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      06.05.2013 21:14
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      Not the product for me!

      I bought this Benefit Georgia face powder around a year ago when I was on holiday in New York as I got a bit carried away with all the make up being a bit cheaper than it is here in the UK. This product is a face powder that can be used in numerous ways - dusted over the full face to give it a glow, on the cheeks as a kind of blusher, or even swept over the eyelids.

      This product comes in similar packaging to the other Benefit bronzers/blushers - a square box with a lift on/off lid. Inside the box there is a small brush which is quite an unusual shape, with just a straight line of bristles attached to an equally small wooden handle. The brush is something that I don't like about this product, I have never really used any of the Benefit brushes that come with their blushers/bronzers. I think they are just too small and hard to grip. I always end up using my own brushes. I'd rather they left the brush out and just gave me an extra gram or two of the product itself.

      The product itself is a light peachy colour and has a slight, subtle shimmer. There is also a subtle scent that comes from the product, it is a peach/apricot-like smell that is noticeable if you smell the box but not so noticeable when the product is actually on your face. When you swirl your brush in the product it is easily picked up on the brush.

      I have tried wearing this product in a couple of ways. Firstly I have used it instead of a bronzer and swept a light coating of it all over my face. I found that I didn't really like to wear it in this way and it didn't suit my quite pale skin tone. My face looked too "peachy" and it didn't really give me a glow in the same way that other bronzing products do.

      I have also tried using this product as more of a blusher, applying a heavier layer just on my cheek bones. Again I wasn't keen on it this way, as it did not really stand out on my skin and I reverted back to my usual pink blusher which I prefer. This may be just a personal preference issue, but Benefit claim that this product suits all skin tones but I would have to say I disagree with this statement. I feel that the product may suit those with darker skin better.

      To give the product credit where it's due, it does apply evenly onto the skin and lasts well, staying put on my face even at the end of a long day. It is then easily removed with make up remover/wipes/my normal cleanser. Another advantage is that it does not irritate my sensitive skin in any way.

      From looking on the Benefit website this product seems to have been discontinued. I am not sure of the price it sold for in the UK but as the other blushers/bronzers sell for around £22.50 I imagine it was a similar price. There is 11g of powder in the box. I do think this is quite expensive especially for a product I didn't like that much.

      I am giving this product a 3 star rating, as despite not liking it that much it is probably more of a personal shade preference issue. It is still a good quality product despite the fact that in my opinion it does not suit all skin tones, as Benefit claim. Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review helpful.

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      03.05.2013 13:47
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      A very average face powder - too sheer and subtle for me

      Benefit Georgia is one of the earliest incarnations of the classic boxed Benefit face powders and has been sitting in its pretty little box on my dressing table for a good few years now. It is not a face powder that I use every day, as it has been replaced in my affections by CORALista and Sugar Bomb, but it still gets an outing from time to time.

      Like all Benefit products, the packaging of Georgia is distinctive and instantly recognisable as being from Benefit. It comes in the same type of box as the other cheek powders such as CORALista, Sugar Bomb and Dandelion. The box is peach in colour with a large picture of a peach on the front, with the product name 'Georgia' clearly visible. The peachiness of the box correlates to the colour of the powder inside - it is a very 'peach' colour, designed to give your cheeks that healthy glow that makes you look fresher without looking like you have tried too hard. The brush in the box is simple in design - a peach plastic handle and soft bristles which enable you to sweep the product effectively across your cheeks. Personally, I find the brush doesn't quite give me the look I'm aiming for - I use it when I'm in a rush but, if I've got that bit of extra time to spend on my look, I tend to use a big MAC blusher brush to apply it as I just feel the shape of that is better than the slightly flat looking brush that is included in the box. However, the quality of the Benefit brush is great - it is a really soft texture which feels lovely on your cheeks and, even after several years of use, it still looks pretty much as good as new.

