June 13, 2012
"A 'turned 'on face powder" -Benefit
This racy boxed powder by Benefit Cosmetics is called 'Thrrrob'. The color can be described as a light pink with a little bit of a purple tint. There are also some sparse silver sparkles that are almost invisible when the powder is blended in. As you can see from the swatches below, the color comes off as very subtle and rosy that is suppose to recreate the "flirty flush you get when your heart races".
This powder is very smooth and soft, and even feels a bit 'fluffy' (if that's the right word). When blended out, it appeared rather sheer and lost some of it's pigmentation. The small amount of glitter gave just a hint of a glow, while the rest of the matte pink shade warmed up the skin.
I found using an angled blush brush to be too light of an application for my taste, and didn't get great color payoff until I tried using two fingers to apply it which resulted in a heavier swatch.
The packaging says this product can be used across the cheekbones, forehead and chin areas. I don't think it is a very strong blush color, so using it as a colorful contour sounds flattering especially on cool or pale skin tones. The light color also makes this product perfect for topping other blush colors, especially creams or liquids such as Benefit's 'Benetint'.
Word around beauty town was that these Benefit boxed powders have a great smell to them. When I open the lid of mine, all I can detect is a faint herbal smell like basil or something like that. Maybe I got a dud, or my nose doesn't appreciate those types of scents.
The packaging is really cute, however can be impractical to store as it is chunky. Depotting the blush is probably a better option, especially if you decide to take this shade whilst traveling. It also came with a little matching blush brush inside the box.
A more sparkly and pigmented dupe for 'Thrrrob' is NYX's 'Pinky' blush.
I purchased this product from either Ulta or Sephora a while back. I believe it is now said to be discontinued, however it can still be purchased on the Benefit website for $28.00.
I am definitely curious to try the new boxed powders that Benefit has come out with after having this one for awhile. 'Thrrrob' is really pretty and flattering, however the color is not 'special' enough for me to want to repurchase. The 12 grams of powder will last me a long time, and I will continue to use it until I run out.
Have you tried any of the Benefit boxed powders?
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