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Monday, December 28, 2009

Product Review: Benefit Coralista

I've had this blush in my stash for almost 2 months now and I think it's about time I give this blush a review. I was lemming for this blush for quite some time and I'm glad I finally had the chance to get my hands on it. On to the review.

The pretty warm coral-pink blush

What I like:

- Very pretty warm coral pink shade with shimmer.
- The tropical scent smells really fruity and not overpowering.
- Staying power isn't bad given that I have oily skin.
- One box contains 12g of product which is quite a lot.
- Has a brush included for those on-the-go touch ups (But I never used the brush though)
- The design of the box is really cute!
- Color is buildable. Can go on sheer but it still depends on how much color you want to show on your cheeks.
- I like how it looks natural on me.
-Texture is quite okay.
- It is a bit pigmented. I remember stating on GirlTalk that what I got isn't that pigmented. That is if I swatch it on my hand. But when applied on the cheeks, the colour easily shows up on my skin.

What I don't like:
- The brush that comes with it is quite scratchy and that keeps me from using it.
- Not locally available though there are some resellers but expect it to be a bit overpriced.
- The powder isn't packed well. When you swirl your brush on it, you will see powders not picked up and product gets wasted.
- I don't find the packaging to be quite practical. Since it is made of cardboard, you might be a little wary to put this in your purse as it might get deformed.
- You might get bad apples. The consistency of the blushes vary. Some people claim that theirs is too shimmery, some claim that what they got isn't pigmented.

Overall rating: 3.5/5
Will I buy again? No. I want a blush that I can bring with me wherever ago without the fear of having the box deformed. Plus I don't want to wait for weeks just to get my hands on something I really like.

Tip: Be careful in buying these blushes online as there are a lot of fakes out there! Most of them are from our Asian neighbors based on people's feedback. Check the sticker at the back, there has to be translations of the ingredients in different languages. Research on it as it helps too.

Have a great week, everyone! :)


  1. I have a feeling the brush that comes with this is scratchy and true, the packaging ain't travel friendly :) but I like the color :) definitely looks natural for our skintone :) thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. it's always like that...
    the brushes that comes with cosmetics doesn't even work half as much as you want them to!

    thanks for the review!

  3. Nikki, it is indeed scratchy! >_< But the colour is really lovely. :)

    Thiamere, I agree. Even Chanel's brush is scratchy. :(

  4. Nice review :)

    I was one of the victims of the fake Coralista :c

  5. Crissy, I read about that. And I'm sorry to hear that. :(

  6. thanks for the post girl :) Mag-ingat ako for sure pag bili na ako nito hehe. :)

  7. Emily, yep, be extra careful. :P Good luck on your Coralista purchase ;)

  8. i wished for this blush too pero mukhang mas bagay siya for fair skinned gals like you hihi :)

    happy holidays pammy!

  9. Cha, I think it will look good on you. It looks good on Martha. :P

    Happy holidays! :P

  10. Cha, I think it will look good on you. It looks good on Martha. :P

    Happy holidays! :P


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