      Application of Georgia is very straight-forward, you simply sweep the powder across your cheeks using the brush, concentrating on the areas where the sun would naturally cause your cheeks to glow. The colour on my skin is a fairly sheer shade of peach, although over application can make it look a bit orange (not in a TOWIE way though, it is much more subtle than that). There is a very subtle shimmer to this product as well which I like as I am a sucker for anything with a bit of shimmer and sparkle, but nothing that would stop it being a product that is suitable for daytime use. To be honest, I don't feel that this product has 'enough' to it - it is a bit too peachy to be an all over face powder and not really dark enough (for me anyway) to be a proper blush in the way that Sugar Bomb and CORALista are. I find now that I only really wear it on days where I'm not really doing the whole make-up thing - a bit of The Porefessional to even out my skin tone, a sweep of this and a smear of tinted lip-balm - absolutely minimal but just enough to take the edge off my sleep-deprived face before the school run.

      Looking at the Benefit website, it looks as though Georgia has been discontinued although it is still available in some places. The RRP was around £22.50 when I bought it and, as it lasts forever, it probably still represents fairly good value for money.

      Overall, this is a product that I can't really decide whether I would recommend or not. It does add something to a pale collection, but it feels like a 'summer' product yet doesn't work well on me once my skin has had a bit of sun as it is just too sheer and pale to stand out on its own. In my opinion, it is the weakest of the Benefit collection of face powders - the peachiness would suit very pale skins, but it is a bit too 'nothing' as far as my average skin tone is concerned. I will continue to use it occasionally but I think the fact that I have so much of it left after so long tells its own story.

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      25.08.2012 19:30
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      A brilliant blush that will make it feel like summer all year round!

      I have another confession to make... (as the Foo Fighters once sang) that I am becoming rather addicted to the Benefit Box blushes, bronzers and highlights - basically anything they put in a pretty packaged box with a handy brush I'm having! I tried and tested the ones that were available to me in Boots and was on the look for a new one. That's when I noticed a friend of mine had one called 'Georgia' I hadn't seen it around and she told me that it was an older one that wasn't currently stocked in Boots or Superdrug. Determined to try and find one I took a leaf out of Sherlock Holmes book and did some research! Luckily a lot of people were still on the look out for this blush and I managed to find it online on a multitude of sites. Win!

      The packaging is one of the best I would have to say, a gorgeous pinky orange box with a cute little motif of a pale pink peach with a bright green stalk at the top. Across the bottom is the word 'Georgia' and the weight which is 11g or 0.4oz - quite a lot of product, so you know you are getting your moneys worth! On the back are the ingredients and a little bit about the product and how to apply such as; 'Dust this peaches and cream powder lightly all over your complexion then brush on the apples of your cheeks for a warm, happy glow.'

      When you lift off the lid, you are presented with the blusher and the handy brush that all the Benefit Blushers come with. This particular one is the same pinky shade as the box with white bristles which are very helpful as you can see how much product you have picked up. I love the whole look of this blusher as it fresh, fruity and fun! I was so excited to try it!

      The shade is described as peachy (hence the picture on the front) I would go further to say that overall it is a very pink shade that has a lot of coral and peach tones throughout. It could fall into both the pink and the coral category as it possesses both the colours to satisfy both. I personally think this is brilliant as sometimes pink shades leave me looking like a china doll and coral shades leave me looking orange, so a combination of the two is perfect for me!

      I like to apply this with the brush that comes with it rather than my own blusher brush purely because of the shape of the bristles - a usual brush's bristles are arranged in a circular fashion which is great for blending in and creating apples on your cheeks, but with this brush they are arranged in a straight line which is absolutely great for creating or sculpting cheekbones! So I simply sweep the brush over the blush and then in straight lines apply to my cheeks - don't swirl it as it will cover too much of the surface and won't appear polished. Once on this blush creates the perfect 'peaches and cream' complexion giving a healthy and natural glow without being too over the top. The shade is amazing and would suit every skin tone as it is so varied. Its very sheer so there is no danger of putting on too much, however you can build it up for a slightly more bolder look.

