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Cheek to Cheek | Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon "Kick Up Your Cheeks Blush Kit" | Review & Swatches

Monday, August 15, 2016

Cheek to Cheek | Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon "Kick Up Your Cheeks Blush Kit" | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

Being in this business means a lot of products come across my desk every single day and to keep track of everything I have a certain method for organizing and storing them. When something new comes in, I shoot it, I add it to my "to write" lists and the product then gets added to my makeup collection for testing. After a few weeks a blog post is written and scheduled to be shared with you!

Well I must admit that every once in awhile a product will come into my life that I become so obsessed with that the testing phase just goes on and on. That is exactly what happened with the Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon "Kick Up Your Cheeks Blush Kit". It was love at first sight and I just couldn't put it down long enough to write a review. Thankfully, this limited edition palette is still available at Ulta, some Sephora's, Beauty Boutique and Benefit's website! 

The Cheekathon Basics

The Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon "Kick Up Your Cheeks Blush Kit" ($58 USD/$75 CAD) is a seriously adorable palette with pink and gold accents and Benefit's beautiful boxed powder showgirls front and centre. It is a slim almost book-sized palette with a magnetic closure that is perfect for travel. The packaging is pretty much the prettiest thing ever but it gets even better when you open it up!

Cheek to Cheek | Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon "Kick Up Your Cheeks Blush Kit" | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

Inside Cheekathon

Inside the Cheekathon palette live 5 of Benefit's classic best-selling boxed powders. These carefully picked powders offer everything you could need for contouring, bronzing, highlighting and adding a flush of colour in one handy package. 

The great thing is all of these powders are multifunctional and can be used by just about any skin tone. You can wear each one alone or you can layer and build for your own custom creation. 

While Benefit has done plenty of similar boxed powder palettes over the past couple of years (and they have been amazing) this particular palette is in a league of it's own! Not only are all 5 of the blushes FULL SIZE giving you an incredible value of $150 USD/$180 CAD (each blush comes to $15 each instead of the regular price of $30 each) but the quality is top notch. 

Cheek to Cheek | Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon "Kick Up Your Cheeks Blush Kit" | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

Cheekathon Shades & Formula

Hoola - Matte Cool Toned Bronzer 
Dandelion - Baby Pink Brightening Blush or Face Powder
Rockateur - Rose Gold (mauve-pink with gold shimmer) Blush
Dallas - Dusty Rose (mauve-brown) Blush or Bronzer
Coralista - Shimmery Coral Pink Blush

The powders in the palette are exactly equal to their individual counterparts in pigmentation, softness and blendability which is rare in most mass palettes. These powders are super smooth and soft with an almost buttery texture. 

They are really nicely pigmented with Dallas & Hoola being just a bit stronger. The colour payoff is at that perfect level where you can build it up and layer to get your ideal flush but you can never go overboard. 

Cheek to Cheek | Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon "Kick Up Your Cheeks Blush Kit" | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca
(L-R - Dandelion, Hoola, Rockateur, Dallas, Coralista)

Cheekathon Verdict

The Cheekathon palette is a total showstopper! It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful palettes I have ever seen and it has everything you could ever want on the inside. The combination of the incredible value (5 blushes for the price of 2!) the incredible formula and practicality make this a palette you don't want to miss! 

Application Tip 
(my favourite way to use the palette)

- apply Dallas all over as a bronzer
- use Hoola as a contour
- apply Rockateur on the apples of the cheeks
- add Watts Up for an extra pop! 

The Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon Blush Kit is still available at Ulta, some Sephora stores, and Beauty Boutique. 

Pin it! 

Cheek to Cheek | Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon "Kick Up Your Cheeks Blush Kit" | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

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43 comments

  1. Such pretty shades!Loving the variety of the shades.

    xx Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

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  2. I adore all things Benefit so this is going to be a must-buy for me!! Love it!!

    hugs, Christina

    Christina | Fashion & Frills

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  3. How gorgeous! I love benefit. They are wonderful

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  4. I would probably buy this just because the case is so cute! Looks like the colors inside are also really flattering and give lots of different options!

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  5. I'm so obsessed with this too! It's the best for travel because it has all the blushes and bronzers I need for one trip.

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  6. I need to try this! I love Benefit and regularly use one of their cream blushes.

    http://adoredbyalex.com

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  7. Now this is a cheek color selection I could use and reuse all the time. Love the colors.

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  8. I really love the Dandelion! So pretty! Thanks you for sharing the swatches on your skin, very helpful.

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  9. This post is so pretty! I want all the pink!

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  10. What a cute looking palette! I wanna give it a try. :)

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  11. I've heard only amazing things about this palette! It certainly is a steal. For some reason, I LOVE blushes and have wayyy too many to possibly finish in a lifetime, but this would be a perfect thing to pick up as a holiday gift before it's totally sold out.

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  12. Very nice shades. They are very complimentary to fair skin tones.

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  13. This sounds awesome! I'm not a big fan of blush but this sounds like an awesome deal!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  14. That is one beautiful looking palette that I have got to get my hands on. Love it!

    www.annanuttall.com

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  15. These shades are all so gorgeous! Will definitely have to try this palette!

    xo
    Sami
    www.theclassicbrunette.com

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  16. Awesome review. Thank you for the application tips too!

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  17. I I wanted this so bad and it sold out before I could get it. And now whenever ulta has it I just miss it. I'll get to it eventually cuz they are amazing colors and awesome price!

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  18. I am digging the Dallas, great soft shades.

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  19. pretty blushes I think they are a little light for my taste

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  20. This palette is gorgeous! I want it so bad.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  21. These look so pretty!!! I love that they're all in one case that makes a quick makeup routine so much easier. And that case is adorable!!!�� ❤, Merichelle | We're the Joneses

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  22. I LOVE Benefit - this palette looks so lovely, so nice that everything is in one case.

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  23. I saw this at Sephora a while back so I was super excited to see this review! Coralista is one of my favorite blushes!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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  24. I need some new blush and will definitely have to try this kit!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  25. Based on the samples on your arm, I really like the colors. They aren't too loud and bright, very subtle!

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  26. Beautiful shades. Your look is always so flawless. :)

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  27. I love the subtle colors of the cosmetics.

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  28. I love a good blush color, these look amazing! I will have to try this brand also.

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  29. The box that these comes in is too cute! Great review!

    Michelle | www.landofstyleandsass.blogspot.com

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  30. The palette is lovely! I have been trying to get this for a while now, but couldn't get it here. Awesome review btw��

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  31. Benefit ALWAYS has the absolute cutest packaging, and I can't even handle it. So incredibly fun, and the blushes are always the best. Coralista is my absolute favorite! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  32. This palate is beautiful! Cant wait to see how you use it!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

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  33. I love the pinky neutrals!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  34. These are beautiful shades and I love the name and packaging. Benefit's products are great!

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  35. The packaging is super cute! I love the shades too, they're all so pretty I wouldn't know what to choose!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  36. My sister has this! She LOVES it.

    http://thealwaysblog.com

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  37. Okay, I think I need this palette in my life... stat! The colors are gorgeous and I love that all the best are in one palette.

    -Amanda
    www.agoodhue.net

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  38. Loving these shades so much! I'm kind of clueless about blush but this seems like it would be perfect for all my needs

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  39. One of my favourite parts about Benefit is their packaging and this is super cute! Benefit is definitely one of my favourite brands, so I'll be on the look out!

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  40. Obsessing over those soft blush and nude hues!

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  41. I freakin' LOVE Tarte! They have the prettiest shades and products!

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