Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Benefit GALifornia blush review, photos, swatches!

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I haven't been this excited about a Benefit blush in ages and any product that makes me emit a noise when I first open it is always promising.  (I ooohed in case you were wondering).  Benefit GALifornia is going to make the long awaited transition from winter to spring a bit easier, so even if it's grey and dreary outside, a much needed hit of colour in the form of makeup will make have to do!

Now take a second and just look at it... Do you ever just look at a piece of makeup and think "Yeah, you're gonna make me happy"?  Yeah me neither.  Shut up you.

Now this is described as a golden pink blush, but it definitely looks more peachy/coral in the box and runs pinky/coral on me.  If you've been reading the blog for a while, you'll know I don't wear pink on my cheeks that often.  But give me anything peach or coral and I'm all over it.  Or it's all over me. You may have heard YouTubers say that a certain product gives them life and I'm not going quite that far, but this blush gives my cheeks life.  I can look miserable on the outside, feel miserable on the inside and a lick of this up my cheeks and all misery is hidden!

I was hoping the gold shimmer would run throughout the whole things but sadly it's an overspray, but fear not fellow lovers of a bit of glow on the cheeks, for there's only loads of radiance beneath it.  You can see the sheen in the pan and when applied on the cheeks, there's a proper "lit from within" vibe going on.  While I like my T-zone to be matte, I love my cheeks to have natural radiance with a pop of colour and GALifornia delivers all of the things I want!

It's lightly scented with grapefruit and vanilla and as soon as it's on my cheeks I can't smell anything which suits me.  And it hasn't broken me out yet either.  But you want to see what it looks like on don't you?

Cue the cheesy photos of my visage.

Even if I have a good swish around with my brush into the box, there's no kickback of powder and it literally glides over my skin like buttah.  It feels silky smooth to apply and sits beautifully on my skin.  As I have a tendency to go overboard with blush, and brows, and highlight, ok on all the things, I start off with a light coat and build it up slowly, layer by layer.

I know I'm going to get so much wear out of this over this spring and summer and beyond and I will do my best not to go overboard with it.  When I love something, I'm the queen of "Ok just a little bit more, a bit more, bit more, OK too much" so we'll see how this goes!

Benefit GALifornia is available on Debenhams.ie from Cloud10beauty.com and Benefit counters now.

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