Palette I've seen Benefit do over the last few years. I think the shades are best suited for fair to medium skintones, with an overall glowy theme to the powders but you do have the matte Hoola and Dallas.
I like that the Benefit Cheek Stars Reunion Tour Cheek Palette has a summery theme too, with the warmth in Sugarbomb, Cookie, Georgia and Hoola but then you have the cool toned dusky rose which is the kind of shade you can use for both blush and bronzer in one.
If you've been tempted by this palette, I would really recommend it as its great value but the shades included are really pretty. I like that they've covered a matte and shimmery blush option, a matte bronzer and then a highlighter so it gives you everything you need for a full cheek look. You could also use all the shades on the eyes too, which is even better!