Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Long-lasting and bright tropical flush
Member Name: bkecky
Advantages: Lasts seemingly forever!
I bought this from my local House of Fraser Benefit counter and I have to say after seeing the prices advertised on here from Amazon, I wish I had checked there first! But an impulse buy is an impulse buy.
I have bought Benefit's blushers before in Hula and Georgia Peach and I have always found they give you a real healthy glow and last for ages (probably an unhealthy amount of time considering all the warnings about using out of date cosmetics)! They all come in different little boxes, which are actually quite sturdy. I was expecting that the lid would come off in my handbag but not as yet. The packaging is very tropical with a pink leopard print flower shape in the middle, surrounding by turquoise and purple patters. The powder also doesn't seem to crumble as much as other blushers/bronzers. The brush that is included ha stiffer bristles than you might expect from a blusher brush and it is also quite thin and wide. I am guessing the purpose of this is to fix the box and aid with cheek contouring. Although I haven't quite mastered the art of this.
As with most Benefit products, it smells lovely and the colour is beautifully vibrant. When I tested it on my hand in the shop it seemed more pink than coral but I have found that if I am tanned it is more coral than when I am pale, when it appears more pinkish. It is quite strong though and sticks to the bristles well so don't go overboard with sweeping it backwards and forwards over the powder before application if you have pale skin, like me. I find gently blowing on the brush or sweeping it over the back of my and first gets rid of any excess to avoid looking as if I've just run a marathon. You can layer it up as you wish and it blends well.
My only criticism is that it doesn't seem to last all day. I need to reapply around lunch time. Whether this is due to my skin type, I'm not sure. If I'm going out I usually put more on so that it has more staying power. It definitely stays in my handbag though.
Considering the time it lasts, I think it is worth the price. So many blushers I have had before have cracked and crumbled but this one seems to stand the test of time.
Summary: A nice fresh blusher