Move over Coralista, there’s a new blusher in town! Coralista is my favourite but it’s just been replaced by the newly released Benefit Galifornia. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well check out how gorgeous this is….
Galifornia Blusher: Courtesy of Benefit Cosmetics.
Benefit Galifornia is a golden pink powder blusher with Californian inspired packaging featuring a surfer girl. It comes complete with 5g of product, a mirror and the little rounded brush as shown in the pics above. Galifornia smells of pink grapefruit and vanilla. At first I thought the scent was peach. Whatever it is, I like it a lot. The powder itself has a layer of gold sprinkled over the top that disappears after the first few strokes. What’s left is a beautiful pigmented blusher that creates a sun-kissed coral glow and it’s perfect for my warm skin tone. It can be used to create a subtle look or built up and blended out for something more striking. In terms of staying power, I’ve found that it lasts all day.
As well as using a blusher such as Galifornia, my daily makeup routine always includes Benefit Hoola. I put this just under my cheekbones, blend (using this brush here), then apply a blusher just above. The brushes that are included with Benefit powders are fab and I love the way they make my bronzer and blusher glide on. The brush with Galifornia is no different and overall this product gets a massive thumbs up from me. Will it be a permanent replacement for my beloved Coralista though? I’m not sure yet… I guess only time will tell. I’ll have to let you all know!
On a side note, while we’re on the subject of Benefit Hoola – I’ve noticed that there’s a new edition been released called Benefit Hoola Lite. You can check it out here. Interestingly this is being marketed at people with fair skin or as a finishing powder. As someone who is ridiculously pale and uses the original Hoola on a daily basis (it’s great as long as you blend, blend blend!) I’m totally intrigued. Please let me know if you’ve tried it or are planning to.
What do you think of Galifornia?
Isn’t it the prettiest blusher you’ve ever seen?
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