Benefit GALifornia is a new sunny golden pink blush that will be added to the Benefit Cosmetcs Box o’ Powder permanent Collection. Benefit Galifornia joins another new release this year which is Hoola Lite Matte Bronzing Powder a new shade of Hoola for lighter skin tones. Not to mention it follows in the foot steps of some cult favorites like Bella Bamba, Coralista, and more.
Let’s take a look!
Benefit’s GALifornia comes housed in a 0.17 oz square box with a cute California surfer girl print. The color of the blush takes inspiration from the Califronia sun and the glow you’ll get from it. The blush comes with the traditional flat bristled blush brush that all Benefit powders come with. The bristles aren’t the softest but I always find these brushes are actually great for sweeping color onto your cheek bones easily. They brush also happens to fit really easily into the box so, it’s easy to load up color onto your brush.
If you love little touches of cuteness in your makeup you’ll appreciate the fact this has a zesty grapefruit scent. It’s actually supposed to smell like pink grapefruit and vanilla but to me it smells like a sweet, tart grapefruit. The scent is actually very subtle and doesn’t linger once you apply the blush. The blush has a gorgeous starburst design with a fine golden over spray which disappears once you swipe a brush through it. The color beneath is a bright coral pink. It isn’t comparable to golden pink like NARS Orgasm, Tarte Glisten, etc…this is a very bright pinky coral that runs cool in my opinion but will look beautiful on warm or cooler skin tones. It’s quite pigmented and the color builds easily. My sister is considerably darker than I am with tanned skin and it popped on her cheeks. I think it’ll look fabulous on tan or medium skin tone. The powder is soft and silky with a strong wear that didn’t fade or lose intensity after eight hours of wear. The color applied smoothly on my drier cheeks and didn’t cling to drier areas.
Like many Benefit blushes, Galifornia is bound to become a cult classic. It’s a blush you’ll likely reach for often because it gives such a pretty pop of cute, natural, youthful color on cheeks!
I absolutely adored this shade and can’t recommend it enough.
I highly recommend this one for your Spring and Summer looks.