I'm on the fence with this one. I wish it had more pigment, on me it just looks shimmery with no real color, and I'm even pretty pale. I do like it as a highlighter, and that's mostly how I use it. I also use it alone sometimes when I'm wearing really bright or dark lipstick. It is expensive, so I probably won't repurchase (I got it as a gift), but it's a lot of product so if you like it I can see how it would be worth the money
It has taken a while for this to grow on me, but now I sort of think I love it.
Let me explain.
I'm very, very pale, with red hair and green eyes. Blush is a challenge because even the most subtle colors end up looking like clown make-up on me, regardless of how light a hand I use to apply.
Also, I am very warm, with yellow undertones. Usually, anything even remotely pink just looks terribly obvious on me because it contrasts so drastically with my skin tone. Again, I'll use the clown make-up reference.
But lately, I've toned down my hair color some. I turned 40 recently, and I just don't feel I can rock the cherry red like I used to. So I've switched to a more believable red brown. This is having the unexpected result of making my color choices more versatile. I'm finding I can wear some cooler colors, so I've been experimenting with eye shadow shades I wouldn't have dreamed of wearing before.
Of course, I need a blush to coordinate with those coolor shadows. But I'm sad to say that the search has been long and fruitless. Everything is way too pink. Is there such thing as a nude-y pink? That's really what I've been looking for. Something very subtle.
This is really not that thing. BUT, I learned, it can work for me.
I disgustedly threw Coralista in my "this crap just doesn't work for me but is too expensive to throw away" drawer after trying it one time. It, like every other cooler toned blush I've ever tried, just seemed far too bright and disconcertingly obvious.
But I unearthed it recently in desperation while getting ready for an evening out. I was wearing a cool plummy taupe eye color (which is freakin' awesome for green eyes) and really needed something not warm for my cheeks. So I pulled this out and swiped some on, and for some reason....it just worked. I don't know why. And I don't know why I thought it didn't work before.
It is very sheer and very subtle. You can build this up to be pretty intense, but just a few swipes will give you a pretty flushing glow that is neither overtly peachy or obnoxiously pink. I like the very slight amount of irridescence. I think matte blushes on mature skin can look chalky, and too much shimmer can create a sort of cirque du soleil vibe. This is the perfect balance between matte and shimmer.
I think this works for all skin tones because it's neither warm nor cool. It's not exactly a neutral either, but it is a universally flattering shade that is fresh and pretty on anyone.
I don't usually comment on packaging unless it's very very bad or very very good but I feel compelled to say that I actually like the little BeneFit boxes. They really do contain excess product very well, which prevents waste, and they are the perfect size for swirling my flat top brush. No, they don't travel well, but I don't usually carry my blush with me anyway, so it's not a deal breaker for me.
Forgive me BeneFit. I rushed to judgement on the Coralista and I should know better. I didn't like Georgia at first either, but now I wouldn't be without it.
I'm officially taking Coralista off my swap list. And that's a big step for me.
Thank you MUA! Without these reviews, I would never have tried Coralista. I would have thought it to be just too bright. Luckily, I trusted the reviews and bought it, and I. LOVE. IT. It's such a healthy flushed pink on me, with a lovely sheen that isn't glittery or aging on me. I feel pretty when I wear this blush. As for the packaging, at first I thought it was cumbersome, but I've come to appreciate the box approach because it keeps any extra blush in the container and not on my counter. Will definitely repurchase, but I think it will be a long time before I need to. A little goes a long way!
I've found my HG blush for the summer! I am extremely happy to have purchased this blush. It is a beautiful coral colour, with a golden summer sheen. It sits amazingly on my cheeks and gives it a beautiful glow - I don't have to add any highlighter. I love the cute packaging however I can see how it is not practical. Nonetheless I recommend this to all, and for your reference my skin tone is NC35.
This is my first Benefit product that I ever purchased and I have to say it's just ok! In my opinion this is the nicest blush color that Benefit has it's a pink/coral color with a golden shimmer. I though this blush would be a lot more pigmented so for some of you that one a lighter finish on their cheeks this is a great product, but if your like me where you like your blush to be very pigmented it's a no go. It smells amazing. The packaging is cute but not practical. It comes with a little brush that fits inside the box. I wouldn't repurchase this blush because I like blushes from MAC and other brands way more.
When this blush first came out, I didn't get too excited because Benefit's products are very hit and miss, but I am a sucker for all things peachy-pink! I waited awhile to purchase and bought this along with Sugarbomb because they both looked great for me. I am thrilled with this blush! It gives me a soft, more pink than peach flush with an tiny bit of gold shimmer. I can use my Clinique clear handled blush brush to put the color right on my cheeks and blend it out, or I can use my SK blush brush for a fuller flush. The pigmentation is perfect for my skin tone - I can build the color up or keep it light and sheer. I can only detect the scent if I put the box right up to my nose and no breakouts!!!!
The blush is set deep in the box so the color doesn't fly everywhere when I skim my brush over the color, so the packaging works for me so far AND you get a lot of product for your money! Will repurchase, but I am such a product whore that I doubt I'll have to!
This product is absolute love. Definitely my HG blush. Gorgeous coral/pink colour. It looks very bright in the pan, however, it is more sutble when applied to your cheeks. I love the sheen it has, I'd say it has a satin finish with shimmers. The smell is amazing, very fresh and fruity. The packaging is adorable, but I can see why some people don't like it because it's not ideal for just throwing it into your purse. It's also super expensive (at least for me) but worth it.
I think I paid about $35 Canadian for this at shoppers drug mart. It's a pretty colour and subtle. I don't like the package because it's at the bottom of a box. It came with a brush I don't use (I use my own mac brush). It's a peachy "coral" (duh) colour. I can see this looking good on a lot of different colours of skin.I have clear asian medium fair skin (smashbox hd fair f1/ mac foundation stick NC27).
This is my everyday blush - and my go too one. I have a lot of blushes, NARS, MAC, Estee Lauder, Too faced, etc. But benefit coralista is my favorite.
A lot of people get turned off by the name, coralista as in coral. Coral, most of the time has an orange undertone. But trust me people, this isn't coral much at all. It's just a slightly shimmery light pink blush with the SMALLEST hint of a golden undertone to give you a sunkissed flush. It's absolutely beautiful. I have fairly light skin (the color light medium in MAC MSFN) & this looks perfect on me.
I wouldn't recommend this for people with darker skin, though - since they would have a much harder time trying to get it to show up on their skin since it is pretty SHEER. Which I, personally, love. I don't want a blush where one swipe on my cheeks makes me look like I got smacked in the face with a fly swatter. I want a natural, sheer blush- not a cakey flat highly pigmented blush.
It IS expensive, $28 but you get 12 GRAMS of product, that's 4 more grams than NARS, and NARS costs more! The packaging is also very cute, and definitely stands out so it's easy to find.
It also smells really nice. It has a nice, clean almost sweet floral scent (I wish they made it into a body spray or perfume!) but of course if you have super-sensitive skin you might want to stay away from cosmetics or skin care products with fragrance.
I HIGHLY recommend this blush, it's great in the summer & spring, as well as in the fall & winter. I love it! ♥ continued >>
I used to love this shade when I first bought it. It's a peach shimmery colour that is pigmented (but not as pigmented as NARS blushes)... It goes along with my glossy brownish nude lipsticks -like MAC's Stay in Touch.
After awhile, the cute packaging lost its appeal, I don't think I'd repurchase again. Don't get me wrong, I like it... BUT for the price, I'll stick to NARS blushes from now on.