Benefit is on fire right now with some hot, new launches and GALifornia blush is one of them. I have been waiting for this with anticipation since seeing a sneak peak on Instagram a couple of months ago.
I am a huge fan of Benefit blushes. Dandelion and Rockateur are two faves I reach for often. These blushes have a luxuriously soft powder that blends easily and lasts all day. Did GALifornia deliver the same results? Keep on reading to find out!
WHAT IS IT?
Housed in the traditional Benefit box container, it is a pink blush with strong hints of coral and shimmering gold to reflect light. It comes with a custom rounded blush brush and the package has a built-in mirror. The box is decorated in the hipster style of the vintage California surfer girls.
WHAT’S IN IT?
INGREDIENTS: SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, MICA, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE,
HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SQUALANE,
GLYCERIN, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, CAPRYLYL
GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, POLYSORBATE 80, LIMONENE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL,
DIMETHICONE, CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-
DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TIN OXIDE, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, LAUROYL
LYSINE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, BHT, LINALOOL, CITRAL, GERANIOL,
STEARIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL, AQUA (WATER). [+/-: CI 15850 (RED 6, RED 7, RED 7
LAKE), CI 15985 (YELLOW 6, YELLOW 6 LAKE), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI
42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE), CI 45410 (RED 27, RED 27 LAKE, RED 28 LAKE), CI 73360 (RED 30,
RED 30 LAKE), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE), CI 77288
(CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS), CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN), CI 77491, CI
77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM
FERROCYANIDE), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)].
WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO?
Benefit’s GALifornia golden, pink blush is part sun, pure fun! It blends bright pink with shimmering gold, for a sunkissed glow that complements all skintones. GALifornia features an embellished gold overspray that lifts away with each use. The formula contains subtle shimmer throughout that gives cheeks a soft sheen. The Signature Galifornia Dreamin’ scent features notes of pink grapefruit & vanilla.
WHAT DO I REALLY THINK OF THIS PRODUCT?
Everything! GALifornia applies to my cheeks as a pinky, peachy tone and the glow is there but without any noticeable shimmer. Your cheeks are radiant, not oily looking. The powder blends beautifully, is buildable and is never patchy.
Here is a little video I shared on my Instagram story the day I received it. It was love at first sight.
I don’t smell grapefruit and vanilla. To me it smells like coconut and summer! It smells delicious.
Does it last? Yes !! All day long. GALifornia has the staying power compared to all the other incredible Benefit blushes and is a match for Tarte’s Amazonian Clay blushes any day of the week.
My only complaint: the price. $38 is expensive but in this case, worth it. If you are looking for a more affordable dupe, you might want to check out Physician’s Formula Argan Wear blushes. Available in two shades, these blushes also have gold shimmer though I believe the shimmer is only on the top layer and wears off as you use the product. The shade Rose looks comparable in the pan to GALifornia.
GALifornia VERDICT: DIG IT !