I think I’m turning into a blusher addict. I used to “survive” with just a few blushers, but now I have about 15 in my collection and I’m sure I’m still not done. Not only do we have a rainbow of colours to contend with but with creams, powders, sheers, shimmers, minerals and mattes, there’s too many to choose from.
I’m completely in love with Benefit’s Bella Bamba, read my review here, but I actually purchased Coralista first. Released in 2009, it’s become a cult favourite amongst the “beauty” crowd. I didn’t rush to blog about it because I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, in fact, I’m still not.
Now there’s lots to love about this blusher – the colour, the packaging, the size, but there’s one problem, it’s too sheer for me. Coralista is a shimmery peachy pink. In the box I’d say it’s the perfect coral – not too pink, not too red or orange; just right.
However, as it applies so sheer, that perfect shade doesn't translate to the face. It gives more of a soft, glowy sheen with a touch of coral rather than a pop of warm colour. The powder is very silky with a frost finish, which I adore, I just wish it was more pigmented. It might be better suited to fairer skin tones. I’m going to hang on to it until the winter, see if it suits my sun-starved pasty complexion any better.
It’s often compared to Nars Orgasm and Super Orgasm, but I think they’re pinker and much more “in yer face”.
I love the packaging, what can I say, I’m a sucker for leopard print and Benefit have been very generous with this one. At 12g it’s double the size of a standard MAC blush, making the £23 price tag seem fairly reasonable.
|I had to apply it very heavily to show on the pics|
For me it’s perfect when you want a pretty, subtle sheen but if you like to look like you’re wearing blusher, this probably isn’t for you. What do you think?
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