I'm a little late on the blogging bandwagon on this one. Believe it or not the new blush offering from Benefit has been sat in my stash for a good month or so now, i snagged it online whilst Debenhams had their little presale and its been sat on top of my blogging pile since. Like everyone else i was ridiculously excited when Benefit announced the release of this, that was dampened slightly by the lessening of product (Rockateur only contains 5g of product rather than the regular 8g most Benefit boxed blushes boast).
Rockateur is a lovely peachy, rose gold with an almost bronzy hue and strangely i have nothing in my collection similar to it. I have quite a substantial collection when it comes to blushes so to me this is quite a unique one. The box design simply isn't my cup of tea, i find the snakeskin (?) print and the pink and black lace a little tacky, but thats just me. I really appreciate the slight change in packaging in recent years to include a little mirror which is always handy for on the go applications. I just wish the lid still comes completely off as mine doesn't seem to sit right so i have to be careful shutting it as to not tear one side of it. Only little packaging grumbles really.
For some reason this was a hard one to photograph, especially in the swatches as my camera (or lack of photography skills more like) was not having any of it, so apologies for that.
Product-wise to be perfectly honest, I'm not really in love with this blush. It leaves a nice natural rosey flush to the cheeks, the shimmer isn't overly offensive and looks well... nice? Don't get me wrong, i normally love Benefit's boxed blushes as Coralista and Bella Bamba are some of my all time favourites from any brand but i guess I'm just not feeling Rockateur. I use my Real Techniques blush brush and find i have to try and build it up to get any sort of noticeable colour on my cheek, which is normally great for a heavy handed clown like me but I just feel it takes a little more effort than other Benefit blushes. I'm also on the casper side of pale, so having a blush show up on me shouldn't really be an issue. Saying that, for a more subtle cheek it does look lovely and I've been actively trying to reach for this blush for the past few weeks to see if I can make it really work for me.
Overall i think Rockateur would work great for people that want an easy, subtle flush for everyday wear. Personally I'm not overly fussed with it although it is a pretty unique shade. I'd wear it but out of all of Benefit's offerings i think there are much better blushes to choose from. Priced at £23.50 Benefit boxed powders are on the pricier side of the blush scale. I really did want to love this, but for some reason i just couldn't!
Have you tried Rockateur?
Let me know what you thought about it!