Wow! or Waste? Benefit Cosmetics Blush Bar Cheek Palette


Hey everyone! Welcome back to Wow! or Waste? Whether a whole collection has been launched, or just a new product, I’m going to evaluate whether each product is either a Wow! buy or a Waste? of money, in terms of the price and the amount of product you get.

Right now there are so many new items and collections launching, so you can expect to see quite a few Wow! or Waste?‘s in the next little while.

This time around we are evaluating the new limited edition Benefit Cosmetics Blush Bar Cheek Palette, which launches on today, March 8th! As of right now, it seems to be only available on Sephora, but I’m sure it will make its way onto the Benefit website in the next few days. This face palette includes one bronzer and four blushes, one of which being the new Gold Rush, a warm golden nectar blush.

If you are curious about whether this blush palette is Wow! or Waste? then please keep reading.

Benefit Cosmetics Blush Bar Cheek Palette

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Product Information

“A limited-edition cheek palette that features five full-size bronzers and blushes.

This cheek palette includes the Benefit’s new gold rush warm golden-nectar blush, as well as the iconic hoola matte bronzer, the bestselling dandelion brightening baby-pink blush, and more. With shades to flatter all skin tones, this must-have palette has everything you need to contour, bronze, brighten, and define your features. It comes complete with a soft powder brush, mirror, and Benefit’s signature Tips & Tricks.”

Price and Quantity

This blush palette is priced at $78 CAD ($58 USD) and has 1.05 oz of product in total.

This set contains:
0.17 oz GALifornia, a golden pink blush.
0.17 oz NEW Gold Rush, a warm golden nectar blush.
0.17 oz Rockateur, a shimmery rose gold blush.
0.25 oz Dandelion, a brightening baby-pink blush.
0.28 oz Hoola Matte Bronzer, a natural bronzer.

For comparisons I only included blush palettes, since that is mostly what this product is. If I were to include face palettes, that would get into highlighters and all sorts of other products, so let’s just keep this to blush, with one bronzer as a bonus.

Here are the comparisons listed from best value to worst value:

Rank Product Cost
($ CAD)
Quantity (oz) Number of Shades Cost-Quantity Ratio for 1 oz of product
1 Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Kit $39 0.68 4 $57/oz
2 Benefit Blush Bar Cheek Palette $78 1.05 5 $74/oz
3 Natasha Denona Blush Duo $49 0.5 2 $98/oz
4 MUFE Artist Trio (you can customize 3 blush shades) $56 0.51 3 $110/oz
5 Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio $39 0.11 3 $355/oz

Wow! or Waste? Well I’m not extremely surprised to say it, but this blush palette is a Wow! Usually larger palettes like this are a good deal, so I am glad that this one carries on that tradition! Although it requires a larger initial purchase, this is no doubt a product that will last you FOREVER. You get so many nice shades of blush, plus a bronzer. So, if you are new to Benefit products, this might very well be for you! I actually don’t own a ton of Benefit products, and from this palette I only own GALifornia, which is my favourite blush of all time! So maybe I should get this… What should I do?!😩

Ok, last of all, lets go through and make sure that their claimed value is true.

Apparently this Blush Bar is worth $178 CAD ($145 USD), so lets do the math to make sure that is true.

You get one full size of each blush, and one full size of the bronzer:

  • 0.17 oz GALifornia = $38 CAD ($29 USD)
  • 0.17 oz NEW Gold Rush, a warm golden nectar blush = $38 CAD($29 USD)
  • 0.17 oz Rockateur, a shimmery rose gold blush = $38 CAD ($29 USD)
  • 0.25 oz Dandelion, a brightening baby-pink blush = $38 CAD ($29 USD)
  • 0.28 oz Hoola Matte Bronzer, a natural bronzer = $38 CAD ($29 USD)
  • A dinky brush that no one will ever use = worthless

Total Value of the Blush Bar: $190 CAD ($145 USD)

Well, that’s a bit odd. Usually they oversell the value, but this time they undersold it, at least for Canadians! This Blush Bar really does have a great value! Who else is tempted??

Well that’s all for today’s Wow! or Waste? Were you thinking about purchasing this product? Will you go through with it now that you know its value? Comment down below!

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Disclaimer: All pictures are from the Benefit Cosmetics website and instagram, as well as Sephora

12 thoughts on “Wow! or Waste? Benefit Cosmetics Blush Bar Cheek Palette

    1. Yeah I have decided to wait. Apparently it comes to Shoppers in a month (what a delay) so at that point I will have had a long time to decide, and I can use points to get it for free if I want


  1. I always love the idea of blush palettes and this one is so gorgeous, but I personally never end up reaching for them!
    I do think overall they’re a good value even if they contain less product because one rarely finishes a blush!
    I’ve heard that the Benefit palettes don’t have the same quality as their boxed brushes, but I don’t know if that’s true or not.

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    1. That is so true! I also really haven’t been reaching for my Becca face palettes lately, so maybe I should get more use out of those before I jump on this train. I just had been wanting to try a few of these Benefit products, so this would be a good way to do it, but it is hard to stomach that price. That’s interesting to hear that they are potentially not as good quality! I hate it when companies do that. Whether it’s on purpose or not..

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      1. It would be so dumb of companies if they did it on purpose. I feel like if someone really enjoyed a cheek palette, there’s a chance they might go and buy a full size in different shades. If the quality of the shades in the palette suck, then there’s pretty much no chance they’ll buy a full size.

        I have never tried a Benefit boxed blush before although I had been dying to when they were all the rage 6-7 years ago. I still would like to try one someday!

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      2. You are definitely right there, however we see it all the time with other companies. I often feel the quality of blushes in Becca palettes are much worse than the quality of the singles!
        GALifornia is one of my favourite blushes ever so I recommend that one! Of course it all depends on your skin tone ☺️ When I bought it I didn’t think it was going to be anything special, but there’s just something about that shade for me!

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      3. Interesting! I haven’t tried the Becca blush palettes either, but you’re right, I’ve heard people complaining that they’re a lot more powdery than the singles.

        I’ll definitely have to check GALifornia out, I don’t know much about it. Thanks for the recommendation!

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      4. Actually what I’ve experienced with the Becca palette blushes is that they are pressed way too hard so you don’t get nearly the same pigment payoff which is annoying.


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