I read about Benefit Cosmetics launching Thrrrob face powder some time in January. I finally got to see this face powder in person yesterday at the Benefit Cosmetics counter in Parkson at KLCC.
My verdict is that I did not like Thrrrob at all. I still don’t get the name – why not Benefit Throb?
This is being sold as a face powder not a blush. Honestly, I cannot see anyone wanting to use this powder all over the face because it is sparkly. There is lots of glitter in it and the texture is gritty. So not like Dandelion which is relatively finely milled.
The color of Thrrob in real life is much lighter than what you see in the pictures online. It is a very pale cool pink with glitter and shows up even less than Dandelion. If you found that Dandelion was too light for you, skip Thrrob. Dandelion shows up quite nicely on me as a light pink blush. I can imagine that Thrrob will show up as light pink with sparkles.
I tried swiping the colour with my fingers but it barely showed up on the back of my hand. The sales assistant told me that it was meant to be applied over foundation. To me, that defeats the whole purpose because not everyone likes to apply foundation. I sometimes like to just have loose powder on and a blush and no blush should ever have to be made to be applied over foundation! She also told me that she was wearing it at that moment and I saw that it was a light pink on her medium tone skin. I cannot imagine anyone wearing Thrrrob over their whole face – it would be too pink.
I’m not overly fussed over the cardboard packaging because I own Dandelion and Georgia but somehow, the packaging of Thrrob bugged me. Maybe because its dark, scuffed edges show up more. Either way, I felt it looked cheap.
My advise for anyone lusting after Benefit’s Thrrrob face powder is to check it out in real life. You might like it or you might be like me and hate it. But if you never see it you’ll never know! Thrrrob retails at RM129 in Malaysia and US$28 online.