You may have seen if you read my What I Got For Christmas post that my boyfriend generously got me the Benefit Real Cheeky Party Blushing Beauty Kit for Christmas, even though this kit sadly isn't available anymore I couldn't not do a post on it because I'm seriously in love with it and have used it everyday since Christmas Day, plus you can buy all the products within the kit separately and theres nothing limited edition within the kit so I thought I'd give it a 'cheeky' review, did you see what I did there he he!
Firstly lets talk packaging, I thought Benefits Christmas line was so fun this time around and I loved the Real Cheeky Party's bright green and pink polka dot party theme. The kit itself comes in a very sturdy tin and the products are set into a thick foam base that again is really secure. Within the kit is 8 products in total including four powder blushes, a bronzer, a highlighter, a gel eyeliner and a mascara, below is the full rundown....
Dandelion - a pretty soft peach with a hint of pink and a minute golden shimmer-sheen running through it, I can see Dandelion being the perfect Spring time blush! Rockateur - a deep dusky rose colour, this has been my go to blush most days recently, I absolutely love it! Sugarbomb - a peachy-pink shade with a subtle golden sheen, this is quite a glowy blush that will come in handy in the Summer months and could even be used all year round when I want a real glow to my cheeks. Lastly for blushes is CORALista - a peachy coral shade with pinky tones and a frosted, gold finish. The perfect shade for the Spring and Summer. Their is another powder within the Cheeky Party Kit but this time its in the shape of the ever so popular Hoola Bronzer, a medium brown bronzer shade with a matte finish. I've actually been using Hoola to contour with everyday since I got it and love it, I think it's quite a universal bronzer shade that would suit most and it blends out beautifully. Each square powder has 5 grams worth of product in instead of the usual 8 grams which is what the full size boxes contain.
Next up is the sample size of the Watt's up! Highlighter, this is a champagne coloured highlighter that has a cream to powder finish, it does need a slight bit of warming up with my finger in the pan but it looks beautiful on the cheekbones and down the centre of my nose. Lastly within the kit is two makeup products that claim to help achieve bigger, sexier eyes, theres a deluxe sample of the They're real! Push-up Liner and a deluxe sample of the They're real! Mascara. I already knew I loved the mascara as I have the full size and love how long and separated it makes my lashes look but I was keen to try the Push-up Liner after hearing so many positive and negative things about it, my first impression of it are its super black, easy to apply but only if I pop the gel on the back of my hand and then pick it up product with the applicator, without doing it that way I did find it slightly time consuming to apply and lasting power is incredible, to the point of me thinking it was super glued to my eyes, my god it's a bugger to remove!
Overall I've been getting on with this little kit so well, I had been lusting after Benefits boxed blushes and the Hoola bronzer for years but their £23.50 price tag always put me off but this way I've been able to try so much Benfit makeup and have loved it all.
Did you get the Benefit Real Cheeky Party Kit beaut's? What do you think? I'd love to know!