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Monday, May 1, 2017

Benefit Galifornia Blush Review and Swatches

This week I'm wrapping up what's in my blush collection! So let's get to it! There was a lot of excitement around Benefit's Galifornia Blush ($29) as soon as the artwork was released (the end of last year). The packaging displays a girl wearing round black shades, pinky-peachy makeup and has colorful flowing hair with a flower nestled in her locks. I love how the design encompasses the entire box. It wraps around and hugs it. It's very beautiful. This box is the same size as all the other Benefit box o' blushes. It also contains a mirror & brush (as shown below). The packaging design screams SUMMER, FESTIVALS, FLOWERGIRLS, FIERCENESS, COOLNESS & FUN! The design of the blush itself is equally as TRIPPY! It's a really cool sunburst design that looks coral with specks of gold. I went into ULTA to swatch some makeup I was interested in and when I swatched this blush it surprisingly came off VERY PINK on the back of my hand (but Benefit DOES describe it as a SUNNY GOLDEN PINK BLUSH on its website). I wasn't expecting it to be SO PINK, so I showed it to my Snapchat viewers and wondered if I should purchase this blush. When ULTA had their 20% off sale, I just went with it. I swatched it again on my hand (at home) and again it looked PINK. It did give off a great gold irridescent vibe. So I finally applied it to my cheeks! I really love it you guys! I thought it might be too loud, but it's not. It came off more coral on my cheeks. It also had a little gold in it. It blended well. I applied it with the brush and then blended the blush into my makeup with a Beautyblender. I think this blush will compliment all skin tones! I really do believe that! So if this blush doesn't look right on the back of your hand, try it on your face. It had me trippin' initially HaHaHa, but I'm glad I didn't pass this up. This blush is also offered in Benefit's Cheek Parade Palette, but HOOLA Lite is too light for me and I have all the rest of the selections. But it's great, if you don't have anything by Benefit. What are your thoughts? There have been a million reviews. Do you like this blush on people?

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Benefit Galifornia Blush is Sweet

When I initially swatched Benefit's Galifornia Blush at Ulta on Snapchat (@averysweetblog)



Clare said...

Even though this swatches really bright, it looks so pretty on you! Love the colour :)


Linda Libra Loca said...

It looks amazing on you, but I fesr it would be too brighf for my complexion.

Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

Diva Desle said...

The blush is beautiful and I love the design. It gives you a lovely fresh sunkissed glow Kim. xoxo

Emmylou MW said...

This shade looks fab on you, Kim and love the packaging too:) Thanks for the warning about the shade looking different when you swatched it on your hand.

Miss Val's Creations said...

The packing is so adorable! This is such a pretty shade on you Kim. A perfect tone for summer.

Mica T said...

It does look really pretty on your face! I agree it's a bit of a bright pink on your hand. Great that you were able to get this on sale and give it a go, especially as you like it so much now you have tried it :)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend Kim :)

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Cee said...

I am always skeptical of the cardboard packaging that Benefit uses for their blushes. It seems sturdy enough but since I travel a lot, I'd be super nervous about my box of blush getting crushed in my luggage. That said, I'm often tempted by the shades they offer, and this one is no exception - the shade is just lovely on you, Kim!

little luxury list said...

It's definitely a lovely shade and i'm glad that it works too!

Fashion Love Letters by Denise said...

Oh this blush is sooo pretty! I love the color and it is so gorgeous with your skin tone!

Denise | Fashion Love Letters

Yvonne Farrell said...

I love the packaging and this blush looks really nice and fresh on you!
xo Yvonne

Lily A. said...

I love Benefit's boxed blushes -- they smell so good! So random, I know, but they smell good. LOL!
Loving the look of this blush, I've swatched it and I think I might need it. Haha!
xo, Lily
Beauty With Lily

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Kim what a great buy! This blush looks gorgeous on you! The color actually looks like a slightly pinker version of NARS Orgasm to me so i could see how it would be flattering on a range of skin tones.

Ashley Sue said...

I need this blush in my life!! I've been eyeing it all over social media lately! It's a beautiful shade and if looks gorgeous on you Kim! The packing is so.m cute too!

Shira said...

Ooh it looks beautiful on you! The palette looked nice as well but the hoola lite is too light for me as well.


Jalisa Giron said...

How cute is the packaging!? You're right, it has all the summer vibes, even more so with the golden pink color of the blush, SO pretty! It looks absolutely gorgeous on you, so I'm glad you decided to get it even though it showed up stronger on your hands. Like you've said, sometimes it's different on your face. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great week ahead!



Keisha Ramsay said...

The packaging is super cute and the blush itself is really beautiful. It adds such a soft freshness to your skin Kim.

Keisha xo
The Chrysalis Gal

Mrs.Rose said...

Great post dear

Would you like follow each other?

Tanya Dufour said...

I really love this color on you! Not too pink at all!

Fitness and Lipstick said...

I really loved the shade of the blush and it looks very pigmentated

Lorena said...

It looks so good Kim, I love it.
Last week I was in a store that actually carried Benefit but since I was with a customer I could not stop and try them.... thanks for the review.

jo said...

The colour is not loud at all and the packaging is super cute!

xo Jo


Coco said...

Wow! You glow of a healthy summer glow, I love this blush on you. Plus the packaging is too cool! Love, Valeria

Kay Cake said...

So tempted to buy and it looks gorgeous on you Kim!

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