Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder
Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

GALifornia

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a fine, golden pearl. The finer shimmer translated into a luminous finish that was glowing but not frosted or pore-emphasizing.

Benefit does not say much about the actual product, other than it features a “soft, blendable formula” and is scented with “notes of pink grapefruit and vanilla” (and heavily scented at that). The formula felt slightly denser than some of the long-standing shades in the range but not as dense as the Rockateur formula. It was smooth, blendable, and easy to work with on the skin, despite being a bolder, brighter shade. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that was easy to apply less of for more medium coverage, if desired. The blush wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dicalcium Phosphate, Squalane, Glycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Limonene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dimethicone, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, BHT, Linalool, Citral, Geraniol, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Water. May Contain (+/-): Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), Ci 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Earthquake Highliner
On lips:
  • Lipstick Queen Mornin' Sunshine Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Pretty blush, but what caught my eye was the lipstick and it’s the new Lipstick Queen!!! I thought it was supposed to look coral, but it looks like a nice pink on you!

This one looks great on you Christine!

I swatched it in store and I really really liked the base colour! At the same time, I hate overspray because it makes me not want to use the product because then it will lose its prettiness lol. Oh well, I’m glad this is permanent, because I can wait for a sale. Meanwhile, I’ll just use the Tarte dupe. Thanks for always listing dupes, btw, I didn’t even realise the Tarte one is such a close dupe. 🙂

It’s cute but nothing special. Mostly everything runs orange with Benefit blushes so to me this is rather meh. Ooh ANOTHER orangey pinky blush from Benefit. How original… NOT! LOL

Love Galifornia! What a perfect shade of blush! This entire look you did above has such a pretty, and very springy effect.

Despite having virtually every blush benefit ever made…including ones that predated the boxes, think it’s a pass. To me, benefi, like Nars, shines at blushes. Enjoy it, y’all.

Would this work on darker skin tones? I think benefit has beautiful blushes but they dont seem to care about making universal shades for people browner than a paper bag! I’m around NC45 in MAC.

I’ll pass on “heavily scented”. Never been a fan of their blushes, or any of their products, actually. Although, the product “looks” pretty!

I just purchased Too Faced How Deep is your love blush. How do these differ in color? I have never been in to brighter blushes, but all of a sudden …I need them all! Beautiful look, btw! I saw that Buxom white Russian palette at sephora the other day…I can’t wait for your review!

Peachy-coral blushes are my weakness, so I ordered this with my last Sephora haul and I really like it 🙂 It’s definitely heavily scented – it smells like suntan lotion to me – but thankfully it isn’t noticeable at all once applied.

I want this. I was just waiting on a review because I didn’t want to get swindled by the pretty packaging lol. Eeek, it will be my first Benefit blush ever!

Dear Christine,
I need your help with this blush. I’ll buy a mac lipstick online, now that mac is finally available at lookfantastic.com. And I’m looking for the exact shade of Galifornia blush. So I could match.
P.s. Can I wear it with velvet teddy as well?

Thank you so much! Xxoo

Hi Ana!

All the dupes that I’m aware of, MAC or otherwise, are listed on the post/under “view all” dupes! Whether Velvet Teddy would go really depends on your complexion, what else you’re wearing, etc.

Christine, thank you so much for your answer.
But there are only blush dupes. I would like to find a matching mac lipstick that goes with my Galifornia blush. Thank you!

Sorry, Christine..
I’m looking for the mac lipstick that is the same in color than Galifornia. For example I think ravishing or flamingo is quite similar? But I can’t tell because I only see the colors online. I hope you could help me to find matching lipstick in color.
Thank you so much for your time!

Thank you so much. So these lipsticks I can wear with galifornia blush? Just asking beacause Galifornia is more coral and these are more pink. Thank you for all the swatches!

Christine, I think I know why my galifornia blush is more coral than pink. Maybe because I bought a mini version. I think the mini version is different in color. Do you think this could be possible?

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