Add the new Benefit Dandelion Dew Soft Matte Liquid Blush ($28) to my list of things I wished I loved! Dandelion Dew Soft Matte Liquid Blush is a new creamy version of Benefit’s cult favorite Dandelion Powder.
This soft baby pink liquid cream promises to give cheeks a healthy glow with a baby pink hie that instantly brightens up cheeks and face.
Unfortunately, on me, it didn’t quite work out.
Benefit Dandelion Dew Soft Matte Liquid Blush comes housed in a bright green metallic pump barrel. It happens to be one of two new creams that Benefit released with Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer being the other. I have hopes and suspicions that at some point, perhaps Summer 2016 and into Fall 2016, we’ll see all the Benefit Box O’ Powder Blushes get their own liquid cream variations. I know I’d be very excited to see shades like Bella Bamba and Coralista as a cream version.
Benefit dubs this a dewy pink liquid blush with a soft, radiant glow. The name says other wise, “Soft Matte”, seems like it might be matte in finish? So yeah, I’m confused. None the less I wanted to try this out since I’m a rather fan of the powder formula so away I went to Sephora.com to make my purchase.
So not only is it a baby pink blush but it’s supposed to give you a lit-from-within-glow that brightens your complexion with a “delicate gleam”. I has a sad because it didn’t work for me at all. This is a beautifully creamy texture that blends easily but on my duller skin it looked horrible. I didn’t get the radiance or gleam it promised and unfortunately, it seemed to cast a pasty pink across my cheeks that made me look sallow and sickly. On the upside it kinda works well under blush and adds a certain brightness to my face when I wore it under my regular blush. I think it’ll work best on cooler tones. I have medium fair skin myself with warmer undertones so I felt like this didn’t really flatter my complexion. I guess it really depends. The color does run sheerer so don’t expect it to work perfectly as a blush but some folks might like the way it adds a certain “strobe” or highlighted effect. This, for me, turned into one of a weird cast it created over my skin. Not a good look I fear. It’s funny because it swatches a nicer pink than it appears on my cheeks!
There’s no fault with the formula. As I mentioned above it’s very creamy, easy to blend, and wears considerably long for a cream product at around seven hours. It leaves behind a soft, satiny finish but not so much a matte or even a dewy one that’s described in the name of the product and description. I think it looks quite second skin-like and doesn’t adhere to drier areas.
I’d recommend Benefit Dandelion Dew Soft Matte Liquid Blush as a test in store type of product. It’s going to work great for some and not so much for others in my humble opinion.