I was recently using my the Benefit Coralista blusher from the Powderazzi set I got for a bargainous £18 in the sale at ASOS.com and I spotted that it looks remarkably similar to a e.l.f. studio collection blusher (Candid Coral) I bought a while ago. Now, I don’t think I have the most precise eye for these subtle colour differences so I thought I would share some pictures of them on here and see what others think? Am I right, and is the e.l.f. blush a good dupe for the Benefit or am I totally colour blind?
They look pretty darn similar, right? Well, I think so at least. In the swatches below the top one is the e.l.f. and the bottom one is Benefit. I think they look pretty similar, perhaps the Benefit has a slightly cooler sheen to it, but personally I don’t think there is much in it.
So I would say that if you like the look of Coralista by Benefit, then it’s worth ordering yourself a e.l.f. blush in Candid Coral to save your self a few pennies (Benefit blush is around £23.50 and e.l.f. is only £3.50+p&p).
Having said that, although the e.l.f. is surprisingly high quality for the price with a decent level of pigmentation the Benefit blush is undoubtedly smoother and creamier. If you look very closely in the pic above, the e.l.f. blush swatch is a bit darker at one end – I found this was the case as it wasn’t quite as smooth and easy to blend so there was a bit of colour build up where it was first applied. There wasn’t much in it, but us beauty junkies are meant to be a bit fussy aren’t we?
So what do you think – bargain dupe or just cheap copy?
**The Small Print**
I bought both of these products myself with my own money. All reviews are honest and impartial, regardless of source.