Boarding the Good Ship Benefit, to celebrate the launch of Cheekathon with the House of Fraser was an offer I just could not refuse. I've been a Benefit fan for a long time and I've been trying to get a date in the diary to visit the boat for a while now. The fabulous team laid on a lovely spread of cake pops and drinks, whilst walking bloggers through the brand new palette in detail.
Cheekathon* is the latest palette to adorn the Benefit shelves, offering five full sized cheek products in one super handy palette. It comes in a pretty compact, finished with Benefit Cosmetic's classic attention to detail. There are four of Benefit's classic blusher shades, paired with the ever so famous Hoola bronzer. You simply lift the lid of the palette to reveal the beauty inside, which includes the handy blusher brush and a pretty mirror.
What I love about this palette is that you can make use of every single shade. The five products include; dandelion, rockateur, dallas, CORALista and the aforementioned hoola. The shades were chosen as they will flatter all skintones, offering a pop of colour, bronzer and highlight. Before now I've never tried a blusher from Benefit Cosmetics (I know right? I've been living under a rock) so I've really been enjoying discovering these lovely products. They each have something to give, plus they are really pigmented and easy to blend. I've been loving adding contour with hoola, before adding more definition with dallas, a pop of colour from coralista and finishing with some highlight from rockateur.
The Cheekathon palette retails for £45, so you'd be forgiven for thinking that the blushers are sample sizes, but you'd be wrong! In fact, every single product inside the palette is full sized, meaning that you get five cheek products for the price of two! You can pick it up right now here, it's exclusive to House of Fraser!
Boarding the Good Ship Benefit was an experience all by itself! Good Ship Benefit is housed on the R.S. Hispaniola, as soon as you exit Embankment tube station you can spot the pink Benefit signs in the distance. Before you board the boat you pass some giant tubes of they're real mascara and you enter into the pink lobby. On the ground floor there's a shopping area and an opportunity to have the Benefit Cosmetics famous brow treatment. There is also a lovely bar, a pink piano and a area where you can tuck into some afternoon tea. If that isn't enough, you can pop upstairs to the Latitude Restaurant and chill outside on Hoola Decks with a drink, with views of the London Eye and the River Thames. Finally on the lower deck there's a fabulous The Porefessional Vault, with it's very own bar. It's open for five months, so there is plenty of time to pay the boat a visit!