Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Benefit Georgia Face Powder ($28.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a pale, warm-toned peachy pressed powder. Benefit describes it as, “Our “just peachy” face powder leaves your complexion warm and vibrant. Georgia is a dream…it’s peaches and cream!”

Georgia is best used as a sheer, all-over powder on light to medium skin-tones. I think darker skin tones will find this can go on ashy or so sheer they’re not sure they’ve put anything on. It’s really good for brightening and warming up lighter skin tones, so it’s actually a very product for barely-there makeup days. When I’m in a rush, this is something I can easily dust on to make my face look a little more alive and less likely I only slept four hours the night before.

I think only the lightest of skin tones will find this useful as a blusher, just because the color is both sheer and pale. In my swatch, there’s only a hint of product that shows up, so you can see that my NC25/30 skin tone starts to get close to the end of the spectrum for this product’s usefulness. I also think that some people go into purchasing this product expecting to use it as a blusher, and then find themselves disappointed by its sheerness. I do like it as an all-over face powder, but it does have shimmer in it, so if you don’t want shimmer all over your face, this isn’t the best choice in all-over powders for you.

Additionally, this can be used as a highlighter on cheeks alone, too. It’s a more versatile product than you’d think, but I think a lot of us just get trapped into expecting a blush and not getting it. Georgia also feels a bit powdery/chalky, which is yet another reason I think it’s not a workable product on darker skin tones. I find this best applies with a stippling brush (like MAC’s 187) all over the face for a light, warmed up look without too much shimmer or product.

By the ounce, Benefit Face Powders/Blush colors are actually cheaper than MAC! Benefit comes in at $70.00/oz. while MAC is $88.10/oz. Benefit Face Powders/Blushes are actually some of the most bang-for-your-buck in the high-end department. The packaging is cute and exactly what I’d expect out of Benefit. Georgia actually does have a light peach scent to it, though it’s not something I notice while wearing the product–only when I sniff the product itself.

Bottom line: It’s not replacing any products I’m already using, and I’d probably be more apt to use it if it provided more of a peachy blush color than an all-over color.  I prefer other highlighters and all-over powders with setting qualities, as well.  It’s a quality product, but it doesn’t work for everyone, and it’s best used as an easy all-over powder.  I think if that’s what you’re looking for, you’d enjoy this product.  For others, this is nice, but it isn’t a must-have.

  • Product: 25/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 3/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you’re looking for a sheer, warm-toned all-over powder and you’re light to medium in skintone, this might work for you.

Availability: BenefitCosmetics.com

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23 thoughts on “Benefit Georgia Face Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I had this, but it didn’t work for me.

  2. Vanessa

    I’ve hit pan on this already, use to just brush it on as an overall face powder/highlighter to perk up the complexion. I’m NC25/30, I did use it as a blush even though it didn’t really show up too well but for a no-makeup natural look it was fine.

  3. amy

    I was going to buy this but I have this in Dandelion instead and I have had this item for about 3-4 years but haven’t hit pan yet. I knew both Dandelion and Georgia Peach will be to light for me as a blush, as I alternative between a NC40 and NW 35 but it is nice as a highlighter for me, especially on the bridge of the nose. If I really pack on the product I can just see a very hint of colour, but over all it is not a blush product for me.

  4. Stephanie

    i’m nw15, and I can never get this to show up well on my face. which is a shame cause it looks so pretty:(

  5. Daniela

    i wanna try these benefit boxes
    but i haven’t got a chance though i wanna try many benefit products but right now I’m BROKE from stupid M.A.C lol
    I’m saving up for all of those collections coming up
    so probably ask for one of these for a Christmas present or something
    since my godparents are coming oh yes(:
    thanks for the review I’m deciding between this one
    coralista or 10 any recommendations?

  6. Kajsa

    I bought this, but I’m too pale for it, so I use it as a highlighter instead. And I looove the scent and can actually still smell it when it’s on my face, and the brushes! :)

  7. Jennifer

    I love love “Ten”…

    Which would be better Dandelion or Georgia? How about Coralista? I have Mac NC20 skintone or Diorskin Nude in 020 Light Beige.

    I saw them and tested them on my fingers.. I definitely don’t think Hoopla would be good for me.

    Is Coralista bright? Is it like Fleur Power blush from mac? Because I have that and it works fine lightly.

  8. I had this for a while and used this as an allover face powder and I loved it. But when i get darker during the summer time, I ended up looking ashy.

  9. jojo

    I have Georgia, Dandelion, Dallas and Hoola. Hoola is great for contouring for me and I think the best buy was Dallas and Dandelion. I am NC25 in MAC, Georgia does not do much for me but Dandelion shows up better even though it is pale like Georgia.
    Mixing Dandelion on top of Dallas is so natural looking and pretty I can’t even describe how pretty it is. :)

  10. Kimberly

    I have had this for years and it is great
    I am super pale and it gives a nice peachy glow

  11. Kimberlee

    Are there any slightly darker dupes of this?

  12. Becca

    I have this and use it almost every day (when I’m at my dad’s) for an all over face powder even though you can barely see it. I put chez chez lame by MAC as a highlight and this to top it off, very pretty, and it smells DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Ricardo

    what is a good dupe for Georgia Peach??.. i cant find it at sephora anymore.. and i wanted an all over face brightening powder.. preferably with no shimmer i love matte but i don’t mind very subtle shimmer…. i am an nc20 in mac. please help i love your website!!<3