Product Type: Benefit makeup
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A Subtle Blush!
Member Name: blonde_girl774
Date: 26/11/05, updated on 26/11/05 (1347 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to apply, creates an even and natural colour, smells lovely.
Disadvantages: Rather dodgy packaging, quite pricey too.
I first discovered Benefit make up whilst browsing in my local Debenhams one weekend back in the summer. Up until then Iíd led a rather sheltered life, sticking firmly to my faithful and solid make up brands but the counter lady was very persuasive and so I found myself buying a pot of Benefitís Dandelion which is basically a blusher powder.
It comes in a small green cardboard box with a pink dandelion on the top, the box itself is highly unpractical for storing in your handbag and mine is fairly battered however the packaging of all the products are irresistible! Itís basically like being a small child browsing in a sweet shop, I found myself wanting to touch everything, smell everything and most worryingly, buy everything!
What was a little bit misleading was the amount of powder you get in the actual box due to the somewhat bulky packaging of it. Upon opening the box I found a small, square pallet, about an inch and a half in length and width containing a sugary pink powder. The pallet itself is only about 0.3cm in depth so you donít get a great amount of it to be honest. Thereís also a small applicator brush of roughly the same size as the pallet which fits cosily into the box.
The powder itself obviously is of a pink colour, itís a little bit darker than baby pink but not quite dark enough to be called rouge or a dark pink. Thereís a sweetened and almost sugary smell to the powder which is delicious. There are also very tiny reflective particles within the powder which seem to give your skin an extra glow and it certainly does create a lovely, even pink blush as well.
To apply you merely need to dust the brush over the pallet a couple of times and then do the same to your face, Iíd say you only need a couple of brushes without it going too pink as you donít want to end up looking like youíve got sun burn! The colour it produces is very natural looking though, as if youíve just been out for a brusque walk! Iím white but have quite a tan all year round whereas my best friend is very pale, an English rose almost, and it crease a lovely pink tone on her also but you do need to watch that you donít use too much if you are pale!
The downside of this product is sadly the price which is £22, not the cheapest item I own but nor is it the most expensive! Iíd say the product is worth it as it suits my complexion down to a T and gives a lovely matte, even effect. Iíve been using my box on a daily basis for about four months now and the silver pallet bottom is just starting to show so I estimate Iíll probably get through about 2 of these a year. The great thing is that itís long lasting once applied, I find I rarely have to reapply it at all during the day so it saves time!
Itís sold in Boots and Debenhams all over the country and they very often have 3 for 2 offers on which make it worthwhileÖ plus you get to sample the other wonderful products on offer! It's getting 4 out of 5 stars from me, if it was a bit cheaper it would get 5 though!
Summary: A blusher powder from the make up experts at Benefit.