{glossies made me do it} Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Blush

Another month, another dose of beauty inspo! For those of you who don't remember, Glossies Made Me Do It is a monthly feature I partake in with Lauren of Shooting Stars Mag and Ashley of Happy. Pretty. Sweet. wherein each one of us selects something {a recipe, a book, a lace frontal hairstyle...} from a monthly magazine {glossy}, and try it for ourselves {made me do it}. Find out what glossies made me do for April; and visit both Lauren and Ashley today to see what glossies made them do!

Cheers to Glossies Made Me Do It for feeding my makeup habit! I've been dying to try Benefit blush for forever, so when I spotted the oh-so summer apropos Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Blush in the Sexy This Second piece {written by Lauren Balsamo} of the April 2017 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine {page 78}, I put the release date on my calendar, and counted down the seconds until I could click Buy It Now!

GALifornia, which retails for $29.00, is the latest shade to hit Benefit's boxed blush line-up, and I've got to say: I think it may be their most gorgeous yet! As a Cali girl, I love the inspiration for this particular blush-meets-bronzer {not to mention the retro fabulous Haight-Ashbury box}; but it's the color itself that just gets me! If you're loving the monochromatic nectar look that is everywhere rn you will so be feeling this baby!

The color payoff here is seriously beyond, adding a stunning peachy pink sunkissed glow to your complexion. I have fair skin, and this shows up beautifully on me; but I think it would also work well on warmer skintones depending on how heavy-handed you are during application. This is a v buildable product, so you can customize it to your liking - going natural or hyper-flushed. My one qualm is that the gorgeous gold you see in the pan is an overspray detail - meaning it disappears with each use. As someone who loves to glow, I kind of wish the entire pan had that gold in it, and not just the top layer; but it's still bomb - in fact, I'm going to go so far as to call it the color of summer 2017.

Something to mention, the scent is unreal - a lush vanilla meets pink grapefruit that I literally want to bottle and spray all over my body. True story. Seriously Benefit, can you release it as a perfume?




ellie said...

Wonderful packaging! Thanks for all those wonderful descriptions. Awesome post!

ivy said...

Wow! I so want this now! Great Friday post!

Couture Carrie said...

Omg need that blush now! Looks so gorge!


R's Rue said...

Looks great.

The Fashion Folks said...

It looks and sounds lovely! Love how it literally looks like summer and it's only some makeup haha. And that scent sounds amazing!! Xx


little luxury list said...

Wow, what gorgeous packaging! I would definitely try it!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

This sounds and looks amazing! I'm fair too, so I'm glad to hear it works well for your skin tone. :) Yay for it smelling nice as well!


Midnight Cowgirl said...

GALifornia is gorgeous! I think I might need it, too!

Sunshine and Elephants said...

The packaging on this is beautiful and its so reflective of your style!

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