      Benefit also claim on their website that this looks great 'dusted on the eye lids' I thought this was quite a silly idea at first - who puts blusher on their eyelids? But then I tried it and realised exactly what they meant! If you take a fluffy brush or even your finger and just apply a teeny, tiny bit over your eyelids it makes your eyes look so much more awake and lifted - a little like the Benefit Lemonaid but Peachaid instead!

      Another thing I absolutely love is the scent - it smells just like peaches and is extremely divine! I love the peach water that you can get and this smells just like that so when im applying it its even more refreshing! However it isn't over powering and doesn't linger but it is noticeable as my boyfriend commented on it and boys never notice much!

      I love this blusher and even though it is quite expensive at £23.50, if you shop around on the online sights you can find it for cheaper. But it does last for a long time and its one of those make up products that you actually look forward to putting on and wearing!

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        04.01.2012 18:33

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        definitely worth buying

        I was bought this Benefit powder for my birthday in October 2010, after trying a sample and loving it.

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        The powder retails at around £23.50. This may seem pricey for a little box of powder, but trusts me, since i got it I still have not used it up even though I use it everyday It sadly at the moment seems to be out of stock everywhere and is not on the Benefit website.

        The Powder

        The powder is a light peachy shimmer that brushes on easily. Looks lovely over foundation and powder. It also has a light peachy scent which is pleasant when applying and is not overpowering at all. You do not need too much to get the desired effect, as too much could make you look a bit orange! Although the powder brushes on easily, and gives even coverage, the brush that you get with the powder is not that good so I would recommend using a different brush for this.

        The Packaging:

        The powder is packaged in a lovely peachy orange box with a picture of a peach, the Benefit logo and the name of the powder on it. When you open the box you see the little brush which has a peach coloured handle. Underneath this brush you see the powder. The packaging as a whole is very pretty and looks nice in a bathroom or in a makeup bag.

        Summary:

        I would recommend this to anyone. The price tag may seem high but it is well worth it when you see how long it lasts and the results that it gives you.

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        30.08.2011 19:34
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        Over priced white elephant

        I love almost everything about this product, the packaging, the lovely soft brush it comes with, the gorgeous subtle scent - I think it's meant to be peaches but I wouldn't vouch for that. It has a beautiful soft light peach shade that has the most barely there shimmer you could ever imagine just enough to stop it looking heavy and matte, those are the things I love about it. The one big thing I don't like about it is how it looks on my skin.

        My cousin bought this for my birthday about two years ago, I'm normally very good about using up my cosmetics and potions, I don't have many products that are left in my drawers and on my shelves half used unfortunately Georgia is one of them. Every now and then I take it out and think, surely I was just being pernickity, or used it incorectly last time and give it another whirl, but I get the same result each time.

        I'll give a little more information about the product before I tell you what that result is. Georgia is a sister product to Dandelion face powder (which works much better on my skin tone). The powder can be used as a subtle blush, or highligher on darker skin tones, or be lightly swept over the whole complexion to give it a peachy glow. It contains 11.0g of product and costs £23.50, I have also found it on a website 'trinitydivinity.co.uk' for £14 with £3.99 to be added to that.

        How to use, it's very simple you can use the brush provided, which is nice and thick and not at all like the brushes you normally get 'free' with a product, or use your own. Use it as you would a blusher, or a light dusting all over the face.

