For years I contemplated buying this blush/highlighter whatever you prefer to call it and I just kept skipping over it and finally I decided to pull the trigger on a 500 point perk that included a full sized one of these. Who wouldn't choose free? Ok so anyhow, the color is a soft muted kind of dusty pink with no shimmer. I have heard people say this did not show up on their skin whatsoever so I was a tad worried but in the winter I'm an NC20 and I have never had a blush not show up yet. As of right now I'm somewhere between NC20 & NC30 and it looks great. It is a complete foolproof blush in my opinion. It's also very subtle and I like that on some days. I use my Nars Yachiyo brush and it applies just the right amount of product. I got the new style box with the magnetic attached lid and I like it but no more or less than the old style boxes. The brush got chucked immediately, I just have no use for those things. I got this for free but I would buy this again!
I have to emphasize this is probably best for light skin tones as I'm NC35 and it took me a while to build up the pigmentation so it would actually show up. It's a nice neutral baby pink that's mostly matte IMO. I can see myself using this everyday.
This is a face brightener and I use it all over my face but only lightly.. It's my finishing powder.. Do prefer Georgia but am going to finish the box before going back to Georgia. Definately good as a powder but as a blush it's not pigmented enough.
I am asian with NC30 for reference. By itself, the color doesn't showup very well so i recommend using it over a cream blush. This will really make it pop and the color is beautiful. I like to use it in combination with Sonia Kashuk Cream Blush which I apply with a stippling brush and then top with dandelion. Also, I have tried this with the NYC Blushable Creme Sticks and this works well too.
I use this stuff daily as part of my no-make-up-look. :P
It looks really natural and gives my face a healthy glow like i just did a brisk walk or light jog.
This blush is very cute. It's so pretty and pink. It comes in a great package, and I really like the applicator it comes with. It gets just the right amount of product on it and all I have to do is drag it from my apples, to my cheekbons and to my temples. It really sculpts my face. It's very pink. It kind of looks like cotton candy. It looks great on my super pale skin. I bet it would look cute on darker skin tones too.
Best of all for me- I really love it- but the packaging is exasperating. It's difficult to get the product out from the deep corners of the paper box. I will continue to use it, however.
I LOVE this blush. It is a gorgeous subtle flesh pink colour that goes on so beautifully, you don't even need to blend it. It not only makes you glow, it contours your face. I can see why people are saying it works best as a highlighter but I love it as a blush on my skin tone (medium-fair, yellow undertones). It would look even better on someone who was very pale. I can't rave enough about this, it is a beautiful blush.
Ok, I didn't give this product 5 stars because of the packaging. Why can't it come in a compact and forget the plastic shield and useless brush?the actual product is the holy grail of makeup. I use it to highlight after my minerals powder foundation but before my blush. It blurs everything to a wonderful matt finish. This is one of the few products I've purchased this year that I absolutely love. it isn't glittery or sparkly but just gives a lovely soft glow.
I could see why there are different opinion over Benefit Dandelion.
There are certain points to clarify:
1. Benefit market this as a brightening face powder.
2. This is only for fair-skinned to medium fair.
3. This works better with neutral, slightly yellow skintone.
4. Is more obvious on top of foundation rather than on bare skin.
1 swatch = Swipe on the surface on Benefit Dandelion from left to right one time.
First swatch all over the face brightens my face, cancels out tired looking yellow tone/ sallowness.
Second swatch on my cheeks only gives a very natural looking hue or flush
Third swatch = Blush effect is obvious
I usually use this all over my face to brighten it up, then add another swatch on my cheeks.
Note that these are on my face, and there are millions of girls with different skintone. FYI, I'm an asian, fair-skinned, usually look washed out.
Benefit Dandelion emits a scent, I find it a nice floral scent, and I can still smell it after I wear it.
It has little golden flecks in the pan/box, but it doesn't show up too obvious on the face.
Color wise, it's a very natural pink with little golden shimmers which aren't obvious.
Do not buy this is you are tan.
Suitable for those who doesn't get enough sun or spent too much time indoors or really pale.
The box might show wear and tear especially at the corners as it is a cardboard box after all. Bulky, not travel friendly.
The brush included is of natural bristles, which picks up more powder as compared to synthetic. Ok for all over the face, but unsuitable when applied to the cheek because of its shape, which will deposit more color in a long line rather than a circle.
And there are too many counterfeits around.