Thursday, July 19, 2012

Benefit Sugarbomb Boxed Powder: Review + Swatches!

I'm back today with Benefit's Boxed Powder in Sugarbomb.  This is another one of those products I have heard people rave about forever, but didn't actually add to my collection until recently.  Unlike most of Benefit's other boxed powders, Sugarbomb contains four different shades that can be mixed together or used separately.

Benefit's Boxed Powders are housed in cardboard packaging and come with a mini square brush (shown above).  I like this packaging because it is really unique, and though it is constructed from cardboard, really holds up well!

The four shades in Sugarbomb are a peachy orange, medium pink, light pink, and lilac.  In my opinion, the individual sections are a little small to be used separately, but I suppose if you had a small brush, it could work.  All four shades contain a light shimmery frost finish.

Here is Sugarbomb swatched below.  All four colors comprise the largest swatch on the far left, then the four skinny swatches are the individual shades.  As you can see, there isn't a huge difference between the pinks and purple-toned color once swatches.  The overall color of the boxed powder is a warm, peachy pink.  I love it!

All four shades blended, lilac, orange/peach, medium pink, light pink

This is another one of those blushes I think would make a nice everyday powder, if you like a shimmer/frost finish.  It is quite a bit lighter than CORALista, and not quite as coral.  I think it would show up best on fair and light complexions, but I do know people with medium skin tones who love it as well.

Sugarbomb retails for $28 and contains .28 oz/8g of product.  The weight per dollar ratio is very similar to MAC blushes, so while it seems a bit more expensive than similar brands, you are getting a bit more product too.  You can purchase this wherever Benefit cosmetics are sold!

What is your go-to everyday blush?
xx, Allison


  1. Lately it's been the mac mineralize blush from the heavenly creatures collection called Supernova, it's stunning!!! You would LOVE it! I really want to try a benefit Blush but there are so many I can't decide which to try first!! Which is your favourite out of all of them? Love you!
    Grace. @

  2. My favorite blush is Sephora's cinnamon blush, which is a richly pigmented, brownish pinkish blush that gives a reallly nice flush to the cheeks. It is a great every day, every season color, and though it looks really glittery, it looks natural with a little bit of shimmer.

  3. I have a Hard Candy box powder blush that is a dupe for Sugarbomb. I like it alot for days I just would like a bit of a peachy sheen on my face.