        How it performed: Well for me it simply didn't I swept my brush back and forth over the powder a few times dutifully tapped off the excess and brushed high up along my cheeks...nothing, I repeated the action again nothing. I brushed the brush back and forth frantically in the pot and didn't bother brushing off the excess, and voila a rather dull flat looking dirty cheek, not a luscious peachy glow at all. Next time I tried a subtle sweep of product all over my face, the same thing happened, nothing the first few passes, then suddenly a face that looked as if it had the remains of a fake tanning session ingrained in my skin. My skin looked as if it needed a good wash and exfoliate. I don't think it was just that I didn't appreciate the subtle 'glow' it gave to my face, because despite loving make up I also love subtle, if something can make me look better without being 'there' then I'm all for it. I've tried applying this to my pasty milk white inner arms to be able to see how the colour builds more clearly and it takes ages to show any colour, and then it simply looks dirty.

        I found it hard to imagine what this powder is meant to achieve, it doesn't work as a face powder, nor as a blusher, is it meant to provide a last step 'veil of warmth and radiance'? if so it doesn't do that either, not for me anyway. I have seen information online saying Georgia has been discontinued, and when I looked for it on the Debenhams and Boots websites I couldn't find it, if it has been discontinued I can see why. Though I couldn't find it for sale at some of the bigger retailers it is still listed on the Benefit website as available and is widely obtainable online.

        I'm willing to put down the icky effect of this product on my skin to simply not being compatible complexion wise - though the blurb claims it is suitable for all skin tones from the palest to darkest. I've also heard that others with a more tanned complexion or darker think it looks chalky and flat on them, and despite looking cracking and smelling divine in the pot, even on a pale complexion I have to agree with them. I wouldn't buy this for myself even if it cost £1.

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          21.06.2011 11:25
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          I wanted to love this, but it was a complete waste of money for me.

          I am a big fan of Benefit's range of cute, boxed powders (particularly Dandelion), and have amassed quite a collection. One I hadn't yet tried was Georgia, so I decided to put that right on a recent shopping trip.

          Georgia is a peach toned powder, designed to give your complexion warmth and radiance. As my skin is pale, I thought this might be just the thing for summer. It comes in the standard Benefit powder size of 11g, which will cost you £23.50 (I think the price is standard everywhere). Depending on what you read, this product has been or is being discontinued. Apparently it's been off the shelves at Sephora for months, but I keep seeing it in the U.K, (I bought mine in June 2011) so I'm not sure what the official story is. Maybe it's just being discontinued in the U.S at the moment.

          The packaging is gorgeous, as we have come to expect from Benefit. Georgia comes in a cute, kitsch square box with a picture of a peach on the lid and an application brush inside. The powder itself is a soft, peach shade which also has the sweet but subtle scent of peaches. It has a fine-milled texture, so shouldn't go heavy or cakey when applied. So far, so good!

          I first tried this one evening, over my usual Clinique foundation, using the Georgia applicator brush. Two applications later, I couldn't actually see it on my skin. "Never mind," I thought. "It's the artificial light. I'll see it just fine in the daylight!" The next morning I used the same application method....and nothing. Over the next few days, I tried different brushes, applying it in different intensities, I tried wearing it over different foundations, and I tried it on bare skin. I even tried it on my long suffering boyfriend! It tells you everything you need to know when I say he was quite happy to go out wearing Georgia, because it was completely invisible on his skin as well! I'd love to be able to write a paragraph describing the exact shade / pigment / texture / pearlescence of Georgia when applied, but I can't.

          While I realise that this product is supposed to be fairly subtle rather than a full-on blush, I did hope it would actually be visible! About the only thing I can say is that it does slightly mattify any shiny areas, and makes my skin feel nice and smooth. At the moment, I feel like I wasted my money, and I'll be going back to Benefit's Dandelion powder for when I want a soft, every day glow to my makeup.

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            06.06.2011 21:55
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            The best face powder yet.

            I always wear face powder when ~I wear foundation. I find that it keeps the foundation in place a bit longer as well as evening out my skin tone and creating a smooth and even complexion. The only problem with face powders is getting the right shade. Too dark and your face looks unwashed and patchy, too light can make you look ill and tired! It can be a tough one to crack but getting the right face powder can make a huge different to how I look and feel.

