March 4, 2016

Benefit Dandelion Dew Soft Matte Liquid Blush Review & Swatches

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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.

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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 Dandelion Dew Soft Matte Liquid Blush

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 to make my purchase.

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Benefit Dandelion Dew Soft Matte Liquid Blush swatches

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!

Benefit Dandelion Dew Soft Matte Liquid Blush on cheeks

Benefit Dandelion Dew Soft Matte Liquid Blush on cheeks

Benefit Dandelion Dew Soft Matte Liquid Blush and Clinique Pop Blush in Ginger Pop on top

Benefit Dandelion Dew Soft Matte Liquid Blush and Clinique Pop Blush in Ginger Pop on top

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.

Benefit Dandelion Dew Soft Matte Liquid Blush is available now at Sephora,, Ulta,, Macy’s, and

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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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  • Kimmwc03

    Thanks for the review. it likely won’t work for me either but I’ll try it out in store.

    • Isabella Muse

      I think it is worth trying in store, it’s a product that may or may not work. For me, I looked weird with it on! Was hopeful it would cast a cute pink glow but nope, more duller 🙁

  • Galaxia

    I think it’s looks good in your photo! But I’m not too familiar with liquid cream blushes 🙂 The packaging looks cool and it just seems like an interesting product overall. I’d probably grab Corallista if if comes out! Thanks for this review <3

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks dear! 🙂 My pleasure!!! I would totally stock up on Coralista 😀

  • Ilene

    I should’ve waited for you to review , it’s on it’s way. The ginger pop over it did work out well and perhaps you’ll get longevity from the layering? One can hope!
    Love the blog, you’re very good at reviewing plus your personality comes through!

    • Isabella Muse

      Def a bit of longer wear on the blush when wearing this under it. But sadly, the color seems odd on me! Aw thank you Illen so glad you find it helpful xoxoxo!

  • blee

    Musey, girl! You make it beautiful – that blush. I even like the gloss you are wearing. 🙂

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Aw, it’s a pity the color doesn’t translate well on your cheeks. I doubt it’s the right kind of pink for me too.

  • Sandra

    Funny I actually like it on you in the first pic! Mine is on it’s way, though I have medium/tan skin so now I’m worried!

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks Sandra! Let me know how you do, curious what you think!

  • Jeri S

    I realize that things can look very different in person than in photos but I think you look fabulous in the first picture. The blush looks very natural on you, like you just came in from a brisk walk. In the second photo the blush is too intense and looks very artificial.

    I enjoy your reviews very much and I am anxiously awaiting your thoughts on the new Tarte double duty collection. I plan on heading to Ulta tomorrow morning to grab a few goodies. I may check this one out while I’m there.

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks Jeri! I’m not so sure I like it to be honest! It’s a little too weird on my skin tone. Hope you had a good haul at Ulta 🙂

  • Bella

    Thanks for the review. I went to Ulta a couple of days ago, and the had a new display of all the summer Hoola items. I tested them on my hand and I thought they were a complete fail. I am curious what you think!

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure Bella! I only tried the gel cream and bamboo brush but didn’t try anything else as of yet!

  • Steph

    I don’t know what you’re talking about, I think it looks great on you!

  • Liz

    TBH, I think it looks fine on you!!! I want to play with it in-store.

  • Lauren

    Will Bella Bamba be made in this form? I know the original has been discontinued so I’d be interested to know if they’ll be continuing the shade in this line.

    • Isabella Muse

      They have Hoola and Dandelion available right now, that’s all, no word on if they will create more of these.