Benefit Rockateur Blush Review + Swatch Comparisons

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Benefit has added a much talked about new blush to their boxed blush line-up: Rockateur. A lot of people are ranting and raving about the fact that there is less product in here compared to the other boxed blushes. For example, Rockateur has 5 grams of blush compared to 8 grams in Hervana and the other boxed blushes. The reason for this is that Rockateur has a different formula and is supposed to makeup for it by needing less product. Like the other blushes in Benefit’s line-up, this is $28.

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The shade is described as “rockin’ rose gold cheek powder”. There is a bit of fine gold shimmer, but nowhere near “disco ball” style; this is a very fine sheen. The color is just beautiful and I don’t have anything quite like it.

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The texture of Rockateur is divine. It is SO soft! I absolutely love how velvety it is. The brush included with Rockateur actually works, which is nice. I hardly ever get use out of brushes that come with blush! Two sweeps and I have just the right amount of color for the day. This is a very “no brainer” blush when it comes to application.

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One tiny gripe that I have, and this is with the Benefit boxed blushes in general, is the packaging. This is just one dollar short of a NARS blush, and for that, I think the packaging should be better (i.e. more sturdy). The designs are cute and everything, but I would prefer something more stable and grown-up.

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I thought I would find something similar or comparable to Rockateur, but I don’t have anything quite like it. Swatches left to right are: Rockateur, NARS Orgasm, Sleek Rosegold, Wet ‘n’ Wild Pearlescent Pink, MAC Lust MSF. Rockateur is deeper and more rosy, while the rest are quite pink and also more shimmery.

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The staying power of Rockateur is great! It lasts a full day on me no problem, and when it fades it isn’t patchy. I purchased my blush from Ulta and am really happy with it.

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5 Responses to Benefit Rockateur Blush Review + Swatch Comparisons

  1. Jenn says:

    Is disco ball style achievable though? Because I love disco balls.

  2. I love Hervana but this looks like a good option.

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