Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Benefit Sugarbomb Blush and Lip Gloss Review & Swatches

HSN had a great deal on the new Benefit Ulta Plush lip glosses earlier this month that I took advantage of.  For those that may not know, Benefit has 6 new gloss companions for their Box O' powders Bella Bamba, Coralista, Dandelion, Dallas, Sugarbomb, and Hoola.  Since I've been late to the party regarding Benefits box blush/powders, this was the perfect push to try one, so I chose Sugarbomb.

The original deal was $29.50 for both the blush and lip gloss, but ebates notified me of a coupon code that took another $10 off!  Plus there was free shipping.  It was a trifecta, I'm telling you! 

Sugarbomb consists of four colors that you swirl together for the finished look, which is a light golden peach on me.  I was a bit fearful it would be too shimmery after reading some online reviews, but I'm actually liking the nice highlight it provides.  Sugarbomb does kick up a fair amount of dust and I'm finding I need to lightly swirl my blush brush to risk not overdoing it.  Sugarbomb did not play nicely as a topper for my Josie Maran argan stick blush, however, as it got a bit cakey.  I'm disappointed about that, but perhaps it will work better with a non-sticky cheek stain.  On it's own, it provides a subtle highlighting flush.

The Sugarbomb Ultra Plush gloss does indeed look like a blend of the colors in the blush.  It has a nice microshimmer but is not highly pigmented, barely changing the color of my lips.  It feels very nice on, has a light peach scent, is not sticky, and lasts for about 1.5 hours being needing to be reapplied.  I like it, but not for $16, which is what these sell for.  I'm glad I got to try it as part of a set and at such a great price (essentially for free), but I doubt I'd spring for it on it's own.  
Sugarbomb Ultra Plush lip gloss
Sugarbomb blush and lip gloss

Sephora was also offering a mini Dandelion blush and gloss set as a freebie with $25 purchase to VIB insiders, which if you were able to get one, is a great way to try the formula before investing in the full sized version.  I will be posting a review for Dandelion soon. 

Disclosure:  I bought these.


  1. I love dandelion, the color is one of my favorites! Can't wait to see what you think of it!


    1. I'm wearing Dandelion today, but I can't for the life of me get it to show up!