Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Benefit GALifornia Review

One of the most requested "powdered blush product" for the year 2017 is none other than --- Benefit's Galifornia Box O' Powder Blush!

What sold me from giving in to Galifornia?  Well, aside from the fact that I'm singing "GALIFORNIA Girls we're unforgettable, Daisy Dukes bikinis on top.." (sing to the tune of Katy Perry's California Girls.)  Seriously, the song does not go away!  It just gets more intense as I use this blush every single day.

Now back to another reason why I cave in!  According to Benefit Cosmetics, Galifornia is a Sweep of Sunshine --- who doesn't like that?  

a photo of Benefit GALifornia Box O' Powder Review by Nikki Tiu

And I actually own almost ALL of the Benefit's Box O' Powders and I have to say, this is my favorite box design to date!

a photo of Benefit GALifornia Box O' Powder Review.

Benefit says ---
"Benefit’s NEW GALifornia golden pink blusher is part sun, pure fun! It blends bright pink with shimmering gold, capturing the warm glow of California sunshine in a box. The signature GALifornia Dreamin’ scent features notes of pink grapefruit & vanilla. Comes complete with a custom rounded blush brush for soft, diffused application."

As always, each Benefit's Box O' Powders comes with my most favorite "kit brush" of all!  These brushes are definitely for-keeps!  They are not only great on being a Blush brush but also a perfect contour brush!
 a photo of Benefit GALifornia Box O' Powder Review.
As for Galifornia on box, it comes with a "peach-colored" blush and a huge bright sun design, unfortunately, this sun disappears on first use!  It's just an overspray so appreciate it while it lasts!

a photo of Benefit GALifornia Box O' Powder Review.

I did say the blush looks "peach" (very peach" on box but in truth, it is hailed as a warm golden pink blush!  True enough it does translates into something peach-coral on my warm undertone.

a photo of Benefit GALifornia Box O' Powder Review.

The effect is very subtle on first 2 swipes but if you want more drama (like what I did when I applied on #AMWIgStories) apply a bit more and you get "boom"  super bright peach pink cheeks!

In person, this looks brighter !
a photo of Benefit GALifornia Box O' Powder Review.

Before and After
before and after photo of Benefit GALifornia Box O' Powder Review.

AMW says ---

  • GALifornia is scented with pink grapefruit and vanilla but I sniffed more vanilla to it.  The most scented Box O' Powders from Benefit.  It doesn't bother me but may bother others.
  • The custom rounded brush makes it very easy-to-apply and feels soft on cheeks.
  • Soft, smooth formulation, very easy to apply and blend.
  • Pigmentation is really good!  You can control the outcome of the blush (whether natural or dramatic)
  • Long-lasting.  Lasts upto 6 hours if normal skin.

a photo of Askmewhats wearing Benefit GALifornia Box O' Powder Review.

This is honestly my favorite blush now from Benefit, it used to be Hervana, then Rockateur, then year 2017 --- it's the GALifornia Year!

Do you like GALifornia on me?
Do you think you'll wear this shade?

Benefit GALifornia is priced locally at Php1,600.00 available in all Benefit Counters near you.

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. My bff gifted this last month for my birthday and I love the packaging so much that I don't have the courage to touch it.


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