BeneFit Cosmetics Dandelion

4.1

1700 reviews

74% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients: talc, mica, calcium aluminum borosicicate, polyethylene, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), magnesium myristate, pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, C9-15 fluoroalcohol phosphates, zinc stearate, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, phenoxyethanol, bis-diglyceryl polyacryladipate-2, squalane, carmine (CI 75470), lecithin, iron oxides (CI 77491), methylparaben, tocopheryl acetate, fragrance (parfum), glycine soja (soybean) oil, tocopherol, iron oxides (CI 77492), BHT, retinyl palmitate, butylparaben, ethylparaben, limonene, alumina, isobutylparaben, propylparaben, linalool, hexyl cinnamal, benzyl salicylate, citral butylphenyl methylpropional, citronellol, eugenol.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Love this product. I'm a sucker for Benefit Cosmetics, but even if that wasn't the case, this is the most beautiful blush on my very fair skin. It has just the slightest bit of shimmer and a really sheer color payoff that looks like a natural flush. I'm not a big fan of scented makeup prouducts, so I could live without that aspect, and I hate the packaging - it just feels flimsy. But I'll get over all of that for the color!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

The newest love of my life. I've been meaning to try this forever based on rave reviews and finally did. Expensive- yes. Packaged in an annoying box which I hate-yes. Color looks underwhelming on first glance...I thought I must have dozens of blushes this color at one fourth the price. I was prepared to be disappointed...but I LOVE it. Now, it says on the box it can be used as a blush or all over brightening powder...so how you're able to use this will depend completely on your skin tone. I noticed the reviewer below me insists this is a finishing powder not a blush. Well, on someone as pale as me I could only use this as a blush and it stands out and looks amazing. Warm pink and glowy...like a kind of a flush/afterglow if you know what I mean. However,on darker skin tones I could see how it wouldn't show up as a blush. I could never ever ever use this as an all-over face powder but Im sure on others they could and should and it would look great. I find this melts into the skin and lasts literally all day and its just perfection

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Silver, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I'm adding an updated review of this product as it's one that is so misunderstood. This is, in reality, a pale pink based translucent powder for pale skin. It doesn't make your face 'pink' but brighter. It is a product now made by other companies such as Ben Nye and is made for a smaller niche consumer. The powder is great for normal to dry skin, and will melt into your face and provide a matte not luminous, yet not 'powdery, finish. Its a finishing powder so it will not hide anything but will blur and brighten and, indeed, finish your complexion. On the very fair it will not be chalky and will last throughout the day if you are not oily but might need to be reapplied to t-zone. Like all finishing powders, it needs to be buffed to make it look like its a part of your natural skin. A big fluffy finishing powder brush works best for application.

I believe that the problem with this and several other Benefit products is that they are made for a niche crowd but marketed as a product that will suit all. My first Dandelion box was sold to me by a Benefit rep who desperately wanted it to be a blush. She poured on the product and I ended up with white cheeks! I pointed out to her that it says right on the packaging that it is a finishing powder but she refused to listen, replying that the company markets it as a blush. Last box I bought, same thing. It goes very chalky if misused and is a total waste of money. There are lots of beautiful pink blushes made by just about everybody that will do a much better job than Dandelion.

This product should be in the 'powder' review section along with products like Ben Nye's Cameo, Rose, and Pink finishing powders and we should stop buying into Benefit's deceptive marketing ploys. Used for what it's meant for, I highly recommend it and a box lasts a long, long time even with daily use. Could the container be better for a pressed powder? Yes. Do they now put less in the box than when it first came out? You bet. Is it still worth the $$? Absolutely, if you have normal to dry skin and pale complexion with neutral to slightly pink undertones that needs a pinch of bright but still looks like skin.

ADD: Similar finishing powders that look bright yellow or pink but are translucent and brightening on the face: Ben Nye's Banana, cameo (pink/beige), rose petal, pink loose powders and Bobbi Brown loose powders in yellow, peach, pink, and rose for different skin tones. Dandelion has the advantage of being a pressed powder and less messy but all of these are wonderful to try. I should further add that I am an extremely pale redhead with skin that burns, never tans. My hair is now platinum and my skin has pale pink undertones. As a blusher it just gives me a washed out look and if I pack on the product it turns chalky. I think it would work for those with pale complexions and high natural cheek flush who really aren't into and really don't need much help in that area. For sallow skin or dead white cheeks it will do nothing in particular.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

When I noticed Sephora carried a travel sized version of Dandelion, I quickly snatched it up as I was always interested to try this product but was afraid it wouldn't show up on my light-medium skin (Mac NC25, yellow undertone). It shows up quite nicely, the colour can be built up by packing a bit more with the brush provided. I apply with the brush provided to concentrate the colour, then use a bigger fluffy brush to blend it out. I took away a lippie for the scent (it's very heavily scented) and the packaging is a bit clumsy for me to use.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Love! Perfect for fair skin! Fresh and natural looking Lasts all day since I dont touch up makeup at work. Will last a long time. Cute packaging!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I purchased a sample size of this from Ebay after reading all the good reviews.

Dandelion really is the perfect blush for pale skin, it is a natural flush of color on my NC15 skin without looking artificial. In the packaging this did look very pale, almost like it would not show up on my skin, but I was very happy with this. It is a dusty pale pink, cool-toned, and I can detect a very slight shimmer in the powder but this does not apply as a shimmery blush. This is buildable and can be applied in layers to add more color if necessary.

The only bad thing about this is the bulky packaging for the full size. I have owned a couple of boxed Benefit products and they were all very cumbersome and annoying to use. If Benefit were to repackage this into something smaller with a hinged lid, then I would definitely repurchase. As it is right now, I might buy another sample size when this one runs out.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This was my first high end blush I've ever bought. I can't recommend this blush enough! I have fair skin, combination with blemishes and I don't find it enhancing the appearance of my blemishes. I bought this blush for my sister in May and she uses it every day and it's now November! I've hit pan on it which makes me sad and happy at the same time haha but you will LOVE this blush!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I try to but I can't understand why this stuff receives such great rattings on MUA. For reference: I'm pale (mac's nc25) and the Dandelion I have was part of 2014's christmas
kit. I don't know if it is any different from the box version.
First, this is a very pale cool toned pink blush that contais little specks of gold-ish shimmer. It is meant to be used as a "brightening" face powder. I don't see how that would be possible. It is PINK. Pink like a blush! It could work if you used the smallest amount ever - in this case, I don't see why you would need a face powder in the first place.
As a blush, this also doesn't work. It is too pale, which means it will only suit extremely fair skins, and it's not very pigmented at all. It's quite cool toned, so all of these atributes together make my cheeks look a bit ashy (funny, cause it's supposed to fight ashiness). I also don't like the shimmers; they're awkward and don't really add any glow. Instead , they tend to transfer all over my face as hours go by.
Because I don't like to waste money, I try to use it every once in a while the best way I can. I apply it sometimes on top of another blush to make it cooler, but my favourite way of using it is on my crease as an eyeshadow. It makes for a lovely romantic crease shade, but it could be unflattering on many people since pink on the eyes is tricky. Honestly, this is my least favourite blush and I have to force myself to use it.
If you're attracted by the promises of 'adding brightness', there are better ways to do that. I suggest you get youself a pinkish primer for dull skin or something glowy, like Mac's Strobe Cream. I believe they would work better.

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'm currently on my second box of this blush. The box is slightly bulky but I'm not going to complain as it serves well!
I recommend this for people with fair asian skin like me, who just wants a light application.
Sometimes if i want to add more strength to the shade, I apply a bit of tint underneath.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

There are not many products in my makeup lifetime that I have purchased more than once, let alone, twice, this Dandelion blush I have now purchased three times. This product has been around for about 10+ years and every time I splurge and get this blush I use it to the very end. I am 53 and this color gives a nice natural-looking color to the cheeks. I think the price set is good considering you get a cute little brush too.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.




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