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With the success of last year's sold-out cheek palette, Benefit is back with a new version that includes a little eye drama.
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Benefit holiday 2015: the Benefit Real Cheeky Party Kit, exclusively at Sephora in October

Yep, another holiday 2015 sneak peek, lovelies! Hands up if you snapped up a Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot palette last year. One of the most popular limited-editions of the season, and the first all-cheeks kit from the cutesy brand, it sold out fast! In fact, out of all their gift sets, it was their surprise best-seller. So let's have an advance peek at this year's version, shall we? Meet the Benefit Holiday 2015 Real Cheeky Party Kit, a Sephora exclusive.

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Benefit holiday 2015: Real Cheeky Party Kit contents

Like last year's, the Benefit 2015 holiday cheek palette includes all their beloved powder blushes and bronzer, as well as a little Watts Up! highlighter. Wait, what's missing? Ahh, Bella Bamba, which is apparently no more. Instead, the Benefit Real Cheeky Party Kit -- and the "Real" name offers a clue -- includes a mini Benefit They're Real Push-Up gel liner pen and a They're Real mini mascara, for a little eye focus with those glowing cheeks.

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Benefit holiday 2015: Real Cheeky Party Kit, including highlighter, gel liner, mini mascara

If you missed out on last year's killer Benefit cheek palette, do you need this one? I think so. If you got last year's kit, though, I'd say no. If you're dying for the mini They're Real Push Up Liner and mini They're Real Mascara, there are other kits to consider, including the advent calendar (brilliant for anyone who needs lots of travel sizes) if Benefit decides to offer a 2015 version (no news yet on other holiday options; stay tuned). 

UPDATE: Yes, there's a Benefit advent calendar this year; it's a 12-Days-of-Christmas format instead, and plays the tune of the same name when you open the front panel to reveal the day-by-day doors.

UPDATE 2: here's the amount of product in the palette; thanks to Mary Ann Blanton for asking! Dandelion 4g; Rockateur 5g; Coralista 5g; Hoola 5g; Sugarbomb 6g; Watts Up! 1.5g; They're Real Push-Up Liner .36g; They're Real Beyond Mascara 3g.

The holiday 2015 Benefit Real Cheeky Party Kit ($54 at and approx $48 at should hit Sephora around October.

Thoughts, lovelies?