This is perfect for contouring and giving amazing cheekbones. It does need blending in as there is a definite line on your cheek between the bronzer and the blush, but a bit of a smudge sorts that out. Works well with my fair skintone, but I think it would also work on people with more olive complexions too.
I love this. It's not too loud but gives my cheeks definition. Dewy.
I love it!! It does take some practice to get the best on it, but once you have, you would get great results for the time you have spent. Still you would need to do some blending with your blush brush or contour brush to smooth the powder down, but it is worth it if you are not looking for 100% perfection but maybe close enough and what you want is to save big on contouring time. I do use the brush that comes with the powder, all because its size fits exactly the box allowing to pick up the product half & half exactly. Once applied I start blending with my contouring brush to finally apply some blush with a fan brush and blend all 3 shades. The results will give you a great and flawless complexion. continued >>
that's just it! overated poor quality in a cute packaging
Despite my best efforts, I couldn't figure out how to use it. The highlight was just too whitish and glittery and the bronze a little too red. It seems like a great idea, but I think the colors just don't work too well for lots of us. I love the cute little box. I think I kept trying to get it to work because I like the look of the product so much.
Update: 6/9/11 My skin is much lighter now (I finally got a clue and got out of the sun), so now, I like it, not totally in love, just like. The darker color is a beautiful contour color. The highlighter is still just a tad too obvious for my taste during the day, but in the evening, I rather like it. I don't even mind the brush all that much. I swipe the product on like the directions say, and then swirl the brush in mini circles as I go back up the cheek to blend. Quick and easy.
I love this product! It was my first foray into blush - having both a lack of time and technique. I have very fair skin but the tones work well, it looks very natural on my skin and blends well. What sealed the deal was my husband asking me if I had lost weight about a week after I started wearing it - he said I looked thinner in the face.
I really really like it! Being the pale snowhite that I am, this shows up just the right way, giving me both contour and highlighting, very gently so I look alive but not overdone. I like the smell too.
Packaging could be better though and the brush is cheap :)
Sadly, this barely shows up on my medium light skin... I think it probably would work great on fair complexions. I liked the shades of both the pink and the bronze, but once applied, I got nothin. This was my first shot at Benefit beauty powders, and I am not impressed. I think I am going to give Dallas a try and see if it better suits my skintone. I still give it 3 lippies for the fine texture and since i am sure that this could be great for someone else.
I was expecting more from this. I had seen reviews on youtube and on here, and thought it was the answer to creating the cheekbones I never had! Sadly, I was wrong :-( The brush does come in handy with positioning the product, but it ALWAYS leaves a harsh line - and I do NOT rub this hard, I barely sweep it over the product! I always have to use a kabuki to blend it out! The colour looks strange on me - not bronzey, it's hard to explain! It makes me look a weird colour anyway! I will use it up, but I wont purchase again.
This product is gorgeous.
I wear it over/under my blush, or alone.
Honestly, it took about 2-3 weeks to get the hang of it.
I recommend not using the brush that comes with it, but to use an angled cheek brush.