Benefit Rockateur Review & Swatches
Benefit Rockateur ($28) is an exciting release for Fall 2013 and the next in a full range of box of powder blushes from Benefit. Benefit Rockateur is the 7th blush released from the brand and I can’t help but ask the older beauty junkies, remember when it was only Hoola?
Hopefully at some point Benefit releases an Ultra Plush Gloss to pair up with the blush, don’t lie, I know you were thinking this too!
How’d I feel about Rockateur?
I’m ok with it but I think other shades in the range made a bigger impact on me. I had the same sort of uneventful feeling with Sugarbomb as well so take this review with a grain of salt.
This is supposed to be a soft rose gold but…in the box it kinda has a dusky rose brown going on. At first it kinda had me at a lighter shade of Dallas almost. It has a fine sparkly shimmer but this is an over spray only and quickly swipes away. The mix of shades is fairly warm here so you get a bit dusky rose, a little pink, heavy beige, hints of brown, and even a little bit peach or coral. The lack of shimmer means it doesn’t really have the glow I thought it would.
It’s beautifully silky with a baked formula that blends easily onto cheeks. The color runs a bit sheerer but it builds very easily for more pop and seems like a formula that can’t easily be overdone no matter how much you apply.
For me personally I was disappointed it shows up kinda peachy on my skin town with a certain brownish duskiness to it. It kinda made me feel like it had a little bit of a muddy finish the likes a bronzer would give me. I didn’t get the glow I was hoping for. I expected more of a rosy glow kinda comparable to Sleek Makeup’s Rose Gold. This has more warmth and feels like a shade suitable for more tanned skin than my own medium fair coloring.
Overall, Benefit Rockateur wasn’t quite what I loved in a shade so I did feel a bit disappointed…boo….but Benefit excels at creating these incredible blushers so I know they’ll release something next season that I’m sure to love. I suspect they have some sort of liquid cheek awesomeness on the horizon for Spring if their track record is anything to go by. I look forward to seeing what comes next.
Have you tried Rockateur yet?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
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