I actually returned this blush. I had been debating whether or not to buy it ever since it came out. One of the biggest things holding me back was the packaging... It's just kind of tacky. Anyway, this was just a little too shimmery for What I was looking for. It has an irredesicent pink shimmer that I just didn't love on the cheeks. It looks gorgeous when swatched but maybe it just doesn't suite my coloring... it doesn't look as nice on my face. I love Benefit Dallas so much more. It gives a similR effect but it just much more flattering on my skin tone. It's sooo natural and glowing and beautiful! It doesn't look as frosty as Rockateur.
Also you get less product than other Benefit boxed blushes! Rockateur has 5g of product. Dallas has 12g!! That's more than twice as much product for the same price!! Moral of the story.. I think Dallas is better and more versatile.
This is a light-medium warm, golden rose blush. It has a little bit of shimmer in the box but the shimmer isn't too obvious on the skin. It makes the blush look slightly "glowy" on my cheeks but there are no glitter or shimmer particles.
I have fair skin, neutral to slightly warm, a little lighter than an NC15 and this shows up well. I'm not sure how well it would show up on darker skin since it isn't a very dark color but if you're fair to medium, it should work well.
The brush that comes with it is ok but I prefer to use my Real Techniques blush brush with this. I'm also a little frustrated that Benefit's boxed powders don't contain as much product as they used to although the price is still the same. At least they still last a long time.
Overall, pretty blush, decent price. I would repurchase if I ran out.
I own about 20 blushes and this is my favorite. It was actually an impulse buy, but I'm so glad I bought it. It's a beautiful rose gold color that glows when it's on the cheeks and just looks like the most perfect natural glow that we all look for in a blush. For reference, my skin ranges from NC 15 to 25. It feels silky to the touch, and has just enough pigmentation for easy application. I just love this blush!
I bought this blush right when it first came out and I'm still so in love w/it that I wear it almost every day! It's very natural looking on the skin and wears beautifully. Its the perfect rose toned, pinky peach shade that gets more rosier as u build up the color. Also, I'm not a fan of shimmery blushes and I don't consider this blush to be shimmery. It has a slight sheen but IMO definitely not a shimmery or glittery blush. I think when u first buy it and open it, there is an overlay that makes it appear to be very shimmery but it's really not. I will use this and then use my Lorac highlight right over it on my upper cheekbones. I also think it wears differently on the cheek vs swatched on my hand.. You can achieve a very natural look w/this blush by going light handedly or build up a deeper rosier look. Its very build-able and also very pigmented. I achieve a couple different looks w/this beautiful, versatile shade. I think this color would work for any age. It's so beautiful and my absolute fav!
I absolutely love this blush. It's supposed to be a rose gold I believe but I think it's more of an darker rose colour with a hint of pink. It's has shimmer in it but once applied it gives your cheeks a beautiful rosy glow. It is quite an expensive blush but I have never seen such a pretty colour like this and I just had to get it.
The thing I don't like about this product is the packaging. I absolutely hate it but the product itself gets a big thumbs up from me.
Rose golds are the new thing in beauty, so Benefit's latest Box 'O' Powder has joined the fray. Rockateur blush is a shimmering rose gold shade. The blush looks very shimmery in the box, but on the skin the shimmer is actually quite subtle - so it the perfect amount of glow for my tastes, as whilst it does give skin an added gleam, but it isn't grainy or flaky and totally artificial looking on my skin.
The shade is light and warm, so I originally thought that this would be a spring/summer only shade, but this shade looks good on my very fair skin all year round. I've been wearing it a lot now that it's winter and have found that it brightens up my fair skin, but never looks harsh on me and doesn't turn orange. It is a pricey product, but it goes well with all of my preferred makeup looks, so is worth the price for me.
Benefit says that this blush powder is made with a new 'prismatic technology' formula, which is meant to combine all the best features of baked, powder, cream and liquid blush, to create a brighter, purer pigment. Fancy. The 'sciency' speech doesn't really move me, but I think that this blush both applies and wears well - I'll apply it in the morning and the powder almost seems to melt into my skin, resulting in a natural looking finish. Then it will last until I take it off at the end of the day.
I don't usually use the brushes that come with Benefit's Box 'O' Powders, but Benefit have updated the style of brush that comes with Rockateur, so I do like using it for application; the flat shape of the brush is the same as the previous ones, making precise strokes during application easy. However the brush bristles now softly taper off, so that the brush never picks up too much product, and makes it easy to disdribute the powder evenly onto skin.
This is meant to be rose gold but to me it lacked pigment and was very shimmery. Its more of a light shimmery pink. Nothing special about this blush especially as it's more expensive even though it has less product than the other box o' powders! absolutely ridiculous. The packaging on the outside is also incredibly tacky, i hide it at the back of my make up storage, its that bad! Nothing special about this, dont bother.
I love this colour! I was looking for a mix of pink, nude and a bronzed undertone. Perfect! The texture is amazing. It stays on all day when I put on a primer (I haven't tried without a primer). There are 2 things I would change about this product. 1) The scent. I HATE THIS SCENT! I feel like I'm packing my grandma's perfume right on my face. Eww. Thank goodness it smells less as the day goes by... 2) The brush is crap. I got rid of it and I use my Real Technique's contour brush instead. Much better!
This blush is a shimmery rose gold color which gives me a nice glow on my cheeks in the winter and can be used (with a light hand) as a bronzer/highlighter in the summer. The color looks great on me (more tan/gold than rosy on my skin tone) and I love Benefit's products, but I do have two issues with this product unrelated to the resulting look:
1.) The packaging just doesn't work for me. It's a super deep flip-top cardboard box. It came with a mirror in the lid and one of those crappy flat brushes, which naturally went straight in the trash. The box is so bulky I'm considering depotting it, but that leads me to the following problem:
2.) It's really powdery. Even with my softest brush (E.L.F. Studio Blush Brush) I end up with a pan full of loose powder. That explains the deep box - you need it to contain the loose powder and to provide a box edge to tap all the excess off on. And I guess that's not a problem for most people, but I tend to have a heavy hand with blushes so I like to pick up just small amounts on the brush and build up to the color I want. [EDIT] After about a month of daily use this blush is no longer super-powdery. I haven't switched brushes, so I guess it was just the top layer of product that I had a problem with. Still...
So although I love the color I wouldn't purchase this again. But to be honest I am kind of flaky with blushes and I there are only a few that I've ever panned - so even if I loved it I probably would never use it up and repurchase anyway. I would still recommend it to a friend given the beautiful color payoff and because the packaging/application issues are really due to my own proclivities and not the fault of the product itself.
[EDIT] You know what, I had to come back and just add that I really freakin' love this color. It's just beautiful. I would definitely buy again, and depot this time.
Been looking FOREVER for the perfect rose gold blush and I've finally found it.