I’ve been seeing a number of reviews on the Bench Paintbox Bronzer and Highlighter. Most of the reviews I’ve read were good so I added these to my “to check out” list.
Last weekend, on a rare mall shopping trip, I decided to drop by the Bench store to at least swatch these, and maybe purchase if I was impressed by the swatch. Well, whaddya know, I walked out of the store with both the bronzer and the highlighter – but also one of their cream blushes. LOL.
Let’s first talk about the packaging. I really like how simple and “clean” the packaging looks. It’s a twist-up crayon so it is very easy to use. The packaging of all three products – the bronzer, highlighter and blush – are very similar, with the exception of the cream blush’s cap. The bronzer and highlighter have a clear cover, while the blush has a solid white cover.
On to the actual products. Although I’ve read reviews about these saying that they are good, I wasn’t expecting a lot – primarily because I have a few highlighters and bronzers that I really love and are quite loyal to and also because I prefer powder products over cream ones. I was very pleasantly surprised by how these products swatched and blended on my hand! These products have a cream-to-powder finish – the best of both worlds!
Cherry Blossom is a matte, blue-based pink cream blush. I think this would work well as an everyday blush, giving you that fresh, healthy and radiant glow.
Gold Kiss is a shimmery golden bronzer. The color is just right – not too cool, but not too warm either and is perfect for the summer!
Frosted Pearl is a silver pearl highlighter that would work best for light to medium skin tones. This blends very well and lends your skin a nice, radiant glow.
The products are quite pigmented as well – just a few swipes are all you need – and look even better when blended.
Price-wise, these are very affordable. The Highlighter and Bronzer are both PHP139.00 and the blusher is PHP169.00. Bench SM Southmall had a promo at the time, so I received a cute pocket mirror with my purchase.
If you are on the lookout for an inexpensive cream highlighter, bronzer and blusher, definitely drop by Bench and check these out!
Bench Paintbox Highlighter in Frosted Pearl (Php139)
Bench Paintbox Bronzer in Gold Kiss (Php139)
Bench Paintbox Cream Blush in Cherry Blossom (Php169)
Available in Bench Stores Nationwide