Benefit GALifornia Blush and Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter Review

Hello beauties, I was recently gifted some vouchers for Christmas from family members for Boots so thought it was the perfect chance to pick up two Benefit products I had been lusting after. I was in need of a new blush anyway and hey a girl can never have too many highlighters right?. Today’s review will be on the GALifornia Blush and the Dandelion Twinkle highlighter, both from Benefit cosmetics.

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Benefit GALifornia blush

Benefit’s NEW GALifornia golden pink blusher is part sun, pure fun! It blends bright pink with shimmering gold, capturing the warm glow of California sunshine in a box. The signature GALifornia Dreamin’ scent features notes of pink grapefruit & vanilla. Comes complete with a custom rounded blush brush for soft, diffused application.

Golden pink powder blush

Artwork inspired by vintage California surfer girls

Includes rounded blush brush and mirror

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First off, I think it has to be said how gorgeous the packaging of this blush looks. With its groovy 70’s style design it is definitely easy on the eye. All of their box of powders in the collection come in a magnetic flip top box that contain 5.0g of product. On the underside of the lid you will find a cute sturdy mirror which is handy when traveling or on the go. Inside of the box you will find a small brush (I didn’t end up using it though) the bristles do feel quite scratchy so I don’t know how great this would be at picking up product. Once you lift up the brush you will see a gorgeous sun print on the front with gold dusting. The dusting is only slightly dusted on top so doesn’t carry on all through the blush. I am completely in love with the peachy pink tone of this. This blush does have a scent and it’s a slight fruity smell of peach. It gives such a gorgeous amount of colour and a natural healthy glow to my cheeks, it was really easy to apply with my Real Techniques blush brush and you don’t need much product to get the desired look. This is on the pricer side for a blush costing £24.50

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle powder highlighter

Get your glow on with dandelion twinkle superfine highlighting powder. Special baked technology delivers a strobing formula for a sheer, whisper-light texture. Wear it alone or on top of your favorite blush or powder and step into the dreamy spotlight.

Quick, easy strobing

Highlighting powder

Signature dandy daydream scent

Dandelion twinkle’s baked technology creates a superfine, whisper-light radiance…a little goes a long way. Dandelion twinkle provides the same number of uses as your other box o’ powders!

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With a more simplistic design this blush is the second version of ‘dandelion’ which is a blush. This one is their Twinkle highlight, this has a very faint smell of sweets which i find so appealing! The highlight itself is gorgeous champagne pink with very fine flecks of glitter, I am not normally a fan of ‘glittery’ highlights but this is so subtle. I found that the texture is so light and not at all powdery. The only problem I had with this highlight is that is gives too much of a natural look and if you know me then you know I love a blinding highlight. Although I did remedy this by spraying my highlight brush with some setting spray to make it more popping and it totally worked!. This blush costs £24.50 for 3.0g of product.

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All in all I loved both products and will be repurchasing! Especially the blush. They both look so beautiful on the skin,giving it a gorgeous healthy glow. I really want to try the Hoola bronzer next!.

What are your favourite products from Benefit? Let me know in the comments below!

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Thanks for reading.



30 Comments Add yours

      1. your welcome, great post

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  1. I’m more of a bronze girl in general so hoola for me
    is my favourite – do try it!! I do really love their dandelion twinkle powder too X

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    1. Ah really! Definitely something I will picked up next then! The boxes are so cute x

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  2. Great review!! That blush though! It looks amazing!!

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    1. Thank you sweet! It’s my new favourite ❤️ x

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  3. Siyana says:

    The pattern on the blush is so cute, definitely gives you a nice summer vibe x

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    1. Completely agree! Will be gutted when it fades away. Thanks for reading sweet x


  4. Jen xo says:

    Great post! I haven’t tried a benefit product yet but I’m going to add the highlighter to my list lol x

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    1. It’s so pretty! I would recommend buying a few of their minis to try first to get a feel of what you will love before splurging out on the full sized ❤️ x

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  5. beffshuff says:

    i love the detailing in the blush! I love how its a little shimmery too! I need to try more Benefit products!

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    1. So pretty isn’t it! I will be gutted when the design starts to fade away! I defiantly recommend the blush it’s so pretty on the skin! x


  6. taliapeace says:

    I love rockature blush so much it is a bronzey blush and I love pairing it with dandelion highlighter which gives a gentle glow for a slow key makeup day ! Xx Talia

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    1. Yeah that it was either going to be GALifornia or rockature so will definitely pick that up at some point! Thanks for reading sweet! x

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  7. saradiz says:

    Love their packaging! Both of them are so cute! xx

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    1. I know so beautiful! Will be gutted when I hit pan 😂 x

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  8. Mimi says:

    Finally catching up with your posts! Let me start with:” GET HOOLA NEXT” it’s one of my favourite and I can’t put it down. That highlighter is soooo pretty I don0t have any similar, I really want it but the price is killing me! XD xx

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    1. Enjoying reading all your comments this morning ❤️ . I definitely will it seems to be a favourite with everyone that’s commented! I agree it was on my lust list for ages and I only bought it because I had Christmas vouchers to spend otherwise I wouldn’t have justified it! x

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      1. Mimi says:

        It’s so pretty! Xx

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  9. Makeup by Erin says:

    I love Hoola! I haven’t tried anything else from them though! That blush looks gorgeous though! 😍

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    1. It sounds like Hoola is my next benefit purchase then! I love the packaging of all of them so much ❤️ x

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  10. chloeburford says:

    The blush is so so pretty! xx

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    1. Completely agree! It’s my new favourite x


  11. I have both of these and I must say a huge fan. I think the highlighter is my fave though I absolutely love it!

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    1. Ah glad someone else loves them! I love both but would have to say the blush is my favourite!. Thanks for reading sweet! x

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