Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Product Review: Benefit Dandelion

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Benefit
Name: Dandelion
Size: 0.35 oz
Approx. Price: $35 USD

A soft pink, "perk-me-up" powder for instant radiance and a youthful appearance.

"It's the perfect shade of pink that brightens everyone's complexion without looking powdery or chalky." (from the Benefit web site)

When my MAC blush (Blushbaby) finished, I was going to go to MAC to pick up a replacement, but I had received some Sephora Gift Cards for my birthday so I decided to try a new blush. I was deciding between Nars Orgasm and Benefit's Dandelion and the Sephora salesperson said that Dandelion would look better on my skin tone, so off I went!

To Purr About:

- pink powder is light and complimentary
- the cute brush puts on the perfect amount of powder
- I can use it a little heavier on my cheeks as blush and then a light dusting all over for a very nice "glow" on my face

Claws Out:

- again, as with some other Benefit products I've tried, although the box packaging is really cute, it's very difficult to slip into a make-up case to use "on the go" and for quick touch-ups

Final Comments:
I'm really happy with this blush. The shade is a little lighter than my MAC blush, but I find that it's a little more natural looking and I can also use it on other areas of my face and then just put a little more on cheek area. My only complaint is the packaging. If Benefit ever came out with travel-friendly versions of their powders, I'd buy them all!

Rating (out of 5):

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image: benefitcosmetics.com


Arianne said...

I'm curious... do you think this pink blush will work on medium skin tones?

Anonymous said...

hi-love your blog.

About the benefit products. I do find their packaging interesting looking, but kinda cheap/flimsy. Perhaps it's environmentally friendly? either way, they definitely don't seem "purse-handy".

~Cinnamon Kitten~ said...

Hi Arianne,

I think Dandelion would be okay on medium skin tones, but it's probably best if you went to Sephora (or another store that has testers) to try it out. The pink is a baby pink, but it's very subtle and the effect definitely changes depending on how much you layer on.

I put it on lightly all over to give my skin a healthy "glow" and then put a few more touches on cheeks for the blush.

If you do test it out, let us know how it works for you!

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