Benefit Coralista Blush Has Got Me Purring

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

MEOW! I’m a packaging ho, and Benefit Coralista ($28) blush’s jungly, cheetah print box (don’t you just love the font?) sucked me in immediately. It makes me feel like a cat woman on the prowl!


Arriving at Benefit counters in February, this shimmery coral powder has cult beauty fave written all over it.

Coralista’s soft, shimmery coral-pink looks neutral on my cheeks, and that’s weird because most coral blushes usually look warmer on my skin tone. I’m thinking it has something to do with the cooler pink tones, like they mellow out the warmer corals. Both warm and cool beauties ought to be able to work this blush with equal flava. 🙂

Benefit Coralista Blush

Price: $28
Use: To give cheeks a shimmery, coral-pink flush
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

Yeah, Coralista looks pretty alright, but that ain’t all — she smells great, too, just like orange soda. 🙂 It’s light, though, and not overly sweet.


Coralista is everything I wanted the comparably priced Nars Super Orgasm to be, but without all the obnoxious gold glitter.

Thanks, Coralista! You made my blush dreams come true.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. lesley says:

    I want that blush!! I don’t know if I can wait until February, though! I was just in BeneFit today (the branch near Union St!) and bought Birthday Suit I absolutely love it~ Maybe when I go get Coralista, I’ll go ahead and purchase Skinny Jeans and Strut because I forgot to since I was in such a rush today.

    More power to you (and tabs)!

  2. Indian Girl says:

    That looks gorgeous on you ! I wanna get it too…

    Indian Girl´s last blog post..Susan Posnick Cosmetics : Review

  3. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. I’ve got to try it! Most coral blushes turn warm on me too.

  4. KK says:


    How’s the family?

    I miss talking to you I have just been tooooo darn busy!
    I like coralista,I doubt I will love it as much as my 11th Hula bronzer….its the bomb!!!

  5. Katee says:

    OMG I LOVE the pic of Tabs w/his pirate eye patch! Ahoy Tabs!!

    Katee´s last blog post..NOTD and My Kids

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Lesley,

    Birthday Suit is *awesome*. It’s just one of those colors you can wear everyday!

    Here’s a look that I like to do when I’m in a hurry. First do Birthday Suit on the lid and just into the crease, and then add black liner to the top lash line. To finish I curl my lashes and add a few coats of mascara. Then I’m out the door!

    Tabs sends you *purrs*!

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Indian Girl,

    Thanks! You should totally get it… it’s really pretty. 🙂

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    Yah! I remember you telling me that Benefit is a popular brand in your country. I hope they roll Coralista there soon!

  9. Karen says:

    Hi KK,

    WOW! I don’t think I’ve made it through 11 of any makeup product… that’s awesome that you’ve found something that works for you and that you still love!

    Things are okay. We’re just chugging along and trying to stay positive. 🙂

    What’s keeping ya busy these days? Work?

    Hope you have a fabulous Friday!

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Katee,

    He is a cat of many accessories. 🙂

  11. Shefali says:

    OMG OMG OMG OMG…I can’t wait!!! I’m SO all over this when it comes out! Corals on my cheeks look THE BEST! Wheeee!!!

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Shefali,

    YAY!!! I felt the same way when I first saw it in pictures. You will LOVE LOVE LOVE this in person (I hope!). 🙂

  13. lesley says:

    You know what, Karen? I was literally *just* planning on doing that exact look for tomorrow! The SA at BeneFit told me that many customers enjoy the way Birthday Suit makes you look more refreshed and I couldn’t agree more!

    I hope all is well with you and your work! Take care! =)

  14. Marisol says:

    Check out that color payoff. Gorgeous! I like Hoola & Dandelion so I will definitely be checking this one out.

    Marisol´s last blog post..TILT 11.27.08

  15. Hana says:

    I want that blush so badly. >.< I absolutely love Benefit’s Georgia powder. I’m super pale, and I put it all over my face with a fluffy powder brush and it really brightens up my complexion! It smells wonderful too, so I’m glad the Coralista smells good!

  16. Ellery says:

    Would this work in light skin tones? I’m very pale (and proud!) but most blushes either look too dark or don’t show up at all on me. 🙁

    Ellery´s last blog post..Say hi to my new best friend

  17. Laurie says:

    I love this! It is even prettier than I imagined it to be. I’m with you on the packaging – it’s so cute. I’m a huge fan of the boxed poweders – so I’ll be waiting this one out very (im)patiently!!

    Laurie´s last blog post..Hmmm… not sure about this one

  18. Karen B says:

    That looks a-ma-zing!

    Karen B´s last blog post..Feel the love!!!! wheeee!

  19. Elle says:

    I’m a total sucker for the Benefit boxed blushes. This looks gorgeous on you! And I have to say, again, that it’s so awesome to read your blog knowing that we have the same skintone. That coupled with your awesome taste in makeup makes it so much easier for me to know what to buy. 🙂

  20. Glosslizard says:

    I am looking forward to trying out Coralista, it looks amazing! I have Dandelion (Note to Ellery: Dandelion is awesome on pale skin!) and 10 and both work really beautifully for me. Hoola and Dallas, not so much!

    I also think a matching lip gloss is a great idea! 🙂

    Happy Friday, all!

  21. yadiq says:

    eoooooo this looks so pretty

    isnt that font and packaging too cute?!?!? i wish that i had stayed in packaging design

    i am a sucker for cute packaging

  22. Dao says:

    Pretty! It looks a lot like something I got which is really cute and flattering to my skin tone. Love pirate Tabs, rawr!

  23. BeautyTalk says:

    OMG soooo pretty! I’ve been wanting to try a new blush. You always inspire me!

    BeautyTalk´s last blog post..The Perfect Party Palette

  24. Tatiana says:

    I can’t wait for February!

  25. Brittany says:

    Ooooh..I love, love, love this color! I completely agree with the Super Orgasm comment. I loved the color of super orgasm and tried it out at Sephora, but I have random acne scarring and the glitter just settled in my face making it look AWFUL. This, on the other hand, looks completely fab!

  26. Amanda says:

    smells like orange soda? that’s awesome! that’s almost more of a selling point for me than the packaged box, LOL. Hmmm, how awesome would a matching (also orange soda flavored!!!) lipgloss be/

  27. Dani C says:


    OMG, I’ve been after a decent coral blush for ages!! I LOVE the look of this!!!!!!!!!! I’m really pale too, so looking forward to seeing what it looks like. I love Blush!!! 😀

  28. Olivia says:

    How was the texture of the blush? I think Benefit usually has really nice finely milled products. Does Coralista hold up?

  29. Asta says:

    I was gonna return my unused Thrrrob (the shimmery pink one) for some Erase Paste, but mebbe I’ll grab this instead. Yummy!

  30. Tania says:

    OMG!! I can’t wait for this, I’ve been looking for a Coral blush for a while, and haven’t been able to find one that looks good on me! Yay go Benefit!!!!

  31. Victoria Maria says:

    Hi guys – order it from Benefits website now, I just got mine…..and it is all that 🙂 I’m wearing clothes to fit my blusher….. it does that to you 🙂

    Happy Newyear

  32. IceMay says:

    i LOVE this blush too, smells fabulous, it looks beautiful on you!

    IceMay´s last blog post..Our Wednesday Ritual x

  33. Esther says:

    Hey,Karen! Is the Coralista logo a sticker?

  34. keri says:

    Matching lip gloss is now available on HSN. Its airing at the end of the hour! Tune in now!

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