Hello everyoneeee! Second in the Benefit Review Series I have the lovely little Coral My World set which retails at £9.50 from Boots.
This is a really lovely little trial set as sometimes Benefit products can be quite expensive and not everyone wants to pay £23.50 for a blusher they have never used before (full sized Sun Beam is £19.50) therefore this is a good way to try new products without having to spend so much.
As you can see below even though the products aren't full sized, you still get a fair amount of product for your money. The way I see it, £9.50 is like buying a jumper from Primark so it isn't really much at all ;). In the bottle, Sun Beam looks very dark and as though it would make you look like you've been tangoed. Do not be fooled! When patted out wherever you want highlighting (cheekbones, brow bone etc) it is a lovely sun kissed golden shimmer.
In the pan, Coralista is an absolutely gorgeous flushed peach colour, and on the skin it swatches the exact same!
You can see the lovely glow obtained from the swatch below. You can also see how even blended out, it still retains the lovely shimmer gold colour which looks perfect on tanned or darker skin. Sun Beam is a beautiful highlighter and when I wore it, it lasted on top of my make up for around 8 hours which I think is extremely good. The only thing I would say about this is I don't think it's suitable for very fair skin tones or skin with pink undertones. This is just because I think they would suit High Beam much better. However when you've come back from holiday and you have lovely bronzed skin, feel free to Sun Beam away!
Now before this little kit, I had never actually tried a Benefit blusher before (shock horror I know!). Coralista has now turned out to be my Holy Grail of blushers and I cannot live without it! It gives the most perfect peachy cheeks and looks beautiful on all skin tones, but especially tanned ones. It lasts absolutely all day and therefore for the price I would not complain about paying £23.50 for the full sized version. I know this isn't really a reflection on how good the blusher is, but it also has this amazing berry smell?! All I have to say is you NEED to try this stuff to see how amazing it is. It truly does give you a 'tropical flush'.
I hope you have all enjoyed reading this post, I know it was quite short and sweet but there isn't much else to say other than the fact I love this stuff!
Speak to you all soon,