A Quick Swatch Break with the Benefit Boxed Face Powders and Blushes

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Today after lunch I swung by Sephora to stock up on a few essentials, namely Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation and Benefit Instant Brow (what I’ve been using to fill in my brows), and since I was already there, I figured I’d get some long overdue swatches, too.


Benefit’s boxed blushes ($28 each) come in eight colors. Actually, some are referred to as face powders, and others as blushes. Here are swatches of seven of them (for reference, I’m an NC 35). Thrrob, a flushed light pink, is the one that’s missing. One of the sales associates at Sephora today had said that she thought it was discontinued. Hmm… I’ll check with Benefit and will let you know what I find out.

Benefit Boxed Face Powders and Blushes

benefit blush swatches
From left: Sugarbomb, 10, Hoola and Dallas


benefit blush swatches
Also from the left: Dandelion, Bella Bamba and Coralista

benefit blush swatches all with flash
Swatches with the flash

benefit blush swatches without flash
Swatches without the flash

For more on Benefit’s boxed blushes…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Well, looks like we got Monday out of the way. That’s always a good thing. 🙂


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  1. Great swatches! I really like Coralista.
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  2. bella bamba & coralista are on my “to buy” list 🙂
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  3. I want all of them except Hoola and Dallas (they would be too dark for me). I’ll probably wait until Sephora’s next F&F sale because I’ve spent enough on makeup recently. I should probably use some of it before I buy any more! Thanks for the swatches Karen! Do you take the pictures in the store because the lighting looks really nice… not like ugly fluorescent lights at all!
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  4. Christy says:

    I know Bella Bamba is the latest craze, but Sugarbomb is still my favorite! 🙂

  5. Chris25 says:

    10 may work for me. I always thought that it was too light…
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  6. Agnes says:

    ooo! bella bamba and coralista were on my “want” list for the longest time haha thanks for swatching them all together, totally didnt know how pretty sugarbomb is and now that is added to my list as well hehe! thanks karen!
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  7. raquel says:

    i was about to get Coralista (they had it as the 500pt bonus at sephora in Canada for those of you wondering), and i do own deep throat and orgasm by NARS so i hesitated but it does have a pretty sheen!
    i also really like sugarbomb

  8. gio says:

    Thanks for the swatches! Coralista and Bella Bamba are on my wishlist, they are gorgeous!
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  9. Debbie says:

    Did the Georgia Peach shade get discontinued? That’s the one I have!

    • Karen says:

      I’m not sure, but I checked around the Benefit website and it’s no longer there. That’s usually a sign that it’s been discontinued. It’s no longer on Sephora’s site either. I did check the Ulta site and it’s still available. If you really love it then you might want to think about stocking up. Here’s a link:

      Benefit Georgia Blush

  10. Chelsie says:

    As far as I know, Thrrrob has not been discontinued. You can still buy it on Benefit’s website (www.benefitcosmetics.com) and it’s listed in their Spring 2011 catalog.

    • Karen says:

      Yup, I figured as much. I called the boutique and they said they don’t think it’s going to be discontinued any time soon. I’m still waiting for official word from the company!

  11. Nina says:

    thank you for swatching, karen! makes me want more! 🙂

  12. Vijaya says:

    I’ve been lusting after Bella Bamba for a long while. =[
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  13. Appu says:

    Thanks for the swatches! I have Sugarbomb so, I am still contemplating whether or not to buy Coralista. They look too similar when applied.
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  14. Thrrrob and Georgia have both been discontinued in canada. So has bad gal blue! Ad the kitten powders! And all the skin care in preparation for the new line!

  15. The benefit rep told me, so I know it’s true! They have already been pulled off shelves in canada! Or at least Halifax!

  16. Meghan says:

    So pretty!! 🙂
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  17. Trisha says:

    Fancy! They look warm and nice on your skin.

  18. karo says:

    I love Sugarbomb!!! <3<3<3 Candy Candy Candy!

  19. lexi says:

    I tried Dallas once and it didn’t have any staying power on me, sadly. I do want to check out Bella Bomba – so pretty!

    I do have Hoola – I should really play with that one.
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  20. Joy says:

    Georgia is still for sale on HSN.com.

    I have three of these [actually six, since one of them is the box from several years ago with Dandelion, Hoola & Dallas] and though they’re pricey, they last forever. Hoola is perfect for contouring,

  21. Carrie says:

    I have all of these and I love each one. Dallas is probably my favorite. I’ve never found another blush quite like it. They’re a little expensive, but they’re so pretty and really do last forever. There was a long period of time when the only blushes I used were Dandelion, Georgia and Dallas. I wore them every day to work and barely made a dent in any of them.

  22. Amy says:

    I’m finishing my 2nd box of Dallas- I use it as a bronzer. I’m fair, brown hair, brown eyes, and it gives me the most natural sun-kissed look. I find Hoola to be too brown and “dirty”. I know Dallas looks dark, but it really isn’t- it looks very natural and gives you a nice “day out in the sun” glow. Another thing I really like about Dallas is that it has less shimmer than the others (excluding Hoola). There’s still a bit, but really just the perfect amount. If you want a bit more pink, top it off with Bobbi Brown’s Pale Pink on the apples of your cheeks- very pretty.

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