Benefit Galifornia

Benefit GALifornia

Get those sunnies on! In today’s post I’m featuring Benefit’s Galifornia and why you need it this summer!
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Benefit Cosmetics are known for their cult blush collection, I’ve got every blush from Coralina to Dandelion. With everyone raving about this new golden blush, it was time I got my hands on it!

We’ve been so lucky with the weather recently so of course a stunning blush is an essential for your makeup routine.

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First up I love the packaging, with the 70’s boho theme – it shouts summer with the multi-colour hair and bug eye sunglasses. As for the shade, it’s a subtle pink-y coral with a sprinkle of gold. I wouldn’t say it has a level of shimmer though, after the first use it only has a very slight sparkle. Overall its a matte shade that has hints of Nars Super Orgasm but also Benefit’s Coralista too.

In terms of pigmentation, it’s just the right amount for a sweep over your cheeks. You may need a couple of swirls on your brush to get your desired pinky cheeks but that’s what I like about it. You can build it up! With a golden brusher this is just enough to add a pop of colour.

Overall I think this is a super flattering and subtle shimmer that adds a slight glow. For those who are scared of a bright blush – this could be the one for you.

It also smells really nice too which is a bonus. I can’t put my finger on the exact smell though I’m thinking vanilla?!

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As you can see, it’s very subtle but adds just a nice peachy glow to the cheeks. If your into rose golds and corals this year – this is the blusher to add. I am glad I picked GALifornia up!

Have you got this? Would you try it?

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  1. May 28, 2017 / 10:17 am

    This shade looks absolutely gorgeous on you! I own the Cheekathon Palette but now am thinking I really need to add this….it’s just so beautiful to look at and looks like such a pretty natural rose gold blush! xx

    • June 1, 2017 / 9:53 pm

      Aww thanks Caroline! I have that too, such a good palette. It really is stunning in person xx

  2. May 28, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Ohh that looks so good on you! I have heard so much about this so thank you for such a detailed review to convince me to check it out! I have always wanted to try Orgasm too and its another one that’s on my wish list! Xxx

    • June 1, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks Ella!! Ah I’m glad you think so and glad you found my review useful. Aww that’s a beaut blush I would recommend it to anyone xxx

  3. Erin
    May 29, 2017 / 12:31 am

    I am obsessed with this blush at the moment, it is such a stunning shade, and it looks beautiful on you šŸ™‚

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  4. Louise
    May 29, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Just when I didn’t think I needed another blush.. Will have to get this one now it sounds lovely! x

    • June 1, 2017 / 9:50 pm

      Haha totally sold it to you, I hope you like it! x

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