November 7, 2007

Benefit Dandelion Review

I know, I know, I don’t give enough love to Benefit do I?

Honestly, I do like Benefit regardless of past entries! It’s just sometimes they have really miss products that make me want to throw myself on the floor and have a bit of a tantrum (well maybe nothing that drastic!).

Some items I’ve purchased from Benefit are absolute gems and one such item would be Dandelion.

You need this. No questions. You need it.

Dandelion has to be thee perfect powder I have come across in this life (and maybe the next). As many misses as Benefit has in my book there always comes along one particular product that they create that I just fall in love with and need with me should I be stranded on a deserted island (Hmmm well maybe I’d need a hot guy too! We can discuss that later though!).

Dandelion, of course, is one of those products that I adore. It’s so difficult to explain this fine powder but I shall do my very best. I can only speak for my own skin tone but this powder weirdly enough, contrary to it’s sheer, rather colorless state within the box, is quite pigmented and actually gives my cheeks a stroke of color that is so very natural and flawless!

Like I said the powder, strangely enough, is a very sheer pink (with almost a touch of peach). It comes in a cute little box with a strong sturdy brush with slightly harsh hairs (but I still love the brush).

You’d never think looking at it that it would pack such a powerful punch. You can use it in one of a few ways. You can stroke it across your face as a finishing powder, you can use it for touch ups, you can use it alone for a pretty flushed look, and you can use it over your blush to tone it done some! I’m positive it has any number of uses and those are just a few ways I’ve used it for!

You simply can’t go wrong with this nifty little powder!

FINALLY a HIT from Benefit! The Muse loves you for giving her Dandelion ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have it?
Love it?
Hate it?
Want it?

Tell me all about it!

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Heather Mary

    Great post!

    I went to Sephora to buy this, and decided to test it first, using the MA’s brush she set up for me. After about 10 swipes, u still couldnt tell i was wearing anything on my cheeks at all. *sigh* I was so bummed. the MA there said she thought maybe I would do better using Glee from Bare Escentuals, so I bought that instead and use it almost every day. But a part of me deep inside, still cries for Dandelion. LOL I wish it worked better on me, Im so bummed ๐Ÿ™ hold me! bwahahhahahaaa

  • the Muse

    Hi Heather!

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    You’re not the first person that told me it just wasn’t a go with this! and I’m always shocked!!!!!! It’s such an interesting little powder that seems to me would work on most complexions!

    I don’t have glee as it was a bit too muddy on me ๐Ÿ™

    Go firgure ๐Ÿ™‚ Cosmetics are weird critters what works for me doesn’t work for you and vice versa!

    LOL *pat pat* don’t worry the Muse will make it all better!

  • Rebecca

    I really love this blush! Although, I do believe it is better suited to girls and women with fair or medium-fair skin. I have some friends with tanned skin who I tested Dandelion on and it failed to show up on them (under both artificial and natural light).

    But for me, it’s the perfect pick-me-up product!

  • Ann the Queen

    everyday minerals has a blusher called pink ribbon that works exactly like dandelion. just in loose form. i believe its more pigmented too!

    • Liane

      I just ordered that! I hope it’s a dupe. I love Dandelion so much but really can’t afford to shell out almost $30 for it, even if it does last forever.

  • Minou

    I have this!

    It gives me a very natural, healthy pink glow to my cheeks. =)

  • the Muse

    hello Anonymous

    I tried searching around but couldn’t find an answer. I’m not sure if it does or doesn’t have parabens!

    So sorry! If you find out do let us know!

    Hi Rebecca,

    Aw ๐Ÿ™ poo! My sister is darker than I am and it quite looked nice on her ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I imagine it isn’t suited to everyone sadly!

    It’s perfect for me too! I love this stuff!

    I noticed the site no longer has it up and available in full size just in the palette!

    AHH! But sephora does ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hope this isn’t a demise to a great product!

    Thanks for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  • the Muse

    Hi ann!

    Thanks for telling me! I’m gonna check it out ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hi Minou!

    It does the same for me! It’s strange how such a sheer powder can give me such a gorgeous glow ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for the comment!

  • Blissss

    This color, although I don’t have it and I’m just a click away from purchasing, reminds me of Fathom from Nars. Fathom is baby pink with a little bit of sparkle but it’s soooo pretty and although it barely shows up on my olive skin I still have to buy it because the faint of it is super pretty! If only it was a notch or two darker. But it still shows up as the faintest bit of highlight! If you love Dandelion try that too ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to try this, tho it probably won’t show up at all? We’ll see.

  • Regina

    i wanted to try this when i was at sephora…i think your review has convinced me to give it a try
    its so pretty!

  • Eva

    It was something I always wanted but it wasn’t my first purchase of blush from Benefit. My first was Sugar Bomb ^^
    You were absolutely right when you said ” You need this. No question. You Need it”-that’s what exactly what I always thought!
    It looked quite ordinary to me when I had it in my hands, but when I tried it on my cheeks-believe me, there’s nothing ordinary about it.
    I love Dandelion so much!