Benefit Sugarbomb: review

This is probably a review you have read to death, but if you aren’t bored then please do read on!

Benefit’s latest blush/highlighter launch is a pretty four shade highlight/glow giving powder. Like all Benefit product this has adorable packaging, Cased in the typical (for Benefit) cardboard square (which is fairly sturdy – but if you cart it around daily with you, the cardboard will suffer from wear and tear) Sugarbomb contains a lilac, pink, coral-ish and peach shades of powder. All with a shimmer (very fine, not glittery) that blended together create a subtle but flattering highlight with the uber-fine shimmer making you look all glowy.

The powder is finely milled, soft and easily blendable.

I really like this highlight but wouldn’t call it a must have. I have read on other blogs that this doesn’t really work for darker/tanned skin – but on fair skin it is really subtle and pretty. When I use this I pair it with a blusher, as on my skin it highlights rather than adds much colour.

I would consider using each of the individual colours as eye shadows – especially the lilac – although I haven’t tried it yet, I will report back how I get on with this.

So, Sugarbomb is nice – but it won’t be knocking my other Benefit powders off of the favorites shelf (I love Coralista, Dallas and Dandelion….) I did try to get a picture of the powder swatched on skin, but my rubbish camera wouldn’t cooperate – but take my word for it, it’s pretty and subtle and not glittery at all.

I was told that this is an exclusive to ASOS product, but not sure that’s the case as just a quick google search shows it on sale at a few other online retailers plus I have seen it at every Benefit counter… But ASOS still has 20% off (till the end of feb I think) so make the most of it and enter ASOSINSTYLE at the checkout!

**The Small Print**

This product was sent free of charge for review purposes. All reviews are honest and impartial regardless of source.



  1. February 26, 2010 / 3:10 pm

    I am not entirely sold…
    Have always liked the look of Dandelion but have never tried it. How does it differ from this one?
    PS It’s me, PP…

  2. Christina Tal-Qurru
    February 26, 2010 / 8:28 pm

    I love this blush! I have fair skin so it shows up very nicely on me. I like to mix it with my blush that comes in the Too Faced Glamour To Go Palette!
    And let me know how they work as eye shadows for you!

  3. March 1, 2010 / 1:37 pm

    @Elle Hello PP! I love Dandelion, it’s a subtle pretty pink that works really well on pale skin like mine. It gives a very natural flush – it’s gorgeous! Dandelion is just the one colour and not shimmery like Sugarbomb. Definately more of a blush rather than a highlight.

    @Christina It is a lovely product, I’m just not sure it stands out as a must have for me. I find it a bit ‘forgetable’, as in I just never think to reach for it when doing my make-up.

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