Tuesday, December 8, 2009

BENEFIT -- SUGARBOMB!!!!

I have been stalking Benefit like crazy…I just love the way they are releasing these special deals this Holiday season. Firstly the trio Lipstick packs for just $18, then 2 Benefit Creasless Cream shadows for $10, Three Luster Dusters for $10...Its just endless…
Now, they have released this new boxed powder in ‘Sugarbomb’….What a sugary sweet name!!!


BENEFIT -- SUGARBOMB

A "sugar rush flush" facial powder
Gimme some sugar…with sugarbomb! These four unique shades of rose,
shimmering pink, soft plum, and peach blend together perfectly for a delicious
"sugar rush flush."



Lovely Colors

First thing is the traditional, unique packaging of Sugarbomb….Just like the other boxed powders, this one too is funky and unique…Bulky and not so ‘space friendly’. The net weight is 12.0 gm/0.42 oz. Weight wise its exactly same as Coralista, but I noticed its bit heavier and the pan is placed way up than Coralista. This is not so important, but I noticed, so I mentioned.


Swatch of BENEFIT -- SUGARBOMB

Texture is soft, smooth just like coralista. (I have coralista, so I keep comparing the two). There are fine shimmers, but they are so fine, that the end result is not a glittery mess, but an actual sheen. When I swatched the individual colors, they hardly showed up and 3 colors looked almost the same to me. The peach color looked golden’ish’ in the swatch. Out of the 4 colors, one color is 99% similar to Coralsita, other one is close cousin of Georgia (another boxed powder from same brand)


Comparison between Coralista and Sugarbomb

On swirling all of these colors, they just gave the perfect amount of color and shimmer. I didn’t find Sugarbomb too pigmented. I had to pick a good amount of product to get the color show up on me. I had to use 2 swirls for each cheek.
As described, the color was just like ‘rush flush’….(I interpret it as when you are in a rush and then reach some place in hurry and then you see the mirror and you get that flush….lol!!! Totally random, useless and senseless description).
I know you girls got it!!!


MAC 129 Blush Brush

The shimmer part was very light…It just gave a lovely sheen, which I like. The product itself has a mild fragrance, but that is not annoying or unbearable. Staying power is good. It lasted for about 6 hours, but then again it was my day one of using it and I was in hurry to post this review.


Sheered out

So now some questions…

Will this work on darker skin tones?
Ans: If applied over another blush, this will give a perfect sheen…If applied on its own, it will give a dash of color. If you keep building the color, it might turn ashy….Did this make any sense??


Do I think it’s a must-have??
Ans: it’s a lovely product, but not a must have.


Why? You said it’s a good product….
Ans: It sure is a lovely product, but if you are looking for a ‘blush’…I would suggest a pigmented product.


So, if its not pigmented, why is it needed?
Ans: It depends on person’s preferance. There are some places (conservative work places) where a complete, heavy make-up can be a little ‘too’ much….Also when you are in rush, blending a NARS blush may take some time…With this, you need not be careful…Apply and Go….


DISCLOSURE: This is my personal opinion about the product, based on my personal experiance. I have purchased it with my own hard earned cash.

15 comments:

  1. great review, very informative, thank you very much!

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  2. Love the packaging! love the shades! I like applying a neutral blush first and top it wth a flush color like this :) wat say? personal opinion, of course!

    thnq!

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  3. Hey grls...thank you for stoppin by...

    divija: I also use some kind of cream blush base (like just a pinch, or rude blush)...then top it wth colors that are less pigmented.

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  4. Gorgeous, benefit's boxed powders, imo, are all must-haves and this with it being a quad of sorts definitely makes it worth checking out at least. Love the finish on this, may end up buying it, though I hope will-powder holds up.

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  5. would you say that this is buildable for more pigmentation to show up?
    thanks so much for tha swatches!

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  6. It looks soooo pretty. This post got me lemming again sob ^_^. Lovely colors ^_^

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  7. hi grls....hope ya all good...

    Su-pah: It sure is worth checking out....

    T: It is buildable and IMO if you are lighter skin tone, the color will build to a pinky/peachy hue,depending on which triangle of the quad you run your brush maximum. As I am NC40 wth yellow undertones it was on border of turning ashy...so i guessed on darker beauties it might turn ashy...

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  8. Great review and swatches! I love this highlighter, so pretty and corally and glowy!

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  9. This looks pretty, but I appreciate you saying that you feel it may come out ashy on darker skin.

    I always stop to look at Benefit, but I never tend to pick anything up. May have to look into some of those other holiday goodies you mentioned.

    Thanks. :]

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  10. Hi friends....

    Marce: It sure is pretty...

    Nepenthhe: Benefit has this blush box 'powderazzi' in their special holiday collection. Its available at ulta...you can try the colors from that box. It has 3 blushes and a bronzers.....
    thanks for stopping by my blog...

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  11. Like you I was not happy with the pigmentation. It does work beautifully as a highlight though and when I reviewed it I reviewed it like a highlighter rather than a blush.. I don't think this would work well as a blush at all on its own except for light make up days.

    What it does excel at is the amazing finely milled shimmers that makes the sheen more natural and flushy than even the Dior RoseDiamond powder I love so much!

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  12. v nice! where did you end up finding it at? i checked sephora today, and they still didn't have it..maybe ulta?

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  13. hi fantastic...

    i got this one at sephora...ONLINE....:)

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  14. Its not as great as I thought it would be. Its not shiny enough for highlighting too. just personal preferance.

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  15. I was so excited when I read about this product. I just happened to see this in person a few days ago..Not impressed much Its just a highlighter!

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