I’ve always been a fan of Benefit’s Box O Powders – ironically, I’ve never owned a full sized one before – before Benefit was even in Singapore, my friends on LiveJournal (where I was blogging back then) were snapping up boxes of their famous Dandelion and I…. I purchased a mini kit instead which got me a tiny Coralista along with a tiny brush – tiny, but a lot of happiness in that one package! That’s why Benefit’s boxes are the best for gifts XD
Anyhoos, I was discussing with Benefit on what to give away, and Rockateur – their latest Box O’ Powder – came up in our conversation and so… THIS IS HOW THE BLOG GIVEAWAY HAPPENED! With all the giveaways that’s going on at my Instagram right now, I didn’t want to risk over-doing it (honestly I think it’s already a little too overdone, but hey it makes everyone happy… right? I think. Haha) so I’m doing a giveaway for this at the bottom of my post!
Let’s review the product first!
I was super, duper excited when I first saw Rockateur’s promo image. Me heart Rock and the blush was made to look like it was shiny gem on the inside!
And when I received and opened the tiny box I was slightly alarmed – it looked REALLY FROSTY! (Well I guess that’s where the gem-resemblance came from – frosty lah.)
However, after 2 uses, I realized that all that frosty shimmer was just an over spray, and even so, it wasn’t too shimmery on the face – it just left a really nice, soft glow on my cheeks.
As like every Box O’ Powder, Rockateur came with its own brush contained in a little plastic which separated the brush from the blush – I really love the convenience of this even though it’s a little (just a LITTLE) bulky – brushes that come with the blushes are always appreciated.
If you’re wondering how it compares to the other Box O’ Powders – quite a few other bloggers have mentioned that they think it’s slightly similar to Sugar Bomb, only pinker – I found an image on Benefit’s blog, a delightful little diagram which gives you a charting comparison of the powders!
Trust benefit to come up with such a drool worthy image! ; D
Rockateur is described as a rose gold, and yes it kind of is – less rose, more beige-peach which shows up beautifully on my skin. It is pretty light too, so you needn’t worry about beign too heavy handed with this one. I love the soft glow it imparts!
Here’s a heavy hand swatch of the blush!
Of course, some times I question why I do arm swatches – you wouldn’t really want to get that kind of intensity on your face unless you’re doing some full opera make up, so of course there’s a face swatch!
I’ve been reaching out for this blush for the past week – it gives me such a healthy glow that I cannot resist repeating this even though I should really cycle through more blushers!
You would love this beauty too! I truly believe that this shade would look lovely on a myriad of skin tones. Do try it out at the counters – it’s due for launch in October, and will cost you $46 SGD for 5grams of product.
(For the observant ones – you may have noticed that the Box O’ Powders’ sizes have dropped from 8grams (Hervana) to 5 grams (Rockateur) and Benefit Cosmetics made the effort to explain why on their page: “Note: Rockateur has a specialized formula that works by combining the best features of baked, powder, cream and fluid textures to give a brighter, purer color pay off creating 1.6 times the amount of pure color payoff. This results in the usage rate of Rockatuer to be an exact match to our other Box o’ Powders.” I ain’t complaining – I doubt that I’d be able to finish it anyway! Heh.)
So yes, about the giveaway…
I’m giving ONE box of Rockateur to a lucky Benefit cosmetics lover residing in Singapore. All you have to do is like my page, Benefit’s page, and join the contest using Rafflecopter (which requires you to have a fb account). ; )