What the brand says
If you want the look of a California gal without having to pay the price tag – Galifornia blusher is what you’ve been dreaming of. The new blusher mixes a pink blusher with shimmering gold to create a sunny, warm look that you get from soaking up the California rays.
I saw this on the Boots website the other day and fell in love. Benefit have really come up trumps with Galifornia blush, creating a design that looks gorgeous inside and out. They’ve also included a round blush brush and a mirror so you can apply on the go.
Inside the blusher is a unique sun design that has been inspired by vintage California surfer girls. The colour is really soft and I love the gold that’s running through the blusher. I tried it on my finger initially and was amazed at the strong iridescent gold that runs throughout the peach, the gold was so strong it really reminded me more of a highlighter. When swatched properly on my wrist however the blusher seemed a lot lighter and didn’t appear to have the gold running through it. The blusher has notes of grapefruit and vanilla running through it which makes it smell amazing!
When I applied the blusher to my face I did feel the colouring was quite light and it did take quite a lot of product to get my desired look. The blusher is buildable so if you do prefer just a dab of blush this will work really well for you. When I first put the blusher on my finger the colour was really strong so I was surprised by the colour pay off when using the blusher normally. I didn’t think the gold in the blusher really came through on my face either.
Overall a blusher that smells amazing, looks amazing but a little bit disappointing when it comes to colour payoff. As I mentioned earlier if you prefer a very low key look this is the blusher for you.
I give it 3/5
Get it for £24.50 at John Lewis
- Smells simply amazing
- Buildable colour
- Beautiful colours with a mixture of rose and gold
- Perfect if you prefer your makeup not to be too obvious
- The colour pay off is quite poor and you have to apply quite a lot of the blusher to get a really visible effect