Not to show my age but I’ve been a big fan of Benefit Cosmetics for over a DECADE. It’s a brand that doesn’t take itself too seriously and that’s exactly what I’m about. They have easy to use, effective makeup in fun and relatable packaging. Today’s Benefit product is no exception to the rule.
For me, the cult Benefit beauty products have to be their blusher boxes. From the days of Dandelion, I was a collector (until I realised that keeping them for years was pretty manky in terms of makeup bacteria – but they DO last for ages)
The newest addition to the blusher box collection is the Benefit GALifornia blush, a golden pink powder.
With 7 shades currently available, I did wonder if Benefit could come up with ANOTHER colour in the shade range but it doesn’t disappoint. Let’s take a closer look….
Infused with the signature GALifornia Dreamin’ scent, it smells like pink grapefruit & vanilla. Even the brush has had an upgrade from the regular square shape – the GALifornia brush is rounded, for a softer more diffused application.
The colour itself is similar to Benefit Cosmetics Coralista blush, but slightly pinker & more glowy. Both would look fab in the summer with a tan. BRING ON THE SUN.
I first discovered the GALifornia blush backstage at Mark Fast where Lisa Potter-Dixon, head makeup artist for Benefit showed me how she created the catwalk look.
If you can’t be bothered to watch the interview, here’s a spoiler – SHE USED BLUSH ON THE EYES. Yes, coral blush on the eyes!
For me, pink eyes just says conjunctivitis, or pink-eye right? Well I decided to have a go at recreating the makeup look myself, in the comfort of my bedroom (just in case it didn’t work out) and the results were surprising!
GALifornia blusher on the eyelids and blue They’re Real mascara – who’d thought it would be so wearable?!
|What did I learn? Well, blue mascara is just 👌🏻 – especially layered on the tips, over black mascara.
Also, coral eyes are surprisingly wearable – ever since I tried red eye makeup at Halloween, I’ve been more interested in trying this colour. Definitely will be seeing more of me in this soon!