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Getting all flushed with Thrrrob!
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Advantages: Lasts a long time
I am a huge fan of Benefit Cosmetics fan and quite a few products in my make up bag happen to be from the Benefit range. Benefit is an American brand which achieved cult status with its chic 50s themed packaged and has gone from strength to strength since coming across the pond. Benefit products are just a little more special in my opinion as they have created products which are quite inventive and creative teamed with packaging which alone is worth buying because it is just so unique.
I have already reviewed several Benefit products but the one I am reviewing today is Benefit Thrrrob and amazing it wasn't already in the Dooyoo catalogue. It has now been discontinued by Benefit UK which is a real shame but no doubt there will be a replacement product at some point. Benefit Thrrob is a blusher which is supposed to give you a natural looking cheek colour and to bring out the natural colour tones in your cheek should you start to flush!
What Benefit say about Thrrrob:
"Our cool pink powder recreates the flirty flush you get when your heart races. This pulse-racing shade is a turn on day or night!"
Benefit Thrrrob like the other Benefit blushers comes in a small compact box which features a corset design on the front making it look a little bit provocative but in a sultry, sexy way which is typical of Benefit. Inside the box itself there is a little clear tray which holds a natural bristled blusher brush which has slightly pink bristles. On the base of the box there are the ingredients as well as instructions and of course contact information for Benefit - all of which is pretty standard for any cosmetic product.
Personally I don't use the brush that comes with Thrrrob as I find it's rectangular shape hard to deal with especially when you are trying to get an even coverage along your cheek bones. I prefer to use an angled blusher brush but obviously each to their own as no doubt some users of Benefit's blushers use the brush that comes with it. Thrrrob is a sweet, candy floss coloured blusher which is actually quite bright compared to other pink blushers and I was a bit concerned that I would end up having bright pink cheeks, sporting a clown look!
Applying Thrrrob is not difficult but Benefit to advise to steer clear of the eye areas and just to apply along your cheekbones and forehead should you want to. Applying it over your eyelids may lead to them looking redder which is certainly not a good look. To get a lovely, even look you simply need to lightly dab your brush of choice onto the blusher itself and then sweep onto your cheeks. I quickly found with Thrrrob that you really do not need to use a lot to get a lovely pink glow and it is far too easy to get the clown look so use with caution! The blusher contains a lovely subtle shimmer which is only just about noticeable but just enough to add a touch of sparkle making it suitable for both day and night wear.
What I like about this blusher is that the powder is ultra fine so if you wanted that builded up look then this probably won't be the blusher for you as it would take ages to get that real blusher look. But what it does give is a lovely delicate pink colour to your cheekbones without looking false. I have naturally olive skin and it really does suit my skin tone as it blends in easily without being in your face. Even though it is fine in texture when you put your brush onto it you don't get a pink dust cloud at all so you don't get excess on your brush which is great.
The lasting properties for Thrrrob is actually quite impressive. I generally apply it around 8am in the morning (on work mornings) and still by lunch at around 1pm the blusher is clearly noticeable and has blended a little bit more and by the time I leave the office around 5.30pm it is still noticeable although at this point if I was going to an after work event I would probably re-apply just to get the pink tone a little pinker and more noticeable but I don't think that is bad going for a blusher at all. To remove you simply wash off or take off with a make up wipe and it's gone without a trace!
Overall, this blusher is wonderful. I tend to only use it when I am going to work and want a more defined look on my cheekbones so it is perfect. It is easy to apply and lasts for hours without wearing off. It may not be for everyone's tastes as it is such a pink colour but it doesn't come off so brightly as it blends well onto the skin without giving a drastic look. Definitely a recommendation for someone looking for a new pink blusher. 5 stars from me as I cannot find fault with it.
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Price: Around the £22 mark
Availability: Online or in store such as Boots
Summary: A great pink blusher