Band Geek Karen knows that the sassy majorettes on the new Benefit Cheek Parade Blush Kit are doing high mark time. Yes they are!
Oh…I marched across a lotta football fields back in the day with my flute, but these chicks look a lot cooler than I ever did.
Five full-size pans
A new LE blush and bronzer kit, Benefit Cheek Parade is $58 and comes with five — FIVE! — full-size products from the Benefit permanent line, including Hoola Bronzer and the new Hoola Light; old-school blush faves Rockateur and Dandelion, as well as the new Galifornia; and a full-size face brushy-brush.
Just as fab as B’s permanent line blushes and bronzers
Limited edition kits with perm products in them have let me down so many times before, especially lately. For whatever reasons, many of them have items that just don’t perform up to par compared to the same products in the permanent collection. To paraphrase the Interwebz, “Y THO?!”
Thank ye makeup gods, but the blushes and bronzers in Cheek Parade DO perform up to par! 🙂 Same look, same texture, same smell…
OH, MY THE GOSH, THE SMELL.
Eau de peach gummy
For me, it’s a little much. I mean, I normally don’t mind scented face products at all, but when I open this palette, I feel like I’m surfing a tsunami of peach gummy rings. It’s cloying and borderline synthetic.
It doesn’t make my tummy turn, but I wish it wasn’t so…in my face.
Doing the makeup math, Cheek Parade is a flat-out fantastic deal if you’re a pale princess or a medium-toned temptress, since two of the products, Dandelion Blush and Hoola Light Bronzer, are most noticeable on lighter skin.
I’m pretty tan (NC42), and they barely show up on me.
Where to find it
Cheek Parade is supposed to be available now on the Benefit website, but as I’m writing this post, it’s listed as out of stock. It’s also slated to arrive soon on the Sephora website and will be available in Sephora stores starting April 7th.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,