Girl, I used to wear shoes like the pair on this box of Benefit Gold Rush Blush, and I’d be able to run in them, too!
Ah, memories of my former taller life… And by “taller,” I mean 5 feet 5 inches tall in 4-inch 👠 heels.
(In my mind, I’m a 5-foot-8-inch Glamazon, LOL!)
OK, enough rambling. 🙂 Benefit Gold Rush, their latest box o’ blush, just arrived on counters in two sizes, a full-size 0.17-oz. version for $29, and a smaller 0.08-oz. mini for $15. Both are peachy pink with big baddie gold flecks.
That top layer of golden shimmer is an overspray, but there’s also glitter within the peachy pink powder itself. So you won’t be hurtin’ for glitter with Gold Rush. That’s all I’m sayin’.
You also won’t be hurtin’ if you’ve been looking your whole life for a HEAVILY scented blush that’s strong enough to pass for a perfume, because this one can.
All of Benefit’s boxes o’ blush are scented (I believe), but this is the strongest one. Definitely the strongest I can recall. I get strong sandalwood and sugar notes, and it’s also supposed to have citrus and vanilla, but I don’t detect those at all.
So, I actually like quite a few perfume-y powders, like Guerlain and Chanel bronzers, and I totes don’t mind smelling like a Nordstrom fragrance counter when I wear them, but Gold Rush is a tad too sweet for my taste. I think it’s cloying, like it belongs in a hot pink body spray with neon star-shaped glitter, but you know how it is with scented products. Just because I’m not a fan doesn’t mean you won’t love it.
Also, you’d probably laugh if you saw me applying this blush, because I look like I’m churning butter or grinding herbs with a mortar and pestle. LOL! I have to work to get it to show up, man.
The stiff white brush it comes with actually does a pretty good job. I just push it into the pan REALLY hard, and swirl it around and around and around to pick up enough product, and if you’re caramel latte like I am, you’ll need to pile it on, but lighter lasses between light and medium won’t have to work that hard at all.
Here’s the thing, though: even with all the effort this blush takes, I like how it looks on my skin. I think it looks “natural” (in airquotes because of the glitter) and pretty, especially when I just wear it on bare skin or tinted moisturizer.
It’s lovely, but you gotta be in the mood to work.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,