Review: Benefit’s New “Rockateur” Blush

Benefit Cosmetics promises that its new rose-gold blush, “Rockateur,” gives a famously provocative flush in a universally flattering shade (see the promo picture below).
Does this new product live up to the hype?

We shall see šŸ™‚

The packaging and size are quite similar to Benefit’s other “box-o-powders.”

The description offered by the website certainly matches the blush itself, with a deliciously golden pink sheen. The blush shimmers but lacks chunky glitter. (The embossing of my own product in the picture is slightly dulled by use.)

Here is the swatch:

As you can see, although the sheen is beautiful, it takes several swipes to build up the pigmentation. The photo above was taken after several swatches of product.

On the face, the blush certainly conveys a healthy peachy-pink flush, not dissimilar to Nars’ famous “O” blush. (This is a family-friendly site, so you can google that particular blush if you are not already familiar with it! šŸ™‚ It also confers a certain rosy glow which renders additional highlighter unnecessary, a feature which I like, without the gritty glitter chunks which often mar other “glowing” blushes.

See my photo below (I’m wearing “Rockateur”):
In short, I think this blush is a quality purchase. The peachy-pink duality of the shade makes it universally flattering for both warm- and cool-toned ladies, as the company promises. It is long-lasting and brings a beautiful sheen to the cheeks. The only reason I am giving the product 4 instead of 5 stars is the pigmentation, which must be built up by multiple swatches.

Final score: 4/5 Stars (****)

This product is available at Sephora and

Dupes include Clinique’s “Precious Posy” and Nars “O”


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