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I'm not blushing!
Member Name: PandaEyes
Date: 04/03/12, updated on 04/03/12 (117 review reads)
Advantages: Brush included, looks nice on forehead and chin as well as on the cheeks
Disadvantages: Shade not very noticeable on pale skin, needs frequent applications
I purchased this Benefit Thrrrob 'box of powder' after having owned Benefit's Coralista and loving it. They are both blushers, but the coralista is s slightly darker shade compared to 'Thrrrrob'.
The shade is exactly how it appears in the image above, a very light pink. I think this is one of the lightest shades of blusher that Benefit do. The shade is exactly what made me want to buy the blusher, as I thought it would make a nice change, and the lighter one would be perfect for wearing during the day, as opposed to Coralista which I usually wear on a night time.
The blusher comes in a little box which contains a brush. I love the brush as it can easily be carried around in the box and so I don't end up getting traces of powder in my bag from carrying a brush around separately, and also I think the brush is the perfect size for an easy application. My Thrrrob powder does not come with a mirror included, but Benefit have recently started including mirrors in them now, as I recently purchased a new tub of Coralista which has one included. The lid also no longer comes off completely, and is now attached to one side of the box, so it can be lifted off, but not completely.
I have quite pale skin, and I only ever really use fake tan or bronzer on my face for a night out. As I bought this mainly to wear during the day, this is mostly when I have pale skin. Unfortunately, this is also when the blusher isn't that noticeable on my skin. I have to apply a lot more of the powder to my cheeks than I am used to applying, to really notice a hint of colour. The shade is so subtle on fair skin. I also have to apply this frequently throughout the day as I cannot notice it much on my skin after a couple of hours, unlike I do with the Coralista one.
You can apply this blusher not only on your cheekbones but also your forehead and chin for a nice subtle pink glow. I do like to apply it on my forehead and never actually thought of doing this before until one of the shop assistants at the Benefit counter in Debenhams recommended me to try it!
This blusher stands out on my skin more when it is tanned or bronzed, so when I am wearing it on a night out. It is nice but I prefer the Coralista and so I won't be purchasing the Thrrrob shade again. I think it would be better suited for those with naturally darker skin.
This Benefit Thrrrob blusher is available from Benefit counters which can be found in Debenhams, some Boots stores, House of Fraser and also online directly from the Benefit website. It is priced at £23.50 for 12g, so it is pricey and this is the reason why I won't be purchasing this again. I do like how this shade looks when applying it on my forehead, but I'm not willing to pay £23.50 for this as I mainly want my blusher for my cheeks, and so when I have ran out of this I will be sticking to the Coralista by Benefit instead.
Summary: Unfortunately this shade isn't for my pale skin.