Groovin’ to the heat of Benefit GALifornia Blush!

March 21, 2017

Before I lived in California, I thought it was a place with endless beaches and girls walking around in board shorts and Hollister tees.  Afterwards, I realized the coldest winter I ever experienced was not in Michigan, but summers in San Francisco.  But when the sun shines, which is most of the time, it is oh-so-glorious!  I think I was the most tanned when I was living in California, which is saying a lot coming from a girl who grew up on an island.  As I lapse back into my Asian-obsession of fair now that I’m back in Singapore, I’m glad to find this boxed gem of a blush that brings back the gorgeous sun-kissed cheeks that I miss…

Benefit Galifornia blush

Benefit Galifornia is the latest member of the Box O Powder Collection, and it seeks to capture the warm glow of the Californian sunshine.  The illustration on the box is supposed to be inspired by surfer girls, which is a stereotype of course, but no less cute and fun to have on the vanity.  Housed within is the standard Benefit squarish blush brush which is nice to have in emergencies, but I prefer to use my own.

Benefit Galifornia blush

The lid swings up to reveal a mirror and the gorgeously sculpted blush beneath.  There is a golden overspray on the inner rings of the sunburst design, but that sweeps away with the first use and does not change the color of the blush. As with Rockateur [reviewed here], I was happy to find that the intricate pattern of the blush is quite hardy, and does not wear down even after several uses with very enthusiastic swirls of my Wayne Goss 13 brush.

Benefit Galifornia blush swatch

This arm swatch, provided with said brush, give you a good idea of the beautiful color that I have been sporting on my cheeks for the past weeks.  On my roughly NC25 skin tone, Galifornia is a warm rosy pink with a fine golden pearl finish.  It provides that luminous flush that I love, without emphasizing my pores nor the patchy flare-ups I get occasionally on my cheeks.

Benefit California makeup look

If you’re in need of some sunshine, check out Benefit Galifornia in stores now!

xo LindaThis post featured a product that was kindly provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.

10 responses to “Groovin’ to the heat of Benefit GALifornia Blush!”

  1. fromSandyxo says:

    Beautiful photography Linda! Benefit has got the design spot on with this blush. It is on my list to purchase! Very soon! Thanks for sharing.xo

  2. Lily says:

    I’ve never been a fan of Benefit. There’s just something about it that puts me off. That said, I LOVE THE PICTURES YOU TOOK! You guys get far more exciting press kits that we do here 🙂

    • silverkis says:

      Thanks Lily! My blusher came with the sheet of tattoo stickers and the cupcake in a paperbag. The courier even left it stuffed inside my shoe box outside my main door cos i was out. Everything else was my own… 😉

  3. Lyna says:

    Omg your pictures are stunning! You look stunning and that blush?? I need it!
    I think I am going to pick the palette with the blush set!!

    • silverkis says:

      Thank you so much, Lyna! That blush is gorgeous, and even lovelier on the face! I’m hoping to catch a glimpse of the new blush palette too…. the picts seem so beautiful!

  4. Christina says:

    LOL! Linda, would you believe that after living here for 17 years, I am still white as a ghost, and I live in the South Bay, where it’s most definitely hotter than San Francisco! LOL! I am just not a sun person and prefer to bathe myself in sunblock, stay in the shade, and use spf umbrellas.

    • silverkis says:

      Hahaa…. I’m not a sun person either, Christina! I wasn’t quite as religious with my sunscreen back then… and I was spending a lot of time driving around on the road, so I got quite tanned.

  5. Elena says:

    Linda I can’t believe your arrangements and photography skills. The blush looks lovely and I like that sort of almost folklore looking pattern on it. Bet it’ll look gorgeous on tanned skin too. Bur your photos steal the thunder here! xx

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