Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set Review and Swatches

2nd November 2014

I have to hold my hands up and confess that I am a complete saddo and I look forward to the beauty Christmas gift sets from August onwards. I blame this entirely on my first ever job being at Boots when I was 17, where I started as a Christmas temp and ended up working there for a total of three years. Fast forward ten years (*sob*) and I’m still a sucker for a good gift set and I had to get my hands on the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set.

Image of the green cardboard box packaging containing the palette
 
One of my favourite brands for Christmas Gift Sets has to be Benefit, and last year they seduced me into purchasing three of their festive offerings, so I couldn’t wait to see what they had instore for this year. When I clapped eyes on this year’s range of gift sets, I fell head over heels in love with one in particular; the Benefits Cheeky Sweet Spot Kit, and I knew I had to have it.. although it was a nightmare to get hold of, but luckily I finally managed to snap one up from Feelunique.
 
The Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set is an amazing gift set as it’s the very first time that Benefit have created a gift set that includes all of their famous Box O’Powders together.. and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that the set was only £29.50.
 
Image of the pretty green tin packaging with a sweet shop design
The back of the tin with the ingredients and weights of each powder in the palette
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set | Christmas Gift Guide
 
Every year, Benefit choose a theme for their gift sets and this year’s theme is ‘Sweet Shoppe’. The Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set is packaged within a beautiful tin that looks like an adorable traditional sweet shop, and Benefit have very cleverly not made the design Christmassy.. it is red and green, but it’s more wintery than it is Christmassy so I think it would appeal to more people as you wouldn’t want to use a festively packaged product come July.
 
When this gift set first launched, I scoured the internet for reviews and I couldn’t find one blogger that mentioned the size of the tin itself which was rather frustrating as I was worried it was going to be really chunky and wouldn’t fit inside my makeup storage.. but I took a chance and ordered it anyway.
 
The tin is alot smaller than I imagined it would be and is about 25% smaller than an iPad mini in both length and width and is maybe only an inch and a half in depth and fits into my storage drawers, absolutely fine.
 
The tin is beautiful both inside and outside, with the sweet shop theme carrying on inside too. The kit includes a booklet with tips on where to wear the powders, and how to use them together. Seeing as this is a gift set, I knew that the powders were going to be small sample sizes but I had no idea that they were going to be as generous as they are..
 
Hoola – 5g, Dandelion – 4g, Coralista – 5g, Bella Bamba – 5g, Rockateur – 5g and Sugarbomb – 6g. A full sized Benefit Box O’Powder are £23.50 each and contain between 5g and 8g of powder. The full size Rockateur contains 5g of product, which is the same as this gift set which is just insane when you consider you’re getting five other blushes, and Watt’s Up! Highlighter for just £6 more… yes. £6! AMAZING.

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set Review and Swatches

Close up of the six powders inside the palette, and the mini cream highlighter compact
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set Review and Swatches
 
Alongside the six Benefit Box O’Powders, there is a 1.5g sample of Watts Up! which is packaged within a removable, plastic container which is genius as you can remove it and carry it in your makeup bag. There is also a small, square blush like you’d find inside the boxed powders, which isn’t the best applicator but it’s usable if you wanted to take this set away with you without packing an extra brush.
 
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set Review and Swatches
 
Dandelion – 4g – worth £13.42
Bella Bamba – 5g – worth £14.68
Sugarbomb – 6g – worth £17.62
 
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set Review and Swatches
 
Hoola – 5g – worth £14.68
Coralista – 5g – worth £14.68
Rockateur – 5g – worth £23.50
 
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set Review and Swatches
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set Review and Swatches
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set | Christmas Gift Guide
 
Watts Up! – 1.5g – worth £3.90
 
The value of everything gram for gram in the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set is an incredible £102.48 for just £29.50.. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such amazing value in a gift set before. Sometimes with giftsets and sample sizes, you can find that they don’t measure up in terms of quality with the full sized equivalent, but I can confirm that the six powders are all buttery soft in texture and very pigmented.
 
They last just as long on the skin as the full sized powders, and they don’t disappoint on any level and Watts Up! is creamy and beautiful too.. I love them all, and I’m especially happy to have Bella Bamba in this set as Benefit have discontinued it, so it’s ideal if you want to get your hands on it before it’s too late.
 
I don’t think I could rave about the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set anymore, I seriously urge you to snap up the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot ASAP if you love blushes, or Benefit – or both. I am seriously in love with this gift set, it’s just stunning and definitely my favourite gift set on the market this Christmas. I am loving using all the different shades, and layering them over my beloved Benefit Majorette Booster Blush, and I haven’t touched any other powder blushes since I got my hands on this set – it has all I could ever need, and more.
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