Benefit GALifornia Blush Review and Swatch

THE Summer Blush You Need

Benefit GALifornia Blush Review and Swatch

If there is one thing you all should know after reading this blog for the last 4 years, it’s that I am a blush FANATIC. To clarify even further, I am a coral blush fanatic. If it comes in any variety of peach, coral, or peachy pink, I want it. So naturally I was eager to make a home in my collection for Benefit’s GALifornia Blush; the newest blush on the block. I’m calling it now folks: this has ‘Must Have Blush of the Summer’ written all over it!

Benefit GALifornia Blush Review and Swatch

GALifornia is quintessentially what I look for in a blush. The richly pigmented coral base has a soft peach shift with gold spun throughout that gives me LIFE. I get radiance without making me look like I have 4580475 fine lines and pores; Sadly, it’s older sister Coralista does exactly that (I’m chalking it up to too much frosty shimmer). I was originally worried that the gold overspray on the top would wear away quickly. While it does add a pretty design to the blush, there is a finely milled gold throughout when it does ddisappear

Benefit GALifornia Blush Review and Swatch

Just like the rest of Benefit’s blushes and bronzers, GALifornia comes in a sturdy cardboard box. While it isn’t my first choice for packaging, I do keep my babies blushes stacked neatly in a drawer. I imagine if you toted this around in a makeup bag you might feel more passionately about it. Having said that, the 60’s love child-esque theme is damn cute isn’t it?

Also like it’s predecessors, this little gem comes with a surprisingly soft flat blush brush. Now you might be tempted to chuck this (as I would with 99% of the crap applicators that come with powder products in cosmetics). Here’s when the exception to the rule comes in: Benefit actually does these little brushes very well. I hoard them and use them as contouring and highlighting brushes, which they work brilliantly for. Seriously try it, you’ll thank me.

Benefit GALifornia Blush Review and Swatch

Yep, I’m calling it: This is THE summer blush you all need. Yes, I said need. Benefit has a total gem on their hands with GALifornia and if you’ve been waffling on purchasing it, consider this my vote for YES.


Benefit Cosmetics are available at: Sephora, Ulta, LookFantastic, FeelUnique and ASOS


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      1. Sorry I didn’t mean anything bad (your swatch is pigmented) but my blush & from few of my friends who also have it it’s not that pigmented (shade is gorgeous but you really have to work with brush to get that much pigment…..) I live in Europe & bought mine in Germany while on trip there

          1. I don’t know what it is but maybe they really formulated it differently….for example I have Rimmel Kate palette bought in USA (pigmented & great & doesn’t feel like drugstore) but the one I bought for my sister is nothing simmilar (it’s ok for the price but not amazing or anything…..)

  1. Glad you are enjoying yours so much! I didn’t find there was a gold sheen at all which is what I was looking for! Maybe I’m a bit too tanned right now for it to show up nicely haha

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