            On my recent Benefit Cosmetics shopping spree the one thing I definitely wanted after the beautician tested it on my skin was this 'Georgia' face powder. Not only does it come in a gorgeous peach little box with its own brush but it works amazingly. Now at £23.50 it is pricy compared to the other face powders on the market. But this is definitely worth the money.

            I tend not to use the small natural bristle brush that comes with it, I use a slightly larger brush that most people would use for bronzer and I literally brush it all over my face. It is such a light face powder. I usually find that some powders make my skin dry or feel tight, but this is natural and light. It also just adds a dusting of powder which is much better then caking your face to try and fill the gaps!

            'Georgia' is a light peachy powder. The beautician blended it into my face in a 'three' shape concentrating on the cheeks, chin and forehead. But personally I do just blend it all over my face. It is so light that it doesn't irritate my skin or block my pores. It also has a very slight feminine peachy smell. Very lightly scented but it is so appealing it makes your whole face feel fresh. Much better than the smell of stale powder that some have.
            Benefit state that this powder will leave your face feel warm and vibrant. It does that 100% it is one of the best if not THE best face powder I have ever used. It is close to finishing now, after 2 months of almost every day use and still has some life left to it. My powders do usually last a little longer but because this is so nice I do use it every day. Even if I just use it on my face with no other make up on.

            I would recommend this to anyone that wants a natural look and wants a nice warm peachy glow to their skin. It didn't irritate my skin in anyway and let my skin breathe even while being covered in powder. 100% recommended.

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              04.04.2011 11:58
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              A lovely peach coloured face powder which is quite versatile

              My make up collection is vast almost boarding on ridiculous. My bag has had to be replaced with larger bags about twice within the last year due to me finding products which I just have to try but could actually do with out! Because I'm at the yard every day I don't wear make up but when I got out on an evening, out during the day (if I have time!) or even taking my daughter out I like to wear make up even if it is simply a bit of mascara, blusher and lip gloss!

              Recently I have been using a lot of Benefit products recently as I am a fan of their make up and decided to treat myself to a few things the last time I was in a House of Fraser store. What I like about Benefit is that they do have a large and varied range and most of their products are very good quality.

              One item I purchased was a face powder called Georgia. Georgia is basically a peach coloured face powder which will give a nice warm glow to your face. I bought Georgia as I wanted a nice warm glow to my face without the over applied look. Something natural rather than using a bronzer which lets face it if applied badly the result is awful.

              Georgia like most (if not all) of Benefit's face powders comes in a small square box which has a deep square top which sits happily on top of the base which contains the powder. Sitting on top of the powder there is a clear plastic tray which holds the soft bristled powder brush. The packaging is gorgeous and shows an image of a peach with the word "Georgia" written on. The theme is very much retro if not a little art deco because of the style of the font. On the bottom of the base there is info on the product itself.

              What Benefit say:

              "Our "just peachy" face powder leaves your complexion warm and vibrant. Georgia is a dream...it's peaches and cream!"

              Georgia certainly has that peachy glow to the powder almost bordering on orange but fortunately it does not go on orange! It does have a slight aroma which is subtle but nice and sweet but not sickly. Once applied this subtle scent disappears almost as soon as it is on the skin which to me isn't a problem at all. Personally fragrant make up products don't really do much for me just as long as they don't smell horrible!

              To apply the Georgia face powder you simply use your own powder brush or you can use the brush supplied. I use my own as I find the one supplied isn't wide enough for my liking. Simply dab the brush on top of the powder gently and then sweep across your face or on certain areas such as the apple of your cheeks. It is versatile enough to use anywhere. You can either use Georgia on clean, dry skin or over the top of your foundation or even base powder.

              I find Georgia's consistency as a powder is very fine and light and I do find that I have to tap my powder brush after I have swept it across the powder as I always get too much on the brush even with just one single stroke. Because it is so light you can sometimes get a build up of powder dust in the box so make sure you open it up the correct way when you come to use the powder as you could get peach coloured dust all over you or your make up bag!

              I've been using Benefit Georgia for a few months now and I am really please with the look it gives me. I personally apply it over foundation and my base of a paler powder so I get a 'peachier' glow to my face. I apply it all over the face and not just to the apples of my cheeks or cheekbones as I much prefer the overall glow and I use something else for my cheeks.

              Georgia does seem to last for quite a few hours after it has been applied and it does sit lightly on the face as the powder is so fine and gentle. It doesn't cause any blotchy areas but instead if put on correctly it blends in nicely with the foundation and creates a natural glow. Obviously over using Georgia will result in an orange face. All you need is just a few strokes of the powder brush simply swept across the face. I would definitely recommend this to anyone (Benefit advise that it can be used on all skin tones) but I do have to award it 4 stars just because you can get a lot of waste due to how fine the powder is and the price as to some it is expensive. But for that soft, peachy but more importantly natural glow then this should definitely be considered.

              Benefit Georgia is available from all Benefit stockists (Boots, Debenhams) and on their website. Each Georgia is 4g and retails a £23.50 which is a high price tag but it is worth the money as it is such a good quality product and if used correctly it will last for quite a while.

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                27.02.2011 18:50
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                A great blusher that makes cheekbones stand out!

                I bought this after a makeover at the Benefit counter. The lady recommended it for me as I have pale skin. I normally use Dandelion powder all over my face to give a suble shimmer, but I was looking for something a little darker for the night time to enhance my cheeks. This powder comes in a pink square container which contains a brush and 11g of powder. It costs £24 from Benefit, but you can also pick it up from Boots and Debenhams.

                Benefit describe this powder as a delightfully scented peach powder leaves skin warm and vibrant. It is easy to use, you simply sweep the brush over the powder which has a peachy colour and dust off the excess, you then apply to the apples of your cheeks. You can also dust it all over your face. The powder has a sweet smell, Benefit describe it as peaches i'm not sure about this but it is very nice.

                I have used this over 'You Rebel' and 'Some Kinda Gorgeous' I have fairly pale skin and blusher normally makes me look like a clown unless it is subtle. After using this my cheekbones looked highlighted with a subtle hint of peachiness. When applied all over your face it highlights and makes the skin shimmer. The brush that comes with the powder is also made from natural bristles so is very gentle on the skin.

                I would give this 5 out of 5, I would recommend it as a blusher for paler skins, for darker skins it wouldn't be dramatic enough so you could just apply it all over to highlight your skin.

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                07.06.2010 14:58
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                Recommended for pale skin

                This blush is designed to leave your skin 'warm and vibrant'. I have pale skin and i wanted a blush that warmed up my face which is exactly what this product does.

                When applied to the apples of your cheeks it gives skin a healthy peachy glow and adds warmth to your face. However it didn't show up as much as i would have liked. I had to apply a lot of the powder to achieve any noticable colour. Applying it just once does not achieve the desired effect.

                I have pale skin so if it doesn't show up that much on my skin then it will be practically invisible on those with darker skintones.

                All in all i did like this product as it does make me look more healthy and does warm my pale complexion. But i just wish the colour of the product showed up a little more obviously.

                At £23.50 it doesnt come cheap either and for the price i think there are better blushes out there.

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                27.01.2010 16:24
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                Try before you buy

                I picked this blush up after the good reviews here on Dooyoo, plus I love benefit and the quirky products they have! I have already reviewed Coralista and Dandelion which are very similar to this review since they are all similar products. However out of the 3 of them this is my second favourite.

                AVAILABILITY: This blush is available from Benefit counters in the likes of Selfridges, John Lewis, Debenhams and some larger Boots stores. It is also available from the net on E-bay, Amazon and cosmetic websites for a little bit cheaper so it is worth having a search round the net for the best deals. Overall i'd say the blush is quite accesable.

                PRICE: In stores, the price of this is a huge £22.50! However you can purchase this on the net for about £14-£18, so i would deffinately reccomend searching round sites to find a good deal on this. I would not say that this blush is worth the full £22.50, but then again it is rare that I find blushes worth that amount of money.

                PACKAGING: As per usual with Benefit, it has gorgeous packagaing. It is a peachy colour to reflect the peachy colour of the blush. The lid then has a small peach on it which is extremelly cute! It then has the word 'georgia' written next to the peach in quirky writing. It is beautiful and looks great in my make up bag! However, as I have experienced with the other Benefit blushes in this style packagaing (Hoola, Dandelion), the blush can break VERY easily if you don't handle it well; after all, it is only a piece of cardboard surrounding and supporting it. A small wooden handled brush comes with the blush which is cute, however I do not use it as I find the bristles to be spiky and irritating so I prefer to use my own.

                PRODUCT: This product is very much a peachy tone which claims to 'warm up your face'. I applied this to the apples of my cheeks with a regular blush brush and my face did look warmed up and brighter, however it was abit too orangey for my pale skin tone. It is alot more intense than the other blushes from Benefit and I can tell it would look beautiful on darker skin tones than me, but i struggled to apply it without looking orangey and cakey on my cheeks. Also, there seems to be chunks of glitter in the blush which i dislike as I prefer matte blushes. Staying power was great, it lasted all day and didn't wear off, but I can't just ignore the fact that this isn't my shade. Your best bet is to visit the benefit counters and ask to try it out before you buy. Right now it is sitting in my make-up collection not getting used unfortunately.
                Overall, it is a pretty colour but deffinately not for everyone.

                4/5 - I will give it the benefit of the doubt as it is such a pretty colour, however be sure to check whether this will match your skin tone and buy on the internet to save the £££!

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                04.08.2009 16:23
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                Especially good on pale skin

                I first noticed this product a couple of years ago when walking past a Benefit counter and instantly felt drawn towards it. It wasn't until last year that I purchased it, and I haven't been disappointed. This shimmery peach powder from Benefit is a great way to add radiance and warmth to your face, as well as eliminating any shine. Nicely packaged, I prefer to keep this product on my vanity instead of in my make-up bag - however should you wish to keep it in yours, you can be sure that the peach coloured cardboard box with pull-off lid is definitely robust enough to handle it.

                The product comes with a small flat brush which lays inside the box on a clear plastic tray to keep it from touching the powder beneath it. While the brush is useful for sweeping the powder over cheeks, I tend to use a bigger round brush to apply the product all over the face, as I feel this allows me to apply it quickly and more evenly.

                When you first pull off the lid and remove the tray containing the brush, you are greeted with a lovely peachy scent which isn't overbearing like some scented products can be. Once applied this scent can be picked up at moments throughout the day, which I think is a nice little touch.

                The powder itself is a lot lighter than other powders I have used, and it doesn't weigh down the face at all - you barely notice it's there. It's important to note that it doesn't really add that much colour when applied (even to my extremely pale skin), so I rarely use it as a blusher as it suggests - preferring instead to sweep it all over to give a subtle sheen of shimmer. Because the formula is so light it doesn't require any blending which is a real time-saver - you really can just sweep and go!

                At £22.50 this may seem pricey but the 11g of product really does last a long time, you don't need to use a lot in one go to see the shimmery effect. However, I would try this product at a Benefit counter first to make sure it shows well enough on your face, as on darker skin tones it might not make as much of an impression.

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                  04.08.2009 01:20

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                  Best face powder i've ever used.

                  I absolutely adore this face powder. It's my new makeup bag essential, and I urge every girl to own one! Firstly, it comes in cutesy box with a brush that's soft yet firm and gives even coverage. Plus, it smells divine. (this is before we even get onto how it looks!)

                  But onto the important part - it gives you that peachy glow that would kid people into thinking that you've had 10 hours sleep and haven't even a whiff of a hangover. Since i've been using this, people have commented on how great my complexion looks, and how even my skin tone appears. I do have combination skin so I wear this on top of my normal foundation, but whilst foundation looks false and cakey, wearing this on top makes your skin look more natural and less matte. If you're lucky enough to have clear skin, you could get away with wearing this on it's own - you'd get an instant skin perker in seconds! (no need for lots of fancy creams, gals).

                  I can't praise this powder enough, it's the best powder and skin brightener on the market in my opinion, and although it's fairly pricey, it's lasted me a good 6 months of every day use - so well worth your money! I urge every woman to own one immediately :)

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                  28.02.2009 21:37
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                  Perfect addition to any makeup bag!

                  Benefit have come up with yet another gem in the form of their 'Georgia' peach powder. Designed to leave skin 'warm and vibrant' it does just that!

                  Georgia comes in a small peach coloured cardboard box which is a nice change from the plastic monstrosities of other brands, and looks a little classier. You get 11g of powder with a fantastic tiny little brush also tucked inside the box that really disperses the powder evenly. I don't know what this brush is made from but it's the softest makeup brush I have owned, it doesn't drag at your skin at all.

                  But what about the powder itself? Well I have been converted! Desperate to give my skin a break from all the heavy concealers and powders that I used to use, I bought Georgia on a whim, combined with 'some kind-a gorgeous' in an attempt to disguise my 'rosy complexion' (the polite term given by the cosmetic counter assistants for my, lets face it, rather red skintone). I haven't been let down - In the areas of my face that aren't red I am deathly white, and Georgia really warms up my skin tone, making me look less of a corpse and giving me a healthy glow. It has tiny light reflecting particles that I imagine are responsible for this glow, but don't worry, unlike so many complexion brightening cosmetics, you wont look like you have had a fight with a pot of glitter, nor will you look shiny.

                  Georgia is a really light feeling powder - I really feel my skin can breathe when I am wearing it. It's also extremely natural looking: I am really very pale and as long as applied correctly, you can't tell I have it on which is great for the 'I don't need makeup to look gorgeous' no effort kind of look. It also is really no effort to apply, in a rush a smidgen of 'some kind-a gorgeous' and a dusting of 'Georgia' and you're all set to face the world. And another cute detail is the gorgeous scent of peach that wafts under your nose when applying it. I can't really tell if the scent stays on your skin afterwards, but I like to think I look and smell of peaches and cream all day.

                  Currently at £22.05 in Boots this powder is a little pricier than alot of other Brands but well worth it in my opinion. It keeps you shine free all day and so a little lasts a long time. The only downside is that if you're pale and not very careful around the jawline your face can end up looking a bit orange compared with your neck. Personally I mainly just dust this along my forhead, nose and cheekbones to minimise shine and give a healthy, peachy glow. Definitely worth buying!

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                    18.01.2009 20:18

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                    Another perfect Benefit powder

                    Another fantastic pressed powder from Benefit - There's not one of them that I cant live without. When Georgia was launched I thought I would give it a go (as I do with all Benefit products!) but was sure it wouldn't rise above the lovely dandelion pink powder in my affections.

                    But like dandelion, Georgia really perks up your skintone and adds that all important bit more to a plain, or foundation covered face. I'm not a massive fan of peach blushers - but I don't use this just for cheeks - It perks up your whole face - and is perfect for people who have become addicted to bronzer - but who feel like their winter complexion might not allow them to pull it off. A swish of Georgia gives a lighter, brighter glow all year long.

                    Perfect for a rushing your makeup too - no hassle at all to apply - and easy to perk up all day long.

                    Finally, as always, the Benefit packaging will have you swooning befire you've even opened the box!

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                  Powders / This delectable peach powder radiates sunshine, warming your complexion and leaving your skin looking as smooth and soft as a Georgia Peach / Southern charm never looked so sweet / Comes with a peachy keen brush too!