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

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

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 |

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 |

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 |

(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. 

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



  1. Gabriella Mary Angela
    August 15, 2016 / 12:22 pm

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

  2. Christina Beauchamp
    August 15, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I adore all things Benefit so this is going to be a must-buy for me!! Love it!!hugs, Christina Christina | Fashion & Frills

  3. The Oracle
    August 15, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    How gorgeous! I love benefit. They are wonderful

  4. Falon Ballard
    August 15, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    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!

  5. Rachel Ritlop
    August 15, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    Gorgeous shades!!

  6. Chelsea Olivia
    August 15, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    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.

  7. Alex Carreno
    August 15, 2016 / 5:39 pm

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

  8. Candace Kage
    August 15, 2016 / 5:47 pm

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

  9. Elizabeth Johnson
    August 15, 2016 / 5:55 pm

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

  10. The Scarlett Social
    August 15, 2016 / 5:58 pm

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

  11. Elise
    August 15, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    What a cute looking palette! I wanna give it a try. 🙂

  12. BrighterDarling
    August 15, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    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.

  13. Cori Large
    August 15, 2016 / 7:19 pm

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

  14. Katie M
    August 15, 2016 / 7:19 pm

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

  15. Anna Nuttall
    August 15, 2016 / 7:19 pm

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

  16. The Classic Brunette
    August 15, 2016 / 7:46 pm

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

  17. Christine
    August 15, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Awesome review. Thank you for the application tips too!

  18. Keala
    August 15, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    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!

  19. Shane Prather
    August 15, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    I am digging the Dallas, great soft shades.

  20. slreed
    August 16, 2016 / 12:29 am

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

  21. Breakfast at Lillys
    August 16, 2016 / 12:57 am

    This palette is gorgeous! I want it so bad.xoxo, Jenny

  22. Merichelle Jones
    August 16, 2016 / 1:03 am

    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

  23. Anonymous
    August 16, 2016 / 1:55 am

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

  24. Kristin Thompson
    August 16, 2016 / 3:38 am

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

  25. Liz Mays
    August 16, 2016 / 4:04 am

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

  26. All The Things I Do
    August 16, 2016 / 4:20 am

    Beautiful shades. Your look is always so flawless. 🙂

  27. Louisa Moje
    August 16, 2016 / 4:51 am

    I love the subtle colors of the cosmetics.

  28. Jessica
    August 16, 2016 / 12:59 pm

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

  29. Husna Favaz
    August 16, 2016 / 1:35 pm

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

  30. Adaleta
    August 16, 2016 / 5:11 pm

    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

  31. Candice Nikeia
    August 16, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    This palate is beautiful! Cant wait to see how you use it!xoxo, Candice

  32. Sherry Howley
    August 16, 2016 / 10:50 pm

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

  33. Kayla Rivoli
    August 17, 2016 / 12:43 am

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

  34. Amanda @ A Good Hue
    August 17, 2016 / 4:38 am

    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

  35. Amber Battishill
    August 17, 2016 / 1:57 pm

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

  36. Anonymous
    August 17, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    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!

  37. Oksana Radionova
    August 18, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    Obsessing over those soft blush and nude hues!

  38. adriana nudo
    August 19, 2016 / 9:06 pm

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

  39. Sweet little Things
    August 22, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    omg it looks amazing! 🙂

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