Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Powder Blush
Benefit’s NEW GALifornia golden pink blush is part sun, pure fun! It blends bright pink with shimmering gold, for a sunkissed glow that complements all skintones. The soft, blendable formula captures the warmth of California sunshine, while the signature scent features notes of pink grapefruit & vanilla.
- Golden pink powder blush
- Embellished gold overspray lifts away with each use
- Includes custom rounded blush brush and mirror
- Seventeen Magazine Haul of Fame, Best Blush, 2017
- O, The Oprah Magazine Spring Beauty O-Ward for Best Blush, 2017
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dicalcium Phosphate, Squalane, Glycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Limonene, 1,2-hexanediol, Dimethicone, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Bht, Linalool, Citral, Geraniol, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Aqua (Water).
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- "i personally really love this blush a lot. the only reason that i knocked it down one star is because it’s a little too pink for me but when i use it lightly it’s a very nice beautiful natural blush. but i highly recommend :)" in 127 reviews
As for absolutely everything else about it? Fantastic. Amazing. Wonderful. Every other word that means freaking awesome. The color is absolutely gorgeous, a bright peachy pink with a golden shift. It's got a small amount of shimmer to it, but not enough to turn it into a pink highlighter. It's super pigmented, so if you're on the pale side like me, I highly recommend using an extremely light hand or a stippling brush so you pick up less product when you dip your brush into the product. I do think it would look absolutely beautiful on every imaginable skin tone.
Even though it is rather pricey, you do get a ton of product, more than enough to last you through this spring and summer and beyond. The packaging is absolutely adorable, as well. I love anything with a hippie vibe, and this packaging just screams hippie. I've seen a few people comment on the smell, and I will say that it does have a rather strong scent if you just stick your nose into the product and smell it. It's a scent that I don't mind, personally, but I can see how it could be bothersome to some people. It's sort of like a mixture of flowers and sunscreen. I haven't noticed it lingering on my skin throughout the day, though. In fact, as far as I've been able to notice, it's gone by the time I've finished putting my makeup on. It also comes with a small brush that, even though it isn't what I typically use to apply blush, it is good for a quick sweep of color onto the cheeks. It also comes with a plastic holder for the brush that sits nicely on top of the product inside the box for sanitation purposes.
HOWEVER I have the mini which is not the same color, formula, texture, and doesn’t preform the same as the full size. It also is missing the gold overspray. All benefit minis are powder formula whereas some of the big box blushes including Galifornia are mousse formulas
The mini Galifornia is more of an orange coral where the full size is more pink. There are some gold shimmer mixed in the pan but it doesn’t really come through on the skin. There is some kick up in the pan when you swirl your blush but I don’t have any fall out. It’s definitely a blush that builds up easily but you can also blend it out easily if you apply too much. I notice some fading throughout the day but it’s not to the level where I feel I’d need to reapply. The blush is pretty heavily scented but I don’t mind that. When it’s in the packaging I enjoy the scent. I don’t notice the scent at all once it’s applied to the skin.
Just something I noticed after using this blush for nearly a year is that it will stain your lighter colored makeup brushes
Also, I really love the retro packaging. It includes a mirror and tiny brush inside. I prefer to use my own blush brush, but that’s just me.
You get your money’s worth at $29 for 0.17 oz of product. I have never hit pan on a Benefit blush. There is also a travel size available for $15 for 0.08 oz of product. I recommend GALifornia to anyone who wants to glow like a golden goddess all summer long.
The shade itself is more vibrant than “Coralista” and I’ve definitely applied too much a couple times and had to do some serious blending to not look so gaudy. In general though, it’s a nice shade. It has gold in it as well, so definitely works better with warmer looks. And it does have some shimmer to it as well.
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