Disecting (not really) Benefit's Cheek Parade Palette

3:14 AM

From blush to contour to highlight, anything from that department will win me over. So when Benefit released their Cheek Parade Palette, I freaked. I heard it sold out in less than 24 hours in the Sephora website. There was so much hype going on about it in the past month that drove me into curiosity. Luckily, my mom AKA all-year-round Santa thought it was a pretty good deal and gave it to me as a gift and I am beyond happy. 

The palette consists of 5, I repeat 5, full-sized blushes/bronzers for the price of around 2 products (Php 3400). The value is beyond amazing for a palette like this. It's a definite win if you're curious to try out Benefit's cheek products or if you wanna repurchase one. It includes two new shades: GALifornia and Hoola lite which is essentially a lighter version of the well-loved Hoola bronzer. The other three are Hoola, Dandelion, and Rockateur which are all present in the old Cheekathon palette. 

GALifornia is spot-on gorgeous with its sunny pink tone and gold shimmers. The blush emboss reminds me a lot of summer festivals which is quite appropriate since Coachella just passed. Furthermore, I've seen multiple YouTubers promote this blush and I can clearly see as to why people are obsessing over it. It adds a sunkissed effect to my cheeks, which is not that visible on camera, sadly. Nonetheless, it keeps my skin looking au naturale.

Hoola Lite, on the other hand, doesn't fit my skin tone very well, but it could be good for yours. I would say that my skintone is fairly bronzey and Hoola Lite seems like a dark pressed powder rather than a contour/bronzer for me. I feel like with this, it's either a hit or miss and it's definitely a bronzer that you should test out before purchasing. To be dead honest, I don't think I'd be using it as much.

What's your favourite Benefit blush? x

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  1. I love the color of the blushes!! they look super cute.

    xx, Melissa

  2. Gorgeous palette! Blush is something I've started to enjoy using recently but was always too scared to because my cheeks are so pink already! Loved reading this Regina!

    (Also I replied to your comment on my blog :) )

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume ♡

  3. I have the blush palette they did last year which has all the shades apart from the new Galifornia one which I need! It looks gorgeous!


    1. Galifornia is so good! Thanks for reading, Emmy x

  4. I've had a benefit blush in the past but never one of these shades, I really like galifornia!

    Lauren x Huggled

  5. Lovely shades! Such a nice products! :)

    Kathy's delight


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