Whenever Benefit releases one of their iconic boxed blushes my heart gets a little fluttery. I’m a big fan of Bella Bamba, Coralista, Georgia, Dallas and Dandelion. Hervana didn’t really do it for me (though the design was incredibly pretty). So when I saw Temptalia post swatches of this blush last weekend I knew instantly it would be mine. It is available to order from Benefit’s website as well as ULTA (online). I haven’t seen it pop up at Sephora yet, but I’m sure it will soon.
Benefit describes it as “rockin’ rose gold” and I’d say that is an accurate description. Etched with the word ‘Rock’ the pan is already sizzling before you even touch it. There is a shimmery overspray that disappears with a few uses and reveals a satin rose gold blush that feels like one of those gelee hybrids I love. Finely milled doesn’t even begin to describe how soft this blush is. It’s pigmented in one swipe and adds a nice glow to the face without being obnoxious. It retails for $28.
I thought I’d include some comparison swatches to other blushes I thought might be similar. It turns out I don’t own a dupe for this!
Swatches L-R: NARS Oasis, Benefit Bella Bamba, Chanel Rose Bronze, Benefit Rockateur, Estee Lauder Tease, Edward Bess Monte Carlo
I knew I wanted to compare Rockateur to Bella Bamba and Tease right away. Tease is a gelee blush as well, but is a lot more shimmery and quite a bit lighter. It’s definitely pink while Rockateur is more bronze and significantly warmer. Bella Bamba is also a clear pink shade, not bronze leaning at all. The closest I came to duping Rockateur was Chanel Rose Bronze. Between the two I’d say get Rockateur. It’s more glowy and has a better texture. Did I mention it’s $15 cheaper than Chanel’s offering?
I’m so glad I purchased Rockateur. Benefit is such a fun and cheery line with packaging that always makes me smile. Even better are the products contained within. Overall: a stunner, as I knew it would be.
Will you be picking up Rockateur? I think it’s going to be a great transitional cheek color as we head into fall!