Wednesday, November 7, 2012

AMW Reviews: Benefit Coralista Blush

Benefit blushes has been known to be a hit rather than a miss to most beauty bloggers worldwide!  I have always been lemming for Benefit's Box O' Powders but I waited until I visit a country that sells Benefit to get myself one!  

Lucky me, the brand arrived our shores and I can easily try these on prior to purchasing!  One of my favorite Benefit Blush is Hervana and I always pair this blush with a pink toned lipstick!  On days I want to look warm and healthy, my to-go-to blush is the Benefit Coralista as my Nars Orgasm blush is in my train case for good!


Cute Coralista Packaging with Blush Brush


Benefit says ---
Our warm coral-pink cheek powder is your "coral blush for a tropical flush"! This shade cheers up every skin tone in seconds.Complete with soft, natural-bristle blush brush.

Size: 8.0 Net wt. 0.28 oz.
Ingredients: TALC, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), POLYETHYLENE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), PHENOXYETHANOL, BORON NITRIDE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, LECITHIN, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE (CI 77002), CARMINE (CI 75470), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, TOCOPHEROL, BHT, RETINYL PALMITATE, LIMONENE, ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007). N° 3N5563 

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Cute box.
  • Has a tiny hint of scent.
  • Good pigmentation.  Build-able shade.
  • Gives a very natural glow.
  • Gives an instant "warm" on your overall look even without much makeup on.
  • Flattering on most skin tone.
  • Has a nice hint of shimmer but not too much.
  • Blush lasts up to 6 hours for normal and dry skin, around 4 hours for oily skin.
Cons
  • Price.
  • Putting back the brush without the divider may break the blush powder.
Overall
Versatile blush shade that works for most skin tone.  Good pigmentation, gives a nice glow to overall look.

Tips
from Benefit
  • Swirl brush in the box & blow off excess. 
  • Smile & brush lightly across the apples of your cheeks, starting from the hairline and working in. 
  • Then lightly dust over high point of face for that touch of sunshine!
from AMW
  •  Do not throw out the "divider" that comes with the packaging as to protect the blush powder from the brush.
  • Wash the brush upon purchase to make it softer.
  • If you have fair to medium toned skin, apply with light-hand for a very natural warm glow.
  • If you have medium dark to darker skin, apply a bit more for the color to pop.
  • Just like any other powdered blush, to make the blush last longer, use a cream blush underneath.
Will I repurchase?
This box will last me for a long time so I guess I'll try other shades for now!  Any other recommendations?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone into peachy pink blush that gives a natural, warm glow.

Where to purchase and how much?
At local Benefit counters for Php1,600.00 (approx $38.00). LIKE Benefit Cosmetics Philippines on Facebook to get updated on Sales and events.  At Benefit international website for $28.00 (without tax).

Photos

 Cute design of Benefit Box O' Powders
Has manufacturing date clearly printed on box to know your product's freshness. 

The brush that comes with the blush
Made of natural hair with a wooden handle.

Coralista on Box
Warm peachy pink with a hint of shimmer. Based on my observation, this looks like the lighter version of the famous NARS Orgasm. 


Swatch on fingers


Light hand application from the apples of my cheeks going upwards

Without eye makeup and lipstick, a swipe of Benefit Coralista Blush makes me look more lively.


What is your favorite Benefit Box O' Powders?
Mine would be Hervana and Coralista!

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18 comments:

  1. coralista looks very sheer, i have hervana and bella bamba. favorite is still bella bamba, just take one sweep for the color to show :D

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    1. Ohhh Bella Bamba is Nice to! you reminded me about it! I almost forgot about i as I chucked it inside the makeup traincase for clients!

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  2. this kind of shade will work best on me... i love corals! :)

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  3. I have this blush too. I love how buildable the pigmentation is. Too pigmented blushes make me look like a clown but this is so easy to apply and the colour beautifully warms up my complexion.

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    1. I agree Gio, we can adjust the pigmentation of this blush! I love how it warms my dull complexion too!

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  4. Try Hervana!!! I've heard so many ravs bout it!!! ^_^

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    1. Hi Dream Makeup, yes I did! I've written that it's one of my favorite blush from Benefit!

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  5. I agree! The box o powder of benefit will last looong! I hit the pan with my coralista and saw how thick the product is. Unlike other blushes na you think you got alot pero di malalim yung pan. :)) sugarbomb is also a good one!

    http://thebeautygeek.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow you already hit the pan? I haven't hit any pan from that of Benefit! Though pricey, you get a good amount of product so High Five!

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  6. the ones here do not come w date stickers. i wish they did though!
    anyway i love coralista~ i am no where near done my box, but have a backup. actually had a few so had to sell one off. anyway i dont use the brush anymore. I found that it got annoying to remove the divider and then replace it. but im lazy...lol

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    1. Ah, I don't know why it's not the same here and there and it's the same brand!

      what's your fave Benefit blush Rasilla?

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  7. OMG! This shade looks so good on U! Very pretty and natural!

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    1. Thank you Anastacia dear, I love how natural this shade is !

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  8. looks very light color, for me would not work, i like things more vibrant *dragqueenhere* ahuhuahua

    love your blog! <3
    kisses from Brazil

    Mary

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    1. Hi mary, you made me smile! you are so funny on dragQueenhere ! You can always apply more, I applied mine using light hand motion as I don't have any eye makeup on! :D

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  9. I have got to try this out, it makes you look amazing!

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    1. Let me know how it looks on you! thanks :D

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