Benefit Sugarbomb Box-o-Powder Review

 Benefit's Sugarbomb is a "sugar rush flush ace powder" that'll give you a "sweet rush of gorgeous". Like so many beauty addicts, I'm a big fan of Benefit's famous Box-o-Powders, but believe it or not this is my first full sized one! Sugarbomb seems to be the most popular, at least among the blogs I read. This blusher contains 12g (.42 oz) and sells for $28. This blush was gifted to me by a friend. Benefit does not test on animals. This Box-o-Powder was made in America. Benefit products can be bought through the brand's website, Benefit counters and boutiques, Sephora, and Ulta.

 Sugarbomb comes in a metallic pink cardboard box with what appears to be a chocolate drizzle design. The product name and Benefit logo are printed on the front of the box. On the back you'll find a product description and a full ingredient list. The top flips open to reveal a small, decent quality mirror and a small brush. The brush is rectangular in shape with loose, white, seemingly natural hair bristles and a black plastic base. This brush is soft, but a little difficult to use. I prefer to use a different brush.
 Sugarbomb is made up of four different colored quadrants - pink, coral, orange, and mauve. Benefit suggests swirling the four shades together, but you can also use them individually if you have patience and a small brush. Benefit's Box-o-Powders are known for having a fantastic, soft texture, but that's only half true for Sugarbomb. The pink and mauve quarters are exactly what I've come to expect from Benefit's blushes. On the other hand, the coral and orange sections are harder to pick up. The softer half of this blush kicks up a little bit of residual powder. Pigmentation is light but definitely buildable. Sugarbomb blends effortlessly. Like most Box-o-Powders, Sugarbomb has a light, sweet scent.
 Sugarbomb's four shades swirl together to make a soft peach shade with a hint of a sheen. This blush is quite subtle, even on my fair skin. On darker skins, Sugarbomb is better used as a highlighter. I was very surprised by how sheer Sugarbomb is. Initially, I was disappointed, but I've come to like the glowy but not frosty effect it gives. Each of the four shades that comprise Sugarbomb as also pretty on their own. As with any product with multiple, mixable shades, your end result will be a little different with each application.
Benefit's Sugarbomb Box-o-Powder is a sheer, glowy peach that'll brighten your complexion as a blush or a highlighter. Packaging is cute, but the included brush isn't very useful.The four shades that make up this blusher are pretty used solo or mixed together. I wish the texture of Sugarbomb was a little more uniform, but aside from that I have no complaints. You get a lot of product for your money as well. I probably won't repurchase Sugarbomb in favor of trying another Box-o-Powder (I have my eye on Coralista), but I do think its worth checking out. 


Ingredients:
Talc, Mica, Polyethylene, Ethyhexyl Palmitate Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Phenoxyethanol Boron Nitride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Lecithin, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Soybean Oil, Tocopherol, BHT, Retinyl Palmitate, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Butylphenyl Methopropinol, Citronellol

May Contain:
Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Red 7, Red 30, Ultramarine